"live" action going on.
For example. You're showing somebody how to find products at the
Clickbank marketplace. So you go there, type in your search parameters,
scroll through the results, and so on.
This can be a time consuming process for two reasons.
1. Load time of the site itself. Sure, you can pause the video in between
searches, but there's an easier way where you don't have to worry about
losing your train of thought or getting out of your groove. After all, waiting
for a site to load can eat into the crispness of your delivery.
2. When you're doing something live time, unless you know your subject
VERY well, you tend to stumble over words and do a lot of um, and ah.
This makes the presentation sound like crap...pardon my French.
So instead of trying to do this live, here is what you do. It may sound like
more work, but it will create a better video.
Here are the steps.
Step 1 - Take a screen print of each web page you're discussing. This
way, load time doesn't come into play. Make sure any typing that needs
to be done is already on the page.
Step 2 - Bring screen print into editor and add any arrows or other graphics
that you feel are needed.
Step 3 - Import each screen print into Powerpoint, creating a new slide
for each one. A simple "insert picture" will overlay the screen print onto
the blank Powerpoint slide.
Step 4 - Write out the script for each slide in a Word Doc and then print
Step 5 - Go through the Powerpoint presentation adding the narration. You
won't have to stumble over any words because the script is right there
in front of you.
Step 6 - Import into Camtasia and produce in whatever format you want.
By doing this, you don't have to worry about any of those annoying "live"
things that might pop up.
* slow load time
* forgotten passwords
* results you didn't expect
* expired coupons (for demonstrating GoDaddy domain buying)
And so on.
By going through the process beforehand and capturing each screen
as you get to it, you virtually eliminate any problems you might run into.
Try it. You might find that you like this much better than recording live.