Here's an intiative that will be benefitial to the entire Blender community: CG Masters is challending you to share your Blender knowledge and create a videotutorial.
CG Masters write:
There are a lot of skilled Blender artists out there, and it's time to share your knowledge. The goal is simple, create the best video tutorial you can. There's no theme for the tutorials, just think of something you're good at and teach us how to do it! If you're good at special effects, teach us how to make fire. If you're good at animating, teach us how to make a clown juggle. Anything goes! The final video should be within 20-60 minutes long and in english. You can submit multiple entries but only one entry per person can place in the top 3(although all of your entries will still be considered for honorable mentions). Entries must be new content, and must also use the current version of Blender to ensure the information is current.
It's time for a tut police.
Always wanted to make a tutorial, but I'm too shy and my spoken English isn't too good due to lack of practice (that and that I'm too sensible when people jeer at my voice). I think I'll just stick to written tutorials for a while... Looking forward for the others' entries though!
They mentioned over on the contest page that you don't necessarily have to talk; succinct text on-screen can viably replace spoken narration.
There are also
- grammar checkers
- text to speechers (:)?)
I attempted to make one as well. Still being made.
The pupil loses 20 seconds in the beginning.
What happens if we do not have a Facebook account to submit the video?
Hey Anthony, Chris from cg masters here. It's like posting on any other forum, you'd need an account. But if you were really opposed to creating a facebook account, then you can email the vimeo link to us at [email protected], and we'll post the link on our facebook page for you.
Brigadewing, it's true, using text-only in video tutorials can actually be quite effective and make people pay attention more. In David Revoy's sample video, it's actually much more effective than most voice-narrated video tutorials I've seen, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPl7SxCLgVw
I would make a category for the tut with most sidekicks, so that autors would know what does exist. I mean :
- written text
- zooming in
- showing keystrokes
- big mouse pointer
- mixing with other formats
Do you mean having the number of sidekicks influence the scoring? I wouldn't want to encourage people to use a lot of extras unless they're necessary. And if people use them right we'd count that under the Quality and Production categories, because they can definitely make the experience better.
Yes, but a category, by which I mean an apart competition. That would be fun.
I have the impression that autors don't know sidekicks. And I don't know them either.
An apart competition for the most unprepared tut would be fun also. Some get away with that.