TalkingHead educational video: Everything you need to know about it

What is TalkingHead Educational Video?

TalkingHead is a production style of educational video in which instructor’s face is captured while he/she is talking while looking to the camera.



Equipments are easily available
difficult to setup
Recorded file size is very high
Cost of setup is high
Example Video
Alternative Style

Required Equipments


Any camera can record TalkingHead video. SmartPhone Camera is the easiest way to record TalkingHead and DSLR is the best choice to record TalkingHead.


No one likes shaky videos this is why its import to use a tripod to mount your camera on a tripod.

Audio Recorder

Camera's default mic can also be used. If you want to improve sound quality than you can select a better audio recorder.


Special attention to light is required. Try to keep your face in a properly lighted environment. Natural light is the best light choice but other types of lights are required if you are shooting in a studio.

Background / Backdrop

Camera will not only record the person but also record the background behind him/her. This is why you need to give special attention to background too.

Common Tasks

Remove Unwanted Portion

Editing of TalkingHead is necessary to remove unwanted portion like incorrect delivery of dialogue. Cuts can bring jerks to the movements of the person in TalkingHead video.


Branding means adding your name, logo, website address etc. on top of videos. Branding is considered an important step before making your video public.

How To Articles


Any camera, even smartphone camera and a special arrangement that can hold the camera perpendicular to the ground is sufficient to record a TableTop video.


Preference of recording a video depends on the platform for which you are recording TableTop video. For example, if you want to share on YouTube horizontal video is preferred while vertical video is recommended if you want to share on TikTok.


There are two video to do that:

  1. Keep recording video the whole time and cut unwanted portion from video during editing.
  2. You can record video in multiple clips and merge those during editing.
Teacher’s views on TableTop educational video
Possible Combinations

TalkingHead + ScreenCast

ScreenCast is used to create video while explaining content on computer screen. TalkingHead video can be used in the beginning, at the end of the TableTop video to introduce and summarize topic respectively. Additionally, teachers prefer to add TalkingHead on top of ScreenCast.

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2 thoughts on “TalkingHead educational video: Everything you need to know about it”

  1. Dear
    Dr.YP sir
    Your doing great job in helping teachers to teach online and to make videos. Thank you so much. I am N Ramanjaneyulu from Hyderabad. I am one your ET M channel, I am a teacher want to start you tube channel with ppt and explanation with writing on board which method better. Pl. help me.

  2. Sir Thank u .I enjoyed your nice vedio regarding how to make vedio .I want help from you how I can record presentation as well as handwriting and my photo for on line teaching.From where I can purchase good webcam and writing pad.

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