Home Movies: Training Experiment No. 1 or What Happens When Audio Guys Do Video
So this is an experiment I’m trying out to potentially use for training our volunteers. The goal was to see how feasible it is to put some short videos together relatively quickly with a minimal amount of production that I can post on our production blog. It’s sort of a lo-fi hi-tech way to show our volunteers some best practices. This is the type of subject material I might tackle in a large group training setting. By using video instead, I can ensure everyone can get the information if they can’t make it out to a training session or have just joined the team. OR I can eliminate a training session completely so our volunteers get to spend the evening with their family…
So I shot this Wednesday night by myself after rehearsal using my little Flip Ultracamcorder, and then did a little editing in iMovie. Compared to writing up traditional documentation, this was much faster with a turnaround time of less than 24 hours.
I am curious to hear your comments to help me refine this a bit. Is the quality too low? Too high? Do you understand what I’m doing? Am I leaving out details? Does the camera-work make you sick? What questions do you have about my process after watching this? Etc. etc. etc….
I might refine this particular video at some point based on feedback so please fire away.