The key challenge when creating instructional media content is figuring out what to omit. In this video, learn how to focus your content on one single topic.
- [Instructor] Now, we've already discussed the importance … of reducing visual distractions in your movie. … Now let's talk about focusing your viewer's attention … on the essential elements of what you're saying, doing, … and teaching. … And focus your screencast on one single concept, … and keep your movie short and to the point. … And you may be wondering, … is there an ideal movie length … for an instructional screencast? … No, there is no one single number or formula … for an ideal movie. … But we can use the following rule of thumb. … Target your movie to be between two and nine minutes long … with the sweet spot being three to six minutes. … Now, this generally gives you enough time … to thoroughly cover your subject matter … and not lose your audience to distractions. … And one of the biggest challenges that you'll face … is not going to be figuring out what to say … but rather, figuring out what to leave out. … When in doubt, leave it out. … …
This course was created by Chris Mattia. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
- Why use Camtasia?
- Calibrating your microphone
- Recording, editing, and sharing your first screencast
- Using the PowerPoint add-in
- Choosing the area of the screen you want to record
- Handling mistakes
- Editing audio and video in Camtasia
- Adding annotations and transitions
- Sharing projects with others
- Tips for successful recording
Skill Level Beginner
Inclusive Instructional Designwith Samantha Calamari1h 13m Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Creating Recordings
3. Editing in Camtasia
4. Enhancing Your Story
5. Sharing and Collaborating
6. Keys to a Successful Recording
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