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these are the bare bones of a presentation made for a screencasting session at a 2011 MELSIG event - Slideshare ha stripped out the embedded videos and reformatted slightly, but this is the gist of......

these are the bare bones of a presentation made for a screencasting session at a 2011 MELSIG event - Slideshare ha stripped out the embedded videos and reformatted slightly, but this is the gist of it ...

Why not see our screencast workflow article http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/guide/screencasting-workflow

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  • 1. Screencasting - Barriers & Benefits Gavin Brockis
  • 2.
      • Cost
      • Formats & delivery channels?
      • Production skills and time
    Barriers Benefits
    • Access & Engagement
    • Re-usability
    • Consistency
  • 3. Screencasting - 7 Quick Wins Gavin Brockis
  • 4.
      • Map your Workflow  
      • Design for Context
      • Keep it Short (and sweet)
      • USB Microphones = Simple + Consistent 
      • Use the Pause ...
      • Save time and look good with a Template
      • Organize your Archive
  • 5. 1. Map your Workflow
  • 6.
      • Learning Objectives
      • Target device / channel
      • Audience - beginner or expert?
    • What constraints will these place on format and design?
    2. Design for Context
  • 7. 3. Keep it Short (and sweet)
    • Compact & bijou          Death by screencast
    (longer resources can often be divided up) vs
  • 8. 4. USB Microphones
      • self-sufficient
    •         - no soundcard required
      • consistent sound 
    •         - on different systems
      • plug & play
    •         - easy to configure
      • good sound quality 
    •         - when used correctly
    • good mic technique pays dividends !
  • 9. 5. Use the Pause ... Shelly Blake-Plock using Jing for feedback
  • 10. 6. Template - look good + save time
      • A template containing common elements and settings for resolution/format(s) helps:
      • Standardize for team / institution
        • improving consistency in look & feel
      • Define shared settings & materials
      • Avoid duplication of tasks
      • Save time
  • 11. 6. Example - ESU template
  • 12. 7. Organize your Archive
      • Archive your master screencasts
      • Archive projects for future use & re-use
        • Self-contained archives for collaborators
    • Tagging and Metadata
    • Audio tagging (slate) is a quick way to record production details and contributors
  • 13. Results of good practice :
      • Concise , well planned screencasts
      • Format , size & length suited to
        • users
        • content
        • target device(s) and context
      • Action is fluid and easy to follow . 
      • Audio is good quality, natural and clear
      • Consistency in quality, look & feel
      • Archive enables future use & re-use
  • 14. www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk free helpdesk: info@jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk