You can learn how to make a video presentation for your work and the process can be fairly easy and inexpensive. If you’re the presenter and you’re comfortable speaking in front of a camera, you’re on your way. If others will present, make sure they’re comfortable and relaxed onscreen.

Plan the presentation length and content. Create a shot list including which shots will be close-up, medium, long, etc. and placing shots in order of continuity. When your shot list is complete, categorize the shots by type so you can shoot all of one kind at a time.

Take a master or establishing shot that includes the entire general area where the presenter will be filmed to provide a spatial reference for other shots. Mark the spot where the presenter stands so he or she never moves partially out of the frame.

Shoot all the medium shots first, then move on to other types. Move through your shot list. If the presenter is holding up a product or visual aids, zoom in on it for some close-up shots so the object mostly fills the frame. Check and recheck your shot list to make sure you’ve covered all the shots before you end the shoot.

Edit the presentation sequence, alternating between medium and close-up shots to create visual interest. Good pacing and brevity are important points to consider. Once you’re done editing, show the presentation to others and get feedback; re-edit as necessary. When you’ve finished, you should have learned a lot about how to make a video presentation.