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Training Videos

There's a reason YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the internet (#2 as of 2023!). It's because video is so darn entertaining and can even be educational too. Video is also a popular form of microlearning.

When a video has the right focus and topic, it's a powerful tool to train employees. They can be helpful in reducing technical support calls, correcting a specific employee issue, or introducing new changes.

Video also works great within eLearning courses as part of a larger topic. That means the interactivity of a self-paced course can easily be augmented with the easy-to-digest format of video.

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The Perfect Microlearning

Microlearning is a term that means different things to different people. As long as it's focused on a single task and relatively short learning can be considered micro(learning). But, video is a very popular form of microlearning.

When people need to learn how to change the cabin filter on their 2017 Honda Civic, they most likely head to YouTube. That's because it's a visual format that's easy to understand for a visual topic. Shouldn't employees have access to the same simplicity with workplace training?

When practice isn't necessary because it's a short topic, video lends itself well to technical training. In the right situations, a short video can work wonders to change behavior and empower employees.

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What Can Videos Be Used For?

Video is extremely versatile even if it's not always a replacement for eLearning. We've used video for many quick training and communication purposes. It's an effective way to accomplish a lot in a short time and works well on computers, tablets, and smartphones.

  • Train on quick 3-5 minute focused tasks.
  • Communicate upcoming system updates and need to knows.
  • Deflect support calls with videos that cover specific issues employees typically have.
  • Document a process to transfer employee knowledge easier in the future.
  • Teach employees about a new or updated products or service.
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Training Video Questions and Answers

We tried to predict some of the common questions you might have about training videos and preemptively answer them.

If you have questions that aren't here, check out the general questions and answers or contact us to ask your own question.

How long does it take to develop a training video?

As always, development depends on a lot of factors, especially with video. If your video requires complex motion graphics then it will take much longer than if it's a task walkthrough in software. Training videos also require more time if they need live footage that needs to be coordinated with a local production crew (we don't do that).

On a basic level, a training video from start to finish takes us about two months. That's between outlining, storyboarding, scripting, developing, and all the steps that go into developing a really good training video. Of course, you can make junk in no time at all but we won't do that for you, only for ourselves 😉

On the high end, a video could take much longer depending on its complexity, animation needs, as well as our current capacity.

The minimum two-month estimate is based on a video with a final production length of approximately 3-5 minutes. That's a decent maximum length for a training video. Any longer and you're pushing the viewer into uncomfortable territory.

How much does a training video cost?

The general price of a custom training video from us is kind of a loaded question. But aren't they all?

If we were to put a general price ballpark for a training video that we produce, it would range from $3,000 to $10,000 for software walkthroughs with little to no basic animation. That price can vary a great deal depending on what's needed for the video including professional voice-over, motion graphics, animation (complex or simple), or other custom elements that take more time and effort to develop.

Prices can vary between $1,000 per minute to upwards of $10,000 for extremely complex requirements.

It's always best to discuss the specifics to get a better idea of the actual production cost.

Do I get the video source files?

We aren't trying to control your project or even force you to work with us in the future. What if you hated working with us!? (ya right, right?)

You get the source file which for training videos that might include a Camtasia file, wave files, and possibly even an After Effects or Premiere Pro file. You just need the applications to open them but you still get the source files.

What if I need to make changes to the video?

Whenever we work with you, after completing the project we'll give you the source file. That means you can work with anyone else in the world to make changes or better yet, we're always here to support you.

We love to work with the same clients again and again and would love to continue supporting your training projects. So, we're always here to help you make updates to your training video.

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See Some Of The Videos We've Developed

We've used videos to accomplish a lot for internal technical launches and to help external customers learn applications. We've even created short animated training videos to train on important topics for employees. We'd love to share with you some of the projects we've worked on.