Sus posted in Facebook:
Today's video session with Flashmeeting worked well, technically as well as interaction wise. I like sessions where I'm supposed to DO something, not just sit back and listen.
The session was recorded, but just a warning, we opened the room 60 minutes early so expect a lot of blank space and general monkeying around. Also I notice in the recording you can only see the person speaking and not all participants. Anyway, it's kind of you-had-to-be-there experience!
A few things that came out of the session for:
- Preparing your background and lighting makes a huge difference! Emma Bourassa won the prize for the best set!
- No matter what, it takes TIME to fiddle in order to get things working properly
- There is a place for scripts and a place for more casual conversations
- If presenting or prerecording a video, REHEARSE LIKE CRAZY
- Use the technique actors use who have not had time to memorize all of their lines. Glance at next sentence or so, look at camera, speak, glance, and so on
- We all need to learn to take more risks