Write an outline or script – Once you’ve picked the right tool, now it’s time to prepare your screencast. This will help you save time and headaches during the creation process. The best thing you can do is to plan it all out with an outline or script. Whether you are creating videos for school or business, scripts are a great way to organize your thoughts. From video tutorials, product demonstrations to social videos, write your thoughts down and have it near your computer or laptop while recording. It will keep you on point throughout your video.
Screencast-O-Matic has a beneficial feature called Scripted Recordings, which you can access as a Deluxe user. You can type in your script and record your voice along the way. This helps keep your script organized into sections and gives you the ability to edit over your voice easily. Scripts are great for those looking to create screencasts for video lessons in flipped learning, product promotion for marketing a business or blogging videos for personal endeavors. There are times when scripts may not be needed. For example, lecture capture or recording gaming videos may not need a script and in these cases, just hit record!
Check your environment – Make sure you’re in a quiet room and check for any distractions before you begin. Avoid recording in places that reflect noise. For example, bathroom walls bounce noise. Your voice will sound like an echo if you record in a quiet bathroom. Instead, pick a room with carpet and make sure all windows are closed during your recording. Quality audio is crucial when recording a screencast.
Second, pick the right tool that works for you.
There are numerous tools in the marketplace to get the job done. But instead of getting the job done, why not getting it done RIGHT? That’s where the tool comes in. Picking the right tool for your screencast is key to getting it done RIGHT. Try looking for a screen recorder that’s easy-to-use and intuitive. Not only is it easy, but it also has all the features you need to create amazing screencasts.
Remember, you’re going to make mistakes. That’s okay. Hopefully, with these easy steps and tips, you’ll be on your way to creating screencasts with ease!