Over the summer, Emily and Maggie worked on video projects for the library. Using Final Cut Pro, they created informational videos about various features of the college library.
This is an instructional video teaching students how to cite sources for academic papers. It highlights some of Middlebury’s resources like Zotero and our research librarians, who can help with any questions not covered in the videos.
To create these videos, we started with a rough outline, which we turned into a script. The script led to a list of voiceovers, screen captures and video shots, which we then edited together in Final Cut Pro. At every step, we checked in with the library staff to ensure that the videos were an accurate representation of Middlebury’s library and library staff.
This process was a fun way to learn new things about the library that we hoped we could share with other students to make the library more accessible to student users.