Hurricane Relief Bingo
100% of funds raised go to relief for Unidos por Puerto Rico. $3; open to all SUNY Oswego students, faculty and staff. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. bingo starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Ballroom, Hewitt Union
Wednesday, Oct 25, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Technology Education Fall Conference begins
The SUNY Oswego department of technology hosts the 78th conference. The two-day conference is open to all K-16 educators and professionals who want to find out the latest developments in technology education and network with other educators and professionals. Approximately 500 attendees will enjoy 50 plus programs, up to 100 different presenters, a technology innovation showcase and vendor displays. Registration information to be announced. Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking. 315-312-3011.
Location: To be announced
Thursday, Oct 26, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Women's volleyball vs. Wells
Location: Max Ziel Gymnasium, Oswego, NY, United States
Wednesday, Oct 25, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Women's Ice Hockey vs. New England College
$4 for adults, $2 for 5-17years, free for children under the age of 5, free for SUNY Oswego students with ID. Tickets may be purchased at tickets.oswego.edu. 315-312-3073
Location: Marano Campus Center Ice Arena
Friday, Oct 27, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct 23, 10:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
When it comes to showing and telling stories, video is a powerful and popular medium. Anything from a smartphone to more sophisticated equipment available on campus can create engaging video. Here are some quick tips.
Keep it short and simple. Even videos less than a minute long can effectively put your point across, whether promoting a major, a residence hall, an event or anything else that lends itself to a visual treatment. Be concise and compelling. The web isn't live TV in that viewers don't want to sit through a long intro or credits; they want you to get to the point quickly, or they'll just surf on. This is why platforms offering short video like Instagram (which started with just photos) and Vine have been popular.
Quality is important ....: At minimum, what's happening in the video should be clear (not blurry, not too dark) and any dialogue or explanations should be understandable.
... but it doesn't need to be slick: Our most popular recurring feature, Alyssa Explains It All, mainly consists of student Alyssa Levenberg talking into a camera about making the transition to college. No fancy special effects, no rapid-fire edits, nothing slick ... just content that viewers are intereseted in told in an engaging manner.
Audio: When shooting a subject, make sure the location is quiet in order to capture quality audio, especially if you do not have a wireless lavalier or boom microphone and have to depend on your camera's built in microphone for audio.
Think in terms of stories: Storytelling is the core of effective web video. A video featuring a student performing research is more effective than a video talking about research students can do.
Avoid copyrighted music: YouTube sometimes frowns upon us of copyrighted music, which means that videos including this will be blocked in some formats (at the very least). However, YouTube offers options to add copyright-free music to videos you've uploaded.
Share it: SUNY Oswego's YouTube channel -- which receives well over 20,000 visits most months -- welcomes video submissions from the campus that meet basic quality and content standards. Email us if you're interested in submitting. You can embed YouTube videos on a web page and/or share via social media to increase your audience.