Make a Music Video in an Afternoon

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.

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

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

This course is always open and you can join at any time.

Please note that we run this online course on the Open Learning platform, and you should expect an invitation to the course within 2 working days. There are no set times when you must attend any webinars etc, everything you need will be ready to access inside the course. If you have any problems accessing the course please contact and we will assist you.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 01/03/2018 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now


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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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.

This course is FREE with Online Subscription


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