Episode 150

Effective, Efficient, Repeatable Production

Whatever type of videos you are producing, the key to doing it successfully is to build effective processes you can rinse and repeat.

Whether it be how your equipment is set up, the way you edit, write, or record your videos, having repeatable processes in place can help you scale your videos at a sustainable pace.

This week’s guest on The Visual Lounge is Tim Slade, founder of The eLearning Designer’s Academy. He explores how using efficient processes has helped him in his work, plus he tells us how he got started in video creation and his tips and tricks for creating video courses.

Tim also explains how processes can help ease your burden when it comes to post-production and expresses how important it is to be natural and show off your personality on video.

Learning points from the episode include:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 1:11 – Introducing Tim Slade
  • 1:58 – The first video he made compared to now
  • 4:50 – Defining success for a video course
  • 6:16 – One tip for improving video content
  • 7:42 – Tim introduces his project
  • 10:39 – How to start planning for a big project
  • 13:35 – To script or not to script?
  • 16:10 – How Tim deals with heavy post-production tasks
  • 18:38 – How he makes things simpler – reusing and repeating
  • 23:56 – Advice for batch-producing videos
  • 27:38 – Extra advice for repeatable, efficient video production processes
  • 29:39 – Tim’s Speed Round questions
  • 35:40 – Tim’s final take
  • 36:36 - Outro

Important links and mentions:

  • https://www.linkedin.com/in/sladetim/
  • https://www.elearningacademy.io
  • https://www.timslade.com

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.