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7 Tricks for Making an Instructional Video

As we all might be aware of, we are living in the digital era and the modern age of the human world. Every day, every minute, and every second new technology is coming to make your life easier. So, it’s obvious that people today are mostly attracted to learning everything digitally. Whether for educational purposes, work purposes, or life purposes, people like to watch everything via digital platforms. So, when you are in the profession of instructional video making, you need to make sure you have a unique style of your own that cannot be used by anyone else as there are uncountable competitors in the video-making market. It would help if you learned some tips and tricks before you jump into making instructional videos. Tricks like the things that are listed below:

  1. Pick Up A Suitable Format

When you are making some instructional videos, the first thing you have to think about is what format you will opt for and be comfortable with. Mainly there are three types of format. i.e:

  1. Animation
  2. Live-action
  3. Screencast

You can also download free video templates to choose a background for screencast videos. By choosing a good format for your video, your audience will be attracted to watch it even if it’s a bit lengthy.

  1. Make them Understand With Images/PPT

You see, we as humans are more attracted to pictures, scenery, and animations. If we are listening to someone for a regular 1 hour, we might get bored or doze off for a while, but if someone is showing us images or animation or videos, we might go on looking at it for hours and hours. So, while making instructional videos, make sure to add as many images and PPTs as you can.

  1. Determine The Cost

When you are making an instructional video, you might need the help of something or someone who can manage your videos. There are some things and materials that you might need to buy for some demonstration purposes. So, while you are planning the format and length of the videos, you need to make sure to look at your budget, and if it exceeds your budget, you need to think of a substitute for the things you can’t buy.

  1. Keep It Short And Precise

When you keep talking and talking for a long time, even with good images and PPTs, your audience will feel bored and sleepy after a while. So, make your instructional videos in such a way that it is short, precise, and crispy with a little bit of fun. Audiences don’t like something that is long except for movies and series.

  1. Add Captions

There are people who love to watch videos, but they cannot watch them because of hearing impairment. There are people who want to watch your instructional videos, but sometimes they can’t unmute the voice because they might be in some silent places. That’s the reason you need to make sure your videos contain captions so that they can reach not only one particular set of audience but also to the audience who are unable to hear you.

  1. Determine The Target Audience

As you might know, that audiences are the core part of the videos you make, especially when you are making instructional videos. So, it is important that the audience can find your videos knowledgeable enough to show them to people they know. That’s the reason you need to determine your target audience and observe what type of instructional videos they are most likely to watch.

  1. Ask For Reviews

You see, the audience watching our videos is the people who will look up to you for guidance and issues to solve, especially when you are making something like instructional videos. So, once in a while, ask your audience to review your videos and also ask them to point out your mistakes and things that need to be changed.

These are some easy tricks that you can remember easily while making instructional videos. Use these tricks on every step and process of making instructional videos so that you don’t leave room for mistakes.


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