Browse Month: April 2016

Directed video versus event video


videoI video a number of things, and they broadly split into two:
1-An event that happens at its own pace, and I capture the required bits

2-Directed scenes or interviews to be edited into a final programme

What is the main difference when filming? As a video producer, in the former I can only choose what to cover, and in the second I can actually control what happens and when. Seems obvious and straightforward, so why am I writing about it?

Think of a novel. Some bits will be in real-time, such as dialogue exchanges between characters, and other parts of the novel will be condensed, perhaps a narrative description of a train journey where nothing much happens so it only takes up a paragraph.

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Good versus bad scenarios in organisational training

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Behaviour training is very common for customer interactions, health and safety, or many procedure based activities. When I moved from education to business and organisational communications, I was surprised how common presenting ‘bad’ behaviours followed by the required ‘good’ behaviours was in training materials.

Only occasionally does bad v. good occur in education. Would you expect a maths teacher to spend a lot of time showing you the wrong way to arrive at a solution, before showing you the right way? Would you expect a science teacher to show you the wrong chemistry procedure, before showing you the right one? Probably not, so why is there a difference in organisational training?

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