Tutorials - audio and video question

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Tutorials - audio and video question

Postby varxtis on 06/22/2015, 2:35 pm

I need to create a tutorial. Im horrible at explaining myself, but have to do a video breakdown of steps involved for a project. I want to to make sure I don't stray off topic, bog it down with unnecessary facts, and will be easy to learn, comprehensive. When I consider making a tutorial, I immediately think of Andrew Kramer and Video Copilot.
My Questions:
1.) Does anyone have suggestions for sites that could help educate me on creating tutorials? Ive google'd and found quite a few good tutorials for making tutorials, but I just want to be sure that Im not missing out on a good one from the Video Copilot community.
2.) When Andrew Kramer does his tutorials, do you know if he records his voice and screen records separately?
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Re: Tutorials - audio and video question

Postby Videvo on 06/30/2015, 5:28 am

varxtis wrote:I need to create a tutorial. Im horrible at explaining myself, but have to do a video breakdown of steps involved for a project. I want to to make sure I don't stray off topic, bog it down with unnecessary facts, and will be easy to learn, comprehensive. When I consider making a tutorial, I immediately think of Andrew Kramer and Video Copilot.
My Questions:
1.) Does anyone have suggestions for sites that could help educate me on creating tutorials? Ive google'd and found quite a few good tutorials for making tutorials, but I just want to be sure that Im not missing out on a good one from the Video Copilot community.
2.) When Andrew Kramer does his tutorials, do you know if he records his voice and screen records separately?


Hi varxtis,

1) If you haven't already stumbled across it, I've found this article to be very helpful (especially in its recommendation to plan out a script beforehand -- this is very important so that it's comprehensive and not bogged down with unnecessary facts, like you said!): http://idratherbewriting.com/2012/09/27/how-to-create-video-tutorials-a-five-step-process/

2) Most video tutorials involve screen and voice recordations done simultaneously (this allows for a live/engaging experience), and it seems that Andrew Kramer does this as well. If you need help finding software that records both your screen and voice at the same time, Ezid may be a good choice (http://www.ezvid.com/record-voice-and-screen-same-time).

If you're interested, we've recently posted an article on our site regarding the Top 5 Resources for Video Production Tutorials (http://www.videvo.net/blog/top-5-resources-for-video-tutorials/), so it might be good to check out these sites for examples of the different ways you can go about what you're looking to do. :)

Hope this helps and good luck!
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Re: Tutorials - audio and video question

Postby varxtis on 07/2/2015, 2:10 pm

Thank you so much! That was extremely helpful. I did a pass and was kind of happy about it, but even though I knew to avoid being wordy, it was only after your response that I realized, yes I was way too wordy. Too much unnecessary dialogue. I am going to be doing screen capturing and audio, but Im really scared about doing it all the same time. The introductory part I did which is only a couple of minutes was ridiculously hard for me even with a script because I hate the sound of my own voice and I never feel like I get the right... expression? inflection? something like that. The introductory video had to be broken up into 10 bits recorded separately, and the intro part is audio only T_T Im so screwed
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