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.
Jonathan Halls is the owner of Jonathan Halls and the author of Rapid Video Development for Trainers (2012), Rapid Media Development for Trainers (2016), and Video Script Writing (2014). He runs digital media workshops for learning professionals, consults for learning executives adopting media workflows, and teaches digital storytelling to professional media organizations around the world. Jonathan has a master’s and bachelor’s in adult learning and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University; he was formerly head of TV and new media training at the BBC. He was on the jury of INMA’s Global Media Awards 2017.