Justin Slocum Bailey is the ultimate educator.  ~ Jacqui B.

My new mantra is "Teach like JSB is watching!"  ~ Beth M.

Fast & Simple Moviemaking

People love videos. But making them is intimidating.

Whether it's for remote instruction, for a flipped classroom, to give your students a tutorial on how to do something, to communicate with students' caretakers or the public, or simply to mix things up, making movies is a valuable skill for teachers. How to actually go about that can be a mystery, though, and using actual editing software has a steep learning curve.

This collection of eight video demos and tutorials recombined from the Low-Tech Zoom Success course (combined runtime 56min) and enhanced with additional written guides shows you everything you need to know to make movies quickly and easily using only Zoomno editing required, whatsoever.

Check out the full contents below and start making movies!

"Moviemaking Made Easy with Zoom" is part of the Low-Prep Strategy of the Week series, which brings you a total of 33 strategies throughout the year, at less than $2 per strategy when you buy it as a bundle.

Strategies are being released weekly through May 2021.

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Course Contents

  • 01

    Moviemaking Made Easy — Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Orientation to the Upcoming Sections

  • 02

    Movie Made in Zoom, Example 1: Self-Introduction Video

    • What the final product can look like

    • Tutorial: How I made that self-introduction video

  • 03

    Movie Made in Zoom, Example 2: Content Video

    • What the final product can look like

    • Tutorial: How I made that content lesson video

  • 04

    Just in Case: How to Make Those Virtual Backgrounds

    • A note on this tutorial section

    • Reminder about Zoom Settings & Troubleshooting

    • Virtual Backgrounds Tutorial A: Creating Backgrounds

    • Virtual Backgrounds Tutorial B: Once You're In Zoom

    • Tips for using (or not using!) a green screen

    • Information about ready-made backgrounds and slide templates available in various languages

  • 05

    Just in Case: How to Use Your Phone as a Document Camera

    • Using a Phone as a Document Camera

    • Food for Thought/Notes on Phone as Document Camera

    • Annotated pictures of document camera setup

Start Making Videos!

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What People Say

Feedback on Justin's courses and training

One of the most inspiring teachers, and humans, I've had the pleasure of knowing.

Justin has astonishing vision for big-picture language-learning goals and how to achieve them through day-to-day, small-picture processes.

Justin Slocum Bailey is the ultimate educator.

JSB is my new hero. I mean, I really enjoyed watching him work and hearing him speak. He's authentic, intelligent, sincere. The real deal.

Justin’s enthusiasm and sense of humor were amazing!

Justin should be the keynote speaker at every conference!

I truly didn’t want today to end! This is the type of professional development that teachers crave.

One of the best speakers I have seen in my entire career!!

My new mantra is "Teach like JSB is watching!"

Awesome energy!

Justin's ease with students is pure magic.

Whenever I face a pedagogical decision, however big or small, I ask myself, "What would Justin do?"

Holy gifted batman! Justin's command of a classroom is amazing.

I learned a mountain of wonderful strategies!

He was so engaging and so entertaining. SUCH a great speaker and so inspirational!

I've never met a teacher more excited for or more skilled at teaching a language through whatever methods work for his students, whether they be formal and traditional or cutting-edge.

Justin was great. I like that he is animated, yet low-key. He inspired me to recommit to a focus on communication as the essential task in my classes.

Quería darte las gracias por la clase de hoy, en verdad fue muy divertido e inspirador. Estaré al pendiente de tu vuelta a México para volver a tomar otro taller. ¡Gracias!

Ausgezeichnet! Your energy and true caring shone through so beautifully.

Justin is an amazing presenter.

One of the greatest teachers I have ever encountered.

His enthusiasm and engagement model so well.

You treated everyone in the class like they mattered PERSONALLY to you. You looked them in the eyes, you remembered their names, you TOLD them they were interesting. You were laughing, they were laughing, and you let the mistakes be part of the fun. Their successes were yours - you were EXCITED by their success.

What I appreciated most was the specific activities I learned, combined with Justin’s willingness to engage with our questions and ideas.

An amazing experience.

Justin's presentation freed me up to do what I have long felt was best.

Your (Justin's) exemplary skills + empathy + humor. An inspiring model.

A totally accomplished and expert presenter! I will be studying this presentation in depth.

The kind of teacher/presenter I'd like to have a beer with.

I learned by experience that I really can do this!