Screenflow: Create Inspiring Video Tutorials in Screenflow 6
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Screenflow: Create Inspiring Video Tutorials in Screenflow 6

Learn to find a topic, design great slides, communicate clearly and produce super engaging video tutorials in Screenflow
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4.9 (55 ratings)
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Created by Karen Prince
Last updated 5/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Open a project in Screenflow, familiarize yourself with the user interface, record a screencast from your computer, your smartphone or tablet, import external media like images and music and learn how to manage them in your timeline.
  • Add video actions to your elements to move them around the screen, add text and annotations like arrows and boxes, change the way your mouse looks and show your keystrokes.
  • Add callouts to focus attention on specific regions of your screencast like the area surrounding your cursor or a foreground window.
  • Use video motions to make your element pulse, look as if gravity is pulling it or have it bounce on a spring. (new in Screenflow 6)
  • Add touch callouts to show your finger movements if you are screencasting on a device
  • Add closed captions in Screenflow and convert them to a format suitable for Udemy
  • Remove a background from the subject of a photo or video using a process called chromakeying.
  • Setting to export your project to be viewed outside of Screenflow
  • How to find the right topic for you to teach and research whether there is a market for it
  • Design an overall style for your course. Working with fonts and images and how to use colors effectively to set the mood or atmosphere, or how to pick colors that go well together
  • Tips for conveying your message, and outlining and scripting your course
  • Make a persuasive promotional video
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  • Students will need to have downloaded Screenflow from

This course is for anyone who is interested in designing and producing super engaging video tutorials, and especially geared towards total beginners.

It is a hands on practical guide to finding the right topic to teach, the right style for your courses and communicating your topic clearly using Screenflow screencasting software.

The first section will take you on a complete walkthrough of how Screenflow 6 works with plenty of real examples, a thorough explanation of the regions of the user interface and how to use the timeline. Followed by an in depth look at all the editing functions in the editing properties tabs.

I will cover:
How to record a screencast from your computer, your smartphone or tablet.
Apply transitions and video actions to it.
Add callouts to focus attention to specific elements on your screen.
Add text and annotations like arrows or boxes.
Add video motions to your elements (New in Screenflow 6)
And add closed captions
As well as your export and publish options

Then I’ll give you some screenflow tips and best practices followed by tips on:
How to find a suitable topic to teach.
Design and communication.
Outlining and scripting a course

And making a persuasive promotional video so that you can sell your own courses.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to start their own business either as a freelance video course creator or teaching their own skills on Udemy or their membership website.
  • Not for anyone wanting to learn about setting up expensive equipment and make talking heads videos in a studio
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
Welcome and Introduction
2 Lectures 15:11

A quick overview of the Udemy interface showing you short cuts to the curriculum so that you can skip to particular lectures, where to adjust the speed and volume of your videos, and how to download videos to your computer for offline viewing.

Preview 10:54

A brief introduction to the course and an overview of what will be covered in the course

Preview 04:17
Opening a Project and Exploring the User Interface
7 Lectures 47:52

How to launch Screenflow and the various different ways of opening a project followed by a walk through of all the recording options in the Screenflow welcome menu

Preview 09:28

Screencast a new clip from within an open project, learn the hotkeys for start and stop record and set one up for pause. Followed by a demonstration of why I like to screencast at 1080p

Let's Record a Short Screencast

A full exploration of how all the regions of the Screenflow user interface work.

A Closer Look at the User Interface

Different ways to import media and manage the content of your Screenflow media library.

Importing and Managing the Assets in Your Media Library

How to stitch your media together in the time line using simple transitions.

Simple Transitions and Freeze Frames

How to alter the speed of your media using Screenflow’s Transition Inspector window.

Speeding up Your Clips

How to copy and past between Screenflow projects and why you would want to do that.

Copying and Pasting From Project to Project
Editing via the Properties Sidebar
9 Lectures 01:19:50

Adjusting the scale and position of your media and adding video actions to it to make it move from one size and position to another.

Adding Video Actions | Scaling and Positioning

How to rotate your media around the x, y and z axes and add video motions to them to animate them.

Adding Video Actions | Rotation, Opacity and Other Visual Tricks

What you can edit via the Audio Properties tab. Adding actions to your audio to make it fade out, editing the audio channels independently of each other and adding sound effects.

Audio Properties

How to add text to your project in a variety of fonts, at any size you want, and apply transitions to it as well as any of the Screenflow video properties found in the Video Properties tab.

Adding and Managing Text

How to adjust the size and shape of your mouse pointer, apply the radar like signal when you click on your screen and highlight areas of interest on your screen, as well as how to show what keystrokes you used on the screen.

Screen Recording Properties|Mouse Display|Keystrokes

An in depth look at the Callouts Tab which is where you can highlight regions of your screen in different ways

Adding Callouts to Focus Attention on Mouse, Foreground Window or Freehand

How to draw circles, squares, and arrows on your canvas and apply Video Properties and Transitions to them.

Adding Annotations Like Arrows, Circles and Squares

A demonstration of all the different animations you can achieve inside Screenflow’s Video Motions tab including the pulse effect, the spring effect and the gravity effect.

Video Motion Tab (New in Screenflow 6)

How to show your finger movements on a tablet or smartphone if you want to demonstrate a screencast of an app

Touch Callout if Using Phone or iPad
Adding Closed Captions
1 Lecture 08:47

How to generate closed captions within Screenflow and how to convert them to a .vtt file for use on Udemy.

Adding Closed Captions
Export Settings
1 Lecture 13:28

How to export video, audio or just a portion of your video,  how the settings effect your file sizes and what settings I use personally.

Export and Publish Options
Screenflow Tips and Best Practices
5 Lectures 43:46

Some general tips and best practices for making video tutorials in Screenflow so that your screencasts are nice and smooth and your lessons are engaging.

Screencasting Tips and Best Practices

Advice about microphones and why you should buy a good one, a few ways to absorb the sound bouncing back at your mic from the walls and a couple of ways to record your narration from inside Screenflow.

Audio Tips and Best Practices

A source of free music to play beneath your tutorials and how to listen to tracks alongside your project to decide which one you like best.

If You Want to Add a Music Track Under Your Narration

Some advice about talking heads videos including how to do it from within Screenflow, how to light yourself, position yourself and speak directly to camera.

Talking Heads Tips and Best Practices

How to use the Chroma Key video filter inside Screenflow to remove the background from your video and replace it with a completely different scene.

Chromakey or Green Screen
Choosing a Topic to Teach
3 Lectures 23:30

What to avoid teaching and some ideas about how to choose the best topic for you to teach. A step by step example of how I decide what to teach.

Choosing a Topic

Where to find Udemy’s hot topics and research other courses in your field on Udemy and Amazon, and how to check up on Google Adwords if there is enough interest in your topic.

How to Research a Topic

How I get people who are interested in my subject to subscribe to my email list and a few ideas for how my students can do this too.

Start Building an eMail List to Market to
Visual Design and Communication
3 Lectures 28:06

How to come up with a coherent style for your course incorporating slides, text and images and tying them all together in a harmonious way.

Designing an Overall Style

Making sure your graphics are the correct size for a screencast, how to resize them if they are not, and how to remove the background from images in free software.

Preview 09:16

How to choose a color palette to set the right style or tone for your particular course and how to pick colors using the free adobe color app.

Creating a Color Palette
Outlining and Scripting Your Course
3 Lectures 17:41

Tips for keeping your course interesting, to the point and effective for your student.

Tips for Getting Your Message Across

The step by step process I use for outlining a course.

Outline Your Course

How I script my courses so that it is easy to narrate them without stuttering and stumbling.

Making a Persuasive Promo Video
1 Lecture 06:18

Some pointers about what to include in your promotional video to help people understand why your course is the right solution for them.

Your Promotion Video
About the Instructor
Karen Prince
4.8 Average rating
937 Reviews
9,020 Students
6 Courses
Author, Writing Software Teacher and Book Cover Designer.

My writing life began when I decided to write a quick novel while I was between Interior Design jobs because that was what I had always wanted to do — Yeah, Right! It was a lot harder than I expected.

I bought Scrivener, learned a couple of the main functions and got to work on my novel. It was only at the end of the novel that I discovered I could convert my manuscript to .mobi for Kindle right there inside Scrivener. Upon closer inspection I discovered that Scrivener had some fantastic functions that I had hardly begun to tap in to. I was hooked. Before I knew it, I had told all my writing friends about this cool new thing and was offering to convert their manuscripts, and was urging them to switch to Scrivener in order to convert their own manuscripts. In my enthusiasm I inadvertently ended up being the 'the go' to person for their Scrivener problems so I had to learn Scrivener fast.

Once I delved deeper into the software, I could have kicked myself for not learning it properly in the first place. The time I could have saved! Don't get me wrong. Knowing your way around Scrivener does not make you a better writer — you have to learn that skill separately — but it sure does make everything else in your writing project easier.

The problem is, learning it all via the User's Manual can be time consuming and confusing so I found myself popping around to people's houses to get them started or taking step by step screen captures to email to them. This is no way to work, so I learned how to make screen capture videos so that it would be really easy to learn, and my writers could get on with the important work which is writing great content.