Should I record training videos in-studio or on-location?
Choosing to record video in-studio or on-location can be a critical decision to make during pre-production. To begin, answer this question:
What kind of training video are you trying to produce?
Depending on the type of training video you are producing, you will need to make a decision as to whether you will need to produce in-studio or on-location. For instance, if your video is related to skill development like installing a window you may want to record in-studio so that you don’t risk aggravating a homeowner during their window replacement project. Conversely, if you’re shooting first person point-of-view simulations in a retail environment then recording on-location in a store will work best for authenticity.
It takes time in pre-production to make a decision that is best for your learning objectives, budget, and timeline. So let’s consider four factors that will give you awesome sauce on the screen.