26 February 2009 - 18:49Screencast Interviews with Open-Source teachers
Recently I’ve interviewed four experienced open-source screencasters, three from ShowMeDo (all of which are Pythonistas) and Remy, a Brighton local, who teaches jQuery to designers:
- Horst Jens of ShowMeDo (Linux)
- Gasto of ShowMeDo (Windows)
- Lucas Holland of ShowMeDo (Mac)
- Remy Sharp of jQueryForDesigners (Mac)
Each screencaster uses different techniques and platforms and all have learned to screencast ‘the hard way’, particularly by learning from their mistakes and improving with each new ‘cast.
If you’ve never screencasted but like the idea of a video that demos your preferred tool (whilst you sleep!), do consider playing with the free tools like Jing, ScreenCast-o-matic and ScreenToaster (and perhaps moving to more advanced tools like CamTasia and ScreenFlow). You can distribute your videos through sites like ShowMeDo, Vimeo and YouTube.
Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist for companies in ModelInsight and Mor Consulting, founded the image and text annotation API Annotate.io, co-authored SocialTies, programs Python, authored The Screencasting Handbook, lives in London and is a consumer of fine coffees.