Tech Class – Week One
Welcome to week one! We’ll be diving into creating video and editing soon enough.
A few basics on taking and sending a screenshot in case you get stuck! Sometimes it all makes sense when you watch me show you how to do it, but when you’re on your own, you get stuck and don’t remember what comes next. Remember, you can rewind and re-watch the video as many times as you need to, but if you can’t figure out where you went wrong, take a screenshot, write a description of what you’ve been trying to do, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. I can either send you a personalized video answering your question specifically, or we can schedule a time to get online via a screen sharing service and I can help walk you through it.
Here are the videos showing you how to take a screenshot (or capture screen on video) and how to send the images via email.
I’ve also included a video showing how you can actually record what’s going on right on your screen using Quicktime. Unfortunately, this video is specifically for Mac computers. I’m working on finding an alternative for Windows. I’ll post that when it becomes available.
Before we dive into editing, I have a little, bitty homework assignment for you.
First, send two screenshots you took from your computer to email@example.com. You can take a screenshot of anything you’d like but the email must include:
- A full-screen screenshot
- A cropped screenshot
I show you how to do both in the instructional videos.
If you’re struggling with attaching the images to an email, I’ve also included a video here with instructions on how to attach an image from your desktop to an email.
Second, record a video of yourself telling a story. Keep it to 2 minutes or less. You’ll need it for your next assignment. Don’t over-think this. Just turn on the camera and think of a short story, rant, or words of wisdom you’d like to share. Don’t worry about making it perfect. Just get it done, and keep it below 2 minutes.
Write down any questions you have as you’re completing your assignments so that I can answer them on our live call next Tuesday.