Well I know I’ve been talking about it for a while (and at one point settled on not doing them), but I finally decided to do something about providing video tutorials that are meant to accompany the material supplied by my Number Sense Manual. Here is a quick sample video (it was literally a single-take unrehearsed screen capture — the “real-deal” instructional videos will go a lot more smoothly):
My current screen capture set-up is:
- Huion Tablet as the hardware to do my sketching
- Paintbrush as my sketching program
- Quicktime for screen capturing (resized to ~1024×768)
- On-board microphone for audio recording (but am looking into getting a Blue Yeti USB mic)
If you have any suggestions on how to better screen capture, please leave a comment on this post (note: it will need to be Mac-compatible).
I plan on having the video broken up into two parts: instruction and examples — with a minimal amount of my handwriting as possible. The videos are planned to be less than 5 minutes long each and will follow, sequentially, with the sections in my Number Sense Manual. Eventually when I revise my manual again, at each section I will provide a hyperlink to its corresponding youtube video that will further aid in the trick’s explanation.
I hope to do two to three tricks a week. Also, if you e-mail me with a question on how to do a problem, I’ll either give you .pdf containing the step-by-step instructions or a brief video. So there you go!