The Number One Screencasting Resource
If you want the number one screencasting resource, use Wistia. Here's a set of reasons why.
I’ve been talking, increasingly, recently about screencasting and learning the ins and outs of making them. From the software to use, how to do storyboarding, how to do post-production, it’s been a fun and exciting time getting to know so many new things.
But like all topics, especially one as large and as technically detailed as this one, there’s just so much to learn.
Given the depth and breadth of the internet, along with the cacophony of voices, it can be hard to distinguish the good advice from the bad, or at least the mediocre.
Luckily, I think quite by chance, I stumbled upon what can only be described as a fantastic resource – Wistia. Whilst I’ve recently signed up with them, it’s not because I’ve done so that I’m saying this.
You Know A Great Resource When You See It
I’ve read countless blog posts and watched countless YouTube videos. Yeah, they’re ok, but on the whole, nothing special. But when I found the Wistia Learning Center, I knew I was in the right place.
In this video, I learned a simple way to approach creating a screencast; in this video I learned how to construct a home lighting kit — on the cheap — which I’m still building, and in this one, I learned about how to make the recording sound natural.
Up until now, I’ve felt very lacklustre about the quality of the screencasts and training videos I’ve been making.
But with some simple, plain speaking, advice, I’m really excited about the improvements I’ve made. They distill key concepts down to the basics, and give advice which really works.
So if you, like me, are getting in to screencasting, then do yourself a favour and check them out. I can’t yet show you the latest screencast I’ve made, as it’s accompanying an upcoming article for SitePoint, which isn’t published yet.
But when it is, I’ll link to it here. Then you can be the judge of how I did, when it’s only the fourth I’ve made.