Make a Music Video in an Afternoon

Tom Benjamin
Tom Benjamin is a psychologist specializing in games and multimedia.
Educational videos are simple to make with digital tools. This course packs all the multi-tracking and special effects of a studio into a short project - a music video.
Target Audience
Educators at any level can beneft from multimedia skills. Student projects would be best from year 7 and up.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

You can have at your fingertips a world class multimedia studio with dozens of professional session artists and a special effects mixing desk for less than the cost of a single traditional musical instrument. With a studio that can fit in a shoe box a documentary or music video can be created in an afternoon. This course takes you through the sequence of creating a custom multmedia educational resource in a short time on a short budget. The project demonstrated is a music video, from educational strategy through to studio mixing then to upload to the YouTube world stage.


Educators at any level can beneft from multimedia skills. Student projects would be best from year 7 and up.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

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Teaching Standards

2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you


Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.2 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


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Acquiring and preparing the multimedia studio tools

1 hour

Installing and practicing the software tools. Reviewing the alternative means of producing the intended music video project.


1 hour

Using microphones and sound files to compile the elements for the project.


1 hour

Synchronising the numerous tracks that will make up the backings, harmonies, leads, and instrumentals.

Mixing the multimedia

1 hour

Use of special effects such as reverb, echo, normalisation and compression. Demonstration of ‘vocal doubling’ as a tool for a fuller sound. Error correction via fade in/out tools.

Adding the movie

1 hour

Public domain and copyright-free resources for video and audio. Selection of footage to suit the educational goals.

Movie effects

1 hour

Techniques to blend different source materials such as posterization, sketch, colorization and threshold.

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Make a Music Video in an Afternoon
by Claire Hollander on 03/04/2018

The course raised issues of copyright, which I found useful. It forced me to have a go at using “Audacity” software, which took a bit of work (as learning your way around a new program does), but was a valuable experience. As a Mac user, I did not have access to the free Chord Pulse software suggested which limited the ways in which I could use the ideas presented. My preconceptions of what the course would be about differed significantly from what it was. I was expecting more about recording techniques and movie editing in my understanding about what the term “Music video” describes – the course was more about creating multimedia presentations as teaching/learning tools applicable to any subject area.

About the team

Tom Benjamin


Tom was Senior Researcher at the Centre for Learning Innovation, NSW Dept of Education following a career as a psychologist with the major teaching hospitals and lecturer at UNSW. Over this time he developed resources specially applicable to educators with special requirements for short learning curves and instant gratification outcomes, for example relief and teachers and community group leaders. These systems use materials commonly available in schools.