Name: [709] Jeff Rush
Member: 92 months
Authored: 15 videos
Description: Greetings. I'm the (former) Python Advocacy Coordinator and a strong supporter of screencasts. I'm also the organizer of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Pythoneers and was con chair for PyCon 2006 and 2007 in Dallas. I'm also an independent consultant and work in the areas of Python/Zope, embedded Linux s ...

Casting Your Knowledge, With Style [ID:097]

a series of video-tutorials by Jeff Rush

This series aims to get you into producing your own screencasts. I explain the types of casts, why you might want to make them and how to set up your virtual recording studio. I then move into the high-level planning of the capture process, offer tips about presentation tools, starting and ending your talk, a little about postprocessing and then cover where and how to distribute your talk to others.

In the series I strive to be operating system neutral, except for those talks clearly labeled to cover capture tools for Linux, which I use exclusively.

Video Tutorials

1. Preparing for Screencasting

Advice on how to get started giving screencasts, why you might want to do it and how to establish your recording studio. Then we move into planning the capture of your screencast and a few tips on using some presentation tools. The reStructuredText for these slides is available for study and reuse.

2. Giving Your Screencast

Now that you have a studio and a plan, we cover how to begin and conclude your cast and a bit about postprocessing. Then we cover your behavior during your talk and how to get your screencast distributed to others. The reStructuredText for these slides is available for study and reuse.

Showmedo is a peer-produced video-tutorials and screencasts site for free and open-source software (FOSS)- with the exception of some club videos, the large majority are free to watch and download.

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Jeff

Learning Paths

This series lies on the following learning-paths. Learning-paths are a new initiative at Showmedo, to start structuring our content better. You can find out more here.

Content

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