To explain something using a video makes things easier. Much more when it comes to presentation especially for those trying to sell their art online or for educators explaining a topic. Creating videos doesn’t necessarily have to be art but it can quickly explain and bring content into view.
YouTube is among the video sharing sites that have billions of users. See also How to download videos from Youtube online. Quick and easy.
Now, video recording is relatively simple, so it is easy to understand that these days constitute a lot of Internet content. In 2015, an online study by ARD/ZDF found that more than half of 14 to 29-year-old Internet users watch videos every day. Most of them use platforms such as YouTube or MyVideo and often share videos on social networks. As a result, the video spread rapidly (“virus”).
How to Make a GREAT Instructional Video
What do you want to show?
First, ask yourself. Who do you want to show to? Video is not just video. Bandwidth ranges from snapshots taken quickly “manually” using a smartphone (for example, appSnapmovie or app Periscope (connected to Twitter)) to carefully crafted videos of inverted classrooms.
If you just want to briefly introduce the subject to the participants, or record a seminar lecture on a movie, you can use a tablet to shoot without a lot of post-processing. However, if you want to create a more sustainable product, you need to adapt to different video and editing options.
In any case, please consider “scripts” in advance. You can view and describe the material after shooting to create some sort of clip list, such as an overview of a single recording sequence, inserted images or text, and other recordings (such as music or other text). In the future, you can use a suitable editing program to simply mix it into the movie video as an audio file. It is best to record what you want to view, the name of the associated file, and the length of the sequence.
Camera, sound, tripod, light
If you want to record something, usually a smartphone or tablet is sufficient. Now, the recording quality on all devices is very good, and the result is at least clear, without serious lag, pixelation or distortion. Videos made with mobile devices should be stored properly and always transferred to a computer/hard drive. Because this will take up a lot of video file storage space, and your data will be backed up immediately. Most smartphones have their own video catalog, which allows you to easily access movies and transfer them to other devices accordingly. You can edit according to your preferences.
For example, if you want to make more complex movies that people need to show in different situations, it is best to use a camera with a microphone and a tripod.
Another important aspect is the microphone. Make sure the sound quality is good, especially when multiple people are talking at the same time.
If you use a tripod for your camera and buy a sturdy floor lamp, the lamp may become the focus of attention, such as on a table at home. You should use a tripod for outdoor shooting or interview recording to avoid blurry images. Repeatedly check the illumination of the image portion on the camera monitor. You may have to use other light sources, such as floor lamps, or hang a cloth window from behind to let too much light shine into the scene. No special equipment is required. You can use simple methods such as small clip lights, paper, and photo frames to achieve the “home” effect.
The first thing to remember: practice is perfect, the more shots, the more eyes involved in lighting.