Episode 201

Accelerating Workflows for Video Creation

Getting content out there fast is more important than ever. You don’t want to keep people waiting for your content, after all. But getting faster at video creation is no easy thing, and the last thing you want is to push out low-quality content just in the name of speed.  

In this episode of The Visual Lounge, we hear from Brandon Burtner, the Senior Director of Learning Strategies and Solutions at Scaled Agile, on his approach to accelerating workflows in video creation.  

A big takeaway from this episode is to not just focus on the production side of things but to also be mindful of the planning process, project management, file management, and everything that needs to happen before you hit record. 

Brandon takes us through some steps in the agile work method and explains how you can accelerate your workflows and collaborate with stakeholders and contributors more efficiently.  

Learning points from the episode include: 

  • 00:0002:18 Introduction
  • 02:1805:09 Brandon’s top tip for improving how you create videos
  • 05:0907:02 What it means to accelerate flow
  • 07:0211:19 How to start accelerating flow for your videos
  • 11:1912:32 How to approach project management in a team
  • 12:3215:04 How to weigh up “busy work” vs. important project management work
  • 15:0418:31 The importance of minimizing handoffs and dependencies
  • 18:3121:41 Using templates to accelerate workflows
  • 21:4127:10 Optimizing practices for production
  • 27:1031:07 Speed round questions
  • 31:0731:47 Brandon’s final take
  • 31:4732:46 Outro

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The Visual Lounge
Discussions about the power of visuals and videos and how to make them even better.

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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador from TechSmith Corporation, has created videos for learning and marketing for over a decade. He is the lead behind TechSmith Academy, a free platform teaching video and image creation for business, which has been used by tens of thousands of users. He is the host of The Visual Lounge Podcast from TechSmith, which streams live on Youtube and LinkedIn weekly. Matthew is a regular speaker at multiple learning and development-focused conferences and is a regular contributor to various training publications. Connect with him on LinkedIn.