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This article looks at various ways of presenting work digitally or remotely, rather than physically in a space, and may be useful for students who are seeking alternative ways of presenting their work.

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Note

This article contains some suggestions of ideas or platforms, but should not be considered a definitive list. Nor should it be construed that the platforms below are recommended by Trinity Laban. Where possible, all the platforms listed below are free or low cost for students.

Introduction

We know that students are constantly seeking new ways of presenting works, so thought it would be a useful place to have a regularly updated article where ideas about different platforms can be shared.

If you have any suggestions about other platforms which you think may be useful, please email avsupport@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

 

Video hosting

eStream

https://estream.trinitylaban.ac.uk

eStream is Trinity Laban’s institutional multimedia streaming service. Students are allowed to upload assessment recordings, as well as other recordings to it, however, each recording uploaded by students is only accessible by them, unless it is uploaded into a Moodle forum, or an embed code (which enables the recording to be included in a website) is requested.

Pros:

  • Private to Trinity Laban staff and students,
  • Accounts are already set up,
  • Secure,
  • Fair use of 3rd party materials is permitted and recordings will not be removed if one of the permitted copyright exceptions applies (in most cases for students this would be covered by Section 34 of the CDPA if sufficient acknowledgement of the source is provided (this can be in credits at the end of the recording, or accompanying documentation)).

Cons:

  • Not all website builders allow embed codes to be used for videos from eStream,
  • Content uploaded by students is private, unless embedded.

There is lots of information about using eStream available on this knowledgebase.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com

YouTube is the world’s largest store of online video. As such, it is robust and has many useful features, however, requires an account to be set up, and has some restrictive practices to protect copyright holders (so recordings can be removed or access restricted with no notice).

Pros:

  • Robust,
  • Easy to use,
  • Most website builders allow very easy embedding of YouTube videos

Cons:

  • Use of 3rd party materials is robustly policed, so if you feature copyrighted music or images in your recording, it will likely be removed, or access restricted, even if educational exemptions apply. For this reason, we would urge students who require quotation of copyrighted works in their assessments to use the eStream platform for recordings rather than YouTube.
  • Content is uploaded to 3rd party servers, so requires acceptance of their terms and conditions.

 

Vimeo

https://www.vimeo.com

Vimeo is a very popular video hosting site, particularly with creatives. As such, it is robust and has some useful features, however, requires an account to be set up. Free accounts have some restrictions to protect copyright holders (so recordings can be removed or access restricted with no notice), and accounts can be frozen. The upload limits for free accounts are fairly low.

Pros:

  • Robust,
  • Quite Easy to use,
  • Most website builders allow very easy embedding of Vimeo videos

Cons:

  • Use of 3rd party materials is robustly policed on free accounts, so if you feature copyrighted music or images in your recording, it will likely be removed, or access restricted, even if educational exemptions apply. For this reason, we would urge students who require quotation of copyrighted works in their assessments to use the eStream platform for recordings rather than Vimeo.
  • Content is uploaded to 3rd party servers, so requires acceptance of their terms and conditions.
  • Fairly low upload allowance for free accounts each week.

 

Video Editing

Davinci Resolve

Platforms: Windows & Mac.

Download and install (free) from https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/uk/products/davinciresolve/

Davinci Resolve is a feature rich and free video editing software. It is very powerful, but has quite a steep learning curve, but thankfully there are plenty of walk through videos online. And did I mention, it’s free!

 

Adobe Spark

Platforms: Online (web), Android, Apple IOS

Free access can be provided through Trinity Laban, and we will explain how soon. If you are eager to get on this platform now, please email avsupport@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

Quik

Platforms: Android, IOS

Quik is GoPro’s mobile video editing app – it’s feature rich, although some features have to be paid for in app. It’s easy to use if you only have access to a phone.

 

Video Tools

Motionbank – Piecemaker & MoSys

https://app.motionbank.org/

The tutorials are here:
An introduction to annotation here:
If you need an account, please request from office@motionbank.org

 

Research Video

http://rv.process.studio/#

Research Video is a video annotator designed for dance. It is free to use and enables users to add time coded notes/observations to video files. This means that it is possible to share comments/thoughts about details of work with others (i.e. assessors). The tool is web-based so you don’t need to download any software, though the web ‘app’ asks to use the computer memory. If you use the tool you should “Export the project” afterward (a file download which can be opened on your next annotation session)

Audio editing

Adobe Audition

Platforms: Windows, Mac

To use Adobe Audition on your personal computer, see the article on Using Adobe applications on your home computer.

 

Audacity

Platforms: Windows, Mac

See AV Support webinar on using Audacity

Audacity is a popular, powerful and free audio editing software application.

Live seminars

Microsoft Teams

It’s super easy to set up and invite Trinity Laban users to live video, audio or text seminars.

Zoom

Zoom is a straightforward, easy to use live video communication tool. There are some restrictions on the free plan though.

Jitsi Meet

Similar to Zoom but with far fewer restrictions (although some may find it slightly less intuitive).

Hypersay

Deliver live presentations online, with or without video and audio. The free version has a limit of 20 live participants, but it’s fairly low priced to unlock a single event.

Website Makers

Wix

Quick and fairly easy platform to make a free website (with adverts, and Wix branding).

Adobe Spark

Free access can be provided through Trinity Laban, and we will explain how soon. If you are eager to get on this platform now, please email avsupport@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

Canva

Canva is a very easy to use online graphics and presentation tool, which can be shared as websites, pdfs or images.

WordPress.com

A free hosted version of the very popular website & blogging platform.

Presentation software

Canva

Canva is a very easy to use online graphics and presentation tool, which can be shared as websites, pdfs or images.

Powerpoint

Online or desktop versions of the popular Office software application for presentations. Students can download for free – see the IT pages of Moodle.

Prezzi

https://prezi.com/

Online presentation creator.

Virtual Exhibitions

ArtSteps

Pros: Easy and free to setup a 3d virtual space that can feature text, images and video in a highly customised way.
Cons: In order to be viewable by others (even embedded), has to be public online.

Stock/Sample images, music, video

See the separate article on Free music and video resources to use when creating content.

Updated on 19th August 2020

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