Approval is a process.
After you’ve written a script, you’ll need to get approval from all of the stakeholders about what you’ve written. Those stakeholders can include managers and owners, department heads, business partners, or a legal department. Expect to go through multiple rounds of revisions and rewrites, and make sure everyone who needs to see the material weighs in. “You want to get as much as possible approved before you start moving,” says Monnin.
Training videos can look like nearly anything. They can be everything from a simple slideshow with a voice-over to ornate whiteboard animations. Live-action training videos are the most common, though. Most often, you’ll be getting a camera crew and actors together to make the script come to life.
Shoot the whole script.
During a shot, make sure you record every word of the script as it’s written. Due to the approval process most corporate training videos have to go through, it’s key to have someone keep track of what parts of the script have been recorded and how many takes each section has required.
It’s possible that you might have stakeholders or people in charge of approvals (like subject matter experts or legal personnel) on set during a shoot. If you do, be prepared to be flexible based on their expertise and input.
Post-production and final approval.
After the cameras stop rolling there’s still a lot of work to do. “Post-production is when you have a bunch of raw material. You do all your cuts, get your selects, and assemble what’s called a rough cut,” says Monnin. Most of the time you’ll assemble that rough cut into something you can show stakeholders. Get ready for another round of approval and feedback.