A microvideo is a short video to tell a story.
With smart phones and tablets, nearly everyone has a movie studio at their fingertips. A three-minute-or-less microvideo that carries the same content as a slideshow, but surprises and engages viewers. More importantly, microvideos can communicate a large amount of information quickly, whereas slideshows can be interrupted by questions or comments that often would have been answered later in the presentation. Microvideos can help achieve a shared understanding more quickly than slideshows, providing more space and context for purposeful discussion afterwards.
There are two types of microvideos:
Both depend on telling a great story.
And both depend on having a solid visual vocabulary.
Here's how to make both kinds of microvideos:
Want to use microvideos in a group setting and have participants create them as a deliverable? Just have them scan this QR code:
UPDATE: Here's the recorded video from a NOVA Scribes webinar teaching microvideos!
With microvideos, you can tell stories, capture audiences, and let loose your inner Spielberg.