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I'm creating Win Video Tutorials, what topic should I do?

  1. #11

    Maybe you guys should consider making an interactive video divided in a few chapters, like installing, starting first time, simple customizing, troubleshooting....etc. The most I loath about Youtube instructional videos is just too much of talk and lack of examples or going too fast thru them. Seen some really disastrous ones, especially about presentation of some new stuff, unpacking takes 3/4 of the time and no useful information about product itself.
    I would start with a comprehensive explanation of Windows in question with a sample working with some programs and applications and general OS layout.

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  2. #12

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there

    Sorry to be a bit negative here but for complex things like Windows I'd recommend you DON'T do a Video tutorial but a "Classical" type tutorial with plenty of diagrams / power point inserts. By all means insert SOME audio explanation if you feel its necessary.

    When I'm looking for tutorials on complex subjects I always despair when I see "You Tube video tutorial". Some things the OLD way is loads better -- you can go at your own pace, make notes etc etc.

    For Lectures / Demos then a Video presentation is fine.

    BTW please also don't add any hideous music --that often KILLS what are otherwise quite good presentations. Remember your target audience can be anyone probably with age ranges from 7 to 107 !! so music for one group will probably be loathed by others. !!

    When teaching -- SPEAK VERY SLOWLY -- almost exaggerate your words and assume your students KNOW NOTHING. Explain everything from the ground roots upwards. 99% of stuff I see on YOUTUBE unless it's been professionally or semi-professionally produced has poor sound (probably people listening too much to hideous compressed mp3 music on small bud earphones). If people can't HEAR you then the whole thing is worthless.

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  3. #13

    Posts : 2,071
    Windows 8.0 x64

    Good suggestion by Jimbo on speaking slowly and distinctly. Also good quality audio helps. I watched one YouTube tutorial where the speaker had a heavy accent. No matter how often I played it I couldn't catch all the words. The audio quality being scratchy and changing speed slightly did not help. It took several plays just to determine he was in fact speaking English.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    This may be insignificant but DON'T PLAY MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND!
    (especially louder than your voice! )
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  5. #15

    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Another suggestion:
    Don't waste time on fancy titles and opening credits, etc. People click on a video they want to get to it.
    Here's an example of a good, concise vid:
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  6. #16

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    Windows 8.0 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by benefactor View Post

    MilesAhead, we do have a few grey hairs starting to show, we are both in our late thirties and have kids, I think I just got the light right in my photo so that it wasn't so easy to notice.
    Ah that still works for you. Lucky man. No matter how I adjust the lighting for my visage I get either old with poor lighting or old with good lighting. I need some of that morphing software that removes a few decades.
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