Video Friday: Awards, Feedback, and Improving Your Video Skills

June 02, 2017

It’s another Video Friday at TLDC!  

We started off talking about Training Video Awards coming up and explored the value in seeing the bad with the good. Matt spoke about the value of feedback, especially in videos. Receiving critical feedback helps improve your video faster. Perhaps TLDC can have awards in the future that measures not only visual appeal but the impact of the training like the Shoestring Award ☺   The conversation then went to talking about standards of video production and wrapped up talking about conferences and resources that can help improve your video skills.

In the Box:

Brent Schlenker – @bschlenker

Matt Pierce – @piercemr

Sam Rogers – @snapsynapse

Mark Lassoff – @mlassoff

Links in Chat:

Review the video:

Golden Nugget(s)

The process of getting feedback from the video is so important.

Sometimes everything doesn’t resonate with everyone.

If you go through the instructional design process, we are told that it can be one size fits all.  It’s a legacy item we should move away from.  We need to get better at understanding that content won’t resonate the same way with everyone.

Everyone is not an audience.

I’ve had clients who call ALL elearning “videos.” Are they??

My biggest issue, especially with video, is morons who hold up Youtube as the gold standard of video quality both in the tech specs (resolution, orientation, length, etc…) and content (talking head, the person who is the corner doing a screen demo, etc…)

There are projects at every level. Pair your skills with that appropriate level, do a few projects, and move to the next. You are charging and delivering accordingly. It’s fair for everyone during your growth. Don’t be afraid to take a small or volunteer project in video.

Professionals work according to standards and practices… Being GOOD is being good at those skills, standards, and practices.

Video is a knowledge thing.  It’s easy to improve quality to learn basics.

Being able to fix it quick is part of the gig (when working with video).

Being able to identify when there are problems whether it is in production. Knowing what type of problems to look for and know how to fix them is important.

Some people have the “video eye” They are VIDEOGRAPHERS. Same thought about graphics. Just because you own Illustrator, it doesn’t mean you are a GRAPHIC ARTIST. Not everyone can shoot good video despite years and years of experience.

Lack of success is a result. Failure is a choice. It’s only failure if you refuse to learn from it.

By tldcom

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