Want to make a video for your class presentation? Here's how:
note: you will need a Gmail (or Google or YouTube) account to upload to YouTube. If you do not already have one, please make one.
1. Create a slideshow in PowerPoint, Prezi, or GoogleSlides.
- Use images when you can, when appropriate and related. This adds to the visual interest.
- Limit the amount of text you include. People have no reason to listen to you talk on the video if all you are doing is reading the slides verbatim.
2. Write a script that fills in the blanks between, or expounds upon, what is actually written on the slides and what you want to say.
3. Cue up your PowerPoint (or other) presentation.
4. Launch the Screencast-o-Matic software by:
- choosing the "Start Recording for Free" button on the bottom right
- then selecting the "Launch Free Recorder" button
- make sure the filming box surrounds everything you want to capture in your video.
5. Start you PowerPoint and then immediately start recording your presentation by hitting the red "Rec" button in the lower left corner.
6. As you navigate through the presentation, you will be reading your script as a voiceover.
7. When you are done, upload the video to YouTube, marking the upload "private" to get a URL that only you and your professor will have access to.