Category Archives: Computer Tips

Selling on eBay: Charts from Library Class

I taught a class last night at the Montrose (Colorado) Public Library to 21 students. As promised, you may get the charts by clicking here or by clicking on the image. The second half of the class is 8 Dec … Continue reading

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Video Editing Class Charts

Here are the charts from the video editing workshop I taught at the Montrose, Colorado, Public Library on Monday, 23 March 2105. The presentation also including analyzing an excerpt from The Amazing Spiderman, looking at features such as establishing shots, … Continue reading

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Video Vocabulary: Handout for Video Editing Class

Here are some terms that beginning video editors will encounter, prepared for a class I gave on beginning video editing: Action camera. A video camera designed to capture action or high adventure from the point of view of the particpant. … Continue reading

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Slides from “Introduction to YouTube” Class on 16 March 2015

Here are the slides from the class I taught at the Montrose (Colorado) Public Library on 16 Mar 2015. The slides cover only part of the presentation; the rest of the material was in video format. I’ve been asked to … Continue reading

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Publishing on Amazon’s CreateSpace

Here are the charts I presented yesterday. The occasion was a class at the Montrose (Colorado) Public Library. The first several charts discuss the pros and cons of self-publishing and the benefits and limitations of CreateSpace. The rest of the … Continue reading

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General Class Lesson 1.2 Video Updated

YouTube somehow truncated the original General Lesson 1.2 video, so I re-posted the complete video and put a notice on the bad one that points viewers to the complete version. Thanks to reader Bob Esplin for bringing the issue to … Continue reading

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Instructional Videos: How I Make Them

Here’s a “behind the scenes” look at making one of the ham radio instructional (training) videos, in this case for Amateur Extra Lesson 3.5. The purpose of these instructional videos is to help people get their ham licenses, and they … Continue reading

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CyberLink PowerDirector 12: Tips on Getting Started

Here are a few tips on getting started with CyberLink PowerDirector (PDR) 12. I use PDR to produce all my videos, including the ham radio training videos and the occasional travel video. I’m assuming you already have some video clips … Continue reading

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Imagery for Genealogy: From Camera to Ancestral Quest in Four Easy Steps

Do images frustrate you? Too many acronyms? Hard to find stuff once it’s on your hard drive? This video is an introduction to a class I teach about imagery for genealogy. It shows, very simply, the process from taking a … Continue reading

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Background: Q&A with CyberLink

I mentioned in an earlier post that I am an MVP (Most Valued Professional) for CyberLink, which makes the video editing software I use, PowerDirector. They don’t pay me or anything, but I get early access to new products and … Continue reading

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