P13 - BYOD: Leveling Up Your Audio and Video Production

Oct 20, 2020
The Mirage
Video & Media

One of the fastest ways to capture people’s attention is with media. Motion and sound trigger an instinctual response that is in all of us, whether it's good or bad. When audio and visuals are clear, people can more easily focus on the concepts being taught. Likewise, when the audio-visual media is not clear, people focus on what's wrong with the media rather than what is being taught. So why create sub-par media for your courses when creating great audio and video is only a few steps away?

In this one-day, hands-on course, you’ll learn production techniques that deliver quality audio and video for your eLearning courses. Start with a review of equipment and accessories that will help you to produce better audio and video. Dive deep into microphone and camera settings that will make your media look and sound like they were recorded by a pro. Using the techniques covered earlier in the session, you’ll then work in small production teams to set up and record a 30-second training video. Using these recordings, you’ll find out how edit with applications like Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Audacity, and Camtasia. During the process, you’ll learn editing techniques that will cut your production time in half and improve your audio and video quality. At the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge you need to take your audio and video productions to the next level.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Simple steps you can take for recording better voiceovers
  • How to set up and use a light kit and light modifiers for better quality videos
  • What B-roll is, and how you can use it improve your training videos
  • How to select the best editing application for your needs
  • How to properly remove unwanted noises from your audio
  • How to save time by analyzing your audio and video for quality before it's too late
  • Why turning off your camera's Auto mode will give you better results and how to do it
  • How to select the best microphone and camera for your needs


Designers, developers

Prerequisite knowledge:

Basic computer skills. Familiarity with timeline-based editing.

Technology discussed:

Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Audacity, Camtasia, smartphones, various microphones, video camera, DSLR camera, lighting equipment, audio accessories, video accessories

Participant technology requirements:

Laptop with Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Audacity and Camtasia installed. Trial versions are ok.

William Everhart, E-Learning Authoring Tools Trainer - E-Learning Uncovered