How to make a How-To Video, Part II: The Journey

In Part I of this post, we laid down the basics for How-To Video. Now lets go for mastery.  The key to which, as with so many other elements of video, is story.

Think about your video as a real film, with real story elements. The simplest story in any how-to video is the journey, where the hero takes us from not-done to overcoming-obstacles to done. The more challenging the journey, the better the video.

How much journeying you can do in your how-to video depends on your audience’s needs. If people will watch while they do … Read the rest

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Downloadable Video Bootcamp for Teachers and Trainers

Way back when (okay, a couple of weeks ago) I posted our new FREE Video Bootcamp for Teachers and Trainers– 5 hours of classroom lessons you can use with your students/employees to make their video better.

Since then, I’ve received more than a few complaints about posting it on Scribd.com.  I thought it made it convenient and look kind of nice on the blog, but I’m told it’s hard for people to download the original PDF.

Problem solved.  Download the PDF right here, right now.  Nothing to buy, no email address to leave.

 

 

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