How to create a screencast

Man editing video in front of monitor and speakers
Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

Preparation

  1. Select a topic
  2. Come up with an outline
  3. Write a script
  1. Introduction
  2. Body
  3. Conclusion
  • Identify your target audience
  • Have a goal or objective
  • Stay true to your style

Tools

Solid microphone

Record

Man recording in front of Rode microphone and laptop
Photo by Malte Helmhold on Unsplash

Editing

Photo by Matthew Kwong on Unsplash

Video Editing

  • Trim and remove mistakes and pauses
  • Speed up or skip areas that are slow or uneventful
  • Add effects or title screens if they enhance the screencast

Audio Editing

  • Trim silences
  • Cut out filler phrases like “uhs” and “ums”
  • Remove background noise
  • Delete clicks with iZotope RX De-click
  • Normalize audio

Review

  • Ensure flow and delivery is good
  • Watch on multiple devices to verify quality (cheap/expensive headphones and speakers as well as different screen sizes)
  • Take breaks and re-review to get a fresh perspective

Publish

YouTube

  • Add thumbnail
  • Add title and description
  • Add links
  • Add transcript

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