Video Friday with Host Sam Rogers on Lighting, Audio, and Cameras

Video Friday brings us Sam Rogers live on location in Las Vegas and answering your questions on video and performing some live assistance with video streams. Be sure to scroll up through the chat as you watch this one, there are a lot of great nuggets of information in the text!

  1. Ring light talk
  2. Bouncing light
  3. Microphone talk
  4. Cable ingenuity
  5. Sound mixing
  6. Camera advice
  7. Ask a Question round

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TLDCast – Video Friday – Back to Basics

In this episode of Video Friday, Brent and Sam went back to the beginning. They started with the age-old question “What is Video”.

The audience engagement was very high as they all worked through some of their basics questions regarding video.

Sam also shared a collection of books that he recommends for those interested in making videos for eLearning or microlearning.

  • What is Video? Moving Pictures – They also added animated gifs as a useful format for video.
  • Video: From the latin Videre “to see”.
  • How to get your subjects comfortable in front of the camera. Lots of tips from the chat.
  • Lots of interest in data about how much better video is than other media.
  • Books: Map it, Rocket Surgery Made Easy, The Art of Explanation, Learning Analytics, The 4-Hour Chef, A Theory of Fun
  • Audio Tips: Get the mic as close as possible to your subjects mouth. Zoom portable recorders. iographer products are great. For noisy environments, consider using voice over or even text captions.

And as good practitioners of training, learning and development Brent offered everyone an opportunity to practice. Here is what he offered.

Create dramatic 10sec Video of Yourself eating a doughnut.

  1. Use 5 shots/edits or less
  2. Straight cuts only – no transitions
  3. Must be completely produced on you mobile device.

Those are the only rules!

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TLDCast Turns 200 – Anniversary Episode

Notes for December 20, 2017

TLDCast celebrates its bicentennial episode with a shower of input from the community. They shared their “how they found TLDCast” stories in the chat or in the video window, as well as what this platform means to them. It was a great display of  just how much TLDCast has influenced many people in the learning and development field both directly and indirectly.

  1. Where TLDCast came from
  2. What TLDCast means to the community
  3. Testimonials
  4. Inspiration
  5. How to describe TLDCast
  6. The future of TLDCast

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Video Friday – Special Guest Steve Haskin on Production Toys, 360 Video, and Microvideo

Notes for September 29, 2017

A fantastic video Friday with special guest with Steve Haskin and Sam Rogers as they discuss the Online Learning Conference and all things video. They discussed pre and post production tools and tips and the logistics of 360 video, among other things. There were a lot of subjects touched on in today’s episode in the video and in the text chat, so be sure to scroll up through while you are watching the play back.

  1. Online Learning Conference
  2. Video solving problems
  3. Defining ‘video’
  4. Production toys
  5. 360 video in the L&D field
  6. Round trip editing
  7. Recording audio for video
  8. Microvideo

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Gold Nuggets:

“Try zooming with your feet and not with your machine.”

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Video Friday – Thought Leaders, In-House Talent, Cosplay and Spinal Fluid…oh, and Video

Notes for September 8, 2017

Video Friday gets the band back together with Sam Rogers and Matt Pierce joining Brent in the chat windows. Video ruled the day, just as the name entails, but we visited some of the broader areas, including using in-house talent, the connection to the marketing department, and relating old video formats to ideas in video creation. Scroll up through the chat when you listen to the playback to read some great conversation on the video subject.

  1. Connections to marketing
  2. Thought leaders
  3. Creating in house video with in house talent/ideas
  4. Presentation content for video

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Picture:  Jakob Owens