Video

7 Steps to Effective Screencasts

Thanks to everyone in OCSTC for coming out to see my presentation on effective screencasting. I was honored to see a fairly large turnout. Thanks also to Michael Opsteegh for suggesting the session for his Long Beach State tech writing students! The session was lively, and I think I went about 25 minutes over my expected…

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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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Presenter 10: Recording/Editing limitation

I have quite a few things going on right now…If you’re feeling impatient, feel free to skip to the bottom of the article. If not, read on! So I finally get my new audio setup (very exciting, and if you see any of my upcoming Adobe webinars, or my guest interview with Kristen Roarke @rourketraining and Rick Zanotti…

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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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Free upgrade from TCS 5 to TCS 5.1

[Edited on July 11, 2014] Adobe released Technical Communication Suite 5.1 on July 9, 2014. The new version appears to be the same components, but updates Captivate to version 8, and Presenter to version 10. Per the Adobe announcement: Customers worldwide, who have purchased Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5 (including Adobe Captivate 7 and Adobe Presenter…

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Creating a quality webcam video

In the last year I’ve been increasing my use of webcam video. I use it for online training, recording recaps of my Slideshare content, and for posting video blog entries to YouTube and my website. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things that I’ve organized into a class. Here’s a recap of my lessons learned,…

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