About Me • Technical communicator:
• Book, articles, documentation • Web sites since 1995 • Videoblogging since 2004 • Joined Sun Microsystems 2007, began using video for technical communication • Spoke at FISL 2009 about video • Now employed by Joyent as SmartOS and illumos community manager - itʼs still about communication!
Filming Conference Talks Constraints: •
limits on what you can carry • limits on where you can set up • the lighting is terrible • you only get one take The big question: • how to capture all the action, both slides and presenter?
Professional Video vs What I
Do Professional What I Do planned/scripted unscripted (by me) controlled location/studio at event site recorded in takes recorded live, in real time camera close to the action camera may be far away intrusive unintrusive large, expensive equipment small, cheap equipment production team one person strangers community memberslow post-production,distribution published very quickly expensive cheap
Whatʼs the Future? The technology
of creating and publishing video will continue to get better and cheaper and easier to use. It will be used in ways we canʼt even imagine right now. As Chris Anderson of TED says: “the rise of online video could turn out to be as signiﬁcant as the invention of print... online video is driving astonishing innovation in thousands of different ﬁelds ranging from the ultra-niche to the sharing of truly world-changing ideas.”