The Beginner’s Guide To Making A Training Video

by Cinecraft

Video is a powerful training tool, but developing good training videos is not as easy as pointing your smartphone and pressing record. There is a process to follow so that you don’t fall into a rabbit hole of revisions and retakes.

Key Chapters

  1. Introduction

    Let's define what video is and what it is not.

  2. Phase I: Learning Strategy

    Identify your business goal, learning objectives, and content outline.

  3. Phase II: Pre-Production

    Develop your learning strategy, write your script, scout your location, build a shot list, and select your talent.

  4. Phase III: Production

    Create your assets including video, voice-over narration, images, graphics, and animation.

  5. Phase IV: Post-Production

    Pull all of your assets together in the edit suite and tell your story. Finally, implement and remember to set up your reporting and analytics.

  6. Conclusion

    Let's boil down what you've learned to 7 important steps.

Alfred Hitchcock once said, “A good story is life with the dull bits cut out.” This statement couldn’t be more true when it comes to a training video.

This eBook really does show you how to produce professional and effective training videos. It's got all the terms, abbreviations, specs, phases, processes, and visual examples you want, and none of the extra stuff you don't want. Dan's many years of experience are obvious, but they're distilled down to help you level up what you produce. I wish I'd had something this good to work from when I was getting started! It would have saved me many painful mistakes and embarrassing moments with other video professionals. It's easy to recommend this simple and clear guide to anyone making eLearning videos!

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Sam Rogers
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