DIY Film School – LTW Services Pitch (MyEd)

The following resources were created during a ‘DIY Film School’ session at the LTW Staff Meeting on 13th July 2017, held at Dovecot Studios. Our challenge was for groups of ~5 to produce a video pitch for a randomly assigned LTW service. Our service was MyEd, the University’s web portal (available to applicants, students, staff, visitors and alumni).

MyEd Student and Staff Login

DIY Film School

Video is a powerful medium of communication for staff and students and doesn’t always need high-end production techniques to be effective. This session aims to give you the skills and confidence to beginning filming, using just your smart device.

Event booking details

Workshop process (step-by-step)

Finished video

Media Hopper channel

View all the other service pitch videos

Additional images

Flickr photo album

OER licences

Video – Copyright © University of Edinburgh 2017 CC BY-NC-SA
Photos – Copyright © Stewart Lamb Cromar University of Edinburgh 2017 CC BY-NC-SA

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Creative Commons licence summary (BY-NC-SA)

Tackling Barriers

In 2017 the University of Edinburgh’s Interactive Content service and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their collaborative and fruitful partnership – only last month both organisations were highly commended in the BMA Patient Information Awards 2016.

Over this past decade developing innovative e-learning resources together several major changes have taken place. The most impactful decision was hopefully making all content developed in-house available as Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Creative Commons licensed (CC BY-NC-ND as minimum).

Multilingual videos

This year the partnership has decided to support non-English languages and publish videos that cater to a wider, more inclusive, Scottish audience. Within CHSS the ‘Tackling Barriers’ programme has identified several key languages to target: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Polish, Urdu, Bengali and Lithuanian.

At CHSS we aim to support people in their community. Many with low literacy and English as a second language are not engaging with our services. Through co-production with low literacy and BME organisations and their members we will shape the development of CHSS health information and services. We will do this from inception to conclusion to tackle the barriers to engagement with CHSS services. CHSS will share lessons learnt with other long term condition organisations.

At the time of publication there are now 8 different ‘Tackling Barriers’ videos online and with many more in the production pipeline. Each of these instructional videos show you how to use various inhaler devices (e.g. metered dose inhalers with spacer). They are all available for playback, embedding and download via Media Hopper, Vimeo and YouTube.

Please visit the My Lungs My Life (MLML) resource for more advice, support and information regarding chest illness: