Lessons from my first video tutorial
Firstly, increase the text size in everything – TextMate, Terminal and the browser. Whilst easily legible on my screen, it is not so good when encoded and compressed at a smaller resolution. Thankfully, the code is still legible (just) but I don’t want my viewers to be squinting.
Secondly, Snapz Pro X, the MacBook’s built in microphone and iMovie are fine for recording video tutorials. I don’t think it’s necessary to invest in a separate microphone at the moment.
Finally, have a rough idea of what you will say, when you will say it and how much time you will need to say it. On a couple of occasions, I found myself needing more time to explain something and on other occasions, having too much time. Whilst a complete script might not be necessary, you might want to consider what particular areas need a detailed level of exposition and ensure you leave enough time to do so.