Maybe the bottom part could be upper to avoid video controls ans info,
On mar, 2015-09-01 at 10:29 +0100, C R wrote:
Here, try this file instead:
For a (vastly) superior, cross-platform video player, check out VLC:
Be sure to drop them a few bucks via their donation page after you
discover how awesome VLC player is. :D
On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Brynn <brynn@...3133...> wrote:
What kind of player do I need to show a OGV video?
Player doesn't recognize it.
From: C R
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] User Help (tutorials)
Quick video template update (to keep bullshit from walking ;)
I've almost completed the intro animation, but got bogged down
emergency charity work that a friend required last-minute.
I wanted to add in the sound effects, which I've recorded
myself, but ran
out of time tonight.
However, here is a quick wip sample for your Monday night
The title "INKSCAPE" will fade in underneath and "Draw
scribbled in underneath it as last additions.
Thanks for the patience. Hope everyone's collective weekend
has been a
pleasant one. :)
On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:31 AM, C R <cajhne@...400...>
PS- Speaking of crowd-funding, be sure to visit Synfig Open
Studio's crowdfunding campaign and show them some love! :)
On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 9:39 AM, C R <cajhne@...400...> wrote:
So I'm getting late to this discussion. I guess it sounds
like people are
ready to do this!
This will be an ongoing project, so input is great at any
stage. You're not
late either, it's early times still. :)
(sorry, kind of long)
Also never a problem. More information is better!
Welcome to the discussion, and thanks for your advise!
I'm of the opinion that there is no lack of tutorials in the
community. I've done some both intensive and extensive
Inkscape tutorials, to compile a centralized source of
tutorials, for the
community (something I saw lacking in the community, and
wanted to provide).
Thanks for the link, and for your work collecting and vetting
resources! :) I'll have a look through these, I'm sure they
will be quite
useful not only in determining the best way to proceed, but in
information content and possible linking from the finished
(pending approval from the parties that made them). It may
also be good to
have two video sections that link off the main Inkscape.org
website, one to
a set of official tutorials, and the other to the growing set
For the tool feature videos, it would be useful to have small
videos to accompany the documentation. I find that it's quite
a matter of
preference which people prefer (written or video tutorial).
Even my own
preference changes depending on my moods, so having both
available is no bad
Official videos have manifold purpose:
-They provide concise context-relevant information that we can
alongside the documentation for Inkscape. This saves time
having to google
for videos of the information at hand, so more time can be
spent learning in
a streamlined way, that it may not be possible to get from
even a list of
several thousand user-contributed videos. There will be a lot
concepts that are covered in user-videos, but there will also
be be a lot of
gap-filling as well.
-They provide more content-rich inkscape.org
, which adds to
image of the project, and is important for trust and provides
experience for new users. I've lost count how many times
people posting on
the forums have been told to "google it" (even though I
comments BY Googling!). Why should they have to google it?
Users can spend
more time learning, and less time reading what other users
think about their
issue on forums (that's time saved in hours across possibly
comments). We are in the unique position to provide an answer,
on the spot,
that is guaranteed to be the correct one. :)
-They are a resource under the project's control. One of the
our open source community faces is that information is
scatter-shot, and you
may not be able to find resources, or links may be broken to
content, or the content may only be available in some
control over our content ensures we can reach the most people.
-They give us another opportunity to connect with more users.
important not only for development purposes, but also for
campaigns for development acceleration, appearing at graphics
etc. (I do all my convention-booth graphics in Inkscape, btw.
again to all the Inkscape devs for making life easy for me!)
-It enhances the public image of Inkscape as a professional
serious designers. Great-looking well-thought out videos are a
must for a
project like Inkscape! :) Every video serves as yet one one
advertisement for the Inkscape project. The more of them there
are, the more
eyes are likely to see them. We can capture search keywords as
each video, gaining the project more exposure.
-It provides an opportunity for us to teach best practices for
design workflows, as well as educate new users, and ease the
commercial software packages. (If you Like Illustrator, you're
going to LOVE
So I'm bewildered with complaints of people not being able to
tutorials. I did that all with my handy internet search
fancy, I can assure you! I wonder if maybe those folks just
ventured outside of DA, in their search?
Or their search terms didn't turn up any relevant videos. One
problems with video content is if you are looking for
specific, you may have to hunt through lots of complete
they cover the thing you want to know. This problem is solved
with feature-focused videos, accompanied by all relevant
website should also contain a search box to
keywords in our own collection of official videos. I also
expandable tree-style map of our videos providing a way to
click down and
feel out what you are searching for (handy if you don't know
what a feature
For example, a piece of the tree could go:
-Select and Transform Tool
-Edit Paths By Nodes Tool
+Tweak Objects Tool
- Tool Overview
- Using Different Modes
- Width, Force, and Fidelity - Getting the effects you
+ FAQ / Troubleshooting
- Why does the rest of my shape turn into a glob?
- It's only working on some objects, but not others
-Working with Shapes
-Working with Layers
-Working with Groups
-What is a colour space?
-What is a colour system?
+FAQ / Troubleshooting
-My printer wants an Illustrator (.ai) file, arrrgh!
-My greens are looking too Blue in print
-My blacks are too grey in print
+What should I use for my project?
+Can Inkscape use PANTONE colours?
Note that only certain branches of the tree need videos.
Others could have a
quick animated gif with a text explanation. It's important to
the written and video materials together, so visitors do not
have to visit
different sections of the website to find the information they
Nevertheless, I do think it's important that there are
There was some talk a few months ago about building a
and I would certainly look forward to participating in such a
(although iirc, it was only going to happen when someone had
don't remember the exact details anymore).
I would be happy to assist the Documentation team.
I would be equally happy to help assemble it if those involved
not presently have the time.
I think more *official* tutorials are needed, than the 6 or so
available. But I have serious reservations about video
tutorials with music
background and no narration. I have never seen such a video
that I found
was helpful, in my opinion.
There will be narration, it will just be textual,
step-by-step, rather than
There is nothing preventing people from adding voice overs,
but I'd like to
start cranking out as many of these videos as possible, and
convinced my voice would be pleasing enough. :)
(You may notice there are probably less than 5
YouTube vids on my page. It's because I haven't found many
aren't connected to a proprietary venture.)
Yes, control over the videos is a key benefit of doing them
Videos from the Screencasters (heathenx/Richard Querrin)
series are still
the best video tutorials around, imo (even though now somewhat
think they represent the standard we should strive for, if
there is some
consensus that video tutorials are needed more that text
Although I haven't seen any indication of a need for video
than text. It's just trendy, afaict.
For the longer videos, I'd agree, but for feature
documentation videos, we
will need more concise and much shorter videos with less
banter, and none of
the "subscribe, rate, etc." stuff. :)
That sounds like a cute idea for an intro to the tutorials
bubbles, etc.), but honestly, that's the fun part of making
anyone volunteered to make the actual tutorial part of the
haven't finished with reading the whole thread yet.)
I'm volunteering for both at this point, but once we have the
includes the finished intro/outro, and caption overlay), it
will be easier
to enlist others to help with the tutorial parts
It may sound fun and trivial, but the intro, format and
templates are the
ground-work for a professional video series. They will make
content consistent, and MUCH easier to do. The point of these
is to produce a kit that we can use to make quick,
videos with Inkscape branding. While I will have the initial
completed this weekend, I suspect we will change it a bit
based on feedback.
Thanks for listening,
Thanks for your input and thoughts! They help tremendously.
From: "Martin Owens" <doctormo@...400...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 7:53 AM
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