Thanks Everyone Who Voted: I Won a SCOTTEVEST XAE

Jan 4, 2011   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Fun  //  No Comments

imageI’m happy to share that my video won the SCOTTEVEST XAE Unboxing Contest.  That means that Rob is going to be wearing the 20-pocket beautiful jacket.

Watch for a new unboxing video by the both of us when it gets here.

I appreciate everyone who took the time to view my video, which is the first one I’ve ever done that included me – all the others I’d done were for webinars and featured only PowerPoint slides and software demos.

Once I got over the whole “I hate having my picture taken” part, it was fun to do.

I’ve had a couple people ask me what I used in producing the video:


  • Camera: My iPhone 3GS (my video camera had not yet arrived).
  • Video production: TechSmith’s Camtasia (love it)
  • Intro segments: Standard library components that come with Camtasia
  • Music: Hallelujah Chorus from Project Gutenberg
  • Winking Barbie effect: Camtasia using the callout feature to mimic a wink.

I took Erin Stellato’s (blog | Twitter) advice from her winning SQL Cruise video and did it all in one take.  It’s funny how if you plan to have only one take you don’t spend too much time trying to get every single line/point perfect, so it flows better and is more fun to do.

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