So, what's going to be the best way for you to learn how to use Screenflow to create your own video courses and promotional videos?
First let's look at the bare minimum you need to remember while attempting to create your own videos.
When I first started using Screenflow I really struggled to remember where things were on the Screenflow user interface; constantly having to go back to the user’s manual to look things up or search the internet for the thing I wanted to do but without knowing the technical term for it.
So I created a file with images of the actions I wanted to achieve and where they were on the user interface. I have tidied it up into a booklet for you, to save you the time you will waste doing that.
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Here's a quick video showing you how to get started with Screenflow, configure the settings to suit your project, record your screen and move things about in the different regions of the user interface:
In this video I will cover:
- Which settings to choose for the type of project you are working on.
- How to keep your desktop uncluttered while screencasting.
- How to capture a partial screencast if your computer screen does not have a standard 16:9 aspect ratio.
- Record your first screencast.
- How the different regions of the user interface work.
- The basic editing tricks you need to know right from the beginning.
After watching the video above you should be well on your way to producing great videos, but that's just scratching the surface of all the amazing editing tricks you can learn for Screenflow. For an in-depth look at all the editing functions you might like to take a full video course:
Create Inspiring Video Tutorials in Screenflow.
This is a hands on practical guide to finding the right topic to teach, the right style for your courses and communicating your topic clearly using Screenflow screencasting software. The course is screencast mostly using Screenflow 6 and then updated to include new features that were released in Screenflow 7
I like to keep my courses cheap because I can, but don't let the prices fool you. My passion is teaching software so I put my best work in to my courses to make it as easy as possible for you to learn the techy stuff and get your videos published as soon as possible. Take this course for only US$20
What you will learn in the course:
Open a project in Screenflow, familiarize yourself with the user interface, record a screencast from your computer, your smartphone or tablet, import external media like images and music and learn how to manage them in your timeline.
Add video actions to your elements to move them around the screen, add text and annotations like arrows and boxes, change the way your mouse looks and show your keystrokes.
Add callouts to focus attention on specific regions of your screencast like the area surrounding your cursor or a foreground window.
Use video motions to make your element pulse, look as if gravity is pulling it or have it bounce on a spring. (new in Screenflow 6 and Screenflow 7)
Add touch callouts to show your finger movements if you are screencasting on a device
Add closed captions in Screenflow and convert them to a format suitable for Udemy
Setting to export your project to be viewed outside of Screenflow
How to find the right topic for you to teach and research whether there is a market for it
Design an overall style for your course. Working with fonts and images and how to use colors effectively to set the mood or atmosphere, or how to pick colors that go well together
Remove a background from the subject of a photo or video using a process called chromakeying.
Make a persuasive promotional video
Here's what some of my current students have to say about my courses:
I have pulled reviews in from Udemy.com so that you can see that they are genuine. (Udemy reviews are about as reliable as Amazon's)
Screenflow Course, Udemy review
Fantastic. Karen is a great teacher. I really appreciate the gentle, step-by-step approach. And I've just created my first course using Screenflow. Thank you!
Screenflow Course, Udemy review
The course seems to cover ALL I'm looking forward to learning. I thought I was pretty good with Screenflow - Duh! - this course showed me so much more. Loved every module - couldn't wait to rush off and try out some of the tools. Very, VERY, useful.