NeeKnight wrote:Like I said, I know you likely knew that but I wouldn't feel right if I didn't say it.
That's fine - it never hurts to double check. Like Houston last year, I have redundant things I'll be using. I always toss one or two audio recorders on the table in the event of microphone failure, and my current setup I have lined up is two dedicated HD camcorders, and two DSLRs running video (with a third I'll use for stills). The purpose of the multiple cameras is to give multiple focus depending on who's talking, but in an emergency they also act as redundancies in case there's a failure (they also all independently record audio as well, though not optimally).
I'll be starting the process of cutting together some clips to use as lead-ins to conversations/questions, all based around the ideas everyone's put together in this thread along with a few of my own.
I'll need to do an equipment test in the week(s) leading up for the stream, as that's the only thing that's new to me. Currently exploring using an iPhone app to take advantage of the YouTube channel live event option (and using a cold shoe adapter to put it on top of one of the DSLRs), but not sure if wi-fi will be available, and not sure if it'll work on celluar/data. I'm supposed to have internet access, but I'll probably need to bring along one of my 100 foot (30 meter) Ethernet cables and just do everything off my laptop, which I'll be using on the audio/video system there anyway. I need to dig one of my Chromecast HDMI receivers out, as that will make my job easier on-site.
As for equipment, ordered my TASCAM DR-40 to take advantage of the place's XLR audio mixer, which saves me the trouble (and money) of doing a mutli-mic setup on my own (but I'll bring one along anyway, just in case). I've found a lot of good deals for refurbished equipment on Amazon and B&H lately.
To give some insight, here's a diagram I made that I've shared with the theater/lecture hall technician, and in my back-and-forth all of this is doable. I have to warn you, this all makes it seem more grandiose than it will be - I expect this to be a very low key, low budget, fairly amateur level thing - probably at best
on-par with a public access program. Will no doubt be spending a lot of time in editing to make it presentable.
I have three general objectives:
1. Interview - this is the most broad and general, based on everyone's input and will have video clip lead-ins to assist the potential for entertainment or insight.
2. Episode commentary - Hoping to have most if not all of Lance's episodes get DVD style commentary by those in attendance.
3. Live stream - still narrowing this down - I'm organizing a giveaway, but I don't want to reveal too much about that until the week prior, just in case that falls through, as I'm still trying to pin down a few things for that. I'll know for sure by the 23rd of March (late notice, I know).
4. Tweeting - I know I said three, but there will also be live tweets with photos and maybe videos if the upload is working on-location throughout the day.
And, after looking at that diagram, you may be thinking to yourself, "if he's behind the cameras, who's going to be doing stuff in front of the cameras to provide interaction?" Well, I had that thought myself within five minutes of getting the confirmation from the Tremblays a few weeks ago, so I enlisted the help of someone. I guess I can leave that a surprise.
Dunno how freeflowing you want it but good to have you plan clear in mind to cut down "erms 'n' errs"
Yeah, that's where the editing will (once again) come into play