ONEMercury Tutorials – Screencast Tutorials, Final Post

Over the course of the summer internship, some things went better than others, but, overall, challenges were minor. I am grateful for the experience, having learned a great deal about metadata, data curation, the field of technical writing and training, and video production. In addition to providing feedback on the Continue reading ONEMercury Tutorials – Screencast Tutorials, Final Post

Recording Tutorials – Screencast Tutorials, Week #8

This week’s progress consisted of lots script-tweaking followed by voice recording and screen capture, and then syncing the two together. To keep consistency, I wanted to get the groundwork done across all the tutorial videos before filling in the visual aids. I’m saving the demo video for last because it Continue reading Recording Tutorials – Screencast Tutorials, Week #8

DUG Meeting Feedback – Screencast Tutorials, Week #7

I received useful feedback on the four videos I presented at the DUG meeting last weekend. Audience members included librarians and other university employees, federal employees (USGS), DataONE folks, and others, so there were a variety of viewpoints represented. Most members were naive of the current ONEMercury interface. Attention-guiding additions Continue reading DUG Meeting Feedback – Screencast Tutorials, Week #7

Brevity is the soul of scriptwriting – Screencast Tutorials, Week #4

I created a draft submission for internal review board approval of our plan to hand out some questionnaires at the DUG meeting. Hopefully the findings will be published, so it’s important to go about things properly. Specifically, I’ll be showing alternate video styles (more or fewer effects, such as animations Continue reading Brevity is the soul of scriptwriting – Screencast Tutorials, Week #4

Prioritizing DataONE and Partner Tools for Screencasting, And: What is Fair Use? – Screencast Tutorials, Week #3

Screencasting and Copyright Law If we make tutorials for third-party software, we will be showing someone else’s product. Such display of copies of artwork or music or film carries heavy legal implications, so the question becomes: what about showing footage of software? I am definitely not a lawyer, but I Continue reading Prioritizing DataONE and Partner Tools for Screencasting, And: What is Fair Use? – Screencast Tutorials, Week #3

Choosing screencast software – Screencast Tutorials, Week #1

After a successful face-to-face meeting in Santa Barbara between mentor and intern, we have a nine week project timeline. A major goal for this project this summer is to develop a workflow and templates for making screencasts as a product, so the beginning weeks will be spent researching tools (Week Continue reading Choosing screencast software – Screencast Tutorials, Week #1