Episode 157

Demystifying Tech Through Video

Video lets your personality shine through…and having an Australian accent no doubt helps too! 

On this episode of The Visual Lounge, we are joined by Troy Hunt, Pluralsight Information Security Author & Instructor. Troy reveals all about how he got into creating videos, his scripting processes and why video is the perfect medium for him. 

Plus, he shares how he became a tech pro, where he turns for inspiration and his experiences with Snagit. 

Troy is also the founder of data breach aggregation service, Have I Been Pwned? Don’t miss this! 

Learning points from the episode include: 

  • 0:00 – Introduction 
  • 1:01 – Introducing Troy 
  • 2:25 – Troy’s first use of video 
  • 3:28 – Defining success with video usage 
  • 6:07 – One tip for video creators 
  • 7:44 – Choosing what content to create 
  • 9:50 – Video creation – innate or practice? 
  • 12:20 – How Troy gets going when creating a course 
  • 14:03 – To script or not to script? 
  • 15:48 – How much Troy edits his content 
  • 19:16 – Troy’s video production process 
  • 21:34 – Secondary uses of video in Troy’s work 
  • 23:48 – Making technical videos understandable 
  • 25:46 – Troy’s advice for technical video creators 
  • 26:56 – How Troy uses Camtasia and Snagit – a story 
  • 29:18 – Troy’s speed round 
  • 35:03 – Troy’s final takes 
  • 35:21 – Outro  

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About the Podcast

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

About your host

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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.