Most of us fear asking questions that we feel may be considered stupid! However, we need to ask questions to learn and to find out information on topics that interest us. Over the years we have been asked many questions by our clients before getting started on their video projects. We are always happy to answer these queries and reassure our clients that we will be with them through each phase of the video process.
Here we share some of the more frequently asked questions and if you have any specific queries in relation to your own video project, please get in touch.
Q1: What if I don’t have a specific script in place for the video project?
A1: We can help develop an appropriate script (and storyboard), to guide you through the video recording phase. This can be recorded as audio only or with the presenter to camera. As a starting point we can assist in auditing your existing content (PowerPoint material, Word documents, PDF files etc)
If you need help with a script for your video project, we would love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q2: How can I work around my lack of confidence on camera?
A1: Sharing your message on camera can be very daunting and most people find this a major challenge until they gain experience. There are various tips and skills that you can tap into – relating to where and how to stand/sit, body language etc. We can help with your preparation.
Also, with pre-recorded video, you have the opportunity for re-takes – which can increase confidence levels.
There may be situations where it is not appropriate for you to go on camera to share your own message – and we can provide a suitable presenter for your brand/business topic.
Q3: I know the type of video that I would like to have for my business – but how do I get started?
A3: There are generally a number of specific steps that you can follow to help you get started on your video project. For most videos it helps if you consider aspects such as:
- How are you going to use the video to reach your target audience?
- What key message(s) do you wish to share?
- What resources do you need for the video project (e.g. people, equipment)?
If you invest time in the planning stages; this will help you to progress more smoothly through the video shoot and editing stages.
For more tips check out our video planning planning and shooting blog.
Q4: I have a lot of course material – how do I transfer this to video?
A4: If you are getting started with video as part of your training delivery it can feel overwhelming.
There are a number of points to keep in mind that will help:
- Video can be used for specific segments of your training material. You don’t have to adapt all of the training information at once. Starting with one or two modules will allow you to review and assess any variations you may wish to include for later modules.
- Breaking the course material into small modules helps with attention span and engagement.
- Video is excellent for highlighting important or mandatory messages. The visual imagery helps learners with retention.
Over the coming weeks we will add to this Frequently Asked Questions list..
If you need help with your video project, we would love to hear from you: email@example.com