ScreenChamp 2013: And the Winner Is…

What an incredible year for the ScreenChamp Awards! The 2013 competition had many firsts: a record number of entries (230+), a double category winner, and an incredibly heated People's Choice Award competition. Let's break it down! Watch Episode 33 of The Forge ScreenChamp judges Matt Pierce (Host, The Forge) and Steve Garfield (Videoblogging Pioneer) announce the winners live and discuss this year's finalists: Can't see the video? Watch it on YouTube Training & Tutorial and Sales & Continue reading

ScreenChamp Finalists: View and Vote Now!

The People's Choice Award The finalists have been selected...the judges are revealed...and now it’s up to YOU to make the final decision! Vote for the People’s Choice Award on the TechSmith YouTube Channel. Simply "like" a video to cast your vote. The People's Choice Award will go to the video with the most YouTube likes. (Dislikes don’t count and views don't matter either.) And make sure to subscribe to the TechSmith Channel while you're there! The People's Choice Award voting closes Continue reading

Submit NOW for ScreenChamp Awards – ScreenChump Wrap Up

That's a Wrap! It's hard to believe that 5 weeks of video reviews have come and gone, and even harder to believe that submissions for this year's ScreenChamp Awards have already opened. In case you missed it, we've been giving friendly feedback on a number of fine user submitted videos in preparation for our third annual ScreenChamp Awards. Annotated with tips and tricks that we've gained from our own screencasting experience, we hope that they'll serve as a good resource for everyone, including Continue reading

The Forge – Interview with Lee LeFever of Common Craft

Woah! The Forge is back!! We're starting our 4th year and we've got a great episode for you. Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube! So, in the course of your everyday life, do you ever need to explain anything? Do you find that easy? Difficult? Frankly, if you're a marketer, trainer, business owner, parent, partner - you're explaining things, probably multiple times a day. Sometimes the stakes are low, but what about when the stakes are really high? Do you know how to communicate Continue reading

Enter your video to win – third annual ScreenChamp Awards!

You've had a year to develop a new screencasting masterpiece...some practical pointers on how to level up, courtesy of our ScreenChump to ScreenChamp series of video now it's time to round up your best work and submit it to the ScreenChamp Awards 2013! We're giving away more than $4,800 worth of audio and video gear, pre-production tools, and music soundtrack gift certificates from our friends at You can enter up to three videos, which we'll sort into one of Continue reading

[UPDATED with winners list] Join us live at 2pm – ScreenChamp Awards show

UPDATED 5:20pm ET - View the recording of The Forge below. Can't see the embedded video? Watch it on YouTube. ScreenChamp Award 2012 Winners! Best in Show: Vesone Dean, What is SignUp?  EDU category: Valerie Pennington, Anatomical Terms of Direction and Planes of Section Sales & Marketing category: Nino Paglia, Mantic - RealeFlow Tutorial & Training category: Ron Hogue, Top Five-ish Screencast Tips Wildcard category: Mel Aclaro, Best Screen Capture Software Series Continue reading

ScreenChamp Awards – Last chance to win a Canon T3i DSLR camera!

The deadline is looming! Do not delay, the time to submit your screencast is now! Put your screencasting chops to work, sift through your best work from the past year, or make your first-ever screencast and trust beginner’s luck. Doesn’t matter when you created it, for what purpose, or what tools you used…we want to see your entry for the 2nd annual ScreenChamp Awards! You could win some SUH-WEEET prizes and a custom-crafted trophy. Submission deadline is Monday, October 15th at 5pm EST. (See Continue reading