Storyboarding: An Instructional Designer’s Secret Weapon

InSync Training

Thanks to tools like GoAnimate and Camtasia, instructional designers can quickly and easily produce a high-quality learning product. InSync Videos Storyboarding eLearning Blended Learning Instructional DesigneLearning has been a viable training option for a while now. But just because we have access to technical tools , that doesn’t automatically result in a seamless creation process.

Take It from the Teacher: Tutorial Video Advice with a Camtasia Trainer | Jayne Davids

TechSmith Camtasia

Want some video creation and editing tips? In this episode of The Visual Lounge, we invited Jayne Davids, Camtasia Trainer, Video Editor at her company, Raiveon Video Specialists to share with us her tutorial video advice. Of course, we love video at TechSmith.

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How To Merge Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Whether you’re creating training videos or an instructional YouTube video, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself needing to merge videos together. Merging videos occurs when you combine two or more clips to make one cohesive video. Create a storyboard.

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Got Video Scripts or Storyboards?

TechSmith Camtasia

While you may be anxious to just record your screen and go in order to make a video, writing a simple video script ( like this one ) or a storyboard is essential if you want to save time and money. Reuse content after the video is created. Every professional video has a script, and you need one too! You need to produce that video and just get it out there. How are you ever going to find time to write a script or a storyboard? Shoot a second video?

Video Creation: The Basics

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’ve never made a video before this post will dig into a high level workflow of how it’s done. As you become more comfortable with video creation you’ll refine your process to suit your own needs and efficiency. Proper lighting is the number one factor in video quality. Smartphones can be more than adequate these days to shoot basic video. These stills are great for banner ads, landing pages, video thumbnails, and other supporting materials for your video.

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7 Mistakes Video Creators Should Avoid

TechSmith Camtasia

If your videos aren’t meeting your expectations, or you’re struggling with the video production process, you may be making one (or more) of these common mistakes made by video creators. There are seven common mistakes or traps that video creators often fall into.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Making that first video can feel like a struggle. However, learning how to edit video content doesn’t have to be difficult and you’re DEFINITELY not alone! We’re here to help you survive your first video. Click the video below to get started. Get video editing software.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

The time and energy it takes to record, edit and publish high-quality videos is often much longer than the end product. This tends to lead to hours of frustration, eventually pushing us away from our video project and toward cat videos on YouTube. 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.

Helping Students Find Identity Through Student Created Video

TechSmith Camtasia

They record video and snap pictures, and they swap them with friends by text message and social media. I’ve also found that expressing those identities through video is popular and a lot of fun. One of my classes took this student created video project on as an end-of-the-year culminating activity. Then, through the WiFi, they were able to seamlessly send pictures and videos directly to my computer. We started designing our video using Camtasia Studio.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

There are many ways to build video tutorials, but how could an audio-first workflow optimize your process? An audio-first workflow for visual content might sound awkward, but it’s one of our preferred methods for creating tutorial videos. Record the video. Edit your video.

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How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Creating educational videos helps students learn better — even when classes are in-person. But how do you create educational videos, and how do you know if they’re effective? Making great educational videos doesn’t have to be hard. What makes a good educational video?

4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

A product demonstration video illustrates how your product works by showing it in action. Demo videos are a compelling way to communicate your product’s value to prospective customers. Product demos are one of the four most common types of video , so knowing how to create this type of instructional video is a relevant skill to learn. Making a demo video is easier than you might think with the right tools and a bit of planning. Step 1: Plan Your Demo Video.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest post by German video producer and author Andreas Zeitler. Instead we have to utilize many forms of video to create a better and more engaging experience for our audience. In my new ebook (available free from iTunes in iBook format or as a PDF with free subscription ), I’m sharing 10 of the most valuable tools video creators can use to create better stories and explain workflows in a more conceivable way. Examples of what I call video tools: Screencasts.

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The Forge plus Storyboarding and Scripting with Ellen de Vries

TechSmith Camtasia

He wrote the book about Camtasia Studio and has trained people to screencast around the world. She also shares here tips on storyboarding and scripting for screencasts. The video runs 6:52 minutes. He wrote the book about Camtasia Studio and has. Tags: Customer Videos The Forge 416 573 It's that time again! Episode 3 of The Forge is coming up next Thursday, November 4 at 2pm EST. We'll have a very special guest joining us, Daniel Park from dappertext.

Add Voice Narration to your Camtasia for Mac Project

TechSmith Camtasia

There are lots of ways to create videos with Camtasia. Here at TechSmith, we generally start with a script and storyboard, record the audio, record the video (while listening to the audio), and then edit it all together. Still others record their video first, then record voice narration of that video, and put them both together. This quick tutorial will show one way to add narration to video you’ve already created: Can’t see the video?

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Voice-over videos for eLearning: A step-by-step guide

TalentLMS

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “ voice-over video? ”. Voice-over is an extremely versatile type of video and can be used on anything from movie trailers to college lectures to, of course, corporate training. There are many types of voice-over video.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

You probably look for a video. Regardless of your industry, instructional videos are the best delivery method if you’re serious about teaching others, growing your business, or building an online course. If you’re looking to level-up your video skills and knowledge, you’ll love this guide. Research shows that when people look for answers to their questions, they prefer to consult a video. Part 2: Common mistakes people make when creating videos.

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How to Create an Employee Training Video: A Beginner’s Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Professional trainers likely know all about making employee training videos, but what if you’re not a training pro? Best of all, you can create incredibly effective and engaging employee training videos, even if you’ve never made a video before. Technical support videos.

How to Replace Meetings With Video-Based Discussions

TechSmith Camtasia

One new way that TechSmith and other companies are overcoming some of these challenges is through asynchronous video-based discussions. We found that 48% of employees consider video the most engaging form of communication. But aren’t videos a lot of work? Business Video

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Want to start creating B2B videos? Or perhaps you’ve already started making videos, but you’d like to hear some tips from seasoned digital marketing professionals? Prefer video? He has been leveraging video for years throughout his weekly array of B2B activities.

50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Straight from the studio, we’ve put together this infographic of fifty practical tips that will drastically improve the quality of your videos. Learn tricks to shorten project time with specific pre-planning techniques, the key components of audio, lighting tricks to create more engaging videos, and where you need to allocate your equipment investment for better video. Pre-production prep is a crucial process in creating better video. Plan your video.

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Add Voice Narration to your Camtasia for Mac Project

TechSmith Camtasia

There are lots of ways to create videos with Camtasia. Here at TechSmith, we generally start with a script and storyboard, record the audio, record the video (while listening to the audio), and then edit it all together. Still others record their video first, then record voice narration of that video, and put them both together. This quick tutorial will show one way to add narration to video you’ve already created: Can’t see the video?

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How to Make a YouTube Video: The Definitive Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

It’s no secret that YouTube is the ultimate place to post video content. billion monthly active users and they watch a billion hours of video every day. To put that in perspective, that’s over 114,000 years of video consumed EVERY DAY. Top YouTube content creators can make hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars a day, but ironically, being successful on YouTube has little to do with actually making a video. Create a YouTube video strategy. Edit your video.

Video Editing Basics for eLearning

LearnUpon

Using video is a great way to keep your learners engaged. That said, people’s time is precious, so your videos need to be concise. In this post, I’ll introduce you to some basic video editing principles that you can quickly apply to your own training videos. Planning your video. This is especially true for video-based course content. Good planning sets out the learning objective each video is going to fulfill, and how it’s going to achieve it.

How to Make Great Corporate Training Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Video is one the most popular ways to deliver and consume content on the internet. Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat all encourage people to watch and share short, informal videos. This makes employees particularly receptive to video in corporate learning programs. That means trainers, instructional designers, and anyone else tasked with training employees should be creating training videos as part of their corporate learning program. Presenter video. Demo video.

How to Make a Split Screen Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Before we get to the how-to part; what IS split screen video? That part seems obvious, but did you also know that split screen video is a technique used by video creators to have one actor appear to be in the same scene twice ? Watch the video below, created by my colleague Matt Pierce , to see an example of a split screen video without a visible division. When should you use split screen video? Step 1: Import your video clips.

How to Edit Videos: Shot List

TechSmith Camtasia

It serves as a detailed checklist that gives the video a sense of direction and prepares the crew for film expectations. 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.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format. For our purposes, when we say blog video , we’re talking about a video summary of a blog post. Repurposing your post into a blog video can do three things for you: A blog video can be embedded within the text, and provide readers with an alternative way to consume your content. Step 2: Create a storyboard.

5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning

eFront

eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos. If you have ever experienced one without videos, you may have noticed how lifeless it is. Videos add the “human” element to eLearning. In this article, we discuss some essential tips on creating eLearning videos. Videos are rapidly becoming the leading Internet traffic pathway in eLearning environments. In fact, an extant research indicates that videos would capture 84% of eLearning traffic by 2018.

Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

Today, companies rely more than ever on images and videos to provide instructions and deliver information, and to communicate with customers and employees. A recent study by TechSmith showed that 67% of test participants understood & performed tasks better when the instructions included text with images (screenshots) or video compared to plain text; and another study by Hubspot showed that video is the format demanded the most by users. Edit audio and video separately.

How To Design eLearning That Delivers Results With Tim Slade

TechSmith Camtasia

I wrote a book through that experience teaching these people how to become eLearning designers… all of my content was super practical about managing stakeholders and managing projects and creating storyboards and prototypes. ”. Business Interviews Podcasts Video

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Storyboarding The Visuals - The eLearning Coach , August 19, 2009. Cool ProtoSphere Video - Kapp Notes , August 16, 2009. Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, SmartFocus , August 17, 2009. Lights, Camtasia, Action! Camtasia (9). Lights, Camtasia, Action! Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, SmartFocus , August 17, 2009. Camtasia Saves the Day! Lights, Camtasia, Action! Camtasia for Mac - Sneak Peek, SmartFocus , August 17, 2009.

Top 10 Tips for Using Videos in eLearning

LearnUpon

Video is a really effective eLearning format. Naturally, there are some things you need to consider to ensure you get the most out of them – here are our 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. It’s really important that you keep your videos short. Edit your videos. Turn on video tracking.

The Ultimate Video Marketing Playbook (2021)

TechSmith Camtasia

In this post, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about video marketing. This guide includes tons of: Helpful frameworks Answers from video marketing experts Video breakdowns Best practices And much more. Keep reading for our complete guide to video marketing.

How to Enhance your Existing Content with Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Before DIY video creation software became widely available, organizations would have to spend big money to hire a professional to complete a video project. Fast forward to today: anyone and everyone can make a video ! The turnaround time to create a video depends on the project and how polished you’d like the finished product to be. Use videos as an extension of documentation or written content which already exists. Step 3: Create your first video.

5 Steps to Creating a Customer Story Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Today however, let’s talk about one of the bigger-ticket items you should consider: a Customer Story video. . If you’re considering hiring a professional video crew to do this for you, skip to step five. First time creating a video? It walks you through everything you need, from scripting and storyboarding, through mics, lighting, setup, and editing, and even comes with helpful downloads. Get to know your customer before asking them to appear in a video for you. .

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

How about TechSmith's Camtasia?   I have extensive experience using Storyline, Captivate, and Camtasia. If you use Camtasia, your labor will go down a bit (1 hour or perhaps 1.5 hours for every 1 minute of video playtime).      The production times mentioned above do not include the following:   Writing an eLearning script or developing a storyboard.   Recording the Software Simulation or Video Demo.

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

LifterLMS

Learn how to animate your lesson videos with eLearning video Creator Kim Merritt of the TheUrlDr.com. Her clients loved her presentation style with how she animates videos, and they hired her to create the same things for them. The talking head is a common video style many online course creators use. But if you don’t have a process to show on screen or a product to display, then students won’t want to watch the video.

How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video

Trivantis

Do you ever wish you could include video in your online training? Equipment You’ll Need: Camera: Doesn’t have to be fancy, but ideally choose one that records high-definition (HD) video. No one enjoys watching shaky video. You can create a low budget video that doesn’t look like a submission to America’s Funniest Home Videos. Lights: For shooting indoors, adequate video lighting is essential. There are also many free tools out there for video editing.

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

learnWorlds

Making video tutorials is the best way to get known in your industry. 88% of businesses say that video is an important part of their marketing strategy. Also, a staggering percentage of businesses who use video as their communication tool believe that it has increased user understanding of their product or service. There is no doubt that tutorial videos have the power to guide viewers into the proper way of using a product or a service. Creating a Tutorial Video.