What the heck is a screencast? I can hear you all muttering into your catnip right now, am I right?
Hello everyone, I’m Silver and it’s my pleasure to present a Tech Tips special showing you the Crew’s first screencast ‘how to’. We are using our A Spring Adventure movie as the example, and the Crew are trialling the Screenflow program for further learning opportunities for our readers.
Because it’s a trial you will see ‘Demo Mode’ displayed, but we are really pleased with our explorations of the software so far. It’s top of our ‘must have’ list right now.
- Definition: A screencast is a digital recording of what happens on a computer screen. It is also known as a video screen capture, and often includes audio narration. YouTube is full of screen
catscast how to’s.
We want all our readers to have fun and adventures, inside and outside, and our Video Challenge is a direct result of our hope to encourage more movie making from our friends and colleagues. Use your smartphone, use a GoPro, anything small and portable is fair game. If you want to add movies to your blog, strut your stuff on Instagram and Facebook, or share your fur family with pride jump, in because… …..
WE ALL LOVE MOVIES!
To Help You – The #DKChallenge Screencast
If you look at the top of this post you will have seen our very first trial screencast. [Here on Vimeo]. Some of you have already submitted movies – so you get a free pass out of class today!
Do you see how it shows more than a film? You are seeing a recording of our own computer screen with Mum recorded live. This is why a screencast is a great way to demonstrate how Miranda’s movie was created, we can show you our own working methods. A bonus is we can answer any questions you might about the screencast, the Challenge, and making a movie, below in the comments.
- Remember, there are no dumb questions, only questions you have’t got an answer to yet.
The Dash Kitten Crew hope that anyone keen to join the Challenge, but without too many tech skills (or needing a quick shot of confidence). will find the screencast encouraging. It gives you an insight into taking those first steps. The one thing we can’t show is the amount of time editing takes. Editing takes as long as it takes, it’s very flexible, and really doesn’t make interesting viewing.
If you are new to the challenge, you can find out a lot more about our invitation to a fun and stress free learning opportunity, and have a lot of fun making videos here. So, why not take a look at the screencast, movie. Tell us if you find it helpful, and if you have any movie questions, fire away, we are glad to help.
- PRO TIP Our eBook can also help, with its step by step encouragement [see sidebar for details]. Free to mailing list members.
BONUS Find our Storyboard printables here>>> European A4 StoryBoard Blue pdf and US Letter Size StoryBoard Blue pdf