Over on the ProCasts blog we’re building up a screencast tutorial series, planned to be 9 episodes long, that will teach anyone how to make a beautiful screencast that helps them explain their product to their new users.
By explaining your product you’re more likely to convince first-timer visitors to stick around and try out your tool.
We’re publishing a new episode every few days, the planned episodes are:
- Why do you need to screencast?
- Choosing your screencast software
- Editing your screencast
- Why adding music makes your screencast more professional
- How and why export screencasts to .flv, .mp4, .wmv, .avi and .swf formats
- Embedding screencasts in your site
- Getting your screencast seen by more people using sites like YouTube and Vimeo
- Pro tip – how to make your audio sound like it was recorded by a professional
- Pro tip – using an introductory animation and PowerPoint slides
We’re writing this series over the next few weeks to help encourage others to try screencasting. Once completed it’ll be converted into a free eBook entitled ProCasts’ Little Book of Screencasting, if you’d like your copy then email firstname.lastname@example.org
In part this series will be discussed in a podcast interview being recorded tonight for the Start-up Success series, we’re discussing the topics for the interview in Joel’s Business of Software forum.
Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist for companies in ModelInsight, sign-up for Data Science tutorials in London. Historically Ian ran Mor Consulting. He also 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.