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  • Digital Storytelling Part II - Camtasia from PowerPoint

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    Digital Storytelling Part IIa: Camtasia from PowerPoint There are a number of ways to turn a story into a multimedia story. In this lesson you will open your PowerPoint presentation, invoke Camtasias audio capture function, and present the story while changing slides at the appropriate time.

    A few other things:

    A. As you do the audio recording, speak slowly and clearly B. Practice a few times before recording C. Consider doing multiple recordings and have someone else listen to them

    Activity: Audio Recording 1. If its not already there, copy your PowerPoint presentation to the My Documents folder 2. WITHOUT USING ANY PUNCTUATION, rename your PowerPoint file to a short version of your presentation topic 3. Open the newly named PowerPoint presentation 4. On the Office Ribbon, click the Add-Ins tab 5. Click the Record button at the top of the screen your PowerPoint presentation will display full-screen

    6. Note the small window at the lower right, this is the microphone level indicator

    7. Put the headphones with microphone on the microphone should be in front of your mouth but NOT touching any part of

    your face 8. Speak a few words you know you are doing it right when the level indicator reaches the mid-point most of the time, and

    the yellow-to-red-point once in a while 9. If you have not practiced telling your story, please do so now

    a. Click the Slide Show tab b. Use the right-arrow key to advance to the next slide as you read your essay c. Practice more than once

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    10. When you are ready to start recording click the CLICK TO BEGIN RECORDING button the slide show will display full screen

    use the Esc key on the keyboard (upper-left) to stop recording

    11. If you used the Esc key to stop or if you went past the last slide the following dialog pops up

    12. Click the Stop Recording button 13. Save your work take note that Camtasia uses the same name as the PowerPoint and places the recording in a folder

    called Camtasia Studio within the My Documents folder.

    14. On the next screen, with PRODUCE YOUR RECORDING selected, click OK

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    15. With CUSTOM PRODUCTION SETTINGS selected in the drop down box CLICK NEXT

    16. Now you want to pick what you want your file to be saved as, for this workshop choose

    MP4-SWF Flash output 17. Then CLICK NEXT.

    18. Select Express Show from the Template drop-down (Without TOC) 19. Select 800x600 from the Fit-in drop-down 20. CLICK NEXT

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    21. Again, CLICK NEXT

    22. And now, CLICK FINISH

    23. You will see the rendering progress

    24. Once the rendering is complete you will see this screen

    25. Once again, CLICK FINISH

    26. Your presentation will open in the Browser for viewing play it! 27. If you are NOT happy with it, you should record it again back to step 1 Activity: Taking your Camtasia project with you Each Camtasia project produces a number of files. For safe keeping you should copy all of those files onto a flash drive and take it with you. Heres how if you have used Camtasias defaults for saving your work:

    1. Close ALL open files and folders

    2. If its not already there, put your flash drive into a USB port

    3. On the flash drive, create a new folder with your projects name

    4. Open the My Documents folder on your computer

    5. Look for and open the Camtasia Studio folder

    6. Look for a file with the name of your project, and a .CAMREC extension

    a. Note: it will be a rather large file

    7. Copy the .CAMREC file to the project folder on your flash drive

    8. Still in the Camtasia Studio folder, look for the folder with the name of your project

    9. Copy that folder to the project folder on your flash drive 10. You should also place a copy of your PowerPoint into that same folder on your flash drive

    If you have edited and saved your project in Camtasia, there is one more file you should copy

    11. Look for a file with the name of your project and a .CAMPROJ extension

    12. Copy the .CAMPROJ file to the project folder on your flash drive

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    Digital Storytelling Part IIb: Audacity then Camtasia Another way to create a multimedia story is to record your voice first, using a program such as Audacity. This will yield better quality audio because you can then edit and get it just right. The audio, images, and even background music if appropriate, can all be aligned in Camtasia. You can even add transitions if you wish. Activity: Audio Recording in Audacity As you go thru the following, please pay attention (write-it-down if you must) to where your files get saved

    1. If you have a PowerPoint presentation, open it and save all slides as images in the PNG format 2. For other story images, gather all of them into one folder 3. Open Audacity 4. Put the headphones on the microphone should be in front of your mouth but NOT touching any part of your face 5. If you have not practiced giving your story, please do so now 6. When you are ready, click the Record button at the top of the screen and begin speaking 7. If you need a break hit the Pause button 8. When you are finished click the Stop button 9. The results will look like this:

    10. Save your voiceover 11. Export your voiceover - BEST as an MP3 file or as a WAV file 12. Open Camtasia 13. Import all of your image files 14. Import your voiceover file 15. Drag your voiceover to the audio track 16. Drag you first image to the video track 17. Resize the image as necessary to cover the audio related to it 18. Place the second image next to the first on the video track 19. Resize the image as necessary to cover the audio related to it 20. Repeat for ever image 21. SAVE YOUR WORK 22. Produce your Story as described above

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    Please note that your final Camtasia movie can also include: An additional Audio track Quizzes Callouts PIP And Closed Captions

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