Hey folks, many of you have already produced some very high quality screen content (@cmather@joshowens et al) and I was wondering if you could share your workflows and tools to help kickstart others?
I’m putting together a workshop to teach while I travel and may convert some of those sessions into an online series so particularly interested in both offline (scripted, terminal bashing) and online (via hangouts etc). Thanks!
+1 for ScreenFlow on the Mac. my fav after testing a lot. also a text editor that is understandable for the viewer is great. especially the guys using vim can really create confusion on the viewers side because many of the action that you do by quick keyboard shortcuts are not comprehensible in the video.
I’ll add http://atom.io from Github to the list of editors. I’ve also used Sublime for quite a while but shortly fell in love a bit with Atom. Additionally it is completely free (as in beer and open source too).
sure, highlighting and keyboard callouts would help but at the end i think at least most of the entry level users (and those are most probably the primary recipients of the screencasts) may by more likely to not use vim as it’s definitely a tool for nerds. I myself use it on server level a lot but couldn’t really imagine to code with it.
Anyways I’d thank all the guys that put there time into screencsts, especially but not only the ones that do publish them for free - i think that is an immense help to the community.
I’d agree that while the quality of the video is important, the sound quality is equally, if not more, important.
Also, I agree with some people’s statements; if you are going to do one for “mass-appeal” use a text editor like Sublime Text or Atom, etc. terminal editors scare a lot of people off, and they find it hard to follow (which file you are working on, etc.) without the visual cues.