Effortlessly create high-quality screencasts faster than ever.

In this course, you’ll learn all the need-to-know
screencasting topics, tips, and tricks.

Create better screencasts

Learn all the tips and tricks that go into creating a high-quality, polished screencast. We'll cover topic research, equipment, recording, and editing. I'll teach you how to create a final product that you're proud of.

Create better screencasts, faster

Creating high-quality screencasts doesn't have to take forever. We'll cover things you can do while recording that make the editing process easier and faster. You’ll also learn my end-to-end system for editing quickly.

For beginners and seasoned pros

You don't have to be an expert filmmaker or videographer to get started! This course is perfect for anyone with something to say. If you’re already a seasoned pro, there's plenty here for you to learn. We dive deep into the research, recording, and editing processes.

01 — Meet your instructor

Hey, I’m Aaron Francis! I make really good screencasts

I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about how to make exceptional screencasts efficiently.

You’ll learn:

  • How to structure your content
  • How to set up your gear (and what gear you can skip)
  • Little-known techniques that let you record, edit, and publish quickly
  • Pro tips that give your videos a high-quality look and feel you'll be proud of
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02 — Explore the Course

We’ll cover all the topics you need, from planning to publishing.

We’ll cover everything from planning your content, to cameras, to recording and editing. Start your screencast journey today!

Content Planning
Section 02

Content Planning

9 Videos

Before you can record anything, you have to plan out your content! In this section we cover research, scripts, and outlines.

01 Who are you teaching? Free 4:43

Clearly defining your audience will help you develop compelling content. In this video, you’ll learn strategies for identifying that audience.

02 Researching your topic Free 7:09

Researching and outlining your topic upfront is a crucial step to producing a cohesive course. In this video, we will talk about the two phases of the method that I use.

03 Stair-stepping knowledge Free 2:58

Want to make your viewer feel overwhelmed? Teach them everything all at once! Try the stair-stepping technique instead.

04 Addressing viewer objections Free 4:18

As you're teaching, try to "speak on behalf of the viewer." Openly addressing common objections to your subject matter can help create trust with your learner.

05 The ideal video length 2:55

Video length is somewhat dependent on platform. Let's talk about the different considerations when deciding how long your videos should be.

06 Do it wrong on purpose! 3:42

It sounds like a bad idea, but it's OK to show a wrong or sub-optimal method first, especially if that's what the viewer would have done on their own. That gives you the opportunity to teach the better (or more correct) method.

07 Should you use a script? 4:36

Reading from a script or recording off-the-cuff is totally up to you, but I have my opinions! We'll talk about tradeoffs of each.

08 Dictating your content 3:42

In this video, we’ll look at my method for outlining my ideas. This method can save me up to a couple of hours per video.

09 Project management of you 3:21

Managing yourself can be tricky. I’ll show you how it’s done, and encourage you to keep it simple.

Section 03


8 Videos

We'll cover what equipment you need and maybe more importantly, what equipment you don't need.

01 Introduction to equipment Free 1:49

An introduction to the equipment section, where I beg you to not worry about buying a bunch of things.

02 Deciding if you want to be on camera Free 3:54

It's up to you! I am going to try to convince you to be on camera for at least a little bit though. Showing your face on camera can help build rapport with your audience.

03 Picking a camera 6:30

In this video, we'll discuss the different tiers of cameras, and I'll offer a recommendation for each tier.

04 Picking a microphone 5:33

Far more important than the camera is the microphone. I'll give you a few levels of recommendations here as well.

05 Picking lights 7:08

If you are going to be on camera, having just a few lights can take your setup to the next level quite easily.

06 Considerations for your monitor 4:06

You don't need to buy a new monitor! But it will help to set it up correctly for recording.

07 Positioning your equipment 4:21

Now that you've got all of your equipment... where does everything go? I'll show you how mine is set up and things you'll need to think about.

08 Bonus: Camo Studio 1:16

A fun little app that I use occasionally. Not always useful, but very good when you do need it.

Section 04


12 Videos

When recording, there are a few things you can do to give your screencast extra polish and make editing easier on yourself.

01 Ensuring consistency in your videos Free 2:56

Creating a cohesive, consistent course can be difficult over time. In this video, we'll talk about a few things to keep in mind that can help you achieve that goal.

02 Preparing yourself to record Free 3:46

Before you record any video, it's important that you prepare yourself. We'll run through a checklist of things to prepare in this video.

03 Preparing your space for recording 4:33

If you're going to be on camera, you'll need to prep your space. There are a couple things you'll need to think about to maximize consistency.

04 Preparing your screen for recording 8:22

Eliminating distraction is a crucial part of an effective screencast. I'll show you all the things you can hide to help your viewers focus.

05 Preparing your applications for recording 6:07

When you're working in an application on-screen, you need to hide every single thing that isn't relevant. We'll take a look at several examples of things you might consider hiding.

06 How to do your intros and outros 3:31

How do you start a video? How do you end it? I'll show you what I think is most natural.

07 Recording in chunks 7:43

Getting a video recorded perfectly the first time is a daunting task. In this video we'll talk about how you can break it down into chunks to make it less overwhelming.

08 Example chunks from this course 10:16

To show you how "recording in chunks" works, here are a bunch of outtakes from this very course!

09 Recording settings 4:34

How to set up your screen recording software with the correct settings. I'll be demoing ScreenFlow, but also make a few recommendations for other software.

10 Handling mistakes 3:48

You're going to make mistakes in your videos, that's guaranteed. The way you handle them depends on what kind of mistake it is!

11 Maximizing the longevity of your videos 3:50

Once you've finally finished your videos, you want them to remain evergreen for as long as possible! I'll give you a few tips to make sure your videos don't feel stale.

12 For when you mess up 1:07

A word of encouragement for when you record a screencast with no video. Or no audio. Or you didn't record at all.

Section 05


15 Videos

The part that everyone dreads: editing. It's not so bad! I'll show you some methods to get through the edits quickly.

01 Editing introduction Free 2:52

Editing is a big topic! We'll go over what you can expect from this module.

02 A tour of the editor Free 2:51

Let's take a look around at the editor and familiarize ourselves with the layout.

03 The first pass: rough cutting Free 10:29

The first step in the editing process is the rough cut. There are likely bad takes in your video, and we want to cut those out as quickly as possible without wasting any time.

04 Fine tuning: covering camera cuts 6:31

After you've done your rough cut pass, it's time to do the fine tuning pass.

05 Adding some action to the video 7:06

Adding a few transitions or a bit of movement can make your videos feel much more polished.

06 Better video actions 5:01

Let's enhance the actions that we learned about in the previous video.

07 Saving time with presets 3:53

Taking advantage of saved presets will save you time and make your videos much more consistent.

08 Editing talking head videos 5:56

Recording talking head videos gives you fewer opportunities for seamless edits. In this video we'll explore some ways to hide those edits.

09 Cropping mistakes out of your videos 5:04

You may have recorded the entire screen, but you don"t have to use the entire screen!

10 Freeze frames: your secret weapon 3:44

Sometimes you'll notice a mistake while editing and using a freeze frame (or partial freeze frame!) is a good way to minimize or eliminate that mistake.

11 2 Freeze 2 Frames: even more power 5:01

A fast and furious way to use freeze frames to make your edits disappear.

12 Fine tuning with the keyboard only 5:32

Fine tuning is important, but we still need to do it quickly. I''ll show you my keyboard-only workflow for fine tuning incredibly quickly.

13 Color correcting 2:53

If your video feed comes out a little red, you can fix it!

14 Processing audio 0:59

Having clean audio is extremely important. Hopefully your audio is already good, thanks to your space and your microphone. In this video we'll talk about how to process the audio further to make it even better.

15 Making your transitions feel smoother 2:36

Using a few very basic techniques (J & L cuts) we can make our transitions feel smoother than just an abrupt cut.

Section 06


5 Videos

Time to get your videos off of your hard drive and out into the world.

01 Export settings Free 5:17

Getting your video off of your hard drive and into the world starts with exporting. Let's talk about the right settings to export your videos!

02 Exporting workflows 1:44

Exporting a portion of the video for previewing or exporting every single video in a batch, I'll show you how to do both.

03 Hosting your videos 2:43

Where should you put your videos? I have my favorite spots, but we'll look at a few others too.

04 A few marketing ideas 2:24

You want people to watch your videos, so you need to tell everyone about them! I'll share some of my marketing tactics in this video.

05 Goodbye, for now (maybe!) 1:28

This is potentially the end of the course for some of you, I just want to quickly say thanks!

Social Platforms
Section 07

Social Platforms

8 Videos

An overview of the philosophy and tactics behind different social platforms, and thoughts on how to optimize each.

01 Social media: philosophy and technicality Free 0:48

Every social platform is different, and each has their own requirements for videos. This will serve as an overview of the platforms.

02 What does the platform want? 7:02

What does the social media platform want out of you, what do you want to create, and is there a middle ground?

03 Repurpose your content 5:02

Repurposing your content can be a little tricky, because it can lead to lower quality results.

04 Twitter (X?) 5:45

Twitter is my favorite platform for sharing short form video content. We'll talk about what I think works well and what doesn't on Twitter.

05 YouTube 7:05

YouTube is the best place to share your standalone long-form videos. It can be a great place to share a few videos from your course as marketing, or completely standalone videos.

06 Instagram Reels (Coming soon) 0:41

Instagram Reels is another short-form platform where you might find an audience for your videos.

07 LinkedIn (Coming soon) 0:41

LinkedIn is a surprisingly vital social network where you can share your videos if your audience is there. We'll talk about requirements for that platform.

08 TikTok (Coming soon) 0:41

Not everything on TikTok is dances! It can be a good place to share your short-form content.

Section 08


7 Videos

Look at real-world example and learn from other people's screencasts!

01 Teardown introduction Free 01:22

An introduction to the teardowns section. What's important is not my taste, but yours!

02 Andrico Karoulla Free 12:31

A review of the first video from a course called Component Odyssey.

03 Umar Hansa Free 15:58

A review of a YouTube video by Umar Hansa

04 Teardown 4 04:20

Teardowns will continue to roll out in the coming weeks!

05 Teardown 5 04:20

Teardowns will continue to roll out in the coming weeks!

06 Teardown 6 04:20

Teardowns will continue to roll out in the coming weeks!

07 Teardown 7 04:20

Teardowns will continue to roll out in the coming weeks!

What folks are sayin’ about Aaron’s courses

Past students and peers from an online community of over 30K followers

I watched a few videos of this incredibly beneficial series, it’s awesome. You are teaching in a very precise and simple way, just like teaching to kids.

Mian M Imran Shah
Mian M Imran Shah

Wow, Aaron, you’re a natural at this! Here I am struggling to record videos and watching yours isn’t making that easier! You just set the bar a bit higher for me now!

Bert De Swaef
Bert De Swaef

If you've never done a screencast course before, this 100% will be all you need to get going. As someone who has done a few courses before, I'm still finding it full of great tips!

Jack McDade
Jack McDade

Binged it in one night. LOVED IT, can’t wait for the additional video tear downs. Those really helped highlight optimizations and how to think when setting up my own.

Jacob Devore
Jacob Devore

Not sure how Aaron Francis does it, but everything he works on, he does with a lot of heart and brain. The results are special. So this course is for sure as well!

Christoph Rumpel
Christoph Rumpel

The quality of these videos is truly impressive, and yet, it still feels like Aaron Francis just jumped on a Zoom call to teach me. Very friendly and approachable teaching style.

Anthony Clark
Anthony Clark

04 — Buy the Course

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$ 249
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  • 6 course modules: Content Planning, Equipment, Recording, Editing, and Publishing


$ 299
  • Lifetime access
  • 6 basic course modules
  • Strategies for crafting a compelling content plan
  • A breakdown of the most important equipment you need - and what you can skip
  • Techniques for painless recording sessions
  • An editing philosophy and little-known tips to get polished results, quickly
  • Methods for publishing your screencasts and getting your content in front of your audience
  • 2 premium course modules
  • Content and philosophy guidelines for growing your social media following via video
  • See the course techniques applied in an ever-growing library of teardowns. Learn from Aaron's reviews real-world screencasts.


$ 1,000
  • Lifetime Access
  • All 8 Complete course modules including how to get your video seen on social media + real-life teardowns
  • 40-minute, private 1-on-1 consultation with Aaron to get personalized guidance and advice on your videos

Want to buy the course for your team? Contact us for team pricing!

Got a few questions?

Created by Aaron Francis , screencasting.com is a course designed to educate content creators, developers, and aspiring teachers on pro techniques for making high quality screencasts.

It's an 8 module course with 50+ videos that provided detailed breakdowns, instructions and tutorials for making screencasts. Learners get everything from planning course content and equipment setups to pro techniques for recording, editing, and publishing.

Aaron cares about helping content creators and developers to overcome the roadblock of sharing their content. He's here to empower others to make great-looking screencasts with ease and speed.

The course breaks down little-known tips and tricks most people miss, that are very easy and make a very high-quality end result.

screencasting.com gives you pro insight on the exact steps you need to make the screencasting process easier, faster and much more rewarding.

When you take the course, you'll learn:

  • Little-known, easy-to-do techniques to make very high-quality screencasts
  • Tips and tricks that save hours in making screencasts
  • How to optimally plan and organize your content for an efficient production
  • The exact settings you need to calibrate for a smooth recording process
  • Methods for making video editing faster and easier
  • How to save money in choosing the equipment you need - (and avoiding what you don’t need)
  • How to get your content off your computer and out into the world where it can help others and increase your opportunities

This course is ideal for:

  • Anyone who wants to be seen as a credible expert when they create videos
  • Creators, developers, or other subject matter experts who want to share content online
  • People who think video editing is too hard
  • Anyone who is ready to create extra income and cares about the quality of their offerings

The editing software used in the course is ScreenFlow . This course is not a ScreenFlow tutorial, great effort has gone into teaching the philosophy and workflow side of editing, as opposed to editor-specific features. ScreenFlow was chosen because it is so simple. Any editor that you use likely has all of ScreenFlow's features, and more.

If you buy the course and decide it's not useful because of the software demonstrated, we'll happily offer you a 100% refund, no questions asked.

There are several free videos, but no free trial. If you aren’t fully satisfied with the course, just ask for your money back – no problem.

The course is comprised of 8 modules, 67 videos, and 4.5 hours of lessons.

Forever, as long as it’s online.

If, for any reason, you find yourself less than fully satisfied with the course, you may request a refund at any time.

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