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By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 22, 2013

Record screencasts with QuickTIme: Monday Productivity Pointers

This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll cover a popular request: how to record a video of what’s happening on your computer screen with narration, commonly referred to as a screencast.

There are many uses for a screencast. Maybe you’d like to record your own tutorial videos, or you’ve discovered a handy new trick on your computer and would like to share it with your friends online via social media. In today’s Monday Productivity Pointers video, I’ll show you how to use the freely available QuickTime Player to create a simple screencast recording with voice-over narration. To follow along, all you’ll need is a Mac and a either a headset or a standard microphone.

By Joe Randeen | Thursday, March 11, 2010

Scott Hirsch discusses his new lynda.com title: Logic Pro 9 Essential Training

I first got to know Scott a number of months back when he and I started to work out the details of the Logic Pro 9 Essential Training course. Up until the time that he came out to our studios, we had never met in person. Phone, instant message, and email was it.

During this time, it quickly became apparent that Scott was not new to training. In fact, he’s been teaching on audio/DAW subjects for 10 years now. He’s extremely adept at conveying the essentials as well as putting them into practical applications.

By Joe Randeen | Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In the lynda.com studio: Scott Hirsch

Scott Hirsch working on his upcoming title in a lynda.com recording booth.

Last week we had the pleasure of Scott Hirsch joining us in the lynda.com studio to record a Logic Pro 9 course. Scott is a sound designer, editor and mixer for film and video, musician, and audio engineer. His credits include audio post production work on films like the Sundance Film Festival 2010 short The Visitors, and recording, mixing, composing, and playing with bands such as The Family Band, Hiss Golden Messanger, and The Amateurs. In addition, he’s taught at audio engineering schools and is a certified Digidesign and Apple audio instructor and authored the book, Pro Tools 7 Session Secrets: Professional Recipes for High-Octane Results (Wiley), Scott truly has passion for audio/music and that clearly came across when I sat down and talked to him about his work.

Scott and I shared about that moment in our history when we knew first realized what we wanted to do in life.

“The moment I overdubbed my first track, I knew I was hooked,” said Scott. For me it was very similar: It was the first time I tracked in the studio. Scott and I both cut our teeth on tape. It’s wild to think how different it would have been, had we access to the power of tools like Logic, as we do today. Not only is Logic a powerful DAW (digital audio workstation) but it is an amazing song creation tool.

Scott is a very talented instructor and I anticipate that there will be quite a number of those moments from members watching this upcoming tutorial, in addition to a few potential ah-ha! moments from those already familiar with Logic. His nine-plus years of teaching digital audio have brought indispensable knowledge and boundless creativity to his students. I found his enthusiasm and knowledge infectious. When I got home after our talk, I couldn’t help but fire up Logic and take a look at some of topics he had been recording that day in the studio.

Keep an eye open for Scott’s new titles coming out soon.

Senior Training Producer Kirk Werner, Scott Hirsch, Acquisitions Manager/Audio Joe Randeen.

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