Video Stickers: How to Attach Help Videos to Physical Objects

The basic idea: "attach" how-to videos to physical objects around your workplace or school, with the help of QR codes. It's a quicker, easier way for people to get help when and where they need it. Do you remember being a new hire or new student...when everything and everyone was new? So much information to take in! Even long-time employees may wonder for years how the espresso machine works but never ask anyone to show them. It's one thing to put tutorials on your intranet or in a printed guide...but Continue reading

[UPDATED] Watch 48 in 24 videos: Tips, interviews, behind the scenes

Update: We added links to all the videos. We're locking ourselves into the studio for 24 hours straight, to record 48 interviews that will help you become a better screencaster and visual communicator...and will give you an inside look at the people who make the magic at TechSmith. We've lined up a lot of great guests (see the schedule below!), from industry experts to customers to TechSmithies. During each 30-minute slot, we'll spend part of the time connecting with each guest and fielding Continue reading

ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content

What is ScreencastCamp? For those who are wondering, “What the heck is a ScreencastCamp?” ScreencastCamp is where screencasters from all over the country gather to network, learn, and collaborate to grow as screencasters. The un-conference event is setup in a way that allows the participants to pick topics, lead the discussion on that topic, and share knowledge in sessions. The event boosts learning with an open environment. If you love making screencasts and learning about technology, but was Continue reading

Crafting a Good Story for Your Product Video (free ebook)

Guest post by German video producer and author Andreas Zeitler. I started with a long history of screencasting. I discovered over the years, that in education as well as in advertisements, screencasts are just not good enough on their own. Instead we have to utilize many forms of video to create a better and more engaging experience for our audience. In my new ebook (available free from iTunes in iBook format or as a PDF with free subscription), I'm sharing 10 of the most valuable tools video Continue reading

Screenchump to Screenchamp Review 2: Air Rises

One of the challenges of creating video is that it's hard to judge your own work. You make something, fall in love with it, and then changing it becomes at best difficult. In order to help everyone make better videos (and to get ready for the third annual ScreenChamp Awards!), we set out on this idea: what if we loaned our expertise and reviewed our customers' videos in the same way we would review our own videos? Thanks to Gigi Richard from Colorado for sharing this video with us. In it, she Continue reading

Hands On: How to Produce Your Own Video Resume

In our first series of blog posts on this topic, we showed video resume examples from TechSmith interns and offered up some advice on how to get hired from two of our marketing managers. In this entry, I wanted to talk about the production process when creating your own video resume. In addition, I wanted to share some tips and best practices for shooting, capturing audio, lighting and editing a video resume. Part 1: Pre-Production It’s always beneficial to pre-plan best you can before even Continue reading

There’s Still Time to Enter ScreenChump to ScreenChamp!

Can't see the video? Watch it on YouTube! So you're pretty handy with Camtasia, but maybe you feel like your screencasts could use a little finesse? Maybe you have an idea, but you just aren't quite sure how to execute it? Or, perhaps you've actually got no idea what to do AND no idea where to start? Whatever the case, don't worry - we're here to help! With ScreenChump to ScreenChamp, we want to offer our team's expertise to YOU. You make a lot of screencasts. We make a lot of screencasts. Continue reading