What do you think?
I did not write a formal script; instead the project evolved as I explored and discovered what options were available to me.
I began recording this video using Zoom. That program recognizes that I have a green screen and allows me to record against a background image. I chose a picture of the beach. Of course! I recorded several "takes" then saved the zoom video.
I exited Zoom, then opened Windows Movie Maker.
Next, I imported the Zoom video into Movie Maker. I cut it down to one 8-second clip. Movie Maker allowed me to to save it on my computer as an MP4 file.
I exited Movie Maker, opened Chrome, then connected to Wave.video.
I uploaded my 8-second MP4 file to a new project. I added the beach video and graphics. (This was as much a learning session for me as it was working on a particular video.)
Finally, I "rendered" it and downloaded the final MP4 video to my local computer.
I logged out of wave.video and logged into Facebook.
I uploaded the finished video to my Facebook business page as a profile header..
Whew! That' was about 3 hours work.
I think it turned out well considering my equipment, software, and experience!
I used these tools:
- An inexpensive Logitech webcam (C615-$30)
- A cheap USB microphone (Insignia NS-PAUM50 - $10)
- A refurbished Dell computer (Optiplex 7010 INTEL I7)
- Zoom.com ~ Free for video conferencing for up to three people. It supports video, screen sharing, and allows recording the video session
- Windows Movie Maker - this is an application from 2012 (free) that is unavailable now.
- Wave.video ~ I have a basic "Creator" account. That level allows me access to editing tools and a video library. I can produce and download videos up to 1 minute long.