How to create your first video tutorial?
Before I begin to answer the question: “How to create your first video lesson?”, I want to explain who my material is intended for. And this is reasonable, since this topic may not interest everyone. At least at the time of reading this article.
To begin with, due to global computerization and the development of the Internet in Russia, interest in information posted in video format has grown significantly. It was not small before, but now, after the speed of information transfer on the Internet has increased, the demand for video files has become simply huge. Of course, most users of the World Wide Web are interested in downloading films, computer games, and tutorials for free. But there are people, and there are many of them who look at such prospects much more broadly.
Firstly, these are bloggers and website owners who have their own Internet business. They had a wonderful opportunity to create and post video messages, educational videos and presentations on their pages.
Secondly, these are teachers of universities and secondary schools. They can create video tutorials for their students. This is very convenient, since now interactive whiteboards and computers have appeared in the classes. I’m not talking about part-time students for whom lectures in video format are simply irreplaceable!
Thirdly, these are ordinary PC users who, at home, without any special equipment, can create family video albums, birthday presentations, and even animated cartoons. Thus, creating a video is an interesting and fascinating activity that can be used both in professional activities and for the soul. It remains only to learn how to create it. How to achieve mastery in creating cool video tutorials? In fact, there is nothing terrible and impossible, you just need to get some useful information and correctly apply the knowledge gained. No doubt, experience is also needed, but, as they say, experience is acquired, but water does not flow under a lying stone! So everything, first of all, depends only on you, on your desire and determination!
What are the ways to create video tutorials?
1. Record video using a digital video camera. Put the camera in front of you and give out useful information, then save the record on your computer and put it on the Internet, say on the same YouTube.com, blog or website.
2. Record video from the computer screen. Otherwise, it is called screencasting. Here, in addition to the computer, you will need a microphone and a special program for recording and publishing screencasts of Camtasia Studio. Screencast is a digital video and audio recording made directly from a computer screen, also known as video screen capture. How is the recording process in Camtasia Studio? On the computer screen, select the area in which the recording will take place, then click on the “REC” button, and the recording has started. In the recording process, you can use the presentation you created earlier, show and talk about working in some program, or, say, how to use one or another service. In short, the Camtasia Studio program is ideal for creating educational video tutorials! Advice for beginners! Put the camcorder aside for now and start creating your first video lesson in Camtasia Studio. Why do I recommend this particular method? And most importantly, how to do it? You will learn everything from my training video course “How to create your first video lesson?”, Which, by the way, I also recorded in Camtasia Studio!