How to create a screencast

Man editing video in front of monitor and speakers
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  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


Solid microphone


Man recording in front of Rode microphone and laptop
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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


  • 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



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



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