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…

Audio 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, audio, and lighting related resources, so I thought I would expand upon that in three blog posts. This second is on audio-related resources for streaming production.  Choosing a Mic for Webinars. This page will be…

Download Sample Chapters of Mastering Webcam Book

Thanks for your interest in Mastering Webcam and Smartphone Video: How to Look and Sound Great in Webinars and Videoconferences. Click the book on your left to download the sample chapters. The download contains two chapters: • The Quick Start chapter, the first in the book, which identifies five quick ways to up the video…

Three Five-Star Reviews on Amazon for Mastering Webcam Book

Some early book reviews for Mastering Webcam and Smartphone Video are in on Amazon, and they’re all good. Thank goodness! The first Ken commented, “The tips and picture comparisons due to production circumstances are great. This book will be introduced to my University Digital Media Editing class in the Fall ’15 semester. It’s good to see a…

Choosing the Number of Renditions and Encoding Sets

I recently received an email inquiry that asked, “on average for multiple devices, how many different renditions/encoding sets do you recommend?” The answer was complex enough that I figured I would answer it in a blog post.  There are multiple interlocking considerations, as you would suspect. Let’s start with Quality and Compatibility. Quality and Compatibility …

Video Production 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, audio, and lighting related resources, so I thought I would expand upon that in three blog posts. This first is on video-related resources for streaming production.  Choosing Cameras and Lighting for Single-Speaker Webinars (1): I actually…