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.
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 set up overview and a PDF download of the equipment used in developing this course.
A quiz on the set-up section of the course
Why would you use Reflector or Airserver?
A quiz about the Camtwist section of the course.
A quiz on the Xsplit section of the course.
A quiz on the camera section of the course
Lets test what you should have picked up from this section
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.