My fabulous colleagues back home in New Zealand have been enjoying the Learning@Schools09 Conference held in Rotorua. When my good friend AllanahK tweeted that she was organising a “Matt-style” dance at the start of Wes Fryer‘s Keynote presentation, I couldn’t resist the urge to tweet back “Can I skype in?”
Sure enough – at 7.15am Bangkok, Thailand time, and 1.15pm, New Zealand time, she did just that- skyped me in so that I could join in the dance too. It was brilliant – almost like being there. I was able listen to Wes’s Keynote until Allanah’s battery finally died. I wish I could have been there in personal to reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and learn new things from incredibly talented people. Watch the video!
I originally used jing to capture the screen on my laptop (‘cos that’s all I had), then discovered that it saves as .swf. Drat – not editable (without the Pro version – funny that?). So here’s the master genius work around I used:
Step 1: Grab Jeff Utecht on his way out the door – (‘cos he has ScreenFlow)
Step 2: Replay .swf on his laptop and re-capture using ScreenFlow – saves as a .mov, edit as you go
Step 3: Import into iMovie – add titles and credits
Step 4: Play real “Dancing with Matt” video on YouTube to capture the soundtrack using Audio Hijack Pro
Step 5: Import audio into iMovie – adjust sound levels
Step 6: Upload to teachingsagittarian’s YouTube channel
Did I mention that I love my mac laptop?