Can ‘Movie Based e-Learning’ be the Future of Video Based e-Learning?


The next is about going up a level on the production of learning videos and creating Movie-based Learning. No more same formal videos, but action packed “Learning Movies” to impact the learners can be the next big thing in the world of e-Learning. How Movie Based Learning & Why is it going to be different? With a movie, it is not only the content that is transmitted, but experiences of all kinds. Challenges of Movie-based Learning. Why Movie-based Learning.

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The budget didn’t fail your low-budget eLearning. What else did? Your enthusiasm to use all of it.

Eat Learn Repeat

Is this how you arrive at your project budgets? The training wasn’t very effective since we had very small budgets and couldn’t do a lot of stuff we wanted to.”. “We We couldn’t afford good quality animations in our eLearning since this is a low-budget project and hence the impact is not great”. Being a freelancer, most of the times I get to work on projects with very small budgets. Do you know what’s more important than the budget allocated for your project?


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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend. Now, quick go see the movie before the Academy Awards this Sunday.

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Think You Need a Big Budget to Design Quality eLearning? Think Again!


Without a large budget, elearning is doomed to fail, right? I''m willing to bet that among your favorite films, there is at least one that was made with a small budget. Movies created with a budget equivalent to 1% of the average budget for Hollywood blockbusters: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I recently took a great elearning course on writing cold emails that was obviously made on a shoe-string budget. A Big Budget Won''t Save You.

Four Tips for High-quality, Not High-budget Videos: Make the Most of the Resources at Hand by Shane Lovellette

Learning Solutions Magazine

Many instructional content creators believe that in order to create professional-quality videos, they need a large budget or movie-style production. This is not always the case. It’s easy to create engaging, quality videos quickly and at low cost. By cutting out effects and fancy transitions, you can rely on a few key tricks to produce informational and compelling videos. Here are some basics! Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Media Training Strategies

E-Learning: 7 Simple Tips to Do More with a Limited Budget

CommLab India

You can do much, even when your e-learning budget is tight. Videos can be edited with Windows Movie Maker. They help develop effective online learning courses within the budget. Covering too much content in an online module will increase your budget. Recording at a studio will increase the e-learning budget. Developing separate e-learning courses for various digital devices will increase your budget.

Lights, Camera, eLearning: What Project Managers and Hollywood Directors Have in Common

Association eLearning

I recently watched a sci-fi movie with tons of special effects. I’m always amazed at how these massive productions begin with someone’s imagination and evolve into the magnificent movies we see on screen. While watching the film, it occurred to me that there are a lot of similarities between producing a movie and producing an eLearning project. In a movie production, that person would be the director; in an eLearning project, it’s the project manager. Budget.

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

Ever wondered why movies are so expensive? Ever sit through the credits at the end of a movie? We probably all have, now that every superhero movie puts a teaser at the end. Why do they need so many people doing so many “strange” jobs to make a movie? If you’ve never seen a “really bad” movie then you know that making a good movie is easier said than done. I’ve been working in movies and television for 2 decades. Everyone watches movies and TV.

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Do You Need a Villain in a Learning Story?

Experiencing eLearning

Even if the major conflict is a tight budget or short timeline, Joe argued it’s better to personify that challenge. Provide a manager who explains the budget limitations or a harried customer who needs an project finished quickly. Instead of simply an abstract challenge of time or resources, you can humanize it by showing why the budget is tight or how being late will impact a real person.

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This Is What Marvel Can Teach You About Making Better Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Two years later, the film released on April 26, 2019 and achieved the highest opening weekend sales for a movie ever. Two of the biggest movies ever, filmed within essentially the same two years, and then released one year apart. Well, huge budgets certainly help, as do the best video production and editing skill on the planet, and a slew of the biggest names in Hollywood playing the superheroes. But budgets, gear, and star power don’t guarantee success.

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Adam Cannon Responds to #AskMeMonday on Instructional Design

eLearning Brothers

I’ve found ideas in the introductions for TV shows and movies, on billboards, in print ads, and even in video and board games. Don’t Worry about Budget or Resources at this Stage. At the brainstorming stage of your development, don’t get caught up in worrying about the budget or resource limitations. Just let the ideas flow, and then as you start to “flesh them out” a bit you can devote more cycles to the budget and resources.

What Challenges Do Your Characters Face?

Experiencing eLearning

Think about any great movie or novel. A SME who insists on a content-heavy course, isn’t available, or struggles to provide scenario examples Technology that’s clunky or doesn’t work well for scenarios Limited budget Short timelines Writer’s block or trouble coming up with realistic scenarios. Once upon a time, there was an instructional designer who created a branching scenario for training.

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Live Webinar: Creating effective learning videos in 7 easy steps

Limestone Learning

“ Clipper, movie, picture ” by Bokskapet is licensed by Pixabay. The type of video you incorporate into your training materials will depend on a range of factors—your subject matter, your audience, your budget and more. We'll be teaming up with Lambda Solutions Wednesday, June 12 to host another informative webinar: Creating Effective Learning Videos in 7 Easy Steps. According to research, employees are more than 75% more likely to watch a video than read text-based content.

Shoot your own videos - beyond the talking head

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I myself for instance don't want to edit movies because it takes a lot of time. As a result I often have the so-called talking head movie. Sometimes it simply depends on the budget but I try to at least look at how often you can use the movie and how quickly the content will become outdated. Wednesday I participated in the LOSmakers meetup. The LOSmakers are a group of people interested in learning & social media.

Using Educational Animation to Improve eLearning

Origin Learning

They use basic elements to explain a process, concept or abstract idea; and they may range from being primitively simple to a full-blown animated movie. This depends on the time, budget and of course, the skill of the animator. Well-designed animations have the power to transform difficult to understand concepts into easily comprehensible ones. Educational animations are animations produced for the specific purpose of fostering learning.

4 Proven Ways to Make Your eLearning Courses Wow-Worthy

SHIFT eLearning

Or those old movies that stirred you so much that you still can''t stifle a sob or resist a chuckle when you think about them? Blame it on tight deadlines, stringent budgets, boring (read: technical) content, or dictatorial managers, but most amongst us have created ho-hum courses that have managed to put many learners to sleep. Remember those whodunits or the comic books from your school days that you stayed up late to finish?

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DIY Virtual Reality: World of Warcraft Thinks Inside the Box at Comic-Con 2015


But with the 2016 release of the World of Warcraft movie, big names and big budgets have been thrown around to make a flick that hardcore gamers can appreciate. When activated with the special WoW movie app, when users moved around the room, the box blocked out distractions, while the app reacted to that movement to show different scenes and scenarios familiar to any WoW player–and newly intriguing to those who don’t play.

Technical Communications: Small Steps to a Giant Leap.

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Consider that it only took 10 years for us to move from typewriters (1980) to laser printers (1990), from text-only Web browsers (1993) to websites with embedded movies (2003). Set achievable budgets and deadlines. by Tony Self      Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, was born just twenty-eight years after Charles Lindbergh, who was the first person to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.

Tips For Creating Video-based Content And Choosing The Right Technology To Support It: Getting The Value Advantage Of Video-based Learning


Filmmakers doubled up as champions of patriotism and propaganda with movies during the World War 2, fueling national pride or influencing young minds to work for the cause of their country. When on a budget and a tight time-schedule, animation videos can be the go-to solution. From the end of the 19th century, motion pictures have been a powerful influence on the sensibilities of the masses.

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Spark Your Interest

The type of learning required, and the budget for the project will determine the amount of interactivity you include. Generally higher levels of interactivity add to the budget. Is there enough budget or time available to adjust the design further. Usually, such a decision is based upon the complexity, budget, and timelines for the project. With skillful management, a project can proceed along its original timeline and budget.

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Hollywood or YouTube - What’s the right level of training video production?

Bottom-Line Performance

What’s the budget and timeline ? Many clients have little to no understanding of how much it costs or how long it takes to develop a super-slick video game, or Hollywood movie. A couple of weeks I completed a video shoot for two short training videos. When I say “I&# , I mean I made sure there were snacks and supplies for my hard working video team.)

What Challenges Do Your Characters Face?

Experiencing eLearning

Think about any great movie or novel. Limited budget. Once upon a time, there was an instructional designer who created a branching scenario for training. Her client was excited about the approach, her SME was always available and helpful, and her technology worked perfectly the first time, every time. The learners loved it, and the instructional designer won an award. Everyone lived happily ever after. The End. Sounds like a great fantasy, right?

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What's the focus for learning technology in 2019?


It’s not just for video games and terrible movies anymore. Practical uses abound thanks to constraints created by safety, logistics and budgets. Even with the many changes to the learning-technology space in 2018, I do believe that 2019 is the year the lens will focus, and companies truly begin to understand the possibilities in front of them — just in time for all those 2020 predictions to come to fruition.

This Week on #TalkTech Post PC vs PC Plus, #ArcticReady Hoax as a Social Learning Model and Rethinking eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

Movie trailers are packed with special effects, heavy on story, and inspire people to learn more about the film. Can (and should) eLearning adopt the principles of higher budget endeavors such as movie trailers to deliver a message that is more concise and powerful? #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss.

This Week on #TalkTech Post PC vs PC Plus, #ArcticReady Hoax as a Social Learning Model and Rethinking eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

Movie trailers are packed with special effects, heavy on story, and inspire people to learn more about the film. Can (and should) eLearning adopt the principles of higher budget endeavors such as movie trailers to deliver a message that is more concise and powerful? #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss.

How working for Walt Disney made me a better employee.


One of my favorite jobs in my career was working for Disney Animation in California for a short-lived movie called WildLife. My job was sitting at a desk keeping budgets and production pipelines organized. Each week we would pile into a theater for “dailies”, the rough animations of upcoming movies and sometimes, I was asked to help with character voices and even input my ideas into a few story sessions.

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Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen

Kapp Notes

The key to an immersive movie viewing experience is the suspension of disbelief. We have all watched low budget movies with poor and unconvincing graphics and sets. No matter how great the dialogue or story line, you probably struggled to “get into” the movie. Here are 5 Tips On 3D eLearning and Training sent to me to share with my readers from the 3D virtual world vendor VenueGen. I think they make sense, let me know what you think.

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Top 10 Effective Time Management Tactics

Your Training Edge

7. Budget your time to ensure that you make the most of it. In her downtime, Pamela is best friends with Restaurant Week, drinks so much bubble milk tea that the East Village tea bar owners have memorized her face, and watches an unhealthy number of movies and shows on her TV in her (not so tiny) Manhattan apartment. Going back to study demands a huge commitment, especially for adults who are required to still meet several other responsibilities such as family and work.

7 Ways to Boost Employee Morale This Holiday Season


Encourage people to share their favorite holiday movie or songs. If your company’s budget and schedule can handle it, see if you can reduce overall workload for your employees. If there was ever a year to keep morale high, it’s 2020.

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Free images and a great storytelling technique for eLearning


You don’t need a blockbuster movie budget to incorporate some cool techniques from movies. In fact, a lot of what I learn from movies and TV is more about storytelling than special effects. You might not even be aware of it, but establishing shots are used in almost every television show and movie. Other famous establishing shots in movies often include shots of entire cities, streets, and even spectacular space ships as in the first scene of “Star Wars.”

Does Online Training Work?


Online training courses are much more accessible on smaller budgets. Online courses display information in well-crafted ways like videos, movie clips, and animated descriptions. In recent years, online learning has been on the rise.

Takeaways from Learning 2017

Association eLearning

And, who knows, it may even help you get a bit more budget to work with in the long run if you can show that what you’re doing makes a difference. Writing scenarios for a course, getting to know someone by listening to them, telling them about ourselves, watching a movie, etc. I recently got back from the Learning 2017 conference. Like last year, I want to share some of what I learned and experienced.

Flip your class or training with video

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Friday''s session about use of video for learning things showed that a mother look for it in a cookbook and her son looked on the Internet for a movie. Instead of reading the manual a movie will help you out. Of course sometimes it is simply the available budget which determines whether you go for professional or amateur recordings! In both cases, watching the movies is optional, not mandatory.

#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap, Part Two: Jean Marrapodi

Learning Rebels

We discussed imagery in movies I’d never heard of. Make a point to schedule a conference on your calendar, and work to get the budget to help you get there. #ATD2015 It’s a Wrap: Serendipitous Learning. There is something to be said about learning serendipity and ATD ICE (Association for Talent Development International Conference and Expo #ATD2015 ) is full of serendipitous moments.

What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

We are about to see a movie that we have been waiting for to come out. Sure some folks are using VR and loving it with their training, and many of these entities have the budgets to pull it off. But the problem is more than just the headset, rather it getting buy-in from the C-level folks that this is a must for your budget, especially when you just received the green light to drop 50K on a new LMS. Expectations. We all have them. We have them when we go out to eat.

Engage Your Learners with a Zombie e-Learning Scenario


Rebekah and Angel used a zombie apocalypse theme, which is currently a popular theme in movies, television and books. If you have a short timeline—or a limited budget—but want to create an engaging scenario, just keep everything simple as you’re building it in Lectora. Zombies are the latest trend in entertainment—so why not add them to your e-Learning course? That’s what Rebekah Ostrander and Angel Tracy did!

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Hollywood FX with PowerPoint Make professional, movie quality effects using PowerPoint. How do you tiptoe around budget and pay cuts? Finally, he’ll give you tips to keep a budget-tight global elearning project and to avoid timeline issues.

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Women are Flora, Men are Fauna

Clark Quinn

Movie rights are available, but that won’t last, so act now! This is a parody, this is only a parody; if this were a real promotion there would be vibrant colored prose, appearances on Oprah, The View, Letterman, & Leno, and other signs of a real marketing budget The Quinnstitute Press announces a new title: Women are Flora, Men are Fauna!

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5 Tips to Rock Office Secret Santa


Stick to the Budget. If you don’t know the person very well, go the safe route and select an item that anyone could use, such as a scarf, gift card, candle or movie tickets. If your office is putting the trappings of the holiday season on display from signage and knickknacks to baubles and trees, chances are there’s a Secret Santa drawing in your near future if it hasn’t already happened yet.

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What You Need to Know About eLearning Audio

JCA Solutions

In the movies, the musical score is often hailed as the most impactful part of the movie. If you have the budget for it, you should ideally use a professional voice actor. Using eLearning Audio Can Make or Break the Success of Your Learning. Let’s get this out right now. People who don’t value audio haven’t been paying attention. Not just in terms of eLearning audio, but even in general. Audio Driven Lives. Our lives are based on audio.

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