THE PLAN:
Four equal sections,
with questions encouraged!
We only have 40 minutes, so
shout “Hey Matt!” if I don’t
INTRO
Question to the
audience:
What is video to you?
Video for #techcomm
Traditional camera recordings
PowerPoint recorded presentations
Screencasting/webinars
Interactive sim...
CAMERA
GoPro, webcam, iPhone, MiniDV
Video footage requiring lighting and audio setup
Camera/lighting tips
1

Indoor
 3-point lighting
 Daylight temperature lights (LED)
 Lights to keep around
 LED wand o...
Audio tips
Indoor
 Mic (XLR or USB) or $$ Headset
 Mount
 Suspension
 Pop Filter
 Decent acoustic environment
Outdoor...
Dress up the finished
product
Splasheo.com
 Intro
 Outro
 Call to action
 Titles
PPTX
Favorite blog ar ticle ever:
11 reasons PowerPoint doesn’t
suck
Don’t reinvent
the wheel
Free PPTX templates
available from
Hubspot
Articulate
Google
Go beyond static presos

Adobe Presenter
Articulate Presenter
Reuse your content

Slideshare
YouTube
WordPress
SCREEN
RECORDING
Webinars, live events
Webinars and live events
(Connect, GoToMeeting)
Work in teams
 Designate a moderator
 Separate presentation and chat mon...
SCREEN
RECORDING
Simulations, sof tware
documentation
Recording screen activity
and eLearning
Create storyboards and scripts
Meticulously record screen activity
Save audio reco...
ENGAGE!
TECHCOMM TOOLS
Development and training
in
 Technical
communication
 eLearning
 Content marketing
BY MATT SULLIVAN.
@mattrsullivan
youtube.com/user/tc2ls
youtube.com/user/mattrsullivan
twitter.com/mattrsullivan
facebook....
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  • In tech comm terms, video can mean many things
  • In tech comm terms, video can mean many things
  • As if we get to play with DV and MiniDV cameras…
  • Video in tech comm

    1. 1. So you wanna make a video…? Tech comm video production a 40 minute presentation by @mattrsullivan at #writersua, march 5, 2014
    2. 2. THE PLAN: Four equal sections, with questions encouraged! We only have 40 minutes, so shout “Hey Matt!” if I don’t
    3. 3. INTRO Question to the audience: What is video to you?
    4. 4. Video for #techcomm Traditional camera recordings PowerPoint recorded presentations Screencasting/webinars Interactive simulations/elearning
    5. 5. CAMERA GoPro, webcam, iPhone, MiniDV Video footage requiring lighting and audio setup
    6. 6. Camera/lighting tips 1 Indoor  3-point lighting  Daylight temperature lights (LED)  Lights to keep around  LED wand or panel  Links to lighting on youtube  Wistia  Blunty 2 Outdoor  Use bounce light screens  Keep at top of frame  Avoid bounce
    7. 7. Audio tips Indoor  Mic (XLR or USB) or $$ Headset  Mount  Suspension  Pop Filter  Decent acoustic environment Outdoor  Separate mic from camera  Phone  Digital recorder  Windscreen or protected area
    8. 8. Dress up the finished product Splasheo.com  Intro  Outro  Call to action  Titles
    9. 9. PPTX Favorite blog ar ticle ever: 11 reasons PowerPoint doesn’t suck
    10. 10. Don’t reinvent the wheel Free PPTX templates available from Hubspot Articulate Google
    11. 11. Go beyond static presos Adobe Presenter Articulate Presenter
    12. 12. Reuse your content Slideshare YouTube WordPress
    13. 13. SCREEN RECORDING Webinars, live events
    14. 14. Webinars and live events (Connect, GoToMeeting) Work in teams  Designate a moderator  Separate presentation and chat monitor duties  Try to create interaction among presenters  Involve attendees Test audio equipment in hours before event  Use a physical (not wireless) connection  Use quality microphone or headset (Don‘t be cheap!)
    15. 15. SCREEN RECORDING Simulations, sof tware documentation
    16. 16. Recording screen activity and eLearning Create storyboards and scripts Meticulously record screen activity Save audio recordings for the end of production  Mic  Mount  Suspension  Pop Filter Captivate or other eLearning tools  Separate mic from camera  Phone  Digital recorder
    17. 17. ENGAGE!
    18. 18. TECHCOMM TOOLS Development and training in  Technical communication  eLearning  Content marketing
    19. 19. BY MATT SULLIVAN. @mattrsullivan youtube.com/user/tc2ls youtube.com/user/mattrsullivan twitter.com/mattrsullivan facebook.com/mattrsullivan linkedin.com/in/mattrsullivan forums.adobe.com/people/mattrsullivan

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