EP84: The Quick Tip Workflow Show

Behind The Scenes of Mike’s Quick Tip Tutorial Videos:

  1. Coming Up With Topics or Ideas to Teach
  2. The screencasting software I use to record and edit videos with
  3. Exporting & Preparing Videos for Multiple Channels
  4. Sharing Online

What are Quick Tip Tutorial Videos?:
Daily Tip Videos about podcasting & content creation.

View & Follow on Instagram

View & Subscribe on YouTube

(Insert Playlist)

Quick Tip Workflow Outline:
Coming Up With Topics or Ideas to Teach
Screencasting software I use
Exporting & Preparing Videos for Multiple Channels
Sharing Online

STEP 1: Pick A Topic

I keep a running list of tutorial ideas on a whiteboard and:


Need Topics?
Look at your email or DM’s for questions you get
Browse social media and look for discussions
Twitter Advanced Search

STEP 2: Recording & Editing

What is Screencasting Software?: An application on your computer that records computer screen, iOS Devices, Webcams

Recording Tip: Record your screen in full resolution (my retina display is 2880 x 1800 so it’s much larger than 1920×1080 and that allows me to scale down without quality loss.

Tools I Use To Record:
Camtasia 3/9
Quicktime (Free on Macs)

Tools I Use To Edit Quick Tip Videos:
Camtasia 3/9

STEP 3: Exporting & Formatting.

Terminology to Learn:
HD= High Definition
Frame Rate: 30 fps or 24 fps
16:9 = Wide Aspect Ratio
1:1 = Square Aspect Ratio
Mp4= File Extension for Video
H.264= Codec for Web Videos

Recommended Sizes for Final Video:

YouTube: 1920x1080p
Website: 1920 x 1080p
Medium: 1920 x 1080p
Facebook: 1920 x 1080 & 1080x1080p
Twitter: 1920 x 1080 & 1080x1080p

Instagram Posts:
1080 x 1080 (Square)
864 x 1080 (Vertical)
1800 x 945 (Horizontal)
1920 x 1080 (Wide)

Instagram Stories: 1080×1920 (Vertical)

STEP 4: Sharing Online:

Organize your Folders on Hard Drive

My Folder Structure:

Assets (Graphics & Photos, etc)
Thumbnails (YouTube & Covers)
Audio (Music)
Project Files (Camtasia & Screenflow Files)
Renders (Final Videos)

AirDrop Square Video to iPhone
Write Outline in Notes App:
Text Message to iPhone

Upload to Instagram
Square Video (1080 x 1080)
Write Descriptions
Use Hashtag Shortcut
Share to Twitter & Facebook from Instagram

Upload to YouTube
Wide Video (1920 x 1080)
Write Descriptions
Copy Embed Link

Write Post on Medium.com
Paste Link

Cliff Notes Version:

Mike Murphy Quick Tip Videos:
Pick A Topic.
Record Screen, iOS Device, Webcam
Edit Video (Camtasia)
Export video as a square video at 1080p x 1080 for Instagram, Facebook & Twitter
Create duplicate and resize to 1920 x 1080 p
AirDrop Square Video to iPhone
Upload To Instagram
Share to Twitter & Facebook
Upload to YouTube
Copy the YouTube embed link and write a story on Medium.


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