Re: [BULK] Re: Writing Scripts for Training Videos

Subject: Re: [BULK] Re: Writing Scripts for Training Videos
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:05:32 -0700

Move the mouse s-l-o-w-l-y and deliberately. No superfluous mouse movement,
please.

> Chris

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 1:21 PM, kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> When I do a script (as I am in fact procrastinating doing this very
> moment) I make a table, with the left side Script and the right side
> Action. I put one sentence in each row and usually (but not necessarily) an
> action to go with it. This helps visualize how the video will go, what
> you'll be showing on the screen at all times. As far as recording, I have
> the voice person read with a two second pause between each sentence. After
> the audio is complete, I do the video to match it and edit the audio as
> necessary.
>
> Apart from that, think about if you need any contextual information at the
> beginning of the video that may need a visual, like a diagram. Do you want
> an intro with a bulleted list of what you'll be covering? Effects-wise,
> don't go crazy with the zooming and wipes and dissolves--pick a specific
> effect you use for a specific reason and be consistent. I try to use zooms
> sparingly and, if I use them, try to zoom back out before changing screens,
> so the viewer doesn't lose their bearings.
>
> For video, record at the right aspect ratio. 16:9 is good... 1280 x 720.
> That will do HD on YouTube.
>
> There. I am all adviced out and sadly must return to writing my script.
>
> Chris
>
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 5:56 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
>> There was quite a discussion about this several months ago here.
>>
>> Rather than repeat myself (I'm lacking time at the moment), perhaps you
>> could search on "Camtasia" in the archives to pull it up.
>>
>> > Chris
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 2:47 PM, Mike McCallister <
>> mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>> > You can also call them "screencasts."
>> >
>> > Mike
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
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>> > [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+mike -dot- mccallister=pkware -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> ]
>> > On Behalf Of Debbi Crum
>> > Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:57 PM
>> > To: Stuckey, Ginger; Sweet, Gregory (HEALTH);
>> techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> > Subject: [BULK] Re: Writing Scripts for Training Videos
>> > Importance: Low
>> >
>> > So, you are writing the script for someone else who will be creating and
>> > narrating the video?
>> >
>> > I use a sample script I downloaded from Tech Smith. You can download the
>> > script template from this page, which also has some good tips for
>> writing a
>> > script:
>> > http://blogs.techsmith.com/tips-how-tos/how-to-write-a-good-script/
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > We call them training videos here.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Tuesday, September 30, 2014 4:41 PM, "Stuckey, Ginger" <
>> > X2BVSHEW -at- SOUTHERNCO -dot- COM> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > After sending off the email, I realized that I didn't provide enough
>> > information. I was a bit frustrated. Anyway, we are using Camtasia to
>> show
>> > step-by-step directions for using some software. I've only ever had to
>> do
>> > that kind of thing for me. I just wanted to gather some ideas to create
>> a
>> > standard.
>> >
>> > We'll be distributing the content by a link to the video.
>> >
>> > Is there a better term than training video for what I'm doing?
>> >
>> > Ginger Stuckey
>> > Technical Publications - Design
>> >
>> > "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his
>> > life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the
>> last
>> > beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
>> > --Unknown
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Sweet, Gregory (HEALTH) [mailto:gregory -dot- sweet -at- health -dot- ny -dot- gov]
>> > Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:37 PM
>> > To: Stuckey, Ginger; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> > Subject: RE: Writing Scripts for Training Videos
>> >
>> > <html>
>> >
>> > What is the scope of the script?
>> > Dialog only? Dialog and blocking?
>> > Who's going to be acting the script?
>> > What is the final product?
>> >
>> > As with any discipline, the tools do not make you proficient, but having
>> > the right tools can make tasks nicer to do.
>> >
>> > Celtx has a nice suite of free-ish script writing and media production
>> > tools:
>> >
>> >
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.celtx.com_index.html&d=AAIFAg&c=AgWC6Nl7Slwpc9jE7UoQH1_Cvyci3SsTNfdLP4V1RCg&r=XMvZyDLmDtAs-PaKQvRklSeLCSEGzk-bR-Un4-IXOyI&m=IjiZTQj4A6khrUL9tUftU3Jdfq2LptWx7yr0Eublhjg&s=u8equuGCytuUg3QAgXYwXK-h3Fi9TBBjGFnrP0wdkwY&e=
>> >
>> > Cheers!
>> >
>> > Greg
>> >
>> > > -----Original Message-----
>> > > From: techwr-l-bounces+gregory -dot- sweet=health -dot- ny -dot- gov -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> > > [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+gregory.sweet=
>> health -dot- ny -dot- gov -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- co
>> > > m]
>> > > On Behalf Of Stuckey, Ginger
>> > > Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:54 PM
>> > > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> > > Subject: Writing Scripts for Training Videos
>> > >
>> > > Hi All,
>> > >
>> > > I have a task to write several how-to scripts for videos. Since I'm
>> > > doing it for someone else and not myself, I want to get an idea of
>> what
>> > other writers do.
>> > > If you can point me to an article or blog, I would welcome that as
>> well.
>> > >
>> > > Ginger Stuckey
>> > > Technical Publications - Design
>> > >
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Re: [BULK] Re: Writing Scripts for Training Videos: From: Chris Morton
Re: [BULK] Re: Writing Scripts for Training Videos: From: kafkascampi

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