Monday, November 21, 2011

How To Record Your Computer Screen

Speed painting is basically making a time-lapse video of the process to create a piece of digital art. 

Before you can make a SpeedPaint Video, you have to know how to record your screen. 

To record your screen, you'll first need software to do it. I used VLC, a free screen recording software program. Once you have downloaded and installed VLC to your computer, you're now ready to record anything you want. In my case, I decided to record the process of creating a piece of art in Photoshop. 


1) Open VLC

2) Click FILE

3) Open Capture device


5) Check the STREAMING/SAVING box

6) Click Settings

7) Click BROWSE. Name your file. 

8) Chose MPEG 4 (Next to: Encapsulation Method)

9) Click VIDEO and choose "h264" (Under Transcoding options)

10) Choose "3072" (Under Transcoding Options/BITRATE kb/s)

11) Click OK

12) Click OPEN (to begin recording)

Once you start recording your screen, you can now open the program you want to work with and begin recording your work.

*To stop the video, click the PLAYBACK tab at the top of your screen (make sure you're in the VLC software program) and then click STOP. Once you have done this, you can view your video, which should be on your desktop. 

Use your favorite video uploader to upload your video to YouTube or simply sign into your account and upload your video using the YouTube software program. 

Thanks for tuning in! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Open For Business

Today marks the first day that my studio is officially open for business!

Feel free to visit my PORTFOLIO Page to see examples of my artwork. If you're interested in contracting me to produce an original piece of artwork for you, please contact me at

For more information on pricing, please visit my SERVICES page.

If you're the adventurous type, you might want to check out my book, The Manga Mysteries, which I wrote while traveling through Europe with my family.

The Manga Mysteries is an adventure-mystery novel about two twins named Faelin and Kailen who travel the globe with their famous mother. While in Japan, their mother and camera crew go missing and it's up to the twins to save them from the evil Imperial Dynasty, who just might be harboring one of the world's oldest and best kept secrets.

If you're interested in learning more about how to use artistic tools like Photoshop and other software programs in graphic arts, please visit my ARTWORK page. I can also be contracted for original animation videos.

Thank you for visiting my corner of the Internet Universe!