I’ve been dabbling with Camtasia, and I made this short clip in around 2 hours. I watched a few tutorials in an “advanced” LinkedIn Learning course, and that was helpful, but the tutorials don’t follow the narrative that the intro-level version did. That version was easier for me to follow along with, and included practice exercises (which I ignored in favor of practicing the techniques on my own audio/video).
Anyway, I learned a few new things:
- How to download (free, for now) audio on the Camtasia site
- How to blend audio with a “motion background” for an introduction
- How to add the same (“fade”) transition between clips — I’m sure there’s a quick “apply to all clips” shortcut but I did it manually here.
- How to “zoom in” on the canvas to highlight a part in greater detail.
Next time, I want to add my own media — how much better would this tutorial be if an adorable, animated dog was your teacher? Don’t answer that.
Anyway, here’s the clip! Audio only for music/ambiance, so this would need to include a written-only version to be fully accessible. I created it to practice emphasizing visuals in a confusing interface 😉…one that I’m still trying to master. Lookin’ at you, WordPress.com!