Video Tutorials With NewHive & Quicktime Screen Recording

Video Tutorials With NewHive & Quicktime Screen Recording

Watch the video above to review a simulation on how to compose and create digital collage works using pre-prepared graphic assets in NewHive. You will need a Newhive account (which is Free) to get started. This tutorial covers the very basics of adding assets to the blank field. (Remember to experiment with using hyperlinks, embedding youtube or video video, audio files, transparency, ect..)

**Sometimes the new user account sign up process can be tricky on newhive and you must select a username that they suggest for you. Make this easy on yourself –  if you do not wish to publish your works on the platform, you will not need to in order to use the tool.

During week #3 & week #4 of our course we discussed and practiced extracting elements from the image documentation from our first two projects (2D & 3D project) and the mobile app experiments – This process would induce practicing cutting out and making graphic assets using photoshop. The assets (with a transparent background) were saved for the web with the file extensions for .png or .gif (.gif files could be both static or animated). You may also draw graphic assets from the web or by creating new hybrid assets for this purpose. Either way, the idea is to have a “stock” of assets both animated and static. A good number of assets is between 15-30 individual pieces. Assets take time to craft, create and prepare. Practice!

Watch the video above tor refresh you memory.

**Then, get cracking on making 3-4 unique pieces in Newhive. Regardless if you publish the works to the Newhive platform, I would like for you to screen record each piece using Quicktime.

The image sequences below will help you screen-record your completed Newhive pieces and save them as video .mov files. (.Mov files will play on almost all video players across the internet and all devices) The video file formats can be shared on social platforms such as Instagram (which will loop your videos for you) or they can be converted using photoshop or mobiles apps like ImgPlay. (I will demonstrate in class).

1.Your Newhive piece does not need to be published. You can open the Quicktime Player application and follow the steps illustrated here. When QT opens, select “New Screen Recording”.

2. Follow the instructions on the screen – Click the button in the center of the screen to activate the recording prompt. Be sure on the next screen not to record the Newhive icons and interface upload buttons on the bottom of your browser window. I placed an “X” over those areas – In case you forget, you can also crop them away in photoshop, imovie, or ImgPlay but it will take another few steps.

3. Press the record button and record between 3-7 seconds of your work. Make sure that you stop the recording. QT records the entire screen if you do not select a specific area of the screen. The recording is very large in size and will result in a high quality output.

4. After stopping the screen recording, you will be prompted to Save your recording. This will be a large file. After the initial saving of the original screen recording you can export a smaller file size as well. See above and below.

Click on the File -> Export As -> 720p (or smaller)

By Importing “Video frames to Layers” using photoshop I saved my screen recorded video to an animated GIF by Exporting it for the web. This can also be done faster by using the ImgPlay app on your phones.


We will need to troubleshoot a few things Newhive this week in class, don’t worry if you have not gotten far with this yet. We discuss on Tuesday 3/27.

One of the beauties of Newhive is its amazing community of Artists that continue to produce amazing works on the platform. Lets take a look at a few of them this week in our class.

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