On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 1:35 AM, Charles Matthews <
On 12 March 2015 at 15:10, Pine W
Following up on this: Cascadia Wikimedians may
need some kind of
presentation outline or screencast along these lines by mid-April. If the
WMF education team and others can't create one by that time, we/I might
hack together a rudimentary version and put it on Commons for others to
reuse and/or build on.
Does anyone have recommendations for screencast creation software,
preferably ones that are open source?
I started using a Chromebook last July, precisely because I wanted to
screencast videos. I would recommend the screencast app for
Chromebook, simply because it is free and I could get quick results. (I
don't know whether it is open source.)
In this context, of training videos that will need to be changed soon, it
makes a lot of sense to me to work with this sort of lightweight system,
and develop an informal, conversational style - very much "live".
Of course you need to do some rehearsal and scripting, but it is possible
to get decent results after a few hours. (I do have lecturing experience: I
probably like the approach for that reason.)
for a good resource about
screencasts. (And please help update it!)
For linux, I really like
- very simple and easy to use.
I made this 40 second video using it:
(notes on talkpage)
The process took about 2.5 hours: half that time was getting the script
right, and the browser-tabs setup properly; and half was making about 50
recording run-throughs before I had an error/stutter-free version.
The hardest (most labour intensive) part of any screencast-creation, is
getting the resources created and organized (script re-re-re-re-written,
I too, would love to see a few VE screencasts. Ideally some very short and
high-velocity ones aimed at power-users (look at how awesome VE is now!),
as well as some more calm and polished (but still short) ones aimed at
There's also a task to make a more extensive GuidedTour for VE, at
(See the old and very very basic (2-step) "demonstration" version, linked
just want an example to dissect/adapt. I hope these will proliferate over
the coming years.)
Hope that helps.