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How I Improved My Videos
Episode 1238th June 2022 • The Visual Lounge • TechSmith Corporation
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Video creation skills aren’t “built in a day.” Like everything else worth learning, it's a gradual process that you’ve got to embrace every step of the way.

To share the story behind his stellar video creation skills, Jeff Batt, Learning & Development Specialist and Founder of Learning Dojo, joins The Visual Lounge. He takes us back in time to where it all started to talk about his humble beginnings in video creation. Jeff also explains his production process and shares some insightful advice for anyone looking to up their video-making skills.

Jeff has a wealth of experience ranging 10+ years in the digital learning and media industry. He also has a strong background in web development and is a regular conference speaker covering eLearning technologies such as Captivate and Camtasia.

Learning points from the episode include:

  • 00:00 - 00:39 Intro
  • 00:40 - 01:46 Matt tells us a bit about Jeff
  • 01:47 - 03:27 Jeff shares additional insights about himself
  • 03:28 - 05:28 How Jeff got his start in video making
  • 05:29 - 08:24 Jeff’s evolution as a video creator
  • 08:25 - 10:28 Challenges Jeff first encountered when developing his video skills
  • 10:29 - 15:00 Jeff talks us through his gear setup
  • 15:01 - 17:29 The equipment you should get if you’re just starting out
  • 17:30 - 21:35 Common mistakes beginners should avoid
  • 21:36 - 29:24 Jeff’s video and learning content creation process
  • 29:25 - 31:46 Agile vs Waterfall methodologies
  • 31:47 - 40:13 How Jeff plans out multiple pieces of content as opposed to one video
  • 40:14 - 42:10 What interface Jeff uses on his Rode Procaster
  • 42:11 - 43:44 Where to find Jeff online and on social media
  • 43:45 - 52:39 Matt’s speed round questions
  • 52:40 - 53:27 Outro

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