Sunday, February 9, 2014

Screencast Text Effects

Today I wanted to share a video with you about animating text within Screenflow, Telestream's application for capturing video, audio and screen activity on your desktop.  If you have ever watched a video tutorial on YouTube chances are it was created using Screenflow or one of the many other screen capture applications.  All of my YouTube video tutorials on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator  are created using Screenflow.

I chose Screenflow because it was built for the Mac from the ground up.  Easy to use, Screenflow allows you to capture, add audio, images, and edit everything from your screen to tell your story.

In this video tutorial I will show how to create text effects inside Screenflow to make your animated video tutorial dynamic and entertaining as well as instructional.  If you have ever wanted to create a "How To" video, I would strongly suggest checking out Screenflow from Telestream.

As with all software integration there is a learning curve you will have to accept.  However, it is nothing like the video editing software you might see others using to create commercials.  Screenflow takes a simplistic approach to video editing allowing the new user to get up and running quickly and easily. They also have great video support with many titles in their library explaining everything from the basics to advanced techniques.

If you are standing on the sidelines and thinking this is something for you, wait no longer.  They offer a free trial download for you to explore and test drive.

Be safe, create daily and be attuned to change.