I saw the reader’s request to Training Magazine in their Online Learning News and Reviews email a couple of weeks ago.
That sent me on a paper file search in the basement for the following White Paper I had prepared for our clients back at R.A. Svenson & Associates (later SWI – Svenson & Wallace Inc.) in 1983. I found that and the original work from 1979 – work that I had done at Wickes Lumber.
Here is the request:
A reader’s company is interested in training field personnel on how to perform various maintenance, repair and installation procedures through the use of short training videos.
According to the reader, the videos will be filmed and developed in-house in order to keep costs down, and they will be delivered in online format to the field.
Can others offer tips for developing and delivering such videos, the reader asks, including cost, equipment and talent considerations, as well as filming techniques?
“I’m basically wondering who else is doing this, and what tactics they think work particularly well for this type of ‘online’ training.”
In looking at the 1983 Video Production Process White Paper – it still seems valid (except for those cost figure examples in the tables).
I’ve sent the White Paper as a PDF to Training – so we’ll see if they publish it or not.
Here is a group of photos from one of the shoots from back in the day.
The PDFs offer many examples of templates that you might wish to consider adapting.
Here it is for you as a series of J-Pegs – click on each for a full size view and/or to copy and paste elsewhere…to use as you see fit – with appropriate attributions of course!
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