My experience creating a screencast was very much like my experience creating my header image, commercial, and everything in between. In all my endeavors to become technologically literate, each download and upload has rendered me a little helpless. The program itself was incredibly easy to use. It was straightforward and I felt pretty cool with a newfound canniness being able to produce a
video screencast. I had no idea a program like this existed for everyday people who did not major in computer science.
The only “problem” I had with creating my screencast pertained to the awkwardness I felt hearing myself stumbling over commonplace words. English is my second language, but I was almost certain that I was proficient in speaking it. Why did I get so nervous? Why did I start choking up? Is this really what I sound like? Why do I get shivers listening to the sound of my own voice? I suppose we are all our own biggest critics.
This skill will definitely come in handy during tutorial videos for people who are technologically challenged. I can already see myself using Jing to teach my dad how to pay online bills. He knows there is a way, but has no idea how (and he still calls me every month to ask me to help him make payments). God forbid I miss his call, but if he had a step-by-step screencast to play, replay, pause, and meditate on, I am sure he will be able to figure it out. As much as I love my dad, I would love to see him take full advantage of the very expensive desktop computer in his home. Perhaps he will find more use for it outside of Netflix and solitaire.
***UPDATE! The reason why I did not click on any of the links on her blog was because they were not working! 😦 But her main feed was too chic not to exemplify.***