For in-depth guidelines please see the general profile “Video overview”.
A pre-recorded video input might be self-made by the input giver, e.g. with their own mobile device or with a screencast application. It can show the presenter’s working space or any other object, equipment or surrounding. Alternatively, another person can shoot the video, e.g. the organiser might meet and talk with the input giver before the event and record the conversation or the message.
Prior to the recording, clear instructions or an interview guideline need to be provided by the event organizer to tailor the content and style of the input to the objectives of the event and the target audience. Depending on the objective of the pre-recording (e.g. a technical training in a laboratory), a script might be necessary, which outlines the exact steps to be performed and the accompanying audio narration and the positioning of the presenter.
For the camera operator, prior light and sound as well as camera movements and zoom-in/zoom-out checks are highly recommended.
There are a number of tools and applications that can be used to produce and share pre-recorded videos. When choosing them, it is important to keep in mind and comply with the data protection and privacy regulations in the location of the trainer and trainees. The software applications mentioned below serve only as examples. Before use, users should check whether they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and other applicable legislation as well as meeting IT security requirements.
The video might be sent to participants as a data file, uploaded on the organizer’s website or to a content-sharing platform such as YouTube or Vimeo and shared as a link, or be played from the computer of the organiser via shared screen during a videoconferencing meeting.