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🎥 CETL Faculty Video Studio

The CETL Faculty Video Studio, located in BT 101 at the Clearwater campus, allows faculty members to produce instructional videos in High Definition by using a green screen and specialized equipment that super-imposes slideshows in the background. A clicker is provided to control the slideshow. If you have a script, a voice-activated iPad tele-prompter is used to automatically scroll through your script.

The CETL Faculty Video Studio was created with the goal of promoting the creation of short and casual supplemental instructional videos, and thus, only SPC faculty members are allowed to reserve and utilize the studio. Upon approval, students and members of staff may come in as volunteers, as long as the faculty member who reserved the studio remains as the project leader and accompanies them during the entirety of the recording session. Video materials recorded and produced at the CETL Video Studio should be used exclusively by SPC faculty members for educational purposes at St. Petersburg College.

Each recording session grants you 2 hours at the CETL Faculty Video Studio, and each individual video cannot be longer than 4 minutes in length. Videos that exceed this requirement will be rejected (creation of entire lectures on video is strictly forbidden), so we ask you to please plan accordingly and practice your timing before the day of your recording. Multiple videos can be recorded during your recording session only if they differ in topic.

We have four types of recording options:

  • A green-screen stage that allows you to insert slideshow presentations into the video recording via a live picture-in-picture overlay (recommended).
  • A traditional white-board (self-service).
  • A transparent glass-board if you prefer to write and look at the camera at the same time (dark set-up with illuminated glass board and neon markers).
  • An over-the-head camera that allows you to record close-ups while sitting at a desk.

CETL will take care of the editing of your video, and will send you a copy of the finished video file directly to your SPC e-mail via OneDrive by the end of the week (Fridays are reserved for this purpose, regular maintenance, and meetings). We will keep a backup of your video project for about three months in case you want to make any additional changes to a video that was previously edited at the studio. As stated by federal law, you are required to add proper close captioning to your video. To accomplish this, we strongly encourage you to upload videos to Ensemble, an SPC supported online video platform that integrates with MyCourses and provides the necessary tools to add the required close captioning. Please visit the following webpage to learn how to register for training on Ensemble: http://myresources.spcollege.edu/how-to-register-for-training

In the following pictures, you can observe what the video studio looks like before and after editing:

CETL Faculty Video Studio availability:

  • Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4p.m
  • One reservation per week per faculty member.
  • You are granted 2 hours of video studio use per reservation.
  • Remember, your videos should not exceed 4 minutes in length.

If you are an SPC faculty member and would like to reserve a time to record a short instructional video for one of your courses, or just want to visit us to take a look, please find an empty day in the calendar below and submit a CETL Faculty Video Studio Survey with at least 1 week in advance. If you need to change your reservation time, please cancel the Outlook calendar invitation that you received, and then submit a new survey. For questions that you may have about the studio, please e-mail Marco Capobianco at capobianco.marco@spcollege.edu.