I've been trying to come up with an over presentation that I could just leave on the Path 101 site and forget about--so people who randomly stumbled in could get a better sense of what we were up to. I tried Google Docs, but I really wasn't happy that I couldn't do some kind of animation and walkthrough. Then again, I really don't like adding my voice to these things, even though people seem to like it.
So I created an animated presentation on Powerpoint, and used Jing (along with its 5 min limit), to capture it. It exports a Flash SWF, which is now sitting on screencast.
I have a few issues with the result, but I don't think it's that bad.
- It might be a little too fast. I'm not sure, because I've seen the presentation a million times. I prob should have combined the team slides into one and I'm sure there's one other slide I can can.
- I really, really wanted to embed it smaller somewhere on the site. I can't for the life of me figure out how to make the Flash smaller. I can make the embed smaller, that's easy, but to squeeze the actual Flash into a smaller embed... no idea.
Here's what I wound up with... any suggestions? Converting to video would have solved that, but I couldn't find a good conversion tool that converted at a good resolution. UPDATE: I used Slideshare at the suggestion of others and it came out MUCH BETTER!!
- If I convert it to video, perhaps I'll give in and add a voice track... but it takes a long time to speak through.. and I want to keep it at 5.
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