Periscope - Make 'Scopes that people talk about & remember

Stand out from the rest with TV looking scopes, boost your viewers, create your niche authority, become a talking point
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  • Lectures 83
  • Length 7.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Coursed UPDATED 30th Dec 2015

Periscope is great...

If you looking to make the most of Periscope and stand out from your completion then this course will show you how to do things just not possible with the standard Periscope app from split screens, to green screen, graphic overlays to Skype interviews and more.

However there is problem…

It’s not all plain sailing and while the developers of the app have gone to great lengths to make as simple as possible to use, this has lead to some built in limitations.

Probably the biggest is that app was designed to work on a mobile device only like an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, it does not broadcast on a standard PC or MAC.

This might not seem like a problem if you’re someone that doesn’t venture far from the ideas of the Periscope team but if you can see the potential of Periscope and its huge growth curve in just 9 months, then you’ll realise that you could do much more with it given the chance.

The biggest problem is that because Periscope only uses the camera of the mobile device, the vast majority of Periscope broadcasts look very similar, namely a person doing a face to camera presentation about two feet away but that is if you don’t use the techniques I’ll show you in this course.

Periscope like YouTube is one of those mediums that people will judge very quickly.

Firstly, there is the title and the thumbnail image which may or may not be accurate and secondly when viewers do jump in they will look at the scene, maybe hang around for a 10-15 seconds, then if it doesn't get their interest they are off on to the next ‘scope.

Just like YouTube, you have just a few seconds to get people’s attention and the biggest way to do that is to look different and more interesting than your fellow Periscopers.

Anyone that has used YouTube over the years will have noticed that the quality of many of the top ranking shows, broadcasts, hangouts etc has gradually become much more professional over time even though they are in most cases still amateur productions.

Technology has advanced to such a degree that with the right equipment, almost anyone can look like a pro whilst working from a room in their own home or business.

The same will happen with Periscope, whilst amateur live streaming still very much like the wild west, it’s only a matter of time before the quality of the broadcasts will become better and better leaving the unprepared users behind.

But here is the fix…

This is where this course comes in, it will teach you how to do things that many think are impossible on Periscope.

You’ll learn how, using what I like to call the projector method you can get any video content in to Periscope with a quality that is just as good as if it was being brought in directly in to the mobile device.

I’ll show you how, using low cost video switching software which is available for the MAC and PC how you can bring in any video from one or more cameras like a webcams, DLSR’s, camcorders, GoPro’s etc.

Using this software, you’ll be able to position the camera video, resize it, layer it with text or graphics. You can bring in video from other mobile devices such as Skype, Blab and even other Periscope shows.

You'll see how to do live green screen and place yourself on any type of background with other video and or graphics which can ultimately lead you to complete virtual studios just like a professional TV studio would use.

You will also learn how to choose the best type of microphone for your situation and use a mixer for multiple microphone set-ups.

By the end of this course you should know how to set-up much more professional looking Periscope shows which will have much more impact on your potential audience with the implications that you will not only boost your viewers but also look much more professional with greater authority than just another person talking in to thier phone in a bedroom.

What are the requirements?

  • A modern MAC or PC, no less than about more than about 4 years old, i5/i7 CPU , USB 3.0 and a second full HD monitor.
  • Full HD webcam or video camera or DLSR
  • A external microphone like a lapel mic or USB desktop mic
  • Students should know about Periscope and how to start and run a 'Scope session.
  • They should have basic knowledge of computers, cameras and audio equipment like microphones, though all options will be discussed and shown in the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Bring any type of video in to Periscope and not be limited to just the mobile device,
  • Create Periscope shows with Split Screens, Green screen, Multiple cameras and desktop capture
  • Bring in guests from Skype, Blab, Google Hangouts in fact any video format that can be on or imported into a computer
  • Use high quality microphones, audio mixers to get the best audio.
  • Import text and graphics to make lower thirds and other announcements
  • Connect USB webcams, DLSR's, camcorders to either MAC or PC

Who is the target audience?

  • People looking to expand the abilities of Periscope way beyond the the standard app
  • Businesses that are using Periscope to put over a more professional looking show
  • Periscopers wanting to do live Skype interviews, Blab sessions or integrate Google Hangouts
  • This would not be suitable for people doing mobile shows outside of a home studio at the moment.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Welcome to the Course

Introduction from tutor Paul Shillito, giving a quick overview of the course


Bio of Paul Shillito covering his experience over the last 20 years on online business.


Brief description of whom this course is aimed at.

How to get the best from this course
Section 2: Setting up Periscope
Setting up Persicope introduction
Getting the best from your device battery
Setting up and checking your WiFi
Using Private scopes to test your setup
Tweet out to Boost your scope viewers
Location, Location, be seen or not to be seen
Creating the best Periscope thumbnail image
How start your periscope broadcast correctly
Landscape or Portrait ?
Section 3: What sort of gear you will need?

Brief set up overview and a PDF download of the equipment used in developing this course.

Which mobile device to use for Periscope
Projector screen display
Holding the periscope device
Extra mobile devices
Types of cameras to use
Getting video from your camera in to your computer
Advanced video capture with external devices
Microphones & audio
Section 4: Getting external video in Periscope
Alternative Ways you could use to get video in to Periscope
Projector method of getting video in to Persicope
NEW UPDATED - Projector method of getting video in to Persicope
Setting the Projector and Periscope device
NEW UPDATED - Setting the Projector and Periscope device
Mounting the periscope device to a Tripod
Connecting the rest of the system
Setting up for Landscape and portrait scopes
Viewing the periscope screen and comments remotely
Introducing Reflector 2 and Airserver
Using Airplay to share your periscope screen
Viewing Periscope screen with an HDMI cable connection
Connecting an the projector display to a MAC
Connecting the projector display to a PC
Setting up the project display on your computer
1 question

A quiz on the set-up section of the course

1 question

Why would you use Reflector or Airserver?

Section 5: Video switching Software
Video switching software intro
1 question

Why do i not recommend Wirecast for use with Periscope ?

Section 6: Camtwist for MAC
Camtwist Intro and download
Starting Camtwist, Menus and layout
Importing and placing graphics
Camera feed input and positioning on screen
Creating and placing text
Using Camtwist in Portrait format
Setting up green screen / chroma key
Using Reflector 2 with Camtwist
Using Skype with Camtwist
Working with lower thirds
Converting video with transparency with Compressor (lower third update)
Using Camtwist Studio
Camtwist Effects
1 question

A quiz about the Camtwist section of the course.

Section 7: Xsplit for Windows
Xsplit intro and buying
Importing images, placement and control
Adding cameras in Xsplit
Creating, placing and controlling text
Layer transitions
Handling scenes in Xsplit
Using camera video and images in portrait mode
Adding text in portrait mode
Using desktop capture
Using Reflector and Airserver
Using Skype with Xsplit
Setting up green screen / chroma key in Xsplit
Working with lower thirds
1 question

A quiz on the Xsplit section of the course.

Section 8: Cameras, USB, DSLR and camcorders
USB Cameras
DLSRs and camcorders
Camera tripods
HDMI to USB - Thunderbolt interfaces
2 questions

A quiz on the camera section of the course

Section 9: Microphones and Audio
Audio and Microphone intro
Lapel microphones
Shotgun / boom microphones
Condensers microphones
USB / desktop microphones
Microphone connectors XLR & 3.5mm
Using microphones with an audio mixer
2 channel USB audio input devices
Using an audio mixer to camera mic input
Fixing audio-video sync problems in Xsplit
Fixing audio-video sync problems in Camtwist
Connecting a mixer / computer to the Persicope device
2 questions

Lets test what you should have picked up from this section

Section 10: Review of example Periscope sessions
Example review introduction
Periscope example review part 1
Periscope example review part 2

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Instructor Biography

Paul Shillito, Founder of Video Alchemy, Live video streaming

Paul Shillito is based in the UK and is an online video professional with over 20 years of experience in online businesses as both owner and technical director. Founder of Video Alchemy he is one of the first people to expand Periscope to incorporate multiple camera's, split screen, green screen and more.

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