Holland Productions

  • Style Guide
    • Logo
      • Figure 2-0 GIS Engineering Logo - Transparent Background
    • Color Swatches
      • Figure 2-0 GIS Engineering Color Swatch
  • Watermark Logo
  • Transition
  • Camtasia Motion Graphics - Intro Clips
    • slidingbackground-91
  • Camtasia Motion Graphics - Lower Thirds
    • basicthird-01-91
    • slidingboxes-01-91
  • Camtasia Music Tracks
    • asimplyway
    • firefly
    • morningcafe
    • summerwhistle
  • Competition





  • YouTube channel art must be 2048 pixels wide and 1152 pixels tall
  • 1000 True Friends Theory by Kevin Kelly
    • interest in buying what I have to sell
  • Jumpcut - video 1 - The Channel Idea Scorecard
    • Why do I want to be a youtuber?
      • Freedom from 40 hr work week, want to be financial independent
    • list of passions/excited about, hobbies, what I wish I could be paid doing, need 15 things
    • how big is the audience of this?
    • how much people do people care about this?
    • how passionate are you? 1-5 where 5 is highest
    • Channel topic
    • video 2 - The Remix Strategy
      • enter a niche which is already saturated
      • attention
    • video 3 - The Traits of Virality
    • video 4 - The Influencer Economy
      • Monetize - advertising is the least effective

Training Video Preparation


Components of an Effective Lesson

  1. Introduction - set the stage for the lesson
  2. Daily Reviews - provide review for short-term memory of recently taught material
  3. Daily Objective - state and posted the objectives(s) before introducing the lesson. Students had a clear understanding of the learning objective. Usually written in language that is for the teacher - technical and wordy. Can be a topic that is covered for a couple of days.
    1. Essential Question - small chunk of information, break down/subset of the daily objective.
  4. Concept and Skill Development/Application - used a variety of strategies for teaching skills and developing concepts.
  5. Guided Practice/Teacher Does - appropriately provided opportunities for guided, independent and group practice.
  6. Group Practice/We Do
  7. Independent Practice/You Do
  8. Homework - assigned homework that aligned with curriculum objectives and reinforced skills and concepts taught.
  9. Closure - provided a variety of ways for students to explain what they learned and how to apply the concepts.
  10. Long-Term Review - Integrated ongoing, periodic review into lessons to maintain student skills, address deficiencies, build conceptual understanding, and prepare for high stakes tests.

PowerPoint Recording with Camtasia

  • Step 1 - download Antique Earth animated PowerPoint presentation from Micrsoft PowerPoint Animated Presentations, or can purchase from Animation Factory
    • Problem - default 4:3 screen size and when I change to 16:9 1) the graphics do not scale, so left with blank area on the sides.
  • Step 2 - create needed slides
  • Step 3 - just record audio using Audacity as you talk through the slides
  • Step 4 - now capture PowerPoint slides using Camtasia while listen to the audio
  • Step 5 - use Camtasia Studio to produce the presentation

Video Recording with Camtasia

  • Step 1 - open Camtasia Recorder
  • Step 2 - open Autodesk Inventor
  • Step 3 - Custom > Lock to application
  • Step 4 - Custom > 1280×720 (see Share Your Video on YouTube
  • Shortcut/HotKeys
    • F9 = record/pause
    • F10 = stop recording
    • Tools > Options > Hotkeys tab
  • Camtasia Recorder set to dimensions of 1280×720 (16:9) recording recommended for youtube.com and screencast 16:9
    • When producing animated gifs, Camtasia Studio will recommend resizing the video from 1280×720 to 854:480
  • Audio recording - thinking to turn this off, by default get 2 audio tracks 1) microphone and 2) system audio. Workflow
    • 1) write the script and add screen shots to the word doc
    • 2) student does the screen recording
    • 3) I do the voice over
    • 4) create power point slides
  • Figure 2-0 Camtasia Tool Options
    • 1. Animated title
    • 2. Basic title
    • 3. Callouts
    • 4. lowerthirds
    • Theme - Early Dawn (to install 1) open camtasia studio, 2) download , 3) windows explorer, double click to run Early-Dawn.libzip and Camtasia will automatically install the library
    • Theme - All Polished
    • Theme - Clear Disturbance
    • Theme - Digital Stands
  • Music - Bare Knuckles - Intro
  • Screen size: 1280×720 (16:9) for youtube.com and screencast
  • Need a watermark to add to the screen capture
  • Also incorporate student input when designing and delivering lessons.

Camtasia Studio

  • Background
    • For Camtasia Studio projects, click File > Export project as zip… to create a zipped project which can be moved between computers or storage platforms. Camtasia Studio .camrec files can be directly uploaded without issues. Does this also include the template files for Early Dawn?
  • Recommendations - try using the Update media option to change out clips and images, keep everything else the same, should speed up time editing videos. See Camtasia Studio: Updating images and clips in timeline
  • Step 1. Import media from Camtasia recorder and add to the timeline. Camtasia will then display the Editing Dimensions dialog box to set the video resolution (e.g. 854×480)
  • Step 2. Import Theme - Early Dawn. To install: 1) open camtasia studio, 2) download , 3) windows explorer, double click to run Early-Dawn.libzip and Camtasia will automatically install the library. Alternative File > Library > Import zipped Library… see Camtasia Studio: use Library assets from Camtasia 7 in Camtasia 8
  • Step 3. resize graphic to fit wide screen (e.g. 854×480)
  • Step 4. add Early Dawn Intro Video with Title Text to the beginning playhead.
  • Step 5. Slide 1: Title - double click title to edit
    • 1st line: textbook title, Arial size 20 pt, Parametric Modeling with Autodesk Inventor by Randy H. Shih
    • 2nd line: blank, 20 pt
    • 3rd line: chapter title, Arial size 20 pt, Chapter 13 Shaft Support Assembly, Part 1 of 5
    • 4th line: blank, 20 pt
    • 5th line: title, 40 pt, Collar
    • 6th line: blank, 20 pt
  • Step 6. apply Transitions > Cube rotate or Pixelate for 1 second (drag onto the beginning of the camtasia video or the end of the Early Dawn Intro Video and just before the screen capture Ch13-collar video.
  • Step 6. Slide 2: Introduction
  • Step 6. Slide 3: Skill Development
  • Step 7. apply Cursor Effects by
    • a) selecting the .camrec video in the timeline
    • b) More > Cursor Effects
    • c) Highlight effect: None
    • d) Left-click effect: Rings
    • e) Right-click effect: Warp
    • f) Click sound effect: Left click = Laptop click and Right click = Mouse click, volume level medium
    • g) click Add animation button
  • Step 8. add Early Dawn Outro Video with Audio Fades to the end of playhead.
  • Step 8. Slide 4: Homework and Closure
  • Step 9. Apply SmartFocus to timeline
    • a) select the .camrec video in the timeline
    • b) move the playhead (CTI) to beginning of camtasia recorded video
    • b) click Zoom-n-Pan tab, then click Apply SmartFocus to timeline button
  • Production Formats
  • Step 10. Table of Contents Markers
  • Step 11. Add Captions

Download Videos

  • Install Real Player Pro signin with personal email and normal password
    • ensure Real Player Add-in is enabled in IE and/or Firefox

Audio Setup

  • Option A - Go Mic by SAMSON
    • Step 1 - connect USB Go Mic to windows computer. Guessing front of mic says samson and has a green light. Side switch is to the top (symbol of a circle with an indent)
      • Doesn't require any drivers to be installed on Windows 7
      • Unidirectional (cardioid) mics pick up the sound in front of the microphone (top switch). The middle switch says -10 allows you to record in a cardioid pattern, but with a -10dB pad applied to it, for recording especially loud sources. The omnidirectional polar pattern (round circle on the bottom switch position) is for recording from all around the microphone. see GoMic FAQ
    • Step 2 - install or open Audacity
    • Step 3 - Audacity Preferences > Devices
      • Edit > Preferences… > Devices
      • Recording Device: Microphone (Samson GoMic)
      • Channels: 1 (Mono)
    • Step 4 - Audacity Preferences > Quality
      • Default Sample Rate: 22050 Hz
      • Default Sample Format: 16-bit
      • Figure 3-0 Audacity > Preferences > Quality" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></HTML>
      * "The default audio format is 22050 Hz, 16-bit mono" for Techsmith Camtasia, see [[https://support.techsmith.com/entries/22830047-Camtasia-Studio-Best-audio-format-for-recording|Camtasia Studio: Best audio format for recording]]
      * [[http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/c21FbbnCo0|Jeffery Jensen - Audacity Setup]]
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    • Step 4 - place microphone to my left and about 4-18 inches away from my mouth
    • Step 5 - plug in headphones into Samson Go Mic
    • Step 6 - record audio by pressing the red record button on Audacity
      • Typical workflow is to play the captured video using Camtasia while I'm recording the voice over. I find it very difficult to do the screen capture and record my thoughts at the same time.
    • Step 7 - export as .wav
    • Step 8 - import audio into Camtasia
    • Step 9 - adjust audio
      • Enable volume leveling - medium volume variation
      • Enable noise removal
    • Step 10 - export to screencast.com
  • Equipment
  • Man Cave Acoustic Foam
  • Do It Yourself Portable Sound Booth
  • Closet Panels for Sound Booth

Journey Recording Equipment

  • Audio-Technica ATH-M20 professional monitor headphones
    • Direct Monitor ON when listening to your recording, real time, no latency
    • Push in 48V button (red light on) - phantom power switch for mic inputs, enables +48V phantom power at the XLR contacts of both combo connectors
    • GAIN 01 Halo light - if red means signal is clipping and need to reduce the gain. If green then at a health level/signal (above -24bDFS).
    • has 2 preamps (preamplifier) for XLR (microphone) or 1/4” jack plug (line or instrument)
  • 1. Download Scarlett 2i2 USB driver 14 Sept 2012 version 2.4
  • 1b. install USB driver on laptop
  • 2. Download Scarlet Plug-in Suite 14 Sept 2012 version 1.2.3
  • 2b. do a full install Scarlet Plug-in Suite 1.2.3
  • 3. connect USB cable in Focusrite and laptop (either USB2 or USB3 ports) - should automatically establish connection
  • 4. verify playback and recording done in the focusrite
  • Figure 3-0 Scarlett 2i2 Sound
  • 5. setup microphone with pop filter on microphone stand, turn on.
  • 6. connect mic with XLR inputs into Scarlett 2i2 gain 01 port
  • 7. press in 48V phantom power switch so it is on
  • 8. LINE/INST switch - “Note the Scarlett 2i2 has no 'Mic/line' switch 0 the Focusrite preamplifier stage is automatically configured for a microphone when you plug an XLR into the input, and for a line or instrument when you connect a jack plug.” (users guide p. 10)INST is for a musical guitar and LINE is for a line level source such as the balanced output of a stage piano via a 3-pole TRS jack.
  • 9. Direct Monitor ON - overcomes the problem of latency. Switching to ON will route your input signals directly to the Scarlett 2i2's headphone and main monitor outputs. This enables you to hear yourself in real time. The input signals to your computer are not affected in any way by this setting.
  • 10. connect monitoring headphones to front right corner of Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • 11. open TechSmith's Camtasia Recorder - Voice Narration
  • 12. Download Scarlet 2i2 Users Guide Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Manage Audio Devices. Ensure that Default Playback and Recording are set to Scarlett 2i2

Studio Setup

  • Figure 2-0 Video Studio Setup
  • Please include attribution to blog.teachable.com with this graphic.

Journey Digital Cameras

Making Video Production

TechSmith License

Camtasia Workflow

SCORM Quizzes

Camtasia Watermarks

Video Streaming


  • GoAnimate for Schools cost is $59 a year
  • GoAnimate.com - unclear how to export and add as a clip to your video
  • Plotagon.com - have to buy extra characters and scenes

Making Videos

  • Video Camera Position
    • have the camera at eye level (On Camera: Video Lighting for the Web by Rick Allen Lippert on lynda.com)
    • want view to see less celling
  • lighting
    • Daylight Balance = 5600°K (blueish cool), 4000°K = Fluorescent (gives a green color so try not to use fluorescent lights, turn them off, never go on camera if your only lit by fluorescent light, better to add a second light). 3200°K is typically used for studios. On Camera: Video Lighting for the Web by Rick Allen Lippert on lynda.com
    • keep the window closed and shaded
    • have the light above the head
    • key lighting is the brightest light, similar to the sun
    • light blubs - want daylight balance
    • 3 point lighting - goal is to make it look natural
      • keylight or main light, on the front left facing the subject. Set this first. Place it higher than the head. Eagle light from Lowel cost is $100. Small LED panel like flolight, ikon and are battery operatored.
      • back light on the back left facing the subject. Very subtile. Use LED light
    • fill light on the front right facing the subject. Fill shadows from the keylight. Can also bounce the light using a piece of white foam.


Slide Master > Page Setup > Slides sized for: On-screen Show (16:9

Civil Engineering Engineering - Computer Engineering - Electrical Mechanical Engineering

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