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Old 08-23-2016, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Hi Everyone,
I am taking an online Web Design class and for our final project, if we don't host our site, we have to make a video of it. I have no idea how to do this. Many students have been having a hard time making a video but then also trying to host for free, like Bytehost.
Someone advised that take many screen shots and use Picassa.
Having never done this before, I don't know which avenue to take, although I would like it to be free.
It looked to me as if some students had a running PowerPoint (slowly) while they narrated. Is there free software to do this? BTW- I am running Win 7.
Thanks.
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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You can download and use VLC (free) to record your desktop.
Or if you go the screenshots route, you can use Open Office Impress to create slides for your presentation (instead of PowerPoint).
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:10 PM
 
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VLC only does video (no sound) of the desktop. Not a big deal unless you expect it to pick up the sound. Excellent program.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:01 PM
 
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,if we don't host our site,
What does that mean? If you are able to demonstrate on a computer in person then you use something like XAMPP for local server on your laptop or whatever assuming it's not a ASP site.

As far as the video goes open up Windows Movie maker. Drop some screenshots or video on the timeline, plug in a mic and you can narrate as the video is playing. This is called a voice over, google it for direction in Movie Maker.

there is lot of software you can use for the video capture, I haven't tried VLC and if that doesn't work out try this.

CamStudio - Free Screen Recording Software
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:09 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Capture/Desktop

i would just host the site on my home pc and provide the ip address to the teacher.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I would just shoot with my phone and upload a private video to YouTube.
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Old 09-16-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I had another veterinary emergency at the end of Aug and am just now returning this project. It is an online class in web design and supposedly we are supposed to use Warpwire, which they provide, to make our videos. The problem is that no one could get it to work.
I think the best route is to use sound, me narrating my rendered site.
We are supposed to talk through the design of the site, so the peer reviewers don't miss our wonderful design features and how we meet each criterion.

Some students hosted for free at Byethost but had a hard time using it. Basically it took students about 2 weeks to figure out how to present their sites online.
I was hoping the instructor would have some work around for Warpwire but I don't think she does.
The only free software I found in my research is MS Screen Recorder.

I will try your suggestions. I especially like recording a video as I narrate with my phone and uploading that on You Tube.

If I do go the Windows MovieMaker route, do I have to use a mic? It looks like there is a port for one on my laptop, next to the headset connector.

Thanks again. This is all part of learning, I have to tell myself that to keep my blood pressure down. Gotta get to the Web Site!!!
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