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How do I recreate Khan Academy videos?

 

Before you read these instructions, think about whether dubbing or recreating is the best choice for your language and local audience.

Khan Academy allows its translation teams to decide whether dubbing or recreating videos is best for their viewers. Teams can dub some videos and recreate others, depending on the nature of the video. If a video contains a great deal of static English written text, for example, translators may decide that it is easier to recreate it from scratch. 

 

Steps

Guide

1) Download the video you want to recreate.

See how to download videos

2) Watch the video and see how Sal delivered the lesson. Make your own lesson plan based on the KA content creation central. Prepare your mind for what you are going to say.

KA content creation central

Demo: how to make your own lesson plan

3) Prepare the hardware and the software for recording and drawing. We have some suggestions for you in case you are not sure what to use. You can also use whatever tools you feel comfortable with.

Suggestions for Blackboard Style Videos

4) Record a new video. Prepare everything before you get started. Be conversational. Use colors and visuals. Speak from your mind and heart. (annotations: never use your laptop’s built-in microphone, always set your background screen to black and always set layers to your drawing)

Making a Khan Style Video

KA color guide

Demo: how to set up the KA color palette

Demo: how to set up Sketchbook or GIMP

Demo: how to record the video

5) Rewatch Sal's video and make sure you got the lesson covered.  
6) Edit the video. Remove the clips you don’t want. Zoom in and remove part of the screen that you don't want to show up. Match up the video and the voice. Export the video as MP4 in no lower resolution than the original video.

Free video editing software: VirtualDub, Wax, etc.

Demo: how to edit the video

7) Review and upload the video on the Youtube Channel.  
8) Map the video with the original English one on translation portal or here. See how to map videos
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