Instructional video is a promotional video for the of the Agile Home Maintenance course that will be offered on AgileAbode.me. The video provides instruction to the viewer on how to create a Trello account and configure a board to organize and plan home maintenance projects. The video closes with a call to action for the online Agile Home Maintenance online course.
The target audience for the site, and by extension, these graphic are women in their 20’s through 50’s who are balancing career and home life. These women are looking for ways to reduce the level of effort and, often disproportionate, burden of home management.
OBS Studio, a free screencast software, was used to capture the process of setting up and configuring the Trello account. This software creates video of adequate quality and is easy to use. These features allowed me to create the the screen cast portion of the video quickly and a low cost. Handbreak was used to transcode the video from FLA format, the OBS Studio format, to MP4 format, the format recognized by my video editing software, Adobe Premiere Rush. Handbreak is an easy to use, free video transcoding utility.
Storyboarder, a free storyboard software, was used to plan out the flow of my video. The storyboarding process allows the video creator to plan the story telling sequence of the video in advance of recording. Storyboarder allows the user to record a voice track for each frame, allowing me to begin scripting the video as I created the story board. The process of planning and revising the contents of the video in advance allowed me to move into the recording sessions with a clear understanding of what I wanted to produce. In combination with Storyboarder, I also used Photo Booth, an application that allows users to take still photos using the built-in computer web cam.
Adobe Premiere Rush is a part of the Adobe Creative Suite, not a free software title. Adobe Premiere Rush provides a professional quality video editor with enough functionality to create a smoothly edited video. Adobe Premiere Rush allows the user to record a voice over track directly in the application interface.
Process: Story Board Creation
- Using Storyboarder Create new story board document
- Create a shot, what a screen or panel is called in the Storyboarder user interface, for the viewer greeting and video introduction.
- Using Photo Booth, take a photo to serve as the visual for the shot.
- Create a shot for each step in the process of creating a new Trello account and board (signup, create new board, create lists, and create cards).
- Create a shot for the video closer.
- For each shot, improvise a voice over and save.
Process: Screen Cast Recording
- Using OBS Studio, record the end to end process of creating a Trello account, board, lists and cards.
- Save the recording and exit OBS.
Process: Transcoding Video File for Editing
- Open Handbreak and select Open Source from the File menu
- Select the file saved from OBS Studio
- In the destination file field, select a location to which to export the transcoded video file.
- Use the default MP4 video settings and click the Green “start” button.
Process: Script Writing
Scene 1: Introduction
Emily: Hi, I’m Emily from Agile Abode, and in this instructional video, I will show you how to set up a basic Home Maintenance Kanban system using Trello, a free online tool for Agile task management. Trello fully responsive, meaning it can be used on a computer or mobile device. In this tutorial, we will be using Trello from my desktop computer.
To set up a Trello account, you will need an email address.
Scene 2: Setting up your Trello Account
Using your browser of choice, go to www.trello.com and click the sign up link in the upper right corner of the screen.
You’ll then see this sign-up form. You can enter your name, email address and password here, or you can us the sign up with google button. I’ll be using the google option. In this video.
Scene 3: Creating your board
When you create a new account. Trello walks you through the creation of your first board. You can go ahead and create your Home Maintenance board right here. Create lists for Planning, Ready to Do and Do Next to start with. You can even add your first projects to your planning list here as well.
You can also create a board from the Trello Home page’s Board view. Click on the “Create new boards…” box. Name your board and click on “Create Board.”
Your new board will have a default background and default lists. I like to add a soothing background to my boards, especially for something that can be as stressful as managing home maintenance.
Scene 4: Making your lists
Rename your default lists to as Planning, Ready to Do. Create new lists for Do Next, and Doing. Reorder you lists so that they are in the correct order.
Scene 5: Filling your todo list with cards
Add projects to your planning list by clicking on the Add a Card list at the bottom of the Planning list. Projects should have a clear definition of done and can even be panning projects, like getting a roofing quote.
Scene 6: Summary
Now you have a board all set up and ready for your to start using Kanban to manage your home maintenance projects. For more details on how to use Kanban to plan, prioritize, and complete your home maintenance projects, check out my full course “Agile Home Maintenance” at AgileAbode.me.
Process: Edit Screen Cast
- Open Adobe Premier Rush and create a new Project.
- In the Media Browser panel navigate to the MP4 file exported using VLC, select it and click the create button.
- Create a duplicate of the raw footage video media.
- Use the trim tool to shorten the first video media to include only the video needed for the first scene in which the Trello account is created.
- For each of the remaining 5 scenes, repeat the process of duplicating the media, then trimming down to include only the video needed for that scene.
Process: Record Opening and Closing Scenes
- Open OBS Studio and create a source for the built-in Facetime camera.
- Using OBS Studio to capture video from the built-in facetime camera, read the dialog from Scene 1 and Scene six in separate files.
- Transcode the video files for editing using the steps outlined in the section above titled “Transcode Video Files for Editing.”
Process: Add Opener and Closer to Video Project
- In Adobe Premiere Rush, open the Video project.
- Click the plus sign in the upper left of the user interface.
- Click Add Media.
- In the Media Picker, navigate to the transcoded versions of the the scene 1 and scene 6 videos, select them, and click the add button.
- From the … drag scene 1 to the beginning of the video and scene 6 to the end
- Use the trim tool to shorten scenes 1 and 6 appropriately.
Process: Record Screen Cast Voiceover Audio
- With the video project open in Adobe Premier Rush, Select the Scene 2 video segment.
- Select the first audio track and click the record button.
- Using the script, narrate the procedure recorded in the screen cast.
- Click the record button a second time to stop recording.
Process: Final Edit and Export
- Using the snipping and cropping tools, make any final adjustments necessary to the final video.
- Click the share button.
- Select YouTube as the output location and log into your YouTube account.
- Select an appropriate thumbnail image, enter a video title and description, them click the export button.
- Once the export has processed, click the publish button.