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Onsite Video Production Resources

Learn about video production services that support course instruction.

Educational Technology Services (ETS) can help faculty create course content for use in conjunction with classroom time as part of flipped or hybrid courses as well as fully online courses.

Professional Video Production

For videos that need to make an impact, ETS offers a complete video production solution.

Video Studio

Faculty record online content in our campus studio, which features:

  • A teleprompter for easier delivery of pre-written scripts
  • A tablet for slide annotation or image interaction to add an extra level of audience engagement
  • Professional lighting and audio equipment to create the best looking and sounding video possible
  • Filming by video specialists who know how to properly capture video, allowing faculty to focus on their material instead of production


Expert editing creates a seamless, professional quality product. 


The Multimedia Services team at ETS usually passes through the costs (mainly labor) of producing videos. If faculty or staff do not already have department or grant funding available, ETS can suggest some grant opportunities. If funding is an issue, ETS has a small amount available through an approval process to support projects that serve the university’s educational mission.

Studio U

Studio U is a self-service video and screen capture studio for faculty and staff use. With easy-to-use controls and high quality results, you'll be able to make engaging video content for your courses or campus communications.

Canvas Integration

ETS can upload and integrate course videos into Canvas, UC San Diego's learning management system, using the Kaltura My Media tools. For more information about Kaltura, visit the Videos in Canvas section.

Video Styles and Examples

The Learning Glass

Research shows that student engagement is higher when tools tailored to online education are used to create instructional videos. Content created with online education principles has higher student engagement than traditional lectures.

Professor Joel Watson of the Department of Economics was the first to create educational content using the Learning Glass at UC San Diego. “The Learning Glass makes it easy for faculty to transition from teaching with a standard blackboard to videotaping at high quality,” Professor Watson said.


Green Screen

If you normally use slides during your lectures, our green screen format is an easy transition to online videos.


  • If you want to film a discussion, our studio can accommodate up to three people.

  • Or, if you have a location in mind, we can film the discussion there. 

    On-location interview


Our team has all of the tools needed to produce professional looking location videos.

Aerial Footage

If you want state-of-the-art aerial footage shot with a professional drone, ETS can capture it for you: 

  • DJI Inspire 1 drone with X5R 4K Micro-4/3 raw camera
  • Dual operator system
  • Two certified Part 107 commercial pilots

Animation & Graphics

Intros/ outros, lower-thirds, character animation, motion graphics, and kinetic typography creates a professional look and illustrates your subject matter.

Panorama Player

If you have a complicated topic that requires lots of chalkboard space, where you want the students to be able to enlarge any part of the board while playing the video, we can produce a Panorama Player presentation for you.

Viewing instructions for the Panorama Player.

Panorama Player

Need help? Contact the Multimedia Services team at or use our request form.