Shows how Mac users can create coherent and engaging screencasts.
(upbeat piano music) - Hi, welcome to Screen Casting for the Mac. I'm Chris Breen. In this course, we're gonna look at the techniques I use to create screen casts, which are instructional videos and podcasts. In this course, we'll talk about two kinds of videos, traditional screen casts, which are essentially videos of the computer screen with you narrating what you're doing on the computer, and scene casts, which are short-ish movies that include not only your images from your computer screen, but also live-action and still captures. In the coming videos, we'll talk about the equipment you need to do this, software tools for capturing and editing your work, lighting techniques, ways of putting together scripts, your audio and visual presentation, and methods for editing and delivering the final product.
Throughout these lessons, I'll present the material using the very same techniques that we're discussing, the idea being that if I tell you the technique acts as a good one, I should be using the same technique to demonstrate how this is done. Obviously, we have a full-blown studio here, with great lighting, cameras, and microphones, and a bunch of people working on this behind the scenes. But even without that stuff, you can produce solid videos without spending a ton of money, by using the techniques I'm about to offer. Now, let's get started.
- Scripting a screencast
- Capturing video and audio using a screen capture utility
- Shooting live video
- Importing assets and editing in iMovie
- Recording a separate narration track
- Exporting and distributing a screencast