First screen-recording/video ever! Thus, it probably looks very amateur. Only uploaded the last bit of my painting process (because that’s when I started try…
I’m going to go through a bit of my experience working with Screenflow, the screen-recording tool I decided try after realizing the QuickTime screen-recording functionality is terrible on Mountain Lion OS (i.e. it lags, and obviously that makes screen recording digital painting impossible).
I decided to try Screenflow as it was considered to be on par with Camtasia, “the” screen recorder for Windows. If you’re looking into a screen recorder, you may want to also look into iShowU and Voila (I’m speaking as a Mac user btw). Do your research though. I chose Screenflow as it seemed to be the most popular alternative to Mac’s prepackaged QuickTime, and so far, it has done as that I’ve needed it to do.
Some handy tidbits I picked up along this little adventure:
Youtube Video: Changing Speed of Clips in Screenflow - I pretty much figured everything out on my own clicking around. But I followed this video to figure out how to change of the speed of my clip. However, I noticed people facing the same problem I was, which was when we followed the video, the clip would literally be cropped (shortened) as opposed to being faster. This at least was the case when I nested several clips together and then tried to speed the whole thing up.
My solution to the above problem was to first export the nested clip [as an mp4]. Then create a new “project” document in Screenflow and import the mp4. Then, splitting the clip and speeding up different parts of the video went perfectly smoothly.
One thing I find quite odd with Screenflow is the need to rightclick on a clip to paste a copied clip. And then the copied clip ends up wherever your “time-scroller” is (whatever you call that component that you drag to mouse through the video).
I had a fun (and occasionally irksome) time playing with the video actions. Probably not as expansive in selection as a program like Adobe After Effects, but at least it’s clean and efficient in getting things done. I’ll keep exploring its different features with future videos.
If you have questions or suggestions, please leave a comment here or on the video, whether it’s on my coloring/drawing technique of any of the features you see in the video. I am happy to help and am totally open to doing tutorials in Screenflow if that’s the case.
I’m looking to actually uploading the actual image to deviantart “tomorrow” (as in, after I go to sleep and wake up), though I first need to compile my wip images and upload those too. I’m also making a short and simple tutorial on how I did the grass in the background of the image so that’ll take a bit of time too.