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Rethinking Woodturning Demonstrations - Using Live Video

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by AlanZ, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Gary Beasley

    Gary Beasley

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    Gwinnett Woodworkers here in Georgia has done a video presentation with Steve Good, a well known scrollsawer. Everything worked quite well as the club records thier presentations regularly and has a Youtube channel and all the hardware was in place already. They will probably be very enthusiastic about the registry.
     
  2. Gerald Lawrence

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    Alan we are using the Logitech webcams and vmix with a overhead projector at the school we use and the whole deal has come together very well. i do not think the feed at the school is good enough to do online demo at this time. I may need some advise on testing that connection tho in case.
     
  3. Bill Boehme

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    I had a similar feeling when our club had a video presentation with Lyle Jamieson last month. The video quality was poor and the frame rate was really low ... maybe 2 or 3 FPS and sometimes less. The audio was OK most of the time, but occasionally was in the mud ... sort of like cell phone quality in a weak signal area. A lot of club members bailed out early. I had to leave before it was over because of back pain. (I had back surgery the previous month.)
     
  4. Mike Johnson

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    A growing number of facilities have been migrating phone systems onto the internet,
    this has been slowing the virtual video conferencing sessions where I work. At times
    the virtual video sessions will work and other times it buffers, gets choppy and is
    very difficult to follow the audio and video portions together.
     
  5. davehu

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    thought I'd join in this discussion. Our club (Central Arkansas Woodturners) is small (65 members) so live remote demo's are perfect. Prior to this year, we basically used our entire years revenue to get one presenter in for a weekend demo and workshop. We've hosted David Ellsworth, Trent Bosch, Molly Winton, Jimmy Clews and others. To bring them to us in Hot Springs, AR would cost $1500-$2500. But this year we made the switch to using live remotes. AlanZ was our first presenter. He and his wife did a great job. Clearly Alan is on the leading edge with his use of the technology. We hosted Trent Bosch last month (He was great too!) and have Lyle Jameson and Mike Mahoney scheduled. (He is just starting to do these.) Our members are clearly excited by the use of this technology. We will miss the all day workshops, but for our small club this is much better. we'll be able to see half a dozen different presenters each year. My only challenge now is figuring out who else is available to present. I plan on getting Emiliano for mid year, but after him I need to find some others. Hopefully by the time our schedule is open next summer some more presenters will step up.
     
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  6. AlanZ

    AlanZ Resident Techno Geek

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    Dave,

    Thanks for the kind words about our demonstration. As you know, I have been mentoring a few notable woodturning demonstrators and clubs about how to facilitate these kinds of demonstrations. It's all about reaching audiences and sharing what we know.
     
  7. AlanZ

    AlanZ Resident Techno Geek

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    The recording at the beginning of this thread was from the 2016 presentation where I introduced the concept to the AAW members.
    Below is a recording of the special interest night panel discussion I hosted at the 2017 AAW Symposium. The participants were folks who are using live video (in demonstrations and other venues) to share woodturning techniques, as well as comments from those who were audience members for such demonstrations.
     
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