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Get Started Making Online Videos

TNT9 Content Track

Wright A


As you may have heard, video is the new Web. But getting started making original videos can be daunting, especially if you feel as if you have no experience, few resources, and little time.

This session will meet you where you are. It’s hardly “film school in a box,” but it will orient you to key steps as you start making Web video. If you suspect you ought to get into video but don’t know how to start, or if you're looking to supplement professionally produced marketing videos with homemade, "YouTube-style" videos, this session is for you. We will discuss the whole life cycle of a short video, from pre-production brainstorming to post-launch promotion.


Jonathan Boyd
Online Media Manager, Admissions, North Park University

Jon Boyd is currently online media manager in admissions at North Park University in Chicago. He was previously with as a senior editor and with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as Web producer and an associate director of Graduate & Faculty Ministries. He holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Johns Hopkins University; an MA in Hebrew bible from Trinity International University; and a BA in history from the University of Michigan. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Ann, and two toddler daughters, who usually steal the show in his videos and tweets.