So You’ve Got an OBS…Now What?

The One Button Studio is a fantastic resource for producing great looking videos with very little overhead. To help you get started with using this tool at your location, we’ve assembled some useful pointers, sample videos and assignments from real classes that we hope will kickstart using the studio for your own projects.



Where the One Button Studio Excels

Some kinds of video projects work really well in the One Button Studio. Below are some suggestions to consider as you think about building assignments or planning a recording session.

Presentation Practice

Presentation Practice

Get the most out of in-class speaking by doing a trial run in the OBS so you can review what’s working – and where you might improve.

Course Introduction

Course Introductions

Teaching an online class? Record an introduction to your students in the OBS quickly and easily and post it up to your course page.

Pitch Videos

Pitch Videos

Share a business plan or new product idea by recording a great elevator pitch using the OBS. Play them in class or publish online.

Basic Interviews

Basic Interviews

Get to know classmates or capture an expert opinion using the OBS as a video confessional booth. Ask questions and record answers simply.

Green Screen

Green Screen

Looking for a foolproof way of recording your own green screen clips? The OBS takes the hassle out of lighting for best results every time.

Language Practice

Language Practice

The best way to build skills while learning a language is to practice speaking. Use the OBS to record skits and review to find areas for improvement.

Lightboard

Lightboard

The lightboard allows users to record presentations overlaid with hand written notes, drawings, etc.

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Examples from the Studio

from ECE 451

from the Graduate Research Expo

from the METEO 482

from the HDFS 435B

from CAS 137

See More Examples from our YouTube Playlist


Assignments from Across the Commonwealth

Environmental Science Video Presentation

Lindsay Amsberry, Penn State Behrend

Working in teams of three or four, students are asked to research environmental topics of their choosing, paying special attention to social, economic and other factors connected to the topic. Their findings are then compiled into PowerPoint presentations that are used as the backdrop for an eight to ten minute video.



Movement Analysis Project

Renee Borromeo, Penn State Mont Alto

Working in teams of three or four, students create a short video clip that illustrates a particular kind of motion. The clips are used as a compliment to a written paper that explains what is going on within the body while an activity is performed and it is also shown as part of an in-class presentation. Students may record in the One Button Studio but are not required to do so.




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