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 is a Chief Interim Data Scientist via his Mor Consulting. Sign-up for Data Science tutorials in London and to hear about his data science thoughts and jobs. He lives in London, is walked by his high energy Springer Spaniel and is a consumer of fine coffees.