Posts Tagged ‘Video’

Slash eLearning development time with MAMP

Personally, I get tired of waiting for server-based products like Moodle when I have to save and update content. Along with the physical time required to communicate across networks, it just takes the flow (and thus, most of the joy) out of the work. If you have an hour or so to invest in a…

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ScreenFlow: Easy video editing

Scared to edit video? Too many moving parts? I can relate! Over the years I’ve tried everything from Adobe Premiere (a pro-level video editor) to the GoPro free video application. Unfortunately, while every product has its target audience, I wasn’t in the target audience for any of them! I needed something with teeth, that didn’t…

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RECAP: Producing Effective Tech Comm Video class – Week 1 of 6

Interested in doing better tech comm videos? I teach a six-week course for the Society of Technical Communication that can help! This video is a recap of what we discussed.Thanks to everyone who helped fill this STC course to capacity! If you’re interested in attending the next session, please Rate, Comment, and Subscribe. Then, check…

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How to Place U3D file in FrameMaker in under 5 minutes

July 2017 Update: While written for FrameMaker 12, this workflow is still valid. Click here to get access to a set of 25 Technical Communication Suite integration videos I created for Adobe. Yep, you heard it right! Start the clock right now, and in 5 minutes you could have a richer, more engaging tech doc…

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Edit FrameMaker 12 Responsive HTML5 Layouts

During my Adobe webinar last week, there was keen interest in editing the responsive layouts in FrameMaker 12. Though it sounds scary, it’s a breeze. Thanks to the new HTML5 skin editor (in both RoboHelp 11 and FrameMaker 12) editing things that adjust to screen width, is actually quite easy. No, I mean EASY! Really! If you…

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TC2LS006-Interview with Kit and Terena

Kit and Terena will be presenting together at LavaCon 2014 in October. Their presentation title is The Space Between us: Managing Expectations between Tec Comm and Localization. We had a great discussion, and I hope you like it! To register for LavaCon, go to http://bit.ly/lavacon2014. Registration costs increase by about 50% in mid-September! Here’s the…

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TC2LS005-Interview with Noz Urbina, Content Strategist

I am thoroughly enjoying my LavaCon podcast experiment. I am enjoying learning more about folks I know in passing, but who I might not yet had the good fortune of an in-depth conversation. Noz is one of those folks!  Always well spoken, and dressed sharp as a tack, we had a great conversation about his LavaCon presentation…

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TC2LS004-Interview with Kane Jamison, Content Harmony

This week I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Kane Jamison, founder of Content Harmony. Kane’s group focuses on content marketing  for mid-sized companies, and his presentation, Risk Management for Content Creation will be a must-attend session for anyone with large public exposure, and for those dealing with compliance requirements. One of the things I…

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TC2LS003-Interview With Darin McClure

Always a man with many things to say, Darin is a pleasure to interview! It’s not often he’ll sit still long enough for an interview, so I hope you enjoy our talk as much as I did. Darin talks about how he uses inexpensive and free tools to maximize his contact with friends, customers, and potential…

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TC2LS002-Interview with Joe Welinske of WritersUA Conference

I had a great time chatting with Joe Welinske today. We discussed his popular WritersUA conference (the next one is in Charleston, SC in October), mobile UA and UX, and the upcoming version of his book, Developing User Assistance For Mobile Apps.  Check back here (in the WritersUA category) for interviews with some of Joe’s great…

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TC2LS001-Interview With Jack Molisani

My thanks to Jack Molisani for taking the time to help launch the Tech Comm Tools podcast. Here’s the interview with Jack: Planning to attend LavaCon? Register via my affiliate link and get a free hour of consulting or services with me! In our 1/2 hour discussion, we talk about LavaCon 2014, his ProSpring staffing agency, and…

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Using Video for Technical Communication

I’m getting ready for my upcoming summer school session for STC on Tech Comm Video, so I figured I’d create a series of posts to share some of the high points with the TC2LS community. If you’re interested, the  class will be three-hour online sessions for six consecutive Tuesdays, and starts on Tuesday, August 5th.To…

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What I use: online meeting and podcasting audio setup

About 2/3 of my billable work (or more!) is done via online meeting. So it’s no surprise I’m a bit picky about what I use for audio in those meetings. Here are the components, and also their backups, complete with affiliate links to purchase them, if you’re so inclined. Microphone (Audio in) Heil PR-40 Dynamic…

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