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Creating Your First Tolstoy
Tolstoy blog post
by Dov Kaufmann
Nov 17, 2021
3 min read

There’s nothing quite as exciting as starting a new project, especially when you’re filming your first ever Tolstoy! With Tolstoy you can create interactive videos all by yourself with no experience in film or editing from the comfort of your phone or computer.

Interactive videos stand out from the crowd, use it for....

  • Qualify leads
  • Prospecting
  • Recruiting
  • Support
  • Product demonstrations
  • Welcoming visitors
  • And much more 🤩

With just a few steps you can get started with Tolstoy today! So here’s how: 

First Step: Write the script

Writing a script for a short video may seem unnecessary, but we can assure you it will make a world of a difference, and save precious time while shooting! 
Check out our full scripting guide here.

Second Step: Filming the Tolstoy

Once you’re happy with the script, it’s time to film! 📽

There’s no need for fancy equipment, Tolstoy makes it easy to create a professional looking video. Here are some key tips to take your video to the next level. 

  • Sound & lighting - Good quality videos are key in keeping viewers hooked. Record in a quiet room for high quality sound. For lighting, most issues are resolved simply by filming in front of a window during the day.
  • Presentation - dedicating a few moments to your overall presentation could make a huge difference in your Tolstoy. Make sure your background is clean and not too distracting. Clothing-wise, avoid busy patterns that may not be processed well by your camera, and make sure you’re not wearing any reflective glasses or clunky jewelry.
  • Body language and confidence - Stay relaxed and comfortable while recording - you know your product best, share the joy! Being familiar with your text will help you be more relaxed and natural. Smile and make eye contact with the camera to convey confidence and openness! 

Third Step: Edit the Tolstoy

Upload the parts you filmed to the Tolstoy system and determine the flow of your videos! 

That’s it! You have now easily and quickly created an interactive video that will stand out from the crowd and dazzle your customers!

Want to learn more? Check out our help center here to discover all of the features Tolstoy has to offer, and click here to check out our other guides.