Using videos for innovation in government

Over the past few months I have made my first few videos!  This medium is a more compelling way to convey ideas to clients than traditional reports.

For my OCADU course in Public Policy Design, Salman Abedin and I developed this video proposal for a new government program for newcomers to Canada.  We wrote a script, recorded our voices, and found images and music to express our narrative:
For my recent client at the City of Toronto, I recorded 6 short videos about different parts of the business and information architecture of the Solid Waste Management Services division.  Instead of being overwhelmed by a mountain of complex documents, new employees can watch the videos for a quick introduction to the entire waste-management system, and find out which diagrams and reports to read for more details.  The videos include many photos that I took of the City’s infrastructure, as well as the information diagrams.
Camtasia was easy-to-use, reliable software for editing all of these videos.  Voice recording was with a Blue Snowball microphone.  I’m looking forward to shooting some live action for a future video!

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