BYOL: Tips and Tricks for Creating Better Explainer Videos

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FocusOn Learning 2017 Conference & Expo - June 20, 2017

Jeff Batt

Founder
Learning Dojo

Poor-quality explainer videos can distract your learners and prevent them from getting the message. Many L&D professionals operate on a tight budget and do not have a lot of video editing experience. How do you create professional-level videos that can be delivered on any platform or eLearning tool?

This hands-on session will cover practical, easy, and cheap tricks to help raise the quality of your explainer videos. You will explore the importance of adjusting your screen size to the best size, and how to make different parts of your screen pop as you talk about certain sections. You will learn how to avoid an amateur look in your videos, and even how to set up your videos for easier translation. You will leave this session knowing how to make higher-quality explainer videos with the tools you already have.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About optimal screen resolution for explainer videos
  • Tips on using ScreenFlow
  • Tips on using Camtasia
  • Tips on compressing your video
  • Tips on exporting for web use

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

Technology discussed in this session:
Telestream ScreenFlow and TechSmith Camtasia.

Technology required:
Laptop running ScreenFlow or Camtasia for Mac, or Camtasia for PC.

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