Instructional Videos

Videos are one of the most effective means to communicate.  I have done videos for family histories, family stories, health and wellness instruction, and other training purposes.


Sample audio video equipment and programs:


Video, Picture, Audio Equipment

Canon H300 for up to 1080p video recording with external microphone

Sony H55 for still photos and up to 720p video recording

Sony Digital Recorder for audio recording with external microphone

Computer for audio video production


Video, Picture, Audio Editing and Production

Cyberlink Director Ultimate

Canon ImageMixer

Microsoft Movie Maker Live

Sony Pixila ImageMixer

Sony Digital Voice Editor

            Nuance Dragon Voice Recognition


Miscellaneous Equipment

            Video Lights (Attached to Camera, Attached to Tripod, Standalone)

            Extra Camera and Light Batteries

            Power Supplies,

            Extension Cords



Steps to Create a Home or Instructional Video


1 - Plan the video shoot, e.g. purpose, participants, setting, equipment, lighting, audio, etc


2 - Determine what video editing program you will use.  See for Video Editing. 


3 - Determine what audio editing program you will use.  See for Digital Audio Editor


4 – Plan the arrangement of camera, lights, participants, background, etc


5 – Plan the sequence of the video, e.g. introduction, flow, ending, etc


6 - Determine the capture video resolution, e.g. standard, HD 720, HP 1024, etc


7 - Get all needed equipment, e.g. camera, lights, participants, background, etc


8 - Setup the area, e.g. participants, camera and lights, etc


9 - Shoot the video


10 - Transfer raw video to your computer


11 – Edit the video, e.g. titles, credits, cropping, splitting, etc


12 – Optionally edit the audio, add a music track, etc.


13 – Render the video into the desired output format, e.g. wmf, mp4, etc for Video DVD, Facebook/YouTube upload, etc.


14 – Optionally, create an audio file, e.g. mp3