How to Map Out Your Video Production With Blocking

Heard of blocking? In theater, blocking is used to figure out the exact staging of actors so that their performance is never obstructed from the audience. They do the same thing in video, and you should be doing something similar with your screencasts.

Have you ever planned a video production, either a screencast or a video recording, and had it end up nothing at all like you envisioned it? What caused the deviation from your plan? Was it a change in direction that came late? Was it the sudden addition of new information or assets? Or was it that things just didn’t work out the way you had expected?

Most of the time, the reason things don’t turn out the way we expected was because we failed to plan thoroughly. Sure things still work out most of the time, but it takes a lot more work in the middle of a project, and sometimes you can lose focus. I am assuming this is due to our expectation for instant gratification that we have developed thanks to fast internet, search engines, and online purchasing.

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