Jennifer Kennedy

Greetings! I’m Jennifer Kennedy. My goal is to share with you tips, tricks, and ideas that you can use to make your video and online training content more exciting and compelling for your audience.

I have a passion for education and teaching.

I had huge dreams of becoming a translator. I wanted to travel the world, drink champagne with diplomats, and stay at the finest hotels. However, the job prospects were tough (and mi Spanish era horible – or something like that).  My dreams fizzled. But, as life has it– I took a different route. I joined Teach For America and became a first grade teacher in Compton, CA (an experience I both enjoyed and would never change). After 3 years in Compton, the travel bug bit, and I moved to Yaounde, Cameroon to teach at an International School.

After 8 years of teaching, I left the profession and am now a project manager and trainer for an educational software company.

Unlocking creativity one project at a time.

When I lived in Cameroon, West Africa, I came up with a brilliant idea! My students and I would create this huge production, film it, and distribute it to parents as a gift. And, so my love of video production began. Currently, I create training videos and webinars for educators. I help educators and administrators learn technical software so that they can impact student learning.

Video Mojo is about putting spice into your content so that the audience learns AND keeps coming back for more.

This blog is an outlet to share ideas and build a community around video production (especially screencasts) for training and education. You will find that this blog is part educational, with a dose of personal growth, a smidgen of opinion, and a pinch of humor.

Cheers,

Jennifer

Women and Video: How to Get Into the Game

Women inspire me. Seeing women using video and sharing their stories inspires me even more. Just recently I was moved by a video of Nepalese women who were learning video production in order to share how climate change has impacted their lives. I was touched by their curiosity, desire to learn, and hopes for the future. All of this brought about through video. ...more
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iMovie Tutorial: Video within Video + A Dose of Silliness

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How to Schedule a Facebook Post in Less Than 60 Seconds

As president of my Toastmasters Club, I've learned that communication is key. And to be a good communicator you need consistency, clarity, and most importantly, a good dose of caffeine.When I sit down in front of my computer to answer emails or post events on our Facebook page, I have my large cup of coffee right next to me with another one brewing in the kitchen. (Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but you get the point.)...more

Video Tutorial: How to Select Legit Photos for Your Videos & Blog Posts

We all know the good 'ol addage, 'A picture is worth a thousand words'. And, it's true. A picture can help tell a story, simplify a complex thought, or add drama to your videos.In fact, parts of your audience may be visual learners, which mean they'll remember more of what they see rather than what they hear.But, if it's not a picture that's legal to use, it can be worth a thousand headaches.Rest assured though, there are works licensed under Creative Commons that allow you to:...more

How to Add Your Logo to Your YouTube Videos

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@paulag01 Thanks! You are correct, it will appear across all videos. I don't think I made that ...more