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 →
My first videos in my new work-from-home basement office were a bit rushed, so I didn't have much time to work out all of the details before recording the research sessions for my students. While the content was okay, I wasn't happy with the quality of the audio and video. I watched a few YouTube... Continue Reading →
Today my son and I experimented with his Kaskey Kids Football Guys field fabric for potential use as a green screen. The results look promising and may open up some more options for my videos. The fabric seems to work fine as a green screen in Screencast-o-matic. I just need to combine a few of... Continue Reading →
I tried to make a video yesterday but couldn’t quite get it together. This was the result. I hope you find humor and can laugh at yourself even in frustrating and uncertain times.
David Lee King posted some great suggestions for video editing tools. One application that he left off his very-comprehensive list is Screencast-O-Matic. I've used SOM for several years to record the screencasts for my YouTube video tutorials and I have recently started using SOM to edit my videos as well. This has allowed me to... Continue Reading →