Continuing from where we left off in the last post, in which we were discussing the 3 different stages of a video production, let’s discuss now the second stage: Production. Production After you have everything ready, like scripts, equipment, location (studio booked), actors, etc., it is time to go on location and film your videos. Depending on the type of video, if it’s very dynamic, or like in our case, a more straight-forward video, you may need to secure your location (wh
In the past few days, we have been working on an exciting project for one of our clients that involves creating eLearning that has video hosts. This requires filming acting talent in studio before animation can be added and a SCORM wrapper to the final eLearning course. and the In order to create thist type of eLearning module there are several phases, from video production, to creating tests in eLearning format for tracking results. It all involves a great effort to achiev
In the next few weeks the Pathways Training & eLearning team will be shooting a series of videos for a one of our valued clients. The “shoot” will involve volunteers who are not necessarily used to being in front of the camera, and will require three long days to complete. Considering both circumstances, there is the potential for roadblocks which could in turn mean the difference between success and failure. As such, in meeting with the production team last week, we
Here at Pathways, we offer an impressive array of products and services, from traditional eLearning modules, to classroom training sessions. Among those products and services we offer the production of training videos, and the process goes from scripting, planning, location scouting, to production and post-production, and as the stages of the training video projects have an incredible amount of work associated with them, so does the aftermath of the project itself. A few days
In the upcoming weeks, the Pathways Training and eLearning team will be starting a large project that will require a significant amount of “live action” filming, and by that, I mean filming actual people as opposed to creating an animated video. These types of “shoots” typically involve volunteers who are not used to being in front of the camera and are not always aware of the need to follow a tight schedule or the ramifications of not showing up at all.,. Considering these
As we approach to the final stages of the production of our first virtual reality (VR) enabled eLearning module, it is important to create a list of lessons learned that will make things smoother for future projects. When using this technology, one thing that stands out from a technical and user experience perspective, is the file size of the assets used in the VR-enabled eLearning module. In our case, we are hosting the VR eLearning module on our webserver, which means that
Continuing with the train of thought of training videos, in previous days we engaged with a client on a project that involves videos used as part of eLearning modules, and one of the questions the client asked me was “what format do you want us to give you the videos in?”. Right at that moment, I thought “wow, that is actually a good question!”. So, how do you answer that question if it’s ever asked to you? Well, I would say, it depends on the tools you are using to develop y
As per some of our previous posts, here at Pathways we have embarked on this amazing journey of creating 360 video for eLearning purposes. About two weeks we traveled to Vancouver, and with the help of St. John Ambulance, we had the opportunity to shoot our first 360 video for eLearning purposes. For those of you who don’t know (and for those who do), the output from the 360 camera (depending on which one you are using) in its raw format, looks like the feed of 2 different ca
This week the Pathways team were at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, partnering with St. John Ambulance, to record a 360 degree interactive video to be embedded in eLearning, to teach the correct procedure on assessing casualties after a disaster. I have to admit, we are very excited to have the opportunity to implement new technologies in the eLearning field, leaving a bit behind our usual eLearning module development, because 360 video is a technology that, in my opinion, can
In 1992 the novel “The Positronic Man” was released. Based on stories written by legendary scholar and author Isaac Asimov, the story is about a household robot named Andrew that lives with the family it serves. Over time Andrew, in a quest to become the first “free” robot and ultimately more human than machine, starts to replace its own robot parts with organic material. Considering the story was based on work by one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time,
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With the technology available now for learners to interact with elearning, it gives developers a wider range of ways to develop content that is more impactful and engaging for their audience. A great way to do this is through adding video. Here are 5 articles for what you need to know to get started in producing video for your elearning.
Best Practices for using Video in elearning - A complete primer on the basics of what you need to know to produce video and considerations w
Video production is a very useful tool for eLearning. Through video we can convey information clearly and succinctly, and capture the viewer’s interest in a way we might not be able to purely with text. Alongside animation and interactive media, video production provides a means to make the course more interesting. By using these tools, the eLearning developer can increase the attention span of the learner, as well as the effectiveness and content retention of the curriculum.