Journey Classroom Technology

Laptop and Smartboard Connection

Dell Docking Station

Connect Laptop with Smart TV

Connect Laptop with Video Camera

Connect Laptop with Mouse

Sound Issues

Consultant - Gord Isman

  • Services
    • Workflow Production Setup
    • Camtasia Template
      • audio
      • backgrounds
      • text
    • Video Editing - Camtasia

Exile Creative Group, Inc

  • Sandra Dabney, 2620 Regatta Dr, Ste 102, Las Vegas NV 89128, 702-456-9900

Workflow Video Production

Video Graphic Assets

  • 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


Project Template

  • Documents/JeffJensen/
  • Figure 2-0 Project Folder Structure
  • 01-Docs
  • 02-Project-Camtasia
  • 03-Audio-MusicSounds
  • 04-Images
  • 05-Video-Clips
  • 06-Video-Footage
  • 07-Audio-Recordings
  • 08-Audio-Audacity
  • 09-Video-Edits
  • 10-Video-Published
  • Library
    • Individually Shared assets between projects, such as YouTube subscribe button
    • Library Assets (libzip) - basically share a zip or export of the project, not a working network drive



Rigging - Video Camera Setup


Computer Workstation


  • 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

YouTube Must Dos

  • Request viewer to subscribe to my channel
    • “…if you would please be so kind…”
  • Ask viewer to like (thumbs up) my video
    • Feedback - fill out my online survey form - chance to win prizes from my sponsors
  • Call to Action
    • subscribe to my newsletter to get free ebook
    • online survey form
      • What future topics would you like me to cover in a video
      • What burning question do you have about machining
      • What problem where you trying to get solved from watching my video?
      • Do you own machining equipment such as a lathe or mill
      • Do you have access to a machine shop (e.g. work, school, friend, co-op)
      • What is your career?

YouTube Video Creation Baby Steps

  1. What is the purpose/objective/goal/intention of the video
    1. Essential Question
  2. Vision - Using your imagination, what do you want the video to look/feel like?
  3. Script/outline - write what your going to say
  4. Record Video
  5. Edit/Post-Processing/Film Editor
  6. Broadcast/Distribute

YouTube Donations

  • April 2, 2019 donation cards removed from YouTube

YouTube Poll Cards

  • YouTube Studio Beta → Cards
  • Select where in the timeline of the uploaded video you want the card to appear
  • Add card
  • Have up to 5 choices

YouTube Video Credits

Training Video Preparation


5 Tips for Teaching On Camera

  1. Visualize who you are speaking to
  2. Look through the camera to your learner
  3. Place a picture of who you are speaking to, near the camera
  4. Use a teleprompter
  5. Sit or stand up straight, take a deep breath, and smile
  6. Reference

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 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 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
  • Step 12. Color Correction in Cameria
  • Step 13. Color Correction in Camtasia

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

Video Setup

    • mini HDMI (HTC-100/S HDMI Cable)
    • micro USB (IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable)
    • CA-100 Compact Power Adapter
    • use MP4 recording, not AVCHD mode
      • record 24P or 30P progressive
    • SD/SDHC/SDXC card (class 4, 6, or 10) made by Panasonic, Toshiba or SanDisk
    • Cinema Look Filters
      • Cinema Standard
      • Vivid
      • Cool
      • Nostalgic
      • Sepia
      • Old Movies
      • Dramatic B&W
    • Sceens
      • Portrait - camcorder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject while blurring the background
      • Sports - to record sports scenes such as tennis or golf
      • Night Scene - to record nightscapes with lower noise
      • Snow - to record in bright ski resorts without the subject being underexposed
      • Beach
      • Sunset
      • Low Light
      • Spotlight
      • Fireworks
    • White Balance
      • helps to accurately reproduce colors under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look truly white in your recordings
      • P programmed AD → WB White Balance →
      • point the camcorder at a white object, so it fills the whole screen, and touch [Set WB], when the adjustment is completed, icon stops flashing and disappears. The camcorder will retain the custom white balance even if you turn it off.
      • AWB Automatic
      • Daylight
      • Tungsten
      • Custom WB
    • Wireless Microphone
      • WM-V1
    • [x.v.Color]

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)
      • Default Sample Rate: 44100 Hz 22050 Hz
      • Default Sample Format: 32-bit 16-bit
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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
        • Audio Effects → Noise Removal (drag onto clip)
    • Step 10 - export to
  • Equipment
  • Man Cave Acoustic Foam
  • Do It Yourself Portable Sound Booth
  • Closet Panels for Sound Booth

Bad Audio Examples

GISE Recording Equipment

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

  • Eastbrooke Office
    • Lighting - ceiling 2-blubs 60W max each use 2700K - 3200K lights
      • use LED instead of incandescent blubs
      • enclosed fixture rating
      • base code is E26 medium
      • shape code A15
    • Webcam - camera at the height of my hair line, back away (they have wide angle lense which makes your nose look bigger)
    • Avoid glare in eyeglasses (change one thing at a time below - checking if glare was removed)
      • #1 - change the position or angle of the light (keep light high, above the glasses)
      • #2 - change the position or angle of the person
      • #3 - change the position or angle of the camera
  • Desk and Chair
    • Harvey's Office Supply - Perry
      • \$379 Big & Tall 500 Chair - Lorell High Back Big and Tall Chair LLR99845, missing parts call 1-888-598-7316
      • \$499 Sit to Stand 36“x72” utility table (graphite gray)
  • Example Video with Monitor in background
  • Figure 2-0 Video Studio Setup
  • Please include attribution to with this graphic.

Journey Digital Cameras

Product Pictures

  • Lighting is the key to product photography, camera is irrelevant
    • white background with white light (fluorescent)
    • soften the light with a diffuser like baking paper
    • manually set the exposure of the camera so it remains the same for all pictures
  • Put products at angle 3/4
  • Sweep with white poster board and product

Making Video Production

TechSmith License

Camtasia Workflow

SCORM Quizzes

Camtasia Watermarks

Video Streaming


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

Motion Background

  1. Classroom Zoom
  2. Analysis sketch graph and summary
  3. Increasing statistical graph on blackboard
  4. Achieving target statistic graph
  5. Cartoon cloud with animation loop
  6. Doodles business sketch
  7. Old school tv static
  8. Back to school
  9. Light blub turning on
  10. TV static fuzz
  11. World news background business
  12. Business strategy success
  13. Clock gears
  14. Key of success – Do The Best Animation
  15. Do your best key of success
  16. Be creative looping animation


YouTube Audio Library

Camtasia Library - Audio

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3. A Boy And His Dog 01:00

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Making Videos

  • Video Camera Position
    • have the camera at eye level (On Camera: Video Lighting for the Web by Rick Allen Lippert on
    • want view to see less celling
  • lighting
    • 3200°K (soft white light blubs is 2700K) is typically used for studios and cameras.
    • 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).
      • On Camera: Video Lighting for the Web by Rick Allen Lippert on
      • Web Video: Lighting by Rick Allen Lippert on
    • Light blubs
    • 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.


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Civil Engineering Engineering - Computer Engineering - Electrical Mechanical Engineering

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