Live Streaming Videos

“Live streaming videos” are now the norm.  Yes the norm.  Internet Marketers just have to do it.  No excuses – just set up your phone – you don’t need a video camera – the phone quality is fine.

So what went wrong this morning.

From a quick look through my recent blogs you can see that I am a member of a very busy membership area.  No sitting around in this training place – just keep up with the pace.

The ongoing challenge this month includes us making some live streaming videos.  Very small challenge on the face of it (once you have decided what you are going to talk about) because this is real time – with no editing – just going for it.

The other point that had been made by David – the guy kicking us into action – is that it doesn’t need to be perfect.  OK – that’s good.

Two minute video a piece of cake!!

Monday morning after a ridiculously restful weekend – shouldn’t take more than a few minutes then – so I thought.

Waggly camera was the first thing I wanted to prevent.  No selfie stick so what could I do?.

Now in many ways my video camera would have been easier as I have a tripod for that – but NO!.  That was not street cred.  I have to be able to pull out my phone and GO!

I tried blue tack on the wall but I couldn’t get a position anywhere where the background didn’t look strange – or too dark – or giving me a strange angled look.

Then I realised I had a gadget in the motorhome that fits on the window to take the phone when using for navigation.  Into the motorhome.   Cars whizzing by – making a lot of noise – but that was fine – a bit of atmosphere.  The director was at work – close shots – or far.

Then there was setting up Facebook Live for the first time.  OK I made a few errors.

I set up the phone for it to be filmed privately.  The recording started much quicker than I expected and I quickly realised that the sun (yes – it is March and we have the sun) was filling the bottom part of the picture.  OK that’s a delete.

Set up again – BUT when started I saw that I had live visitors online watching the recording – I had not set up the private shooting this time –  I said hello to my visitor – BUT that had to go because my flow had totally gone.  Delete that one.

The next go was good.  Looked fine – in fact I was really pleased with that one.  Fluent, non-hesitant, in the groove.   The disappointment was that it was actually no good at all.  When I looked at it in facebook it was side on – although I had shot it in landscape mode – my phone was fixed in portrait.  It looked very funny and I was almost tempted to keep it.  Anyway after playing about for a while trying to find a way to rotate the video through 90 degrees – I decided I would have to shoot again.

Could I shoot it as well another time – no I got more tongue-tied and settled for well maybe recording six.

There is still a glitch in that.  I was not aware of it at the time but when I played it back everything is right to left reversed.  My hair parting is on the wrong side.  I am ready to drive on the right hand side of the road, which is a problem here in the UK.  So it stayed and is there on Facebook right now.

You are welcome to take a look as long as you are gentle on me.  https://www.facebook.com/keithaw777/videos/10158284258780364/

So a good hour had passed me by to do a two minute job.

All is well I will have another go tomorrow – that will be alright – I will look like an expert

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