1. Backgrounds - simplify the viewer experience by offering a neutral background. Instead of showing your kitchen chairs or your shoes on the floor, just a white background is fine. Put a white card upright and film into the white space.
I'll try to find a more neutral space or something to prop up thanks for the advice
2. Foregrounds - 1/4 of the video screen is obstructed (the bottom 1/4). You could use that space to show the puzzle instead. I think you have the camera balanced on something. Use a tripod instead or find another way to balance the camera so that nothing is blocking the view.
Yeah I don't own a tripod and I was using a stack of books. I tried to put the camera all the way to the edge but then I couldn't see the puzzle! Any suggestions?
3. Start, middle, end. This concept is key for teaching people. Before you do something, say what you want to do (start). Then say how to do it (middle). Then show that you did what you wanted to do (end).
I will definitely keep this in mind for tutorials but I want to stress that this was an impromptu video just to show my method in action and how it is applied, more than use it as an actual tutorial. When I am using scripts or posting on my blog I will definitely include this in my proofreading though