JINGle Bells

Hello there! I just made a screencast, which you can view by clicking this link: http://screencast.com/t/Us6uMoEkSA

I recorded it using a program called Jing, which specialises in capturing images for screenshots, and videos for screencasts. I had a feeling that this assignment was going to be fairly easy because there are way too many screencasts out there on YouTube… Just look up “how to empty your recycling bin on a PC”, you’ll find at least 500 tutorial screencasts that hold your hand you through the steps. If they can do it, anyone can. So I gave it a shot, and it was just as easy as I expected it to be, although I flubbed a couple of times while I was recording and it sounded like I had a potato in my mouth, so I had to record several takes.

I really like the idea of screencasting because if you want to do something on your computer, like “how get more space”, then you can look up a video about that on YouTube, watch it, and follow each step on your computer while you watch the video. Another reason I like screencasting is because it’s great for recording footage for a video game and commenting on or reviewing it, so you can show the whole world and they can judge whether or not it’s a game they’d like to play. That’s exactly what I do when I’m thinking about buying a video game — I type the name of the game on YouTube, pick a video that is screencasted, and judge whether the game is worth my time while I watch the footage and hear the screencaster’s comments. It’s very helpful to see what you’ll be playing before you play it, and it’s good to also hear what other people think of it.

OFF TOPIC: As I was writing this post, I was eating a banana with peanut butter, and it was amazing! Put some cinnamon on top and you’ll have an incredible and healthy snack. Try it out if you can.