Webinar Technique: What to Do When the Phone Dies

I just finished watching a LinkedIn Webcast entitled, Webcast: What you need to succeed with marketing on LinkedIn, which was produced on the WebEx webcast platform. During the webinar, the speaker, LinkedIn Direct of Marketing Keith Richey, explored the individual products that LinkedIn customers can deploy to help move prospects through the sales funnel. As…

New HEVC Patent Group Misses First Milestone

HEVC Advance was the HEVC patent consortium that noisily announced their existence just before NAB and then denied the launch was timed for maximum discussion in Las Vegas. In their initial announcement, the consortium, which consists of only five companies, GE, Technicolor, Dolby, Philips and Mitsubishi Electric, promised that royalty rates and licensing terms would…

Don’t Be That Guy (Part 1)

I’ve been focusing a lot on webcams lately, mostly because I have a new book out on the topic, Mastering Webcam and Smartphone Video, How to Look and Sound Great in Webinars and Videoconferences. As the title suggests, the goal of the book is to help those without media training look and sound their best when…

Producing Live Events: Master Tip 9: It’s All About the Bandwidth!

Total Webcasting is a webcasting service provider out of New York that produces dozens of events a month, and thousands since its inception in 2007. Total Webcasting is unique in that it produces virtually all events for its customers, while owning the streaming server and content management system used for live and on-demand delivery, providing the complete “glass-to-glass”…

Gen X? Millennial? Who’s Who in Streaming Viewing

We all hear and throw around terms like Generation X, Millennials, and Baby Boomers all the time, but what do they really mean? Leave it to accounting firm Deloitte to specify the terms (from their Digital Democracy Survey). Here’s their taxonomy (I know you can read the graphic, this is for search/SEO purposes). Trailing Millennials…

Lighting Resources for Live Event Production

I recently received an email asking about resources for video and webinar production. I sent off a list of video production, audio, and lighting related resources, so I thought I would expand upon that in three blog posts. This third and final post is on lighting-related resources for streaming production.  Let me start by commenting…