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Animated Tutorials

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  1. philosopher09

    philosopher09 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm a teacher and I want to make animated tutorials. I plan to put them on CD's and market them.
    (a) How plausible is this?
    (b) What are the skills I need to have?
    (c) What is the software I can/should use?
    (d) What would be the type of files created and how would students view them?

    Thanks!
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  2. Hughv

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    I've seen many such programs over the years, and it's a very plausible idea, but I'd be more inclined to market as a download/web site than as a CD/DVD, which adds tremendous expense and complexity.
    In fact, the real value here is a tutorial that is actually worth paying for.
    The video professor seems to have figured this out, but there's a lot of free content out there to contend with.
    "Wink is a useful, free tool for creating software tutorials and demonstrations. Rather than recording all screen activity into a movie file, Wink lets you manually control the capture process by pressing the pause key every time you want to capture a frame. This makes your presentations smaller, and easier to annotate. "
    http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/screencapture/gr/wink.htm
     
  3. philosopher09

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    Thanks for your reply, Hughv. Wink does seem nice, but it's not software that I want to teach. I'm looking at school subjects. I have a few ideas in animation that I want to use, to make it more fun and interesting. I thought there would be appropriate multimedia tools to make a movie-like CD, except I don't know which tool would be ideal.
     
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    Thank you for your suggestions. I shall explore them further. :)
     
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    It's been awhile since I've used Camtasia/Camstudio ..
    But it can record to a video/audio .. What you are doing on the computer.

    I have used Camtasia to create a Video from a Power Point presentation.
    As I recall .. It has a direct PP to video converter.

    The question will be .. What format do you want to originally create in ...
    Then we can worry about how to get it to a DVD
     
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