The assignment for this week was infinitely more manageable and actually enjoyable, especially since I got to show off a long-time favorite blogger and YouTuber that I actually gather a lot of inspiration from. Jing was incredibly easy software to use and the whole process took me no more than 5 minutes. I would like to have had the ability to edit the media once I was done recording to get rid of my awkward ending, and I did have to re-shoot once because I got caught up on my words, but those were minor and I will take those issues over my struggle with Pixler any day.
As far as screen casting in general goes, it’s been immensely helpful in my own experience when I’m having tech issues of some sort and turn to YouTube tutorials on how exactly to fix it. The YouTubers are able to record their exact screen as well as every movement, click, and action so it makes for a foolproof step-by-step guided tutorial. While that’s the most common use I know of for this feature, I can also see it being expanded upon in more creative ways, such as sharing media with others while it’s in the process of creation instead of sending unfinished files back and forth. I’m sure there are and will be plenty of creative uses of this tool in the future, and I’m glad it’s one more skill I have mastered if I’m ever in a position to make use of it for myself.