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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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A01 Video Production for Online Teaching and Engagement

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Sunday, March 13
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, March 14, 2016


Today’s eLearning developers are building content in a world of streaming multimedia, YouTube, and traditional media blending with web media. New styles of video production and video engagement are being developed to meet the needs of eLearning developers, giving them options about producing video on tiny budgets with relatively little technical expertise and short timelines. Meanwhile, many of the classic strategies of video production still apply today, and the standard questions about bandwidth, file size, compression, and video codecs always come up.

Course Description:

Although it is becoming ever easier to create video content, producers who understand the challenges (and sometimes advantages) of low production values and high-engagement online video will have a significant leg up in engaging their increasingly multimedia-saturated and mobile learners. They will be capable of supervising video productions, and ultimately more competent at using the modality of film for instilling behavior change among their learners.

The goal of this course is to empower you to shoot, edit, and distribute your training video content online. You will learn about all aspects of producing video content for learning.

Topics include:

  • Equipment and studios
  • Minimum equipment: Apple iPhone and mic
  • Studios on various budgets
  • Basic studio setup
  • Pre-production: Video production planning
  • Strategies for authentic, low-production value video
  • Storyboarding for training
  • Eliciting content from SMEs and interviews
  • Overview of typical video production project management

Hands-on: Storyboard your video

  • Production: Shooting for production
  • Becoming the director
  • Camera handling and image composition
  • Recording pro-quality audio
  • Sets and lighting

Hands-on: Shoot your video

  • Post-production: Editing your production
  • Handling your files and staying organized
  • Cutting your video on the Premiere Pro editing deck
  • Bringing in computer graphics, cutaway shots, and music

Hands-on: Edit your video

  • Distribution
  • CODECs, resolution, bitrate, and compression for mobile streaming
  • Export standards for online and mobile videos
  • Streaming hosts and their services

Hands-on: Export and upload your video

Course Objectives:
In this course, you will:

  • Recognize new learning opportunities afforded by modern online video style (particularly low production values)
  • Understand the video and audio challenges of the “small screen” as opposed to the “big screen”
  • Be ready to shoot video in a style anticipated by today’s learners
  • Learn the process of editing a video built for training
  • Master the ever-present technical challenges of streaming, file types, and bitrate


The following topics are covered:

SESSION ONE: Tuesday, March 1

Synchronous web session
Introduction to video production and direction methods

SESSION TWO: Tuesday, March 8

Synchronous web session
Equipment, studio setup, and preparing for the conference

SESSION THREE and FOUR: Sunday, March 13, and Monday, March 14

Face-to-face in Orlando, Florida

SESSION FIVE: Tuesday, April 12

Synchronous web session
Video review practicum: Show off your production!

Who Should Attend:

All persons interested in getting started with video production, or teaching using film, will enjoy and expand their skills in this course.


$1,095.00 USD: Rate for Associates and Non-members
$895.00 USD: Rate for Associates and Non-members with Learning Solutions Registration
$876.00 USD: for eLearning Guild paid members
$676.00 USD: for eLearning Guild paid members with Learning Solutions Registration

Learn more about other registration discounts for which you may qualify.

Dates & Times:

  • Tuesday, March 1: Live online training, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PT
  • Tuesday, March 8: Live online training, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PT
  • Sunday, March 13: In-person training (Learning Solutions 2016 Conference & Expo, Orlando, Florida), 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM local time
  • Monday March 14: In-person training (Learning Solutions 2016 Conference & Expo, Orlando, Florida) from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM local time
  • Tuesday, April 12: Video review practicum from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PT


Ty Marbut, executive producer at Ty Marbut Instructional Video, works as an independent producer of instructional multimedia, teaches beginning video production, and leads video strategy and production for the School of Business Administration at Portland State University’s online degree programs. Ty was a producer on several documentary film productions, and has served every role in production and post-production on hundreds of interactive video eLearning modules. His educational background in cognitive psychology (specifically pedagogy with multimedia) brings his academic background and the skills gained from numerous training-focused video productions to help trainers become effective video producers and video teachers, particularly when budget is limited and efficacy is critical.

Additional Information:

Duration: This blended course combines two live virtual instructional sessions, a two-day face-to-face workshop, and a live virtual review practicum.

Class Size: Class size limited to 24.

Prerequisites: This workshop provides an intermediate level of training in video production. Participants do not need to have substantial experience in video production, but some background with cameras, teaching and education, or eLearning would be helpful.

Requirements: The live online component of this Guild Academy course uses Adobe Connect 9—more info. For the face-to-face component, you will need to bring a laptop computer, headphones with a standard headphone plug, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC (free trial version acceptable). Installation of Premiere will be covered in the online session before the conference.

Other technology needs: You are invited to bring anything that records video. This could be anything from an iPhone to a DSLR or pro camcorder. Please also bring whatever is necessary to transfer files from your device to your computer if you choose to bring a camera.

Ty Marbut

Executive Producer

Ty Marbut Instructional Video

Ty Marbut, executive producer at Ty Marbut Instructional Video, is an independent producer, director, editor, and adviser of instructional multimedia and documentary films. Focusing on training principles drawn from research in cognitive psychology, Ty works with teachers and teams in higher education, private companies, and government to deliver their messages as effectively as possible through multimedia immersion, high level-of-processing interaction, and the efficient use of existing media and human talent. His specialty areas include instructional video production and direction, training others in video production, and interactive video pedagogy.

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