March 2015 Total Solar Eclipse

I know it is a bit late, but with the moving of the blog and all that jazz, I did not have time to post this earlier. This is a video taken by Bob Forrest, a former Specialist Technician at Bayfordbury’s Observatory at the University of Hertfordshire. The video is of the Total Solar Eclipse in March 2015.



Presentations – Dos and Don’ts

There comes a time when we are asked to make a presentation, either to colleagues or to strangers, and as with many other things in life, there are some things that we should do or don’t do when preparing and delivering the presentation in question.

In this brief video we will address some of the things that, in my opinion, should be taken into account in those situations. It is by no means and exhaustive list, but I hope it helps. Finally, let me know what you think!

Uploading videos to Vimeo

Now that you have created your videos with either your PC or your Mac, you are ready to share them with the world. I find Vimeo very easy to use and quite flexible in terms of content, size of files and things of that sort. In this video I show you try quickly how to create an account and how to upload your masterpiece.

As usual, let me know what you think.

Videocasting with a Mac

Continuing with the subject of capturing video, in this tutorial we will cover some tools to capture your screen using a Mac. The tools are Quicktime Player, MPEG Streamclip and iMovie. These tools either come with Mac (Quicktime and iMovie) or are available from the web.

Enjoy and keep in touch!


Videocasting with a PC

Talking to some people about screen capturing and video tutorials, I came across the fact that, although there is some interest in the activity, there is the idea that you need sophisticated tools to create even the simplest video presentation.

In this video I show how some simple videos can be produced by capturing screenshots using a PC with windows installed. The tools that I use are CamStudio and Freemake Video Converter, which are readily available in the web.

As usual, any comments are more than welcome. Enjoy!