Narrated Animated Videos (NAVs)

Narrated Animated Videos (NAVs)
Narrated Animated Videos
(NAVs)
Quick reference guide for completing a basic NAV
Table of Contents
Animation Instruction .......................................................................... 2
Wacom Tablet Basic Tips ............................................................................ 2
SketchBook Instruction ............................................................................... 2
Camtasia Screen Recording Instruction .................................................... 3
Camtasia Video Editing Instruction (2 pages) ............................................. 4
Camtasia Narration Instruction (2 pages) .................................................. 6
Exporting and Utilization Instruction....................................................... 8
Animation Instruction
Wacom Tablet Basic Tips
1. With the device buttons on your left, the tablet area is mapped to
your screen (i.e. the cursor appears where the pen is on the tablet
area).
2. Using a Wacom tablet has a coordination learning curve. Be
patient with yourself to get used to looking at the screen while you
draw/write.
3. Wacom tablets come is different sizes (you have the medium
Intuos tablet in front of you). We prefer the Large Intuos Pro tablet
or the Cintiq touch graphics display.
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4. Tap the Pen on the tablet surface to click.
Drag the pen on the tablet surface to draw/write.
SketchBook Instruction
1. Open SketchBook, if not already open for you.
2. Select a brush from the Brush Palette (green).
a. We recommend choosing the Felt Tip Pen (orange).
3. Click on the small slider icon (yellow) at the top of
the Brush Palette, this gives you the Brush Properties
window.
4. Using the slider or left and right arrows (red), adjust the
size of your chosen drawing utensil.
a. We suggest using size 6 or somewhere around there (sizes
4-8)
b. Be sure to save your adjustments (purple)
5. Click in the color puck, and choose a color.
6. Use the undo arrow (blue) in the top toolbar to erase or redraw a pen stroke.
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Camtasia Screen Recording Instruction
1. Open SketchBook (if not already) and prepare your canvas and pen for your planned drawing.
2. Once you are ready to begin, open Camtasia to start a new
recording project.
3. In the Camtasia project window, select the record button (pink).
4. In the recorder window, make sure Camtasia is
set to record your whole screen (button is
highlighted green if enabled).
Use the dropdown menu to select Full Screen or
set a custom region if desired/necessary.
5. If the microphone button is highlighted green, click
on this button to disable audio recording. We will
record audio separately from drawing for a basic
NAV.
Your recorder window should look similar to
the image on the right (only the screen button
should be highlighted green):
6. Select the red record button. Camtasia will
darken you screen and count down from 3 to begin your
recording. Begin drawing after this.
7. When you are finished drawing, click on Camtasia in the
dock to unhide the project window. Select the pause
button to stop recording (orange).
8. In the pause
window, select the
blue Complete
button to finish the
recording process.
9. If you started with a brand new project in Camtasia, your
screen recording should already be in the editing pane. If
you need to add your new recording to the editing pane,
then drag the recording from the left-hand sidebar into the
editing pane (green arrow).
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Camtasia Video Editing Instruction (2 pages)
1. Crop your video recording so that all you see is the
SketchBook canvas/drawing area.
a. Click on the small crop button on the lower right
so that it is highlighted blue (purple).
b. Click and drag the upper-left corner crop box down and
to the right so that neither the left hand tools nor top
toolbar in Sketchbook are visible (blue arrow).
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c. Click and drag the lower right corner crop box down
and to the right so that neither the right hand tools in
Sketchbook nor dock at the bottom are visible (green
arrow).
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d. Click on the small crop button so that it is no
longer highlighted blue (red).
e. Click and drag the upper-left sizing circle back up to the top (yellow arrow) and the
lower-right sizing circle down to the bottom (orange arrow) of the viewing pane to fill
the video with your drawing space.
2. Trim the beginning of your recording.
a. Drag the playhead to the spot right before you begin your
drawing (pink arrow).
b. Right click on the playhead and select ‘Split All at Playhead’
from the dropdown menu (red).
c. Right click on the first section of your recording and select
‘Ripple Delete’ from the dropdown menu (orange).
3. Trim off the end of your
recording.
a. Drag the playhead to
the spot right after
where you finish your
drawing (pink arrow).
b. Right click on the playhead and select ‘Split All at
Playhead’ from the dropdown menu (yellow).
c. Right click on the last section of your recording and
select ‘Delete’ (green).
4. Ripple Delete any errors or long delays that you want removed from the recording.
a. Drag the playhead to the spot right before you begin drawing your error or delay.
b. Right click on the playhead and select ‘Split All at Playhead’.
c. Drag the playhead to the spot right after you delete or undo your error or delay.
d. Right click on the playhead and select ‘Split All at Playhead’.
e. Right click on the section of the recording that now only contains the error or delay and
select ‘Ripple Delete’.
5. Increase your recording clip speed.
a. Right click on your recording in the editing pane and
select ‘Add Clip Speed’ (teal).
b. Notice the thin ‘Clip Speed’ bar at the bottom of
your recording. Click and drag the small clock at the
very end of your recording (purple) until the percentage is somewhere between 140% and
200% (blue line).
Note: We recommend to at least 140% for quick speakers and up to 200% for slower speakers.
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Camtasia Narration Instruction (2 pages)
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1. In the Camtasia window with your video recording, select the record
button (pink).
2. Click on the Full Screen button to disable any
screen recording while you narrate your
drawing’s recording (orange).
3. Click on the round Microphone button to enable
audio recording (yellow).
Note: Notice the mic button has a dropdown menu (blue). If you have multiple mics
available, you would use this dropdown menu to select the mic you wish to pick up your
audio. We recommend using a USB microphone instead of the built-in mic for best results.
4. Click on red record button to start the recording.
5. Back in your Camtasia window, select
the play button to play your video
recording (pink).
6. Narrate your video while it’s playing.
7. When finished narrating, press the pause button
to stop the audio recording (red).
8. Select the blue Complete button to finish you narration
audio.
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9. Drag and drop the audio
recording from the side
pane into the track
above the video
recording in the editing
pane.
10. Click on the audio track so that it is the only track highlighted blue in the editing pane.
11. Trim the beginning of audio track to right where you
begin speaking.
a. Drag playhead to beginning of narration.
b. Right click on the playhead and select ‘Split
Selected at Playhead’ (yellow).
c. Right click on beginning piece of the audio track
and select ‘Ripple Delete’ to remove the
unwanted audio recording and realign the audio track
to the start of the video recording (green).
12. Again, with only the audio track highlighted blue in
the editing pane, trim the end of the audio track to
align with the end of the video recording.
a. Drag the playhead to align with the end of the
video recording.
b. Right click on the playhead and select ‘Split
Selected at Playhead’ (blue).
c. Right click on the end piece of the audio track
and select ‘Delete’ to remove the unwanted audio
recording that followed your narration (purple).
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Exporting and Utilization Instruction
When you are happy with your NAV, you
can export your project as a video (mp4).
1. With Camtasia open, select Share in
the top-left toolbar (red).
2. From the Share dropdown menu,
select Advanced Export (orange).
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3. In the “Export As:” field, change the
name of the mp4 file (yellow).
4. Choose where you would like the file saved
(green). If you would like more options of where
you would like to have the video file saved click
on the small square caret button to see all you
file locations (dark green arrow).
5. Select the Options button to view the advanced export options window (purple).
6. Drag the quality slider all the way to the right towards
“Higher Quality” to ensure you retain the highest possible
quality of your NAV (pink).
7. Select the OK button in the advanced export options window (gray).
8. Finally, select the Export button to export your NAV
as an mp4 (brown).
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