‘Screencasts’ Videos

  • Shane Purnell: How to Make People Fall In Love With Your Screencasts and Explainer Videos

    WordCamp Kansas City 2018Speaker: Shane Purnell

    January 27, 2019 — If you’ve ever watched a software tutorial on YouTube or a video explaining a company’s product or service, then you’re already familiar with screencasts and explainer videos. While they’re intended to promote a business, product or service by explaining what it is, how it works and how to use it, there’s a huge difference between the videos people love and the ones they turn off after 15 seconds. This session takes you into the world of creating screencasts and explainer videos. We’ll show you why the good ones are good and the bad ones are cringeworthy. We’ll cover topics like storyboarding, script formulas, animation software and sound tracks. When we’re done, you’ll know your options for creating your own screencasts and explainer videos and what to look for if you want to hire someone else to do it.

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  • Ross Wintle: Why and How to Use Screencasts to Train Users

    WordCamp London 2017Speaker: Ross Wintle

    June 6, 2017 — Ross is a freelance website developer, communications consultant and accidental WordPress expert who helps organisations use technology to make the world better.

    He said In person client and user training can be difficult to arrange, time-consuming, and expensive. He’s using screencasts and animated GIFs in client training and support for a while now and it’s good for everyone involved. He talks through why it’s so good to do, how to get started, what tools and setup you need, and how your work can help others too.