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Howcasts: Instructional Videos for Library Users


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Howcasts: Instructional Videos for Library Users

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