This video is a tutorial for adding Siri to the iPhone, created for HotTips. This video demonstrates a number of elements of tutorials that I can be effective at. The first, is that I’m easily able to explain things in a way in which non-technical people can understand it, despite it being quite a technical operation (although, if you’ve never used an iPhone or other smartphone much, this may still be a little too technical for you. This isn’t beginner-level stuff anyways). The second element you should take from this video, is that I’m comfortable in front of the screen, present myself decently, and I’m effective at planning my video shoots for cutting between myself and the product. Without knowing how I wanted the end result to be before recording, this video would not have turned out as smooth.
Finally, notice the pacing of the video. The nature of online video allows content to be absorbed by the convenience of the viewer. They can pause things and rewind easily. The internet’s attention span is also very short, so by making a fast-paced tutorial that doesn’t lag around, and a video that isn’t that long, it becomes an attractive for people to click on and watch, and they are more likely to use it for learning.