The IDT Studio exists to support Faculty in creating professional, high quality content to promote learning and engagement and foster theological education. In order to best serve you, we have provided a list of studio best practices and examples of what we can do in the studio on this page. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dan Errico at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kaleb Shipman at email@example.com.
Studio Best Practices
Dress to Be on Camera
Generally, what you would wear in the classroom is what is appropriate in the studio, but there are a few things that you should consider when you plan to be on camera:
If you want to use any visual aids in your video, we can do that! We just ask that you let us know before your studio appointment. If you want to run a powerpoint while you present, please bring whatever you would bring to a classroom to present the same material.
Notes for Powerpoints:
Know Your Message
A clear, defined message is key to any communication. Knowing exactly what you want your audience to understand will make the entire process of video production much more fruitful.
Consider Writing a Script
Writing a script will help you and the production team be on the same page, and it will help us know how we can best help you. Giving us the script in advance can also help us collaborate with you to make sure your ideas are presented in the best way possible. Once you're done, you can even incorporate your script into canvas, which can be a helpful tool to make our classrooms more accessible to those with disabilities!
Rehearse Before Recording
It can help to have been through the material before you try and record it. Practice your delivery and be aware of how loud you’re speaking.
If you want to read from a script, consider using a teleprompter. This will allow you to look directly into the camera as you read, which will help you connect with your audience. All we ask if you want to use a teleprompter is that you email your script to firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the Studio
Above all, remember that we are working together to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women for ministry. Don’t feel too much pressure, and focus on helping your students the best you can.
The studio is located in SH322 on the third floor of Stanger Hall, across from the ESJ office. Once you're there, look for the "On Air" light and the double doors.
Working with Calendly
We schedule our studio appointments using Calendly, which allows us to sync our calendars and avoid most scheduling conflicts. Appointments can be made at the bottom of this page, or at calendly.com/atsstudio.
When you schedule an appointment with us, you wil get an email from Calendly confirming the appointment. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment you can do it right from that email, or you can contact us.
In the rare case that something comes up on our end, we will try our best to contact you directly before cancelling or rescheduling.
Our Lightboard is a great tool if you prefer to use a whiteboard in class or you just want to make videos that are a little different! The lightboard works just like a whiteboard, except it is a clear piece of glass that is lit from the side. This allows you to write, diagram, and draw in the middle of your lecture!
Our studio is most often used to record lectures for classes. We can capture multiple sources simultaneously, so feel free to use anything you would like to enhance your presentation (powerpoint, tablet, whiteboard, etc.). We encourage you to think of this space as an extension of your classroom, and we want to empower you to teach according to your teaching style.
Our studio is equipped with multiple Cameras and a full lighting setup, and this makes in studio interviews very possible. Whether you'd prefer a one-on-one, panel-moderator, or straight to camera setup, we're happy to help you produce the content you envision for your class!
Whether you're marking up text, showing off new software, or making tutorials, sometimes the best way to teach is to show exactly how you'd do it. When this is the case, we often turn to screen capture solutions to provide practical guides, lessons, and tutorials.