Learn to find a topic, design great slides, communicate clearly and produce super engaging video tutorials in Screenflow
What Will You Learn?
- 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)
- 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
- Remove a background from the subject of a photo or video using a process called chromakeying.
- 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
- Tips for conveying your message, and outlining and scripting your course
- Make a persuasive promotional video
- Students will need to have downloaded Screenflow from telestream.net
This course is for anyone who is interested in designing and producing super engaging video tutorials, and especially geared towards total beginners.
It 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 first section will take you on a complete walkthrough of how Screenflow 6 works with plenty of real examples, a thorough explanation of the regions of the user interface and how to use the timeline. Followed by an in depth look at all the editing functions in the editing properties tabs.
I will cover:
How to record a screencast from your computer, your smartphone or tablet.
Apply transitions and video actions to it.
Add callouts to focus attention to specific elements on your screen.
Add text and annotations like arrows or boxes.
Add video motions to your elements (New in Screenflow 6)
And add closed captions
As well as your export and publish options
Then I’ll give you some screenflow tips and best practices followed by tips on:
How to find a suitable topic to teach.
Design and communication.
Outlining and scripting a course
And making a persuasive promotional video so that you can sell your own courses.
- Anyone wanting to start their own business either as a freelance video course creator or teaching their own skills on Udemy or their membership website.
- Not for anyone wanting to learn about setting up expensive equipment and make talking heads videos in a studio.
Preview02 Opening a Document in Screenflow (11:05)
Preview03 Let's Record a Short Screencast (9:16)
Preview04 A Closer Look at the User Interface (13:02)
Start05 Importing and Managing Assets in the Media Library (5:48)
Start06 Simple Transitions and Freeze Frames (10:08)
Start07 Speeding up Your Clips (4:34)
Start08 Copying and Pasting From Project to Project (1:53)
Start09 Video Actions - Scaling and Positioning (8:39)
Start10 Video Actions - Rotation and Other Visual Tricks (6:43)
Start11 Audio Properties (7:14)
Start12 Adding and Managing Text (8:35)
Start13 Screen Recording Properties - Mouse Display - Key Strokes (10:24)
Start14 Adding Callouts to Focus Attention on Mouse, Foreground Window or Freehand (8:47)
Start15 Adding Annotations Like Arrows, Circles and Squares (6:37)
Start16 Adding Video Motion Effects. (New in Screenflow 6 and 7) (16:31)
Start17 Touch Callout if Using Phone or iPad (10:23)
Frequently Asked Questions
I started my career as an interior designer but have always had a passion for books. In 2013 I wrote one, but like most authors did not have any connections in the publishing world so I decided to format it myself and publish it on Amazon. It was even a bestseller for a very short time.
During the writing and publishing process I was surprised to find how many of my author friends were being held back by not knowing how to get the best out of their writing software and not knowing how to self publish their books so I transitioned into writing books about writing software and teaching people how to self publish.
I had to learn Screenflow to make marketing videos for my books but soon discovered that it is much easier to explain software in a video than it is in a book so I switched to making video courses instead. 6 courses on Udemy so far and 3 are bestsellers.
So my mission statement is to inspire as many people as possible to embrace all the amazing technology we have access to these days that makes publishing easier than ever, and get them to write and publish their own stories and create their own video courses about what they know.