Screencasting Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Class of 2011 Reference Assistant Westfie...
Screencasting: Overview <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why now? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do with it? </li></ul>...
Screencasting: What is it? <ul><li>Basic definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A video recording of your computer screen </li>...
Screencasting: Why now? <ul><li>Increased computing power and storage </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary hardware availabilit...
Screencasting: Why now? <ul><li>Faster Internet connections </li></ul><ul><li>Easy-to-use distribution methods </li></ul><...
Screencasting: What are the uses? <ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Demos </li></ul><ul><li>F...
Examples <ul><li>Heavy Metal Umlaut ( http://jonudell.net/udell/gems/umlaut/umlaut.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a g...
Screencasting: Programs <ul><li>Windows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CamStudio (open source) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:...
Screencasting: Programs <ul><li>Mac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IShowU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://store.shinywhitebox...
Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Seven basic steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dry run </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storyboard <...
Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Dry Run </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture the task without audio, but… </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Script </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a script for each scene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R...
Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Record the audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch the video while recording </li></ul></ul><...
Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Put it all together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the best takes and combine them using th...
Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Distribute it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Screencasting: Best Practices <ul><li>Brevity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorials should be 2-3 minutes long </li></ul></ul><u...
Screencasting: Best Practices <ul><li>Make it interesting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Call-outs” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li...
Screencasting: Best Practices <ul><li>Make it easy to use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add text to the presentation </li></ul></u...
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  1. 1. Screencasting Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Class of 2011 Reference Assistant Westfield State College Ely Library Patrick Hartsfield
  2. 2. Screencasting: Overview <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why now? </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do with it? </li></ul><ul><li>What does a screencast look like? </li></ul><ul><li>What products are available? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the process to make one? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some best practices? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Screencasting: What is it? <ul><li>Basic definition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A video recording of your computer screen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Term credited to Jon Udell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Heavy Metal Umlaut” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Screencasting: Why now? <ul><li>Increased computing power and storage </li></ul><ul><li>Complementary hardware availability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accessible software tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Movie Maker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Screencasting: Why now? <ul><li>Faster Internet connections </li></ul><ul><li>Easy-to-use distribution methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course management systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screencast.com </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Screencasting: What are the uses? <ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Demos </li></ul><ul><li>FAQ </li></ul><ul><li>Problem reporting </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples <ul><li>Heavy Metal Umlaut ( http://jonudell.net/udell/gems/umlaut/umlaut.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a good Research question / thesis statement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( http://hdl.handle.net/1880/46628 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linking to Full-Text Articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( http://www.lib.wsc.ma.edu/tutorials/linkfulltext/linkfulltext.htm ) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Screencasting: Programs <ul><li>Windows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CamStudio (open source) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://camstudio.org/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jing/Jing Pro (also for Mac) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.jingproject.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Captivate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.adobe.com/products/captivate/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camtasia Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Screencasting: Programs <ul><li>Mac </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IShowU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://store.shinywhitebox.com/home/home.html </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snapz Pro X </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ScreenFlow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Seven basic steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dry run </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Storyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record the video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record the audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Dry Run </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture the task without audio, but… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk through what you’re doing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storyboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch the dry run and break it into scenes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scenes should be short and focus on one task </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Script </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a script for each scene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read it aloud for timing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re-record the video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No audio yet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do it all in one take or break it up by scene or group of scenes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple takes allows for later editing </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Record the audio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch the video while recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use either the screencasting software or another audio recording program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If using a separate program, import the results into the screencasting program </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Put it all together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the best takes and combine them using the editor of your choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Camtasia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Movie Maker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export the results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>QuickTime </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mp4 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Screencasting: The Process <ul><li>Distribute it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departmental web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screencast.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Screencasting: Best Practices <ul><li>Brevity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorials should be 2-3 minutes long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Break longer presentation into more manageable chunks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be methodical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay focused on the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid extraneous movements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak clearly and at a comfortable pace </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Screencasting: Best Practices <ul><li>Make it interesting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Call-outs” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pan & zoom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spotlights </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a quiz or survey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simplify the environment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limit the recording area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clean up the desktop </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Screencasting: Best Practices <ul><li>Make it easy to use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add text to the presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the mouse cursor size </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Thank You http://www.lolcats.com/view/28759

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