P17 BYOD: How to Make Awesome Training Videos Quickly and Cheaply
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, March 26
Trainers who are new to making videos often find the process cumbersome and time-consuming. They also find themselves unsure of where to start and in what order to complete their tasks. They may have to correct or redo parts of their work. Many of these simple problems are solved in the professional media world by following a robust workflow.
In this workshop, you will learn an eight-step video production workflow to speed up production and ensure better-quality videos that lead to learning. The workflow combines professional production practices used in television and digital newspapers with instructional design methodologies to ensure video is both engaging and focused on learning. Attendees will learn the basics of planning (objectives and modality), structuring the content, storyboarding the shots, writing video scripts following TV conventions, shooting techniques (using smartphones), and editing.
In this session, you will learn:
- What makes a good training video in terms of media and learning theory
- Seven steps to plan the content and production of a short-form training video
- Four techniques to shoot video that looks professional, using a smartphone
- Four steps of editing to ensure videos look polished and engage learners
Intermediate designers, developers, and project managers with basic knowledge of filming video on a smartphone and basic computer literacy.
Technology discussed in this session:
Video cameras, video editing (TechSmith Camtasia), and planning processes.
Participant technology requirements:A laptop running Camtasia (trial version is OK) and a smartphone.
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.