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Howcasts: Instructional Videos for Library Users

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    • 1. Howcasts: Instructional Videos for Library Users
      Presented by:
      Jeff Lewandowski
      IT Coordinator
      Hinsdale Public Library
    • 2. What are ______casts?
      Howcast – instructional digital video distributed on the web
      Screencast – uses computer screenshots and narration to demonstrate a task or product
      Vodcast(Video-On-Demand-casts) – utilizes RSS protocols, H.264 and iTunes for distribution
      Webcast – live streaming video
    • 3. Howcast
      What is Howcasting?
      Why use Howcasting?
      What do I need to get started?
    • 4. What is Howcasting?
      Instructional video distributed on the web used to demonstrate a product or task, most commonly used in training efforts. A.k.a. How-to videos.
    • 5. Why should I Howcast?
      Promote the Library
      Promote Library services
      Demonstrate use of Library services
      Familiarize yourself with the technology
    • 6. What do I need to get started?
      The Essentials
      • Video Camera
      • 7. Computer
      • 8. Video editing software
      • 9. Actors
    • Camera
      Small video camera
      Flip video, Sony Bloggie, KODAK Zi8 Pocket
      Proprietary software
      Instant upload
      Digital Camcorder
      Any number of brands
      HD
      Accessories
    • 10. Computer Hardware and Software
      Windows or Mac
      Powerful
      Memory
      Storage
      Many different brands of software
      Ease of use
      Functionality
      Capabilities
      Examples
      Adobe products
      Final Cut
      Windows Movie Maker
    • 11. How do I Howcast?
      4 Steps
      Plan
      Create
      Edit/finalize
      Distribute
    • 12. Plan
      Topic
      Script
      Stage (Recording area)
      Actors
      Schedule
    • 13. Create
      Practice script
      Record footage
      Keep all of the recorded footage
      Blooper reel
    • 14. Edit and Finalize
      Edit footage
      Add titles and credits (even subtitles)
      Save the video in a format that you need (depends on where you want to distribute it)
    • 15. Distribute
      Upload to websites
      Youtube
      Howcast
      Library website
      Promote
      Newsletter article
      Links on website
      Handouts
    • 16. Howcasts produced by HPL
      Links on Website (YouTube)
      Howcasts
      Howcast.com
      Hinsdale Public Library on Howcast.com