—Lighting – – behind my backdrop is a bay of windows and our sliding door – it lets a lot of light in.
Which would be great EXCEPT that all the light is behind me – which makes me backlit in the video. So I pulled the curtains to block some of the light and the backdrop helped block some as well. But then it’s dark which mean poorer video quality. To solve that problem I put a lamp on my computer desk – I tried a clamp light up in the corner, but it was way too bright. Then I tried the lamp with the shade on and it wasn’t enough light – the lamp without the shade was perfect.
It added tons to the quality – see, this image was taken with my webcam – I’m not sitting in the dark!
—Length – I think people don’t have time to dedicate to watch long videos, so keep them short and fun – I aim for about 20 minutes max.
Fun, right?! I’ve only done a couple of Google+ Hangouts On Air, but I’m thinking I should do more – maybe once a month or something? Do you like them, or would you rather read things than watch a video?
I also had the idea to Hangout On Air with a couple of you readers – we could chat, ask each other questions, show projects, whatever – would anyone be interested in that? email me if you have ideas or are interested (mandybeez at gmail)