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Spielberg your way to information literacy: producing educational movies and videos

Gareth Johnson

Abstract:

This chapter looks at how simple it has become for library staff with even the most inexpensive of equipment to create effective promotional, marketing or instructional videos. It first examines the various roles that movies can play, from complementing elements of taught sessions through to reinforcement of learning or marketing goals with external readers. As well as considering the production of bespoke video works, it also considers the trade-offs in outsourcing elements of the production process and making use of off-the-shelf movies. Tips on selling the benefits of film making and pitching film concepts to potentially sceptical ...

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