Hello content creators! Welcome to our weekly blog series on video creation tips! In this new series, you will find tips from each article on creating videos for different topics and/or making great ESL videos in general. Hopefully, this will give you some inspirations and help you with any questions you have in mind!
Either you are a current Video Content Creator at BlaBla, or you just applied to become one, you probably know that we want you to create videos that are lifelike. Wow, I get the reaction, "Lifelife" sounds a little vague doesn't it? What does it mean exactly?
If you Google the synonyms, you'll see "authentic, true-to-life, and realistic". So basically, it means to create videos that are authentic, true-to-life, and realistic, to your help audience learn and enjoy English as a second language. "Now, how exactly am I gonna do that?" Glad you asked! Because I have the guideline and video examples just for you to understand the concept a bit better.
When recording, imagine seeing your students right infront of you. Even though you are talking to a camera, talk like how you normally would to a friend or family when explaining a concept or telling a story. How do you normally talk to your friends about something?
Content planning is the most important. Great content that are interactive, engaging, and educational sets you apart from others which goes a long way. Here are a few ways to create qualiy content with mindful planning:
The experience should help users gain newperspective on something new and unique. Keep in mind the age, type, andEnglish proficiency of your audience when designing your content.
Teaching an English concept is the top priority and try incorporateit naturally throughout the video. The video content should inspire and educate users to speak and write English in a native way,and broaden their horizon with knowledge about the world through the context of English.
Even though the video is short tobe less than 1 min, you can still break down the content into mini-segments to keep it rich and purposeful. Make sure to smooth out the transition in between the segments.
A good amount of ESL videos with great content can also be found on Mystery Science, a website that offers "open and go" video lessons on sciene for kids. Although the audience are aimed for younger ages, their content and delivery are extremely inspirational. You simply need to register with your email to access all the great videos of various topics.
I hope you find this article helpful, and keep an eye out for more tips to come featuring more topics! In the meantime, check out 8 Tips on Making Great Videos for more ideas to make your videos interesting and unique.