I have been playing with a free down load of the software 'Camtasia'.
I have been making rough and ready amateurish videos for the online MA in New Literacies.
I have to say the videos are less Hollywood than they are YouTube. You can see through the cracks of production - very much so.
But that is what web 2.0 is all about isn't it?
Mind you I must admit I have not yet worked out how to put them in a YouTube friendly format ... so an example of Camtasia is here: