Rapid Video Workshops

Rapid Video Workshops

Rapid Video Workshop with Jonathan Halls

Rapid Video for Trainers

Trainer Mojo’s 2 and 3 day Rapid Video Workshops teach trainers how to make instructional videos that are engaging, lead to learning and are produced fast and affordably. The program is based on Jonathan Halls’ book, Rapid Video for Trainers and teaches participants techniques used in professional media.

Most Organizations Use Video

More learning and talent development professionals are making instructional videos than ever before. In fact, video is becoming a key element of their learning and microlearning strategies. And rather than outsource production to companies that charge $1000 for every final minute of instructional video, they’re making the videos themselves, using affordable consumer equipment.

Whether you’re in training, HR or corporate communications, video as a modality is no longer the future. It’s the now. Video extends learning beyond the classroom, so it’s available on-demand to staff whenever they need it, wherever they want to access it, and on whatever device they choose. What’s more, video offers advantages over traditional performance support tools like slide decks and handouts. recent studies show that learners are more likely to watch a video than read instructional text.

The Rapid Video workshop equips participants with skills to plan, film and edit short instructional videos. It’s based on the book, Rapid Video for Trainers (ATD Press 2012). It starts by exploring both learning and media psychology, to ensure instructional content is structured so it’s both quick and easy to understand, and remember and apply.

This program draws on Jonathan’s book, Rapid Video Development for Trainers which has influenced how many trainers and training departments do video.

The program runs through techniques for making video fast, adopting a planning and production workflow, before the nuts and bolts of filming videos that look professional with entry-level consumer cameras, following professional broadcast camera techniques. This includes the nuts and bolts of camera and production. It then runs through video editing, again teaching techniques used by professional editors. All participants make an instructional video during the workshop.

Both the 2-day and 3-day programs are built on the same chassis. The 2-day program provides the basics while the 3-day workshop embeds the skills with exercises to better ensure the learning sticks

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how video works as a modality for learning
  • Explain how human cognition and adult learning theory apply to instructional media.
  • Plan and structure content so it’s quick and easy to understand and remember.
  • Follow a production workflow to speed up production and create quality consistencies.
  • Apply professional camera techniques to consumer cameras to frame engaging and professional looking videos.
  • Apply professional editing techniques to edit instructional videos that look professional, engaging and lead to learning.