Video provides fantastic opportunities for L&D practitioners to create bespoke, relevant, and accessible content for many different outputs. Pick up your smartphone, get your hands dirty (but not the lens), and get filming – but bear in mind these 7 epic fails that can grind the shoot or the edit to a very frustrating halt.
In many ways, and I say this often; the job of the filmmaker is relatively easy. They need to know their craft, but ‘filmcraft’ isn’t just technical or creative. Filmcraft is as much about knowing the technical aspects as it is about knowing how to strike up rapport with someone the moment you meet. To listen, to understand, to encourage, and to guide.
Yesterday I had the privilege of talking at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum in Olympia, with a presentation on ‘why you should be filming video for L&D on your smart phones’.
Here’s the very basic kit list you need to start shooting your own high quality video content. Just to be clear, there’s no affiliate shenanigans going on here – just raw linkage!
Being filmed on camera can be a daunting experience. These tips will help you through it.
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