A few people commented on the quality of my first video so I thought I would tell you what I used to make videos which is really simple.
I don’t have a web cam at the moment because my old web cams don’t work with Windows 7 which I use now. I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX40 digital camera which we bought a few years ago for £99. It takes 12mpx photos and HD videos. It’s nothing fancy. It sits on a small tripod and I use the angle poise lamp that sits on my desk for lighting. It produces .MOV files which are too big to upload to Youtube really so I convert them to .WMV videos which are smaller using Windows Movie Maker which is free. You could use FormatFactory or whatever you like. I use default settings, I don’t do anything clever!