Webinar recording: Video drama in learning – what is it good for?

Drama scenarios are a relatively common feature in learning and development, but poorly executed role-plays with amateur actors has given drama in learning a bad name. When done well, drama video can be one of the most effective ways to emotionally engage learners and impact their future behaviour. On 4th June 2020 we hosted a … Read more

Socially distant filming: how it works in a studio

Studio filming with vision mixer

Studio filming is a consistent necessity for us as a video production company. Studios are great because of the level of control they afford over light and sound – meaning that it’s easier to ensure an efficient shoot and a quality result. There are loads of ways a studio can be used for filming. For … Read more

Socially distant filming: how it works on a construction site

Construction worker

This article outlines some guidance as to how construction sites have changed working practices in order to operate with social distance, and how we can film in that environment with those considerations in mind.

Retention study using video plus AI-generated retrieval practice

Retention study image and stats

The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of traditional training videos versus the effectiveness of using a video alongside with AI technology (Total Recall). The Total Recall option involved chunking the training video into easily digestible clips and punctuating those clips with AI generated retrieval questions.

Video + AI = Total Recall

Total Recall eye

Total Recall is a simple formulation which challenges the usual way we think of eLearning. The video below explains how it works, and shows it in action. Total Recall combines video’s strengths in visual learning with the conceptual learning power of a unique artificial intelligence-powered system. But what does this actually mean?  In terms of … Read more

Total Recall: The production process

Production meeting

Total Recall combines bespoke video content with AI to deliver an immersive learning experience that helps employees retain more and perform better. At the highest level, the production process involves running the video transcript through the AI machine which semantically interprets the content and drafts a course in seconds. This article explains the production process in … Read more

How to use video in your eLearning

video presenter

Wondering how best to use video and audio in your e-learning?

We recently collaborated with Elucidat, whose authoring platform is used by many organisations to empower people-centred elearning.

We created a five-minute interactive piece to showcase Elucidat’s video and audio capabilities and help you decide which multimedia approach is right for your learning goals and budget.

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What’s the best way to use video on a website?

The other day a very clever man who founded and runs an authoring tool company showed me around his most excellent product. Chatting afterward he remarked that while he was aware it’s accepted wisdom that having a video on your website is a “good thing” he’d never understood how it could work for him.  After all, his product does pretty much the same thing as all his competitors’ products, so is there really much benefit to running through the features with voice-over, screen grabs and the like? 

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