I recently decided to start doing a screencast show that covers productivity and time saving tips for using the internet. This would involve recording actions on the screen as they are being done. Since I didn’t want to constantly screencast my personal computer to whole internet, I decided to record a VMWare screen that was pretty vanilla.
Here’s how I set that up.
For equipment, I use my Macbook Pro and Thunderbolt Display to do the computing work. I use a Blue Microphones Spark for the voice. The actual screencasting and video editing work is done with Tech Smith’s Camtasia. I’ve also done some of the logo work with Synium’s Animationist and Logoist. I recommend all these products. If a newbie like me can pick them up and start using them to create screencast videos in a sort time, anyone can.
I tend to gush about The Nerdist podcast. I will admit. Chris, Matt and Jonah always keep it fun to listen to while diving deep into the interviews with the guests. I think the personal connection with Chris adds to my enjoyment of the show. I have fond memories playing video games at his dad’s bowling alley. Our parents were also friends.
It’s hard to say one stands out among the rest, because they are all so good. But every now and then I feel the need to point out one that I really enjoyed. The episode with Charlie Hunnam is one of those. It was interesting to hear some of his story and realize both how different and how similar he is to the character Jax that he plays on Sons of Anarchy. I twas also interesting to hear him talk about his desire to bring a movie to big screen about Vlad the Impaler. So go give it a listen.