I spent some quality time with Studio yesterday to produce five quick start videos for iShowU Studio. These are aimed at introducing Studio to people new to the app and video editing in general.
- Introduction, what Studio “is” and a quick tour of the UI. I also covered basic insertion of shapes.
- Basic Editing, how to select objects, multiple selection, lasso dragging, delete, trim and region cut
- Properties & Visualization, modifying the look of objects and using mouse & keyboard visualizers
- Advanced Editing, introduction to Pan/Zoom & Freeze Frame, an also freezing using an audio insert. Examples of all of these are included in the video.
- Sharing, how to share as a QuickTime file, sharing to YouTube and also authentication with YouTube via oAuth.
Probably the hardest part (for me) was making these videos short. As a precursor to this effort I spent some time planning a table of contents of all features of Studio. If I were to keep the videos at about 4m each I think I ended up with about 17 videos in total! When you pause and write down all the little things Studio can do, you end up with a lot of material to cover!
As always, I’m keen for further suggestions for more video. I feel “aware” that these cover the basis, and those users who have more experience may be interested in more complex workflows. Fire suggestions my way!
I feel like I’m getting a handle on how to produce them reasonably quickly. These five took me about 8-10 hours and that time includes script writing, proofing, production, encoding, uploading and blog posts.
I’ll probably make a post at some point about the workflow I’m currently using (it’s essentially: all audio first, make the video fit). I’m finding that doing the script first, audio and then video means I have very very little rework (if any, in fact).