How to create your first video tutorial?
Before starting to answer the question: “How to create my first video lesson?”, I want to explain for whom my material is intended. And this is reasonable, since this topic may not interest everyone. At least at the time of reading this article. Deklofenak, Shutterstock.com To begin with, due to the global computerization and development of the Internet in Russia, interest in information posted in video format has grown significantly. It was not small before, but now, after the speed of information transfer on the Internet has increased, the demand for video files has become enormous. Of course, most of the users of the World Wide Web are interested in free download of movies, computer games and educational programs. But there are people, and there are many of them, who look at such perspectives much more widely. Firstly, they are bloggers and site owners who have their own Internet business. They had a wonderful opportunity to create and place video messages, educational videos and presentations on their pages. Secondly, they are university and secondary school teachers. They can create video lessons for their students. This is very convenient, since interactive whiteboards and computers have now appeared in the classrooms. I’m not talking about part-time students, for whom the lectures in the video format are simply irreplaceable! Thirdly, these are simple PC users who at home, without having any special equipment, can create family video albums, greeting presentations and even animated cartoons. Thus, creating a video is an interesting and exciting activity that can be used both in professional activities and for the soul. It only remains to learn how to create it. How to achieve mastery in creating cool video tutorials? In fact, there is nothing terrible and impossible here, you just need to get some useful information and correctly apply the knowledge gained. No doubt, experience is also needed, but, as they say, experience is gaining time, and water does not flow under a still stone! So everything, first of all, depends only on you, on your desire and determination! What are the ways to create video tutorials? 1. Record video with a digital video camera. Set the camera in front of you and give you useful information, then save the recording on your computer and post it on the Internet, say on the same YouTube.com, blog or site. 2. Record video from computer screen. Otherwise it is called screencasting. Here, in addition to the computer, you will need a microphone and a special program for recording and publishing screencasts Camtasia Studio. Screencast – a digital video and audio recording made directly from a computer screen, also known as video screen capture (screen capture). How is the recording process in Camtasia Studio? On the computer screen, select the area in which the recording will take place, then click on the “REC” button, and the recording went. In the process of recording, you can use the presentation created earlier, show and tell about the work in any program or, say, how to use this or that service. In a word, Camtasia Studio is perfect for creating educational video tutorials! Advice to beginners! Set your camcorder aside for the time being and start creating your first video lesson in Camtasia Studio. Why do I recommend this particular method? And most importantly, how to do it? You will learn everything from my video tutorial “How to create my first video tutorial?”, Which, by the way, I also recorded in Camtasia Studio!