I recently picked up the RubyCasts project again after a 6 month hiatus (I got distracted over the summer), and was wondering if I might be doing something wrong with the video format.
First, is the full screen recording a good idea? I’m trying to go for a “we’re building a real world project here” feel that I’ve found most screencasts lack. Is it distracting?
Second, I do these almost entirely unscripted. I’ll have a set of notes on my second monitor, but that’s more of a “make sure you do this and not that, explain this that way” type then, not so much a word-for-word script. Does it show? Or does it just add to the real world project feel?
Lastly, is there a better place to host these things than YouTube? I’m kind of sick of them and how they insist upon the lowest resolution it can find for it, the videos really need to be played in 480p at the least, not the 360 YouTube offers as the default. I looked into Vimeo, but they don’t like what my video editor spits out. Anyone else out there?