[volunteers] Fwd: SVLUG December 4th Meeting: Interest In Video Recording

Lisa svlug at flygirl.com
Tue Dec 3 07:43:40 PST 2013


Yes, I am still alive.

One quick comment.  If you have any intent of recording the
meeting, you might want to double-check with the "hosts" to be
sure that they have no objections.  I doubt they would, but I
believe it would be polite/appropriate to check and to let them
know of the intent to do so.

On Mon, Dec 02, 2013 at 04:33:22PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Mark Weisler (mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us):
> 
> > We (I) get the occasional request that a presentation be video
> > recorded and then posted for viewing.  Here is one such request. I
> > have already responded to Andrew saying that I doubt the upcoming
> > presentation will be recorded.
> 
> 
> Yeah, I occasionally get queries like that, too.  (Andrew Piziali
> appears to be an engineer in Parker, Texas.)
> 
> It's encouraging that people are interested.  One might wryly observe
> that people are invariably interested in Someone Else But Nobody In
> Particular purchasing the video gear, doing the production work, posting
> the video, and arranging or paying for bandwidth.
> 
> Some points:
> 
> 1.  In the past when there's been someone with a video camera who's
> been interested in running such an operation, the biggest hitch has been
> audio.  The most vital is capturing the speaker's voice 
> understandably, of course -- and the key to that is setting aside enough
> time _before_ the presentation to get the microphoning right.  Just
> winging it tends to yield poor (and unfixble) results.
> 
> The subtler problem is audience Q&A.  Again, a little forethought and
> planning does wonders.  After seeing this bollixed in several
> spectacularly bad ways, my best recommendation is:  Get the speaker to
> agree to _repeat_ audience questions/comments for the microphone, and
> keep reminding him or her when the inevitable forgetting follows.
> 
> 2.  Also, I strongly recommend declaring up-front that the recording will be
> under Creative Commons BY-ND (Attribution-NoDerivs) licensing.
> https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
> 
> Choice of Creative Commons licence can be debated and various of them
> have advantages and drawbacks.  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
> What they all have in common is permitting redistribution indefinitely
> without security additional permission.
> 
> 
> 
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