Lights, Camera … ENGAGE!Connecting with Learners Through Video            @TurpinComm         Greg Owen-Boger             ...
As We Know …   • We live in a world of eLearning, social     media, & yesterday-deadlines  • Video is everywhere  • Being ...
Today’s GoalPractical hands-on strategies forengaging learners through acameras lens.
About You• Who’s currently producing video?• What’s your experience in front of the  camera?• What successes and/or challe...
About MeActor, Director, ProducerPresentation & Facilitation Skills TrainerLed Turpin’s eLearning & blendedlearning initia...
AgendaGuiding PrinciplesEngaging the CameraCamera BasicsBloopersYour Turn (time permitting)
Guiding Principles of our WorkComfortWriting                             Conversationorganized           Orderly          ...
Self-aware & EngagedFind your focus.   Be yourself.     Only better.   Take control      Allow your     Adapt to the     o...
The Funhouse               High self-consciousness                   Low self-awareness                          Racing mi...
Funhouse Pausing                     Eye ContactSettle thoughts              Connect with the                             ...
Terry Gsell,                                 DirectorBe Specific& Get Personal                                            ...
Additional Thoughts• Sounding spontaneous is necessary  for learner engagement• Perfection is not desired• Keep your enthu...
So … How Do You• Follow the instructional design?• Deliver the learning objectives?• Be clear & concise?• Engage your frie...
Create Notes &Improvise Around Them                                Refer to sample                                script, ...
The Process        Start with Excellent Instructional DesignPrep         Write Script or Outline for Video Portions       ...
Other Recommendations •   Learn to sneak a peek •   Be patient & ask it of others •   Take breaks •   Break it down into m...
Beware …  •   Using a TelePrompTer  •   Memorizing  •   Performing
Coaching OthersDirection/Coaching should come from only onepersonHelp them understand   •   Don’t have to be memorized or ...
AgendaGuiding PrinciplesEngaging the CameraCamera BasicsBloopersYour Turn (time permitting)
Camera Basics                                 Placement                                 Angle                             ...
AgendaGuiding PrinciplesEngaging the CameraCamera BasicsBloopersYour Turn (time permitting)
For Fun …        http://youtu.be/jAF5uYwx2Ls?t=2s
AgendaGuiding PrinciplesEngaging the CameraCamera BasicsBloopersYour Turn (time permitting)
Write Your Script• Name• Role• Responsibilities• What brought you here today
Your Script
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Greg Owen-BogerA former actor and director, Greg Owen-Boger is now the Vice President ofTurpin Communication, a presentati...
Greg Owen-BogerTurpinCommunication.com            FindYourFocusVideo.comgreg@turpincommunication.comlinkedin.com/in/gregow...
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CETS 2012, Greg Owen-Boger, slides for Lights, Camera…ENGAGE! Connecting with Learners Through Video

  1. 1. Lights, Camera … ENGAGE!Connecting with Learners Through Video @TurpinComm Greg Owen-Boger Copyright 2012
  2. 2. As We Know … • We live in a world of eLearning, social media, & yesterday-deadlines • Video is everywhere • Being on camera is extremely challenging • Coaching an SME is …However … • It doesn’t have to be so scary or difficult
  3. 3. Today’s GoalPractical hands-on strategies forengaging learners through acameras lens.
  4. 4. About You• Who’s currently producing video?• What’s your experience in front of the camera?• What successes and/or challenges are you facing?
  5. 5. About MeActor, Director, ProducerPresentation & Facilitation Skills TrainerLed Turpin’s eLearning & blendedlearning initiativeLed our latest endeavor:Find Your Focus Video Production
  6. 6. AgendaGuiding PrinciplesEngaging the CameraCamera BasicsBloopersYour Turn (time permitting)
  7. 7. Guiding Principles of our WorkComfortWriting Conversationorganized Orderly spontaneous data Conversations interactive accurate non-linearstructure engagementPresentations & training sessions are conversations Video should feel conversational Speakers must be self-aware & engaged
  8. 8. Self-aware & EngagedFind your focus. Be yourself. Only better. Take control Allow your Adapt to the of your personality to environment thoughts. shine through. you’re in.
  9. 9. The Funhouse High self-consciousness Low self-awareness Racing mind Nervous Not in control Out-of-body experience
  10. 10. Funhouse Pausing Eye ContactSettle thoughts Connect with the individual Engaged
  11. 11. Terry Gsell, DirectorBe Specific& Get Personal Speak to one person Friendly relationship Solid eye contact to camera http://youtu.be/P2p2I_MPing
  12. 12. Additional Thoughts• Sounding spontaneous is necessary for learner engagement• Perfection is not desired• Keep your enthusiasm up• Instructor must know & understand the content, but not recite a script• Well-thought-out & detailed instructional design are critical for context & connecting dots
  13. 13. So … How Do You• Follow the instructional design?• Deliver the learning objectives?• Be clear & concise?• Engage your friend through the camera?• And sound conversational?
  14. 14. Create Notes &Improvise Around Them Refer to sample script, page 8 http://youtu.be/wzsAezUbAvQ
  15. 15. The Process Start with Excellent Instructional DesignPrep Write Script or Outline for Video Portions Gather Thoughts, Make Connections Create Notes that you May or May Not UseTheShoot Review Out Loud Smile, Engage Your Friend, and … Action!
  16. 16. Other Recommendations • Learn to sneak a peek • Be patient & ask it of others • Take breaks • Break it down into manageable clips • Understand what can be edited & what can’t • Do as many takes as it takes • Do not settle for just OK, but do not strive for perfection either
  17. 17. Beware … • Using a TelePrompTer • Memorizing • Performing
  18. 18. Coaching OthersDirection/Coaching should come from only onepersonHelp them understand • Don’t have to be memorized or be perfect • Should sound conversational • Let their personalities shine & keep their Keep things pleasant enthusiasm up Be patientCoach them Take breaks • To pause, to think, to breathe Help them break it down into • Engage the camera manageable clips (one person, friendly relationship)
  19. 19. AgendaGuiding PrinciplesEngaging the CameraCamera BasicsBloopersYour Turn (time permitting)
  20. 20. Camera Basics Placement Angle Framing Headroom Looking room Tilt http://youtu.be/Im-d5sFe2GQ
  21. 21. AgendaGuiding PrinciplesEngaging the CameraCamera BasicsBloopersYour Turn (time permitting)
  22. 22. For Fun … http://youtu.be/jAF5uYwx2Ls?t=2s
  23. 23. AgendaGuiding PrinciplesEngaging the CameraCamera BasicsBloopersYour Turn (time permitting)
  24. 24. Write Your Script• Name• Role• Responsibilities• What brought you here today
  25. 25. Your Script
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  27. 27. Greg Owen-BogerA former actor and director, Greg Owen-Boger is now the Vice President ofTurpin Communication, a presentation and facilitation skills training companybased in Chicago. Schooled in management and the performing arts alongwith his entrepreneurial spirit, Greg brings a diverse set of skills andexperiences to the organization. He joined Turpin in 1995 as a camera manand quickly worked his way up. He now serves as a communication trainerand coach for Turpin’s largest clients. Since 2006, he has overseen all aspectsof their eLearning and blended learning platforms including instructionaldesign, script development, video production, on-camera coaching and LMSdeployment. He also appears on camera as a subject matter expert.Earlier this year Greg led an initiative to launch Find Your Focus Video, aproduction wing of Turpin Communication, which helps eLearningprofessionals and small businesses create effective web-based videos on abudget.Greg is the Director of Technology for the Chicagoland Chapter of ASTD andis the Managing Director of Interrobang Theatre Project.
  28. 28. Greg Owen-BogerTurpinCommunication.com FindYourFocusVideo.comgreg@turpincommunication.comlinkedin.com/in/gregowenboger@TurpinCommfacebook.com/TurpinCommunication

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