Library Videos: Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Over the summer, Emily and Denisse 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 about the differences and uses of primary and secondary sources. This video features several sources from Special Collections, showcasing some of Middlebury’s archived history.

To create these videos, we started with a rough outline, which we turned into a script. The script led to a list of voiceovers 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.