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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Tutorial: How to Use the Apache CMS Web Interface
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:13:30 GMT
I'd suggest this is the kind of thing that would fit really well with
the proposed conference. We have hackspaces and this is an ideal way
to get newbies contributing to the project quickly and easily. Anyone
want to coordinate something like this?


On 20 June 2012 15:07, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 1:58 AM, Jürgen Schmidt
> <> wrote:
>> On 6/15/12 3:09 PM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>> My first attempt making a video with Camtasia.  Hopefully this will be
>>> useful to someone starting to use the CMS for the first time:
>> well done, I love short video tutorials ;-) with a good fresh coffee at
>> hand.
>> Maybe you can share some more experience how you create it, what steps
>> are necessary to trim the video etc.
> This was done with a 30-day trial version of Camtasia Studio:
> It works like a screen capture tool:  You define what area of the
> screen you want to record, what audio device to capture, etc.  After
> recording it has a simple editor to insert titles, transitions, remove
> unnecessary pauses, etc.  Finally, it takes the project, encodes it as
> WMV and automatically uploads it to YouTube.  There is a lot more
> depth to the Camtasia features -- I only scratched the surface -- but
> you can get a lot done with just the basic features.
> Other than that, the idea is the same as any tutorial, whether given
> live, printed, video, podcast, whatever.  Have a clear idea of what
> you want the user to take away, and break it down into clear steps.
>> I can think of many more such short video tutorials describing features
>> in the office.
>> For example many users don't know the concept of styles. So how about a
>> short video explaining style and to create and use one. Or edit/change
>> an existing one...
> Another idea would be a set of short videos examining each of the new
> features in AOO 3.4.
>> Many many short videos of the same "style", means common intro page
>> pointing to our project + content video + common finish with further
>> info regarding the project or something like that.
> Maybe also a common place on Youtube for these.  Right now the videos
> are just in my personal account.  But it would be better,  think, if
> we had an AOO-branded account where such things could live.  This
> would make it easier for the users to find.
> Or maybe the way to do this is via common tagging?
>> It's perfect promotion for our project in several ways. We provide
>> useful tutorials that help our users, we show how easy it can be to join
>> the project and do something useful, we do some good marketing for our
>> project in general...
>> Juergen

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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