I've been making instructional videos and screencasts since before YouTube existed and I have changed my process over time as both my skills and technology improved. Another business librarian recently asked me about my current process, equipment, and software, and since it's been a decade since I last shared how I make videos, I... Continue Reading →
I was charged with creating a short instructional film that succinctly explained our COVID safety guidelines to students. This was my first time doing a multi-scene film shoot where I was both the filmmaker and the one being filmed. I shot the entire video solo. Here's what I learned.
I let my sons borrow my GoPro a few weeks ago when they went sledding in the back yard. They recorded almost 10 minutes of footage. It was good practice for me to edit someone else's clips down to a reasonably short video and I had some fun with the cuts. https://vimeo.com/511824800
Screencast-o-matic is a very affordable software that you can use to create screencasts, screen recordings, and instructional videos. I've used SOM for years and highly recommend it. It's pretty easy to use and most folks get up and running pretty quickly. However, some users may find that their first few videos aren't as good as... Continue Reading →
I have a foot in both camps. I have an Android phone, but I also have an iPad. I occasionally shoot video on my HTC Evo 3d, but video editing options on Android are pretty sparse (hence one of my reasons for choosing an iPad for a tablet). The problem is getting your video off... Continue Reading →
The video below is a follow-up to my previous post about how I make library instructional videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENyxbkXm1eY This video shows the basics of making library instructional (or other educational) videos and screencasts. The video discusses the inexpensive equipment and software needed, and shows how to make a video from start to finish. Discusses camera... Continue Reading →