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Matt Sullivan presents "Seven Steps to Creating Effective Screencasts"

From January 20, 2015 7:00 pm until January 22, 2015 8:30 pm
Categories: Chapter Meeting
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The growing user preference for video over text content is a wake up call for technical communicators. Screencasts provide added value to online documentation for today's users. Examples include: tutorials, simulations, and software demonstrations.

A screencast is a video recording of computer screen output, often containing audio narration and/or text annotations. Some screencasts grab your attention, and demand to be watched! Others? Well, not so much.

Join OCSTC senior member Matt Sullivan for a presentation about how to create effective screencasts, including:

  • Identifying candidates for screencasts
  • Using a Title First approach to content and script
  • Choosing resolution and recording size
  • When to use audio, and maximizing audio quality
  • Whether you should consider a ‘talking head’ video

About Matt

Matt  Sullivan has produced dozens of screencasts for Adobe Systems, related to their TCS product releases and his Adobe-sponsored webinars. He’s also trained thousands of folks on FrameMaker, Captivate, RoboHelp, and Adobe Presenter. For more on Matt, and to learn about screencasting, tech comm video, and content marketing, visit techcommtools.com, and see youtube.com/TC2LS.

Slides and Bonus Video Content

Slides including an embedded YouTube video:
http://www.slideshare.net/mattrsullivan/seven-steps-to-creating-effective-screencasts

The video is also available at:
http://youtu.be/nbtfn4DoDvs?list=UU67EwrjnSEkKxbuxjRMcFFg

And as a post on Matt's blog at:
http://www.techcommtools.com/effective-screencasts/

And check out the commercial Matt made (shown at the recent TC Camp Unconference) which is also now the trailer to his YouTube channel at:  https://www.youtube.com/user/tc2ls/    See also: http://www.tccamp.org/


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