How to record a video for your Global Trainers Academy online course?

Online training is rapidly replacing traditional teaching methods. The biggest change 2020 has brought, is the rise in virtual classrooms.

Online training is the new normal and with increasing competition, trainers are keeping abreast of the technology trends, and are launching training videos and monetizing from them.

If you are a trainer then by now, you would have thought of starting an online course, but caught up with thinking where to begin from. There are many aspects to concentrate on while producing a visually-aesthetic and appealing video. This blog will help you at every step in recording your Global Trainers Academy course video.

First, let’s begin with setting up your camera :

You can record your course video from both your smartphone or camera. While recording from the phone make sure you have a good camera resolution and try to use landscape orientation. Landscape orientation is more appealing as the audience prefers to watch it on widescreen or a laptop.

To maintain a steady flow throughout your recording, it is advisable to use a tripod. If you have a DSLR ( Digital Single-lens Reflex Camera) then make use of it, the camera is more advanced in terms of resolution and composition.

Tips for Camera Set-up:

  • Straight Angle: Recording a course video should be formal, so your camera should not be placed in left, right or reflex angle, it should be straight. This angle helps you to maintain eye contact with your audience.

Second, let’s fix your lighting setup:

It is lighting that wins the hearts. Lighting plays a predominant role in your entire project. Lighting creates and sets the mood of the video.

Tips for Lighting Set-up

  • Back-lighting: Avoid back-lighting, it can spoil the whole video. Sitting in front of the window or light can distract your audience.
  • Low Lighting: Low-lighting will not add any impact to the video. The final output will look dull and choppy in this lighting.
  • Natural Light: If you are shooting indoors during day time, make can use your window for natural light. Natural light gives a realistic output.
  • Soft Light: Soft light is the combination of hard light and shadows. It adds a warm and pleasant tone in your output that can attract the audience.

Third, let’s connect your video with the best sound setup:

Would you show interest in a video that has poor sound quality? Obviously no!

Your sound set-up can make or break your whole video. With the poor audio, your audience will struggle to understand your course and would not be able to engage or learn from you.

Tips for Sound Set-up:

  • Use Microphone: Microphone is an important part of the audio. You can pair the microphone with headsets to avoid the background sound. Make use of USB mics, boundary mics, or ribbon mics
  • Background Noise: Avoid background noise to produce clear audio recording. Turn off the air conditioner, television, washing machine, and close the door to avoid capturing any external noise in your video.
  • Switch Off Mobile Phone: The most important, if you are recording from a camera, switch off your mobile phone. Calls, messages and notification sounds can distract you and your audience. When you are recording from a mobile phone then make sure you switch the network to flight mode to avoid in-between calls and messages

Fourth and Final, let’s give you some great background setup

The background of the video becomes a part of your course. Your background should be distraction-free. Find the place or corner which sets the mood for your Global Training Academy course. Avoid the back-lighting or windows in your background because it distracts the audience. You can decorate your background with statement pieces to make it more aesthetically appealing.

Tips for Background Set-up

  • Plain Background: The benefit of using the solid-colored background is that the audience will only focus on you and your content.
  • Avoid the Clutter: Clutter can make your video look messy and causes distractions. Avoid sitting in front of things that can distract your audience from seeing your board or your face.

Keeping our main focus on free and inexpensive tools to use while recording, this guide aims at achieving professional results without spending a cent. From equipment to simple techniques, we have covered all important areas for you. Hopefully our tips will motivate you to record more videos for your Global Trainers Academy Course.