Staging

Okay, so welcome back. And just before we move on to other filming styles, I just want to say a word about stage and staging. Which is to say that you can have your mind map, you can have your slides and so forth. But there will be questions about the sort of presentational environment of what is on screen. So things like for example, lower thirds, which are captions with your name or location or subject that you’re teaching. Well, you might have a logo or you might have other animated elements inside. Or you might basically have the dressing around the interactive main elements inside the screen. And so there are some ideas and techniques that could be applied here to actually use certain leverage certain technologies to give if you like a more interesting visual framing for what you’re teaching. There are things like for example, stream yard or ECAM live or some of the other live streaming apps would allow you to basically have these other elements on the screen, you have things like OBS, which is a bit a bit complex to use. Apparently, I’ve never personally used it. But I know people who do. And that might in turn allow you to have additional elements as you’re actually teaching. But more often than not, it’s going to make more sense to actually put those elements in in editing after actually mastering the main at the main recording. So in other words, you would bring it into ScreenFlow, you’d bring it into Camtasia, you’d bring it into Final Cut Pro 10, or some other kind of editing app and then put masks and overlays on this on the stuff that you’ve done as a way to actually dress it up and make the staging of what you’re doing. More interesting. Yeah, so that’s just a word about staging. I mean literally like a theater. You have the action going on on the stage but you have the stage around and the props and the and the dressing of the set and the stage, the stage. paintings if you like, and so forth, behind the actors, yeah, it’s the same. It’s exactly the same principle. But usually better done in post production. Usually you’re better off getting simple elements done effectively. And well, having that nailed down having that super, super well recorded nice and clear audio nice and clear, visually, the arguments spelled out nice and clearly. And then at the stage that you want to actually complexify stuff and make stuff more visually interesting. Usually, there’s some things simple things you can do in post production and editing gives me some of which I’ll cover in the next module. And and that will serve to actually just give you enough pizzazz around the image to to give it if you like the kind of professional veneer Yeah, but be careful that again, that the professional veneer does not overtake the actual spirit and energy of what you’re actually doing inside the course.