“It’s Like Writing a Play:” Make Screencasts Painless with Storyboards, Scripts

TechSmith Camtasia

When John Shaw of BravoSolution reached out to us with a recorded Prezi presentation he made with Camtasia Studio , we were pretty impressed by how informative yet fun his video was. It seems like a broken record, but John and his colleagues are great examples of this tip in action. Then we make a storyboard to plan how we want the video to look and feel. A part of John's storyboard and script for his video (which is linked to at the end of this article).

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

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My post on 30+ ideas for portfolio samples can give you some inspiration if you need to create new artifacts. Tools for creating samples. Prospective employers expect to see a few samples using standard tools. If you storyboard and plan before you start your trial, you can make several samples during that month. Camtasia and Lectora are also options. I find those sites generally limiting and unprofessional, plus it can be challenging to post real samples.


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4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

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Below is an example of a demo video created by Hubspot. Once you’ve thought through these elements, it’s helpful to write a script and a storyboard. When you’re ready, open Camtasia and select the record option. If you’re new to this, don’t worry–Camtasia’s easy-to-use drag-and-drop editor makes it simple. Use the storyboard you created to guide you. Download the 30-day free trial of Camtasia to get started today ! Tips & How To's camtasia

How to Make a Tutorial Video Step-by-Step ?? [With Examples]


5 Video Tutorial Examples to Check Out. Then create a storyboard to structure the steps you are planning to go through in your video to reach your goal, having in mind what video watchers can actually gain from it. Examples from YouTube. The second step is preparing the video script with bullet points for each storyboard slide or video ‘scene’, like you would do when giving out a presentation. 5 Video Tutorial Examples to Check Out.

Crafting a Good Story for Your Product Video (free ebook)

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From a mind map we later create a storyboard, as well as a written script. A storyboard helps us to communicate to a client how we think a video should look like in order for it to communicate what they want to say in pictures. Creating a storyboard is a huge step in a project, because one has to become clear how a story should unfold. Examples of what I call video tools: Screencasts. Make Screencasts Painless with Storyboards, Scripts.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Examples of instructional videos you can create include: Micro videos. Step 2: Write a storyboard and script. How to Make Tutorial Videos | Camtasia | TechSmith. Write a storyboard and script. Storyboard. Once you have your topic and know your audience, I recommend you create a storyboard to outline and visualize what you plan to show. When you finish storyboarding and you have your plan in hand you’re ready to record, right?

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Why You Need to Try an Audio-First Workflow for Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

In this example, we’re going to use screen recordings and build the video using Camtasia. Whichever process you choose, knowing what you’re talking about is key, so it’s highly recommended to plan your video by creating a storyboard or writing a script.

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Meet David Frazier, State of Alabama technology trainer

TechSmith Camtasia

Our newsletter Editor, Daniel Foster , caught up with a Camtasia Studio user, David Frazier. For example, our newest software is for web conferencing. I went to the website, saw a free Camtasia download and started "playing" with it. I like to use examples that our state employees are familiar with so they can relate to the topic being discussed, customized just for them and our environment. A sample page from David's 4-column script.

Time Estimates for E-Learning Development

Experiencing eLearning

For example, let’s say a client asks me to convert an existing full day training program to self-paced e-learning. Storyboarding: 11%. Storyboarding is 11% or about 42 hours. I’ll use 45 hours for this example. That actually seems a little low for building in Captivate or Storyline, based on my experience, although I’m assuming for this example that the course relies heavily on templates. I’ll assume 10 hours for this example.

50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Make a storyboard. Get feedback on your script and storyboard. It’s not necessary at all in most training videos, for example (except maybe in an intro/outro). White-balancing can help offset a yellow light while recording, for example. For example, you can use a clock wipe to show time passing. Camtasia lest you import footage, edit the way you want, add animations, titles, and more, then share easily.

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2014 Lectora User Conference Sessions Sneak Peek!


Searching for a fresh and innovative solution to yearly training, the team harnessed the power of Lectora and Camtasia to easily create a virtual TV station that hosted short instructive “TV shows” on a training theme. Video footage was edited with Camtasia to create video clips that spoofed popular TV shows to deliver the training content. Presenting with Pizazz: Using Mind Mapping, Storyboarding and Inspire Tools to Develop Quality e-Learning Quickly.

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

Try to storyboard or plan a sample to develop before downloading the trial so you can get the most out of your free trial time. The IconLogic blog has tips on Captivate, Storyline, Camtasia, RoboHelp, and more. For example, Easygenerator and gomo are more popular in Europe than in the US. I use Camtasia for screen recording and video editing.

B2B Video Guide: 8 Must-Dos (and 2 Don’ts) for Success

TechSmith Camtasia

Check out our webinar below: When it comes to software, each is a longtime user of TechSmith Camtasia , an all-in-one screen recording and video editing tool. Here’s an example from his YouTube channel : This ongoing, consistent approach will help you get better as a creator, and also help your audience with brand recognition and allow you to make a bigger impact as you go-to-market with your video content. Camtasia is easy-to-use and intuitive to learn.

How to Make a Split Screen Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Watch the video below, created by my colleague Matt Pierce , to see an example of a split screen video without a visible division. If you want to view some examples of effective use cases, check out The 15 Best Uses of Split Screen in Cinema History for inspiration. One popular example of split screen video which might come to mind is The Brady Bunch. In this example, you’ll learn how to achieve the split screen effect using Camtasia.

How to Edit Videos: Shot List

TechSmith Camtasia

Below is an example of a shot list: Begin by organizing your shots based on the shot location. For example, if you were going to be shooting a scene at a lake for the beginning and end of the video, you’d want the shot list to indicate that when at the lake, you need to capture all of those shots. Even though you will not be filming in order of the storyboard, this makes filming much more convenient.

How to Make Great Corporate Training Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Step 3: Script and storyboard. It just demonstrates the importance of getting those words, visuals, and scenes out of our minds and onto paper in the form of a script and/or storyboard. After scripting, create a storyboard. A storyboard demonstrates the visual sequence of a video through simple sketches or images. Your storyboard shouldn’t take long to put together, and you don’t need to agonize over sketching anything beautiful.

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

While there are tons of mobile apps, desktop software, and online video editing tools, we’ll show you how to edit a video with Camtasia (Windows/Mac). Download a free trial of Camtasia to quickly and easily edit your own videos. A sample.mp4 video that has been completed and ready to post to an online service (Camtasia PPT Green Screen Experiment). mp4) and Camtasia ready (.tscproj) mp4) and slightly edited for time for Camtasia (.tscproj)

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Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

When changes are introduced to a software interface or workflow, for example a new dialog, it is often only a section of the pre-existing content that is affected by this change. Greetings, software version numbers, small interface changes, references and corporate branding elements come as regular examples to mind. Imagine the following beginning to a video tutorial: To start a screen recording in Camtasia 9, click on the Record button.

How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video


For example, you could show learners: How to Perform CPR. If you use Lectora® Inspire, you already have Camtasia®, so you’re set! Steps to Creating a Training Video: Write a Script/Storyboard. Here at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we’re always telling you to storyboard. Storyboarding allows you to plan out the order of what you want to say and how you want to say it. This is where you get to have fun with Camtasia (or whatever tool you’re using).

How to Enhance your Existing Content with Video

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For example, if onboarding new employees is inconsistent, make a video based on the current training documentation. An example of a goal in this format could be the following: Within a six-week time frame, identify the top five written articles viewed on your company’s support site. Regardless of the type of video you aim to create, you will want to put together a simple plan before you start recording—this is known as creating a storyboard.

The Top 12 eLearning Authoring Tools (2019 Update)


For example, it allows you to storyboard your courses and then dictate the path that your learner takes. We like that you can storyboard your courses and utilize advanced transitions and triggers – the result of which is engaging content for any scenario or subject. Camtasia. First and foremost a video capture tool, Camtasia content can be exported as SCORM packages. A neat feature is that it integrates with Camtasia and Snagit.

Keep Yourself Organized: Create a Folder/File Structure that Works for You

Adobe Captivate

Given the number of graphics in a course, audio narration files, video segments, and assets created in other programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Camtasia Studio to support your Captivate course, you can easily have hundreds of assets with different file extensions, even for a moderately sized course. Here is an example. Camtasia. Some of my courses contain video assets I have created in Camtasia.

How to Replace Meetings With Video-Based Discussions

TechSmith Camtasia

You can quickly review drafts of videos that you are working on in Camtasia , as well as discuss ideas and information in video or image format with your coworkers. These fears can stem from the belief that: Videos need to look great to be effective Videos always take a lot of time to make Videos will be hard to govern and keep up to date over time Videos require a lot of prep like scripting and storyboards. Example of an asynchronous video-based discussion.

Time Saver Tuesday - 10 Tips - Before You Record

TechSmith Camtasia

Make sure you clean up your history, past projects or Camtasia Library so it doesn't show information you want to keep private. If you forget something and it ends up in your recording, well, that's where the blur callout in Camtasia Studio comes in handy. :-). For our Camtasia Studio screencasts we set the desktop color for our videos to RGB of 51, 51, 51. Script it out - Ryan Eash shared an example of one of the scripts they used in a recent project.

Video Editing Basics for eLearning


When planning your video you can follow these simple steps: Storyboard: A storyboard is a way to map out and structure your video content in a comic strip style. Camtasia. For example, if you want to cut a piece of footage look for the scissors or razor symbols! We also use Camtasia, predominantly for screen capture. Check out these video guides on how to pan and zoom in Premiere Pro and Camtasia. Export in Camtasia.

5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning


Create a video storyboard and scripts based on learning objectives. A popular caption creating software is Camtasia Studio. They capture a process or an application in progress through screen capture software like Camtasia and Screenr. For example, you need to show your learner how to create pivot tables in Excel. eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos. If you have ever experienced one without videos, you may have noticed how lifeless it is.

How to Make a YouTube Video: The Definitive Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Before you start working on your first script or storyboard , you must answer this question: “Who is your audience?”. Here’s an example where I typed “tutorial video” into the search bar, and a list of suggested topics appeared below. Here at TechSmith, we use Camtasia for a lot of our YouTube videos. This opens the Camtasia recorder, which by default, is set to capture everything that happens on your screen.

5 Simple Video Tips to Help You Stick to Your Plan

TechSmith Camtasia

We’ve written a lot on this blog about the importance of pre-shoot preparation, such as scripting and storyboarding. the real-life setting you’re given to work with looks nothing like your manager-approved storyboard? If you show up to film in a wooded setting and it looks like a suburb, you can be proactive (see Tip #3 for an example). Use these photos to build your storyboard with. It also showed me how powerful Camtasia can be when I put it through its paces.

5 Steps to Creating a Customer Story Video

TechSmith Camtasia

It walks you through everything you need, from scripting and storyboarding, through mics, lighting, setup, and editing, and even comes with helpful downloads. For example, you’d rather hear “We manufacture the best hiking gear in the northwest,” than have them go into detail about every type of coat, backpack, and accessory they sell. Examples of B-Roll from TechSmith Academy). The best person to sell your product or service is not you.

Top 10 Tips for Using Videos in eLearning


Before you get started… Spend time preparing for creating videos by laying out a storyboard of what’s going to happen in each video. You should trim away excess footage, for example, the start and end of a take. For example, if you’re training learners on how to use a software product, bring up a screen capture of performing each action within the software itself. Video is a really effective eLearning format.

Creative screencasting

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Here's an example of a presentation by myself. It helps if you make a storyboard using separate small cards. Function Software Recording screencasts Screenr (free and paid versions) Jing (free and paid versions), Screencast-o-matic (free and paid versions), Screenflow (for mac, 99 dollar), Camtasia (available for mac and windows roughly 100 euros), Windows media encoder.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

I was really struck by the kinds of things emerging this year and some of the interesting examples. SharePoint Examples , December 5, 2008. Camtasia. The Ideal Computer for Camtasia Studio , June 17, 2009. Hi, I’m a Mac, and I have Camtasia… , August 7, 2009. All About Screencasting - Meet Scrast and Camtasia Users Group , September 30, 2009. Capture that E-learning Demo 3: Captivate and Camtasia , January 9, 2009. Storyboard (96).

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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I’d love to see vendors have the mouse highlights over the term layers, actions, objects and so forth, so that the course builder could see what the terms mean – examples an added bonus. . This is just a short sample okay mid-sample of the every day feature sets. Listen, the games are not going to be the stuff you see when you buy a popular game app, or play on XBox, for example, but they are getting better (for the most part).

How to Have Fun in Mandatory Training?

DigitalChalk eLearning

For example Zombies. I saw this example used at a conference in Los Angeles and they used it to create engaging eLearning scenarios. In the example I saw, the trainers used some creative themes, zombie apocalypse theme being one of them (because that is all the craze right now) but it can be whatever creative theme you feel is appropriate. Tip 4: Storyboarding. Using Integrative Technology to Create Engagement!

How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt


Animation’s great, so like set the scene, and like show all these good examples, and bad examples. Chris Badgett: Yeah, and if you wanna see an example of Kim’s work go to theurldr.com, and there was a, I believe, correct me if I’m wrong, there’s like a bathroom video for the work place? I imagine in order to create an effective animation video, you kinda have to storyboard it out, and like think about characters to put in there.

The Ultimate Video Marketing Playbook (2021)

TechSmith Camtasia

A live stream video is just one example, but you can use this same method for nearly any video you make. In case you’re wondering, here’s an example of a recent video I shot with Matt Pierce, TechSmith’s Learning and Video Ambassador. Storyboard your video.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now


If something important happens in one app – your company name is tweeted, for example – it triggers a related action – like the tweet to be emailed to you. Tool: Camtasia. What it does: Camtasia is a screen recording and editing software suite that makes it easy to capture what’s happening on your computer. Why it’s a great eLearning tool: There are lots of ways that Camtasia can be used for eLearning. You can easily create SCORM courses in Camtasia too.