6A Tutorial Criteria
What makes a great tutorial?
Camera doesn’t shake, easy to watch.
Clear, expressive voice with modulation.
Steady pacing - not too slow or too fast.
Shown at the beginning and the end.
Simple words, easy to understand, descriptive and precise.
Stay on topic
Tutorial is focused and on topic throughout.
Each step is included and explained clearly, in order.
Video is not blurry or pixelated.
Your own creativity is used to edit or film in a unique way.
Good color contrast allows the viewer to easily see what’s happening.
Labels or subtitles to identify key elements in the scene, clearly visible on screen.
As the skill is explained (in writing or text) it is demonstrated clearly.
List of materials needed presented at the beginning of the tutorial
Focus on what is happening - nothing blocked, close up as needed.
Different camera angles to help demonstrate skill.
Video edited effectively including: use of time, fast forward or slow motion to help.
Voice over recorded in a quiet place with no background noise.
Viewers are greeted at the beginning with an introduction to yourself
Presenter is honest about their experience.
A reminder when to pause or rewind to really understand or practice, as needed.
Advice, suggestions, tips to make the skill easier with examples
2 - 5 minutes, broken into multiple parts as needed.
Behavior and attitude appropriate for school.
Use of fonts, capitalization, etc for emphasis.
Unique way of teaching the topic.
Links to different videos or parts of this video to help viewers find the section that’s right for them.