Mobile Games Video
Mobile Games Video
Mobile Games Video
Mobile Games Video

309 Using Video to Evoke an Emotional Connection in Training

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Tuesday, June 20


Nautilus 2

At one point or another, you’ve probably been forced to endure some kind of training that made you want to pull your hair out. You click through the slides as fast as you can, or you stare blankly at the lecturer reading bullet points from each slide. What if you could transform those mandated training programs into something engaging and entertaining instead?

In this session, you will explore how you can use video content to evoke an emotional connection between the audience and the class material. By examining a case study of diversity and inclusion training, you’ll explore how a few minutes of video can turn a subject that might otherwise be boring into one that is engaging and memorable. You will leave this session understanding when it is best to integrate video content into existing training, and when to develop entirely new training programs around videos.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the importance of audience engagement
  • How to foster an emotional connection between your audience and your subject matter
  • The basics of shooting an interview with a DSLR camera
  • How you can use video and audio editing tools to edit and augment existing content

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, and basic DSLR videography.

Mike Shelley



Mike Shelley is a producer for Insight. He discovered a passion for videography while at Harvard University, and he turned what started out as a hobby into a career developing eLearning and training programs. His work with the County of San Diego helped to revolutionize its diversity and inclusion program. Mike has worked tirelessly to ensure that the only reason learners hammer the “next page” button is because they are excited to see what comes next.

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