FOR THE NEXT two weeks, I will use a Microsoft Surface computer while learning videoscribing fundamentals. My first impressions suggest it is easier to pinch and zoom flyouts with my fingers and a stylus than with a keyboard and a touchpad.
I tried diving into Sparkol's Videoscribe immediately after downloading the Windows program but should have watched at least the first 20 minute tutorial. If I had done that, I would have heard the recommendation to save work locally. I didn't do that before trying to render my work into a second output with an online audio asset--my wifi dropped and Sparkol's videoscribe stopped working.
Fortunately, elements of the last project file reappear when starting Sparkol Videoscribe after a crash so I did not lose my work.
After 90 minutes on task, I remembered enough to show our six year old daughter how to create an anniversary greeting with her own voice as the backing track. And then we were able to open the same working file at home through the Sparkol iPad app.
I believe we will be able to train teens how to become video scribes as part of our Youth Media Team's work at the Feilte Conference this autumn. Two prospective team members are in the video below.
[Photo of Sparkol video on Surface snapped by Lumia 1020.]