Learn to create amazing online video presentations and teach people stuff you know.
In this course I will share with you my 5 years experience of creating online content mainly in Camtasia Studio. I tried to talk only about the things which are needed, I don´t want to overwhelm you with tons of unnecessary info.
Whether you are keen on shooting your talking head or not, this course will show you, how to create videos with or without talking head.
At first, we will have a look on Camtasia and how to use it.
Then, you will discover how to combine Powerpoint and Camtasia effectively.
Camtasia is also capable of basics video editing, it can do a green screen effect, so you can use it in that way too.
Included are tips for audio and video equipment needed for recording your content.
At the end I will provide you with tips how to monetize your content.
You should have some experience working with computer at basic level, experience with MS Office (Powerpoint) or similar welcomed.
Import media, work with tracks, edit content, use Library, add callouts, lower third, titles, transitions, detach audio from video, insert/delete space
Editing dimensions, detach preview window, add and edit callouts, edit video, Clip Bin, extend clip, snapping
How to highlight a cursor, zoom in and out or scroll the video.
How to record the screen with Camtasia, settings, shortcuts
How the transitions work, examples
Where to find nice and free pictures and get rid of the background right in Camtasia
Quick thought whether to use script or not, how to speak when recording
Level volume, fade in and out, audio points, noise removal
How to edit audio to make the speech more fluent.
What equipment you need, how to deal with echo in your room
How to set recording in Audacity - amazing free audio program.
Basic edits in Audacity, zooming, saving (exporting audio).
Get as much sound as possible by using Normalize feature and reduce background noise.
How to import talking head video (in MOV format) into Camtasia and synchronize with Zoom H4 audio.
Video shot with Canon EOS 1100D camera. How to make introduction to software screencast.
How to set up and shoot green screen video and edit it in Camtasia.
How to change green background and put another there.
Basic concept of lightning the videos.
Experiment of mine. I shoot a webcam video and tried to light it with desktop lamps and ceiling lights.
Set your webcam controller the record nice videos.
Color temperature, LED lights, disc light reflector
How to set up monitor and PowerPoint for recording
How to record your presentation, edit in Camtasia, add video, transitions
How to find and use nice templates for PowerPoint
How to organize your work, files, folders and more to be efficient.
Production settings, production preset, batch processing, produce special
Although I have a degree in Economy and Marketing I have been now teaching IT for more than 10 years. Mostly MS Office, computer graphics and Google tools. I worked for a non-profit company where I created new courses, publications and brochures. Among many, my task was to choose, which software to use for our e-learning application. I was testing Adobe Captivate and Camtasia. Well, to be honest, Camtasia have won because of its simplicity. I also wrote scripts for the videos, I recorded and edited audio and video so I know the whole production process.
I am also a musician and composer. I have a band called Trio de Compostela, I am a choirmaster too and I sing in the local theatre classical music in the choir.