811 Hit ‘Em with Your Best Shot: Pro-quality Video Production on a Budget

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday, June 9


Lone Star H

For trainers or educators who need to stay relevant and maintain their creative edge, a fundamental knowledge of basic video production and editing is essential. Creating effective, professional-quality video training for delivery on multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets, presents a variety of design challenges that require specialized planning with attention to image composition, duration, script writing, recording methods, and editing techniques.

In this session, you’ll learn the basics of designing video training from concept to delivery. The session will cover how to choose and use the right audio and video hardware and editing software. It will also cover simple tips and techniques for planning, writing, composing, shooting, lighting, and using green screens for studio and field production to produce professional results on limited budgets, and how your video can be repurposed for web and broadcast delivery. This session may also fill in gaps you have when it comes to creating effective video specifically for training.

In this session, you will learn:

  •  How to optimize video productions for multiple device delivery
  •  How to create a professional-quality product with limited resources
  •  Tips on writing specifically for video training
  •  Tips on basic production techniques
  •  Tips on single-camera techniques and video effects

Novice to advanced designers, developers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Consumer- and professional-level camcorders, microphones, tripods, editing software, green screens, lights, and delivery media; this includes Adobe Premier Pro, Sony NX70 Camcorder, and iPhone.

Stuart Bender

Learning Technologies Specialist

CCC Information Services

Stuart Bender is a learning technologies specialist at CCC Information Services, specializing in video production and user assistance tool development for marketing and training. He is also an artist and educator with over 30 years of video production experience. His videos have been screened internationally, including at the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, at the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center, and when he was a guest speaker at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Stuart has held adjunct and full-time university faculty positions, with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Society for Technical Communication.

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