Vidcast experiment

I’ve got a project coming up that involves the use of a lot of video. What better way to learn than to do, right?

I used my iSight and software from “iVeZeen”:http://www.ivezeen.com/ to record myself talking about “Blog Design Solutions”:http://www.friendsofed.com/book.html?isbn=1590595815 from Friends of Ed. The video is all of 1 minute and 48 seconds long.

Let me know what you think. Other than feeling like a fool, I think this could be quite a lot of fun.

Click to open the movie in a new window

6 thoughts on “Vidcast experiment”

  1. That link should read “Click to open the movie in a new window, if you dare”.

    Crashed my Firefox 1.5/Win, worked in IE6 though.

    The vidcast came out good. It’s hard to do, but it would come across better if you were looking at the camera instead of the screen. I guess if you’re using built-in iSight, that’d be a toughy :)

  2. I have dutifully viewed your vidcast.
    I don’t know, I think the hat look is sort of cute and you should keep it.
    I was laughing in the beginning – was I supposed to be?
    The lighting was so much better than I thought it would be. Did you do anything special?
    I loved this version of a book review, and will try it myself after obtaining an Extreme Makeover and other severe beauty-enhancing interventions.
    The vidcast would have been considerably better if you had looked into the camera much more.
    Okay, now you have to listen to my first podcast. That seems fair doesn’t it? It’s only 2 minutes and 40 seconds long. Just go to the home page of my non-site (or un-site?) and click on the Odeo badge.

  3. Okay, Peter, now you’re on my turf. As a recovering actor and now a director, I can honestly say you did a great job there. My one note would be – and this is why we take great care to keep on-set monitors out of the eyeline of actors – is to take the monitoring off of your computer monitor. There’s a tendency to keep one eye on yourself. If you took that away, you’d deliver more content down the barrel, where it belongs.

    Beyond that, I thought you nailed it.
    Cheers.

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