Learning and Technologies conference speech

It was a real privilege today to be able to speak to 150 conference attendees at Europe’s largest Learning Technologies conference on the subject of Video in Learning.

It was a very quick overview on some of the practical aspects of producing video for learning.

There is a link to the presentation I gave here and some of the resources I talk about below…

At some point, I hope to be able to stream the actual presentation video itself.

#1 Keep up or be left behind

iPad bed stand http://amzn.to/1i81DUQ

#2 Start small and have a vision

#3 Get it right on paper

Click to download a storyboard – one example module from a 20 module retail customer service course.

#4 Essential hardware

Example softbox lights: http://ebay.eu/1gnlHFh

Mark’s recommended webcam: http://amzn.to/owLB0W

Mark’s recommended camcorder (for interviews etc)  http://amzn.to/1i85nFK

#5 Essential software

Video editing http://www.avs4you.com/

VLC media player http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net

Photoshop alternative http://www.getpaint.net/

#6 It’s all about the audio

AudioJungle http://bit.ly/1gnlPEI

Mark’s recommended USB mic: http://amzn.to/vOT7vS

Mic stand arm http://amzn.to/1aFmP4Q

Pop shield http://amzn.to/19Zp8z4


 #7 Start with an interview

Various styles and examples here

#8 Screencams are effective

iCloud video referenced on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1a-KHQG0n4

Screenr: www.screenr.com

Jing: www.techsmith.com/jing/

Camtasia Studio: http://amzn.to/1f9iB2m  (slightly cheaper on Amazon than their own product site!)

#9 Broadcasting to the masses




Amazon S3 – http://aws.amazon.com/s3/

 #10 Getting noticed


Link to product screen mockup templates http://bit.ly/1b1yjx8

#11 Just start!

File conversion site: www.zamzar.com

A brand new animation style

Delighted today to release a brand new animation we’ve just developed for the amazing Customer Satisfaction survey service, Customer Thermometer.

As ever, it was scripted and storyboarded carefully and then we produced a set of visuals. When the client was happy with the look and feel, we then went ahead and recorded the voiceover and finished the post-production.

We’re being asked more and more to produce animated pieces – this showcases our capabilities – we hope you agree it’s a great piece of work!