Posted by: "heddesheimer"

Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:57 am (PST) in the Yahoo Group EVO Video 2010: My Video Classroom 2.0

--- In EVOvideo2010@ yahoogroups. com, "Elizabeth" <ehansonsmi@ ...> wrote:

  • Hi Marian--
  • I think I wrote to you in another group to thank you for help with adding my photo to Google Docs. Nice screencast! I find I have trouble synchronizing my actions on the screen to my voiceover--not technically, but just that it's hard to talk and work the keyboard and mouse at the same time. Any recommendations?

Yes indeed I have. You can create a screencast or video tutorial in two different ways:

1. Recording screen and talking while you record.

This is the fastest and easiest way and works fine with all these online screencast tools like Jing or ScreenToaster.

The biggest disadvantage here: You have to act like in a real live class, that means you have to show and speak at the same time. If you want to get it better synchronized, you can either repeat the same thing over and over again (like an actor do the rehearsal), or you do so many screencasts that you get used to it.

2. Recording screen and not talking but just showing things using a pre-written script.

This one is more demanding technically. I use it to produce my "professional" video tutorials. I write a script with all what I want to say. Then I just record the audio only. Then I record while having the script in mind (or listening to the audio that I just have recorded). After that, I load the video into a video editing software (I use Final Cut Express on the Mac) and add my voice over to the video. Here I can adjust things like stopping the video or changing the speed of the video on some aspects to make things clear or to speed-up the boring parts.

Have a look at my tutorial on Gimp to get a first impression how that could look like: com/watch? v=BDmjddoQU9Q


Many thanks to Marian Heddesheimer for these tips.