HOW TO MAKE A TUTORIAL VIDEO FOR ANYTHING
Learn how to make a tutorial video for anything by reading this article. We share some important tips to pay close attention to before creating a video.
There are lots of people with useful skills who intend to share those skills with the world, but they simply aren’t sure of how to go about it. If that’s you, then keep reading.
In this post, we explore some helpful tips to teach you how to create a tutorial video for anything. You may want to make a tutorial video for business, educational, entertainment, or even personal purposes. The simple tips that will be shared in this post cuts across all areas and can be applied to any field.
Without wasting any more time, below are some helpful tips on how to create a tutorial video for anything.
HAVE A PLAN OR STRUCTURE FOR YOUR CONTENT
There is a saying that, “if you fail to plan, you have successfully planned to fail.” It is very crucial to have a plan, not just for creating a tutorial video, but really for anything one plans to delve into. But in this context, creating a plan, structure, or outline for your video will help you in delivering good content. You can start out by carrying out some research, study what your audience needs, the questions they may ask, and use that information to create a tutorial topic that will help the most amount of people.
CREATE A SCRIPT
Once your topic has been created, it’s a good idea to work on a script next. Create a storyboard to outline and visualize what you intend to share with people. You can draw out pictures, use screenshots, sketches or create a simple list of what you will be sharing based on your topic.
RECORD YOUR AUDIO FIRST
After creating a topic and planning out your script, proceed to record your audio first. Write out a script of what you will say to prevent ramblings and unnecessary details. Use words that you would normally use in your daily conversations, you don’t need to sound so formal or too sophisticated. Focus on communicating clearly and effectively, practice as much as possible, then get someone else’s opinion on your script before proceeding to record with a microphone. Ensure you record in a quiet place with no distracting background sounds. Speak slowly and clearly when recording your voice and if you make a mistake, simply pause the video and continue from where you made the mistake, there’s no need to start all over again as the mistakes can be edited out at the end. We recommend Audacity or Adobe Editions for editing audio. Finally, listen to your recording to be sure it sounds okay before proceeding to the next step.
RECORD YOUR VIDEO
Before recording your video, record your screen. Start out by clearing out your desktop to remove any applications you don’t need before proceeding to record a video. It is also advisable to turn off any notifications that may pop up on your screen. Open the application you want to use in recording and practice as much as possible. Camtasia is a great application for screen recording, it’s easy to use in recording your video and has various tools for creating that perfectly edited video.
Refer to the video below to see how you can create your own tutorial video: