Monday, July 27, 2009

How I Make Video Walkthroughs

Every now and then, by total coincidence, I get a rash of identical requests from different people. For example, six different people asked me to make a guide for Danger on Deception Island all within a period of three days.

Recently, six or so people have asked me how I do video walkthroughs. So here's an explanation:

I don't use a video camera. I use a video capture program to record my computer screen. Video capture programs can record a specific section of your computer screen for a specific amount of time and turn that into a video file.

The specific program I use is called CamStudio. It doesn't work for everyone, I'm told, and so other people use programs like CaptureWiz, HyperCam and so on.

Got it? Cool. That's my bare bones explanation. There are plenty of videos on Youtube which will tell you how to work those programs and what their various features are. Check 'em out.

21 comments:

tina said...

thank you!!

Anonymous said...

NOW you need to tell us if you have a myspace!! ha-ha-ha-ha

Michael Gray said...

I'm not sharing a Myspace publicly! Just friend me on Youtube if you want to! True, Youtube friends are pretty useless, but I don't want a Myspace Friends list full of strangers!

Oddly enough, I already have a few strangers on my official list of friends.

Alan Rickman fan ( A.K.A. , Patricia) said...

Can I be on that list??? ( even though you are in California and I am in Maine).I am your number 1 fan!!!!Others probably are too, and I don't want to dissagree with them.

Scott Wilson said...

list of friends? does that mean on youtube?
if so, i am alreadty your friend so you dont need to worry about me.

Anonymous said...

did you read matilda?

Danica Keeley said...

ahhh poo! I like you Michael Drew!!

Anonymous said...

Michael the places that you wroteon how to make videos dont work.can you write the name of the site that you use.I wish The Nancy Drew Game21 came out on my BIRTHDAY Setember 2,2009 :( It's not:( It's on OCTOBER!!!!!!!!!!! SOB!:[SOB!SOB!:[SOB!:[SOB!SOB!SOB!SOB!:[SOB!:[SOB!:[
I am SSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOO SAD!!!!

LOVE,JOANNA

Anonymous said...

OMG i am such a big fan look this is what everyone wrote skip to main | skip to sidebar
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This is Michael's blog. Mostly what you'll find here are my various Nancy Drew movies, along with my thoughts and information about the Nancy Drew series in general.

Monday, July 27, 2009
How I Make Video Walkthroughs
Every now and then, by total coincidence, I get a rash of identical requests from different people. For example, six different people asked me to make a guide for Danger on Deception Island all within a period of three days.

Recently, six or so people have asked me how I do video walkthroughs. So here's an explanation:

I don't use a video camera. I use a video capture program to record my computer screen. Video capture programs can record a specific section of your computer screen for a specific amount of time and turn that into a video file.

The specific program I use is called CamStudio. It doesn't work for everyone, I'm told, and so other people use programs like CaptureWiz, HyperCam and so on.

Got it? Cool. That's my bare bones explanation. There are plenty of videos on Youtube which will tell you how to work those programs and what their various features are. Check 'em out.
Posted by Michael Gray at 11:16 AM
8 comments:
tina said...
thank you!!

July 27, 2009 12:47 PM
Anonymous said...
NOW you need to tell us if you have a myspace!! ha-ha-ha-ha

July 27, 2009 10:37 PM
Michael Gray said...
I'm not sharing a Myspace publicly! Just friend me on Youtube if you want to! True, Youtube friends are pretty useless, but I don't want a Myspace Friends list full of strangers!

Oddly enough, I already have a few strangers on my official list of friends.

July 27, 2009 10:59 PM
Alan Rickman fan ( A.K.A. , Patricia) said...
Can I be on that list??? ( even though you are in California and I am in Maine).I am your number 1 fan!!!!Others probably are too, and I don't want to dissagree with them.

July 28, 2009 1:56 PM
Scott Wilson said...
list of friends? does that mean on youtube?
if so, i am alreadty your friend so you dont need to worry about me.

July 28, 2009 4:50 PM
Anonymous said...
did you read matilda?

July 28, 2009 4:55 PM
Danica Keeley said...
ahhh poo! I like you Michael Drew!!

July 30, 2009 6:37 PM
Anonymous said...
Michael the places that you wroteon how to make videos dont work.can you write the name of the site that you use.I wish The Nancy Drew Game21 came out on my BIRTHDAY Setember 2,2009 :( It's not:( It's on OCTOBER!!!!!!!!!!! SOB!:[SOB!SOB!:[SOB!:[SOB!SOB!SOB!SOB!:[SOB!:[SOB!:[
I am SSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOO SAD!!!!

LOVE,JOANNA

August 1, 2009 8:38 PM

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Anonymous said...

MANDY Andrade you are kind of weird! srry

Michael Gray said...

It's not a website I use--it's a computer program. I didn't put any links in that post, which would explain when the links don't work!

Anonymous said...

Now I'm even more sad but, Michael are you doing a vid for the nancy drew game 21. PLEEZZ!!


Love,Joanna

Anonymous said...

Mandy Andrade You Are One Big Fan!!!

Tallulah said...

Haha, I can just imagine someone clicking endlessly on words, thinking it's a link, getting frusterated. Not very funny in writing, but if you could see into my (or what's left of the already rather, okay very, crazy) brain, you would most likely be laughing pretty hard like I did.
Bye!
Tallulah

Patricia said...

Tallulah!! you are back!!! I missed you soooo much! How was camp?

Anonymous said...

Michael is the site you use www.CamStudio.com

Love,Joanna

Anonymous said...

My blogspot blog is http://nancyfan-joanna.blogspot.com you could copy and paste a url if the link does not work.

Love,Joanna

Joanna said...

If the link i posted did not work http://nancyfan-joanna.blogspot.com you could click on my name.I want to learn how to make nancy drew vids!!! Help Michael PPLLLEEEZZZZ!!!!

Joanna said...

thanks michael but now i dont know if i am recording the game or where to see the videos. Help me!!!Plez!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the explanation Micheal, or if you prefer Mr. Gray. I agree with you in Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon That guy did have a cool last name. Grey!

Anonymous said...

great blog


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