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  #SelfieStory

A fundamental part of this course is that you record your stories and send them to us for feedback.

But what is the best way to record your story?

Whatever is the easiest way to get it recorded is by far the best way. A story told and captured is real and shareable, but a story 'thought-through' or waiting to be imported or edited is the equivalent of a "bird in the bush".

An audio recording is fine, but like a picture painting a thousand words video will provide more detail. You'll also get to see if you have any nervous habits!

Just so there are no excuses, we have included below instructions for every type of device we can think of!


MAC OSX

Photobooth:
The easiest method is to use Photo Booth. Once you’ve opened the program, select the video / film icon at the bottom left of the screen and then press the red record button and tell your story. When you’re finished the video will appear to the right of the other photos and videos that you’ve taken. Left click the video thumbnail image to play it and right click to export the video file so that you can share it.






QuickTime player:
{Quicktime Player is better than Photo Booth but is a tiny bit more complicated.}
Open QuickTime Player. Select New Movie Recording from the File menu.
Select Float On Top from the View menu, so that the recording window will stay on top – you can move or change the size to your taste. Press the RED record circle and you will record the video – time to start the timer and tell your story! Press the BLACK square stop circle and you will see the recorded video. Close the recorded video window and you will be asked to save the file, which you must do if you want to keep the recording.
For audio recordings follow the same instructions above, but select New Audio Recording from the File menu.






Windows PC

Windows 10, 8 & 8.1 include a “Camera” app for this purpose. Tap the Windows key to open the Start menu, search for “Camera”, and launch it. You’ll also find it under the list of All Apps.

The camera app allows you to take photos and record videos. It also provides a timer feature and other options.



Chromebook / Browser

For recording via your browser it is possible to record videos via the ClipChamp website (5min video limit unfortunately though).

Chrome and Chromebook users can add the Cattura Extension which will allow you to record videos from your webcam and either upload them to YouTube, Vimeo or Google Drive to share or download the video to send in an email or via WeTransfer.com.



Mobile Devices

Video:
Go to the camera app on your device, choose the video camera, switch the camera to the selfie / front facing camera, position your device to get you in shot and press record.
Tell your story and then press stop. Remember to send us your story for feedback.

Audio:
You can use whatever audio recording app you like. We have used Smart Voice Recorder on Android devices and Recorder Plus HD on Apple devices.



If you need more help or have a device we haven't thought of contact mark@YouTellYours.com