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Fundamentals of Good Screencasting
1. Decide upon a clear purpose for your screencast.
Identify your audience as this can dictate many aspects of the quality and direction of your screencast.
Just like a good lesson plan, consider what you want your audience to know or be able to do after viewing.
Storyboard or pre-write your lesson. Double check the steps.
2. Prepare the Stage
Think about what on your desktop you want to capture. Clear your desktop of distracting icons or windows.
Just capture what you want to show - crop off any extra real estate.
Don't capture more than a person can fit on their monitor. (no more than 1024x768, but 800x600 is safer).
3. Tell the Story in Scenes
Identify the breaks, transitions, and connections within your screencast carefully.
Remember that you can start over if you need to.
Determine if you need multiple scenes (a video editing program)
4. Careful Narration
Run through the cast with the script once or twice before recording.
Slowly and carefully
Follow the script. Don't confuse the message
The Basics from Screencast.com
Talk to your IT people about the best file format for your audience.
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"