The STC Canada West Coast chapter is offering a hands-on workshop about creating instructional videos.
Many companies use videos to inform customers about products and services. Videos can provide information more efficiently than printed or online text; users’ attention spans are shrinking, and time is at a premium. Customer support, marketing, and sales departments also use video to communicate with clients. Whether you’re creating simple videos for YouTube or complex product demonstrations, a video can give your audience the information they need.
Learning how to create videos can seem daunting: instructional designers use terms such as “explainer videos,” “microlearning,” “e-learning,” and “LMS.” This workshop will decode that jargon.
Joel Basart, an experienced instructional designer, will introduce some inexpensive and easy-to-use tools and explain how to use those tools to start creating your own instructional videos. Learn how to work with video clips, screen captures, animation, and text captions to inform audiences in a way that is both engaging and effective.
The workshop will include:
Why is video a good idea? Learn about the types of video and the video creation process (scripting, production, editing); advice about suitable equipment; effectively blending visuals and text; and a brief overview of using tools to create your first video.
Learn some tips and tricks for: using Camtasia software; choosing a microphone; adding content, video clips, screen captures, and audio; editing and synchronizing your video; and adding a quiz to reinforce your content.
About the Presenter
Joel Basart is a technical writer with over 20 years’ experience in diverse fields: aerospace, health care, banking, food, and horticulture. He is currently a Senior Technical Communicator and QA Lead for Argus Control Systems in Surrey, BC. He spends a lot of his time creating videos for both customers and employees. He lives in Langley, BC.
About the Event
This event is SOLD OUT. We may hold it again later this year, so email us as email@example.com if you are interested.
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