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Planning your Camtasia or Captivate Screen Recording Project

2017-01-18T10:41:59-07:00October 30th, 2013|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos|

At Xcelus, we produce a number of screen recording training courses for our clients. Our clients also do a lot of self produced screen recording courses.  Screen recording is a great way to show how software works or to provide training tips using a Subject Matter Expert's knowledge. Prior to any using any screen recording [...]

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What Makes a Great Training Video – Tell a Story

2017-01-18T09:50:19-07:00October 30th, 2013|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos|

To tell a story, it all starts with Aristotle - Ethos Pathos, Logos Five Things Instruction Designers can learn from Screenwriters about Training Motivation Aristotle developed three keys to effective writing: the artful application of ethos, pathos and logos – the use of character (or credibility), logic (or reason), and emotion respectively. An excellent [...]

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Video Tips for Trainers – Working With Audio and Video Talent

2017-01-18T08:46:52-07:00October 30th, 2013|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos|

This blog post is by guest blogger, Renee Casati. Renee has been doing professional acting and voice talent for a number of years in commercials, movies and corporate videos.   We use Renee frequently on all types of audio and video projects even as a make-up artist for Stephen Covey projects. Renee is based in [...]

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How much does it cost to produce an online elearning course?

2017-07-11T16:18:02-06:00February 12th, 2013|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos|

Question: How much does it cost to produce an online elearning course? Answer: It depends! As a training development vendor, this is the most common question I get asked.  There is no straightforward answer to this question. A common pricing practice will start with a $500 per minute based on a 60 minute elearning [...]

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Video Production Tips for Trainers – The First 48

2017-01-18T10:45:39-07:00July 11th, 2012|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos, Xcelus|

The basis for the A&E television show The First 48 is an excellent metaphor for creating videos for training. The short description for the popular television show is as follows: “For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a case is cut in half if they [...]

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