Hello and Happy Holidays from Santa Barbara!
It is freezing here, literally. We have snow in the nearby mountains, and temperatures are dropping into the 30's at night - very atypical for our idyllic beach community.
Thus far, we have recorded raw footage of four workshops. Progress! The recording itself presented some challenges. We held the workshops in a computer lab classroom, where the lighting was terrible (only half of the florescent lights were working and we didn't bring extra lighting), and the placement of the cameras was a challenge because of so many student heads (ha!). My film expert tells me the footage came out great, and so the lighting worked. We did have some sound issues too. We had extra mics and mic'd the speaker for the first two workshops, but for the second two, the wireless mic wasn't getting picked up.
I have seen snippets of the raw footage and frankly I am quite impressed. The sound and lighting looked great. I am patiently awaiting final product. My editor/film guy is apparently a perfectionist :)
So, this is what it's like to get into the filming business for entrepreneurship workshops! We have loosely discussed filming the next workshops in an empty room, without students. That would make my perfectionist editor happy.
The workshop subjects are:
(1) Sustainable Web Strategies (1 hour)
(2) How to Tweet, Blog & Facebook for your Small Business (1 hour)
(3) What is SEO and Where Can I get Some? (1.5 hours)
(4) How to Make Web Stats Work for You (.5 hours)
Next time I blog, I should have some final product to share - but don't hold your breath!
Again, have a great holiday break!
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