May 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific
What You'll Do:
Zoom and Meet have become the norm for classes and gatherings these days. Often, the limited functionality of conferencing software doesn’t go far enough to help you get your ideas across and hold the attention of your audience. Dedicated livestream software lets you build scenes, share media, and truly present creatively on platforms your audience already uses like YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Zoom, and anything else that let’s you plug in a virtual camera. In exploring the packages available and techniques used to lead sessions from classes to family gatherings, we’ll build an interactive quiz show, suitable for a small group of friends. Once you’ve mastered the concepts used to make a fast-paced quiz, you’ll understand how to apply all of this to future classes and presentations that you offer on your own YouTube channel or here through Maker Campus!
Two livestream packages will be used in class: Ecamm Live, and OBS Studio. OBS works on multiple platforms and is completely free. Ecamm is a Mac-based application that has a free trial period that you can use during class. The real diehard tinkerer can even get OBS Studio running on a Raspberry Pi. It is not necessary to run Ecamm to take this class. It is recommended for those on Macs due to it’s less resource intensive requirements.
Skill Level:Anyone able to participate in Zoom meetings can learn to go to the next level of live-streaming.
Skills you will learn:Learn to build scenes in live-streaming software that can enhance your online presentations.
A kit is required for this program:and is included in the ticket price and will be supplied by free download
What You'll Need:
Participants will need to install either OBS Studio (or a variant) or Ecamm Live. OBS is free. Ecamm is free during the trial.
OBS Studio: https://obsproject.com/download
Streamlabs OBS: https://streamlabs.com/streamlabs-obs
Other devices and software that may be useful for your streaming (but are not required):
- iPad or other tablet
- NDI Tools (software)
- A second (or third) monitor
About your Facilitator:
Show and Tell (Presentation or Demonstration)
Larry is a maker, artist, teacher, and presenter, always looking for new and unique ways to enhance presentations. While working on his M.S. in Teaching and Curriculum, way back in 1997, he wrote a paper on using the new fangled web as a teaching tool. He was laughed at by his professors and fellow students, but now enjoys the last laugh as a global pandemic has moved most classrooms online. These days, Larry conducts meetings, teaches classes, and streams performances almost daily. Larry is best known to the maker community for the large-scale sculpture installations that his studio, Airigami, has created for Maker Faires around the world. He also runs an organization that he founded, Teaching Artists ROC, based in Rochester NY, that connects teaching artists with students and teachers to create unique learning experiences.