What is a how-to video?
A how-to video explains or shows how to do something specific. It could be how to complete a certain task, how to use an app, or how to make something. Your how-to videos should be short, memorable, and focus on the most essential steps to complete the task.
How to make a how-to video:
Step 1: Record
From the Tella recorder choose what you want to record. You can record your camera, screen, both at the same time, or present slides. If you’re showing how to use a web application, a screen and camera recording will work best. When you’re ready, press “Start recording”. Record as many clips as you need to cover the different parts of your how-to video.
Step 2: Customise
Once you’ve recorded your clips you can customise and edit them. Trim clips so that they start and end where you want. Choose custom backgrounds and layouts. Add intro slides between clips to highlight the steps covered in your how-to video.
Step 3: Share or Download
When you’re done editing, press “Finish”. Now you can share a link to your video’s page, post on social media, or download as an mp4 file.
How do you make a professional instructional video?
How-to videos are a type of instructional video. To make a professional video it’s important that you research your topic well, prepare your script in advance, and record your video in clear, easy-to-follow steps. To give your instructional video a professional feel use introduction slides, a custom background image, and video layouts that match your content.
How long should my how-to video be?
How-to videos are generally a simple form of instructional video. They focus on the most essential steps required to complete the task. Because of this how-to videos are generally short. Aim to keep your how-to video between 30 seconds and 5 minutes long.