303 Film School for Learning Professionals
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, October 23
Video & Media
St Croix AB
Most trainers today make video, but many have not had the opportunity to learn key principles for making video engaging because it's usually not taught in train-the-trainer classes or adult learning programs. It's the stuff usually taught at film schools.
In this session, you’ll learn key principles of effective video and how to use them to facilitate learning. It will be like film school for trainers; exploring how to use pictures to convey learning, how to frame shots, how to cut them together so they're smooth, how to use a camera so shots looks professional, how to make shots interesting (especially software training videos), and finally, how to add effects sparingly to give them extra polish.
In this session, you will learn:
- The key elements of video communication
- How to frame shots so they draw the eye of learners
- How to structure content so it's engaging
- How to produce content so it looks professional
- When video will and will not support learning.
Author, Rapid Media Development for Trainers
Jonathan Halls, who has spent 30 years as a media trainer, started his professional life in radio hosting a daily live news talk show. Author of Rapid Media for Trainers, Rapid Video for Trainers, and Video Script Writing, he formerly headed up the BBC’s production training in Britain, and is today an adjunct professor at the George Washington University where he teaches digital media. Based in Washington, DC, he provides workshops and consulting for training organizations in how to make instructional videos and podcasts. He has trained thousands of broadcasters, journalists, and trainers in 25 countries, including people from The Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, London Times, Straits Times, Time of India, DeVolkskrant and many more.