How to create a screencast

This article goes over how to create a screencast.


  1. Select a topic
  2. Come up with an outline
  3. Write a script

Follow the 3 parts:

  1. Introduction
  2. Body
  3. Conclusion

Remember to:

  • Identify your target audience
  • Have a goal or objective
  • Stay true to your style


  • Solid microphone
    • Headset or USB microphone
  • Use OBS, QuickTime, or any screen recording software of your choice
  • Use Audacity or any audio recording/editing software of your choice
  • Use iMovie or any video editing software of your choice


  • Find a soundproof environment to record
    • Make sure there are no background noises (machines are off, windows are closed, etc.)
  • Perform a test recording and play it back for quality control
  • Record screen and audio together or separately
    • There will be more editing work for the latter, but the screencast may flow better


  • Video editing
    • Trim and remove mistakes and pauses
    • Speed up or skip areas that are slow or uneventful
    • Add effects or title screens if they enhance the screencast
  • Audio cleaning
    • Trim silences
    • Cut out filler phrases like “uhs” and “ums”
    • Remove background noise
    • Delete clicks with iZotope RX De-click
    • Normalize audio
  • Review
    • Ensure flow and delivery is good
    • Watch on multiple devices to verify quality (cheap/expensive headphones and speakers as well as different screen sizes)
    • Take breaks and rereview to get a fresh perspective


  • YouTube
    • Add thumbnail
    • Add title and description
      • Add links
    • Add transcript
  • Share on social media
  • Publish a written article

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