Video offers many advantages to trainers and their organizations that are looking to bring richer learning resources into the classroom, as well as extend learning to mobile and e-learning platforms. Well-produced didactic video enables learning professionals to offer visual learning content to participants wherever they want it, whenever they need it, and at whatever pace that works for their learning styles. Learning video reduces the time, hassle, and costs associated with attending events to gain knowledge which can be just as easily picked up virtually.
With advances in technology, cameras and editing software are cheaper and easier to use than ever before. However, not all video is created equal. To deliver effective training, didactic video needs to have carefully structured content that is easy to understand, reinforces learning, and looks professional.
This highly practical two-day workshop draws on both media psychology and learning theory. Participants will be taken through a step-by-step planning process for structuring learner-centered didactic video. Participants will learn how to plan a storyboard and write an engaging script. Participants will also learn the video production process, including how to streamline it to turn out video faster; how to use a camera; how to compose shots so they are clear and aesthetically pleasing; editing basics; and how to cut video together so it both reinforces learning and looks professional.
In this hands-on and interactive workshop, based on ATD’s bestselling book, Rapid Video Development for Trainers by Jonathan Halls, participants will have the opportunity to create actual learning videos using the camera provided in the program.
What to Expect:
Books: Receive a copy of Rapid Video Development for Trainers.
Format and Technical Requirements
- This is a two-day face-to-face learning event in which participants bring their laptops. ATD will provide a lightweight digital camera, tripod, and microphone for you to use in small groups. To learn more about the format and equipment requirements for this workshop, click here
- Note: ATD also offers the Media for Learning Certificate. While that program has a section dedicated to video, it provides a detailed overview of multimedia and is designed for learning professionals integrating audio, video, and text. The Rapid Video Development for Learning Certificate covers the topic of video on a much deeper level for learning professionals who want to focus their skills only on video, including storyboarding and production planning processes, shot selection, graphics, editing, sound and audio, and compression.
- In addition, the Media for Learning Certificate uses basic point-and-shoot flip-style cameras. In the Rapid Video Development for Learning Certificate, participants will use more advanced cameras; giving them the opportunity to learn how to use the manual functions as well as a tripod and external microphone.
Find out why facilitator Jonathan Halls values the Rapid Video Development program.