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Oh, wow - those are some great, clear directions. Thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to give me those details too... as they sound very important for success.
I look forward to more videos from your Educator's PLN page & blog.
Again, many thanks!
@Adam, I'm still experimenting with the technique I'm using, tho I think I've finally settled on the "best" technique which is the following:
(1) Write a script of what you want to say.
(2) Use Audicity (free) to record your voice speaking as clearly as you can and with as upbeat a voice as you can.
(3) Use Audicity's "Noise Removal" to clean up the sound and "Trunkate Silence" with "Silence Compression" set at 64 to quicken the pace. Finally "Change Tempo" slightly to increase the pace a little more. Something between a 4:3 or 7:8 tempo speed up. Just enough that you don't loose clarity.
(4) Manually edit out any "uh"s "ah"s and "hms". Finally export this audio to your main sound file.
(5) Change the temp again slowing it down this time by a factor of 4. Save this audio in a separate sound file.
(6) Load up CamStudio (free) to capture your screen and whatever drawing software you like. (I use Adobe because I was fortunate to get a copy as a student some years ago, but it's far from free.) An alternative is to capture yourself drawing on a pad of paper with a document camera. Whatever is available.
(7) Listen to the 4 times slower audio while capturing the footage of you drawing. Take frequent breaks or you'll end up botching whole takes at once.
(8) Finally, in Windows Movie Maker (free with windows) bring in your normal speed audio and the video you captured using the "Speed up" video option twice on the clips to bring their speed up to sync. There is still usually some minimal editing to do if you use this technique but it's not usually so bad.
And that's it. Generally I find it better to have some idea of what I'm going to draw before I start, tho in some videos I've just gone off the cuff and been alright. Also in past videos I used a nice thick line to draw with, in this one I tried a thinner line. Next time I'm sticking with the thick line, tho.
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