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About Mel

Mel is the online training architect and screencasting wizard at Kareo, one of Forbes' 2013 list of 100 Most Promising Companies in America. He's also the creator of Digital-Know-How, a training website devoted to developing learners' skills for screencasting and web video course development. Mel is also the chief blogger of ScreencastingWizard.com; Mel's personal blog. The comments and opinions you read here are Mel's and not associated with any other company.

“Hey Mel. What’s your setup for making your training videos?”

So that was a question I got asked (again) recently. I’ve written about this before. (Ref: “My Studio Setup For Screencasting Production.”) But, it’s also good to update the list every now and again. Below is my latest response to this … Continue reading
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24 Weeks-worth of Design Ideas For Your Next e-Learning Project

Articulate’s David Anderson has been running these Weekly Challenges from the Articulate Storyline e-Learning community. In addition to it being a great forum of engagement, practice and performance support for e-Learning developers, the weekly challenge series has also produced a … Continue reading
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[Q&A] How to make complex shape animations with Camtasia

[Video Q&A] In this video Mel answers a question about replicating moderately complex shape and video animations in Camtasia Studio. Continue reading
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What display resolution should you use for screencasting?

[Video How To] "What display resolution should I set before I record my screencast?" Here's a video with the answer. Continue reading
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Can you do green screen effects in screencasts?

[Video] How to make green screen videos with Camtasia Studio. Continue reading
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Q&A: How did I get started in training and screencasting?

[Podcast interview] This post summarizes an interview question from the Online Learning Podcast where Mel Aclaro was asked how he got started in screencasting and the training profession in general. Continue reading
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What does Camtasia or ScreenFlow Offer That Screencast-O-Matic Doesn’t?

In this post, Mel Aclaro explains the key differentiators between pricier screencasting tools like Camtasia and ScreenFlow versus low cost online alternatives like Screencast-o-matic. Continue reading
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