I’ll be teaching a webinar for the Poynter News University on Thurday, July 18 at 2:00 PM EST. The title is How to Make Video Play Across Multiple Screens, and that describes the content. The course is entry level by design, so won’t get bogged down in technical details. Here’s the description from the sign-up page.
Video engages viewers, expands your audience and can drive revenue. But how do you effectively distribute quality online video across all screens–from websites to mobile devices?
This Webinar will walk you through the options for publishing and distributing video: including HTML5, Flash and HLS, as well as platform alternatives such as online video platforms (OVP) and user generated content (UGC) sites.
We will explore how you can use HTML5 and its limitations. And we’ll conclude with a brief look at how to encode your videos for uploading for OVP/UGC sites.
What Will I Learn:
— Platform alternatives and how they work
— What HTML5 is and how to use it to allow playback on computers and mobile devices
— Current limitations to the HTML5 approach
— How to encode for uploading to UGC/OVP sites
Who Should Take this Course:
Producers and others responsible for publishing video across screens–from Internet to mobile devices.
The webinar should prove particularly useful to video publishers trying to get their arms around the alternatives available for publishing video to computer and mobile devices.
The seminar will be about 75 minutes long, with time at the end for question and answer. The seminar costs $29.95. Click here to sign up or to visity the Poynter site.