Periscope - Make 'Scopes that people talk about & remember
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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
4.1 (29 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
92 students enrolled
Created by Paul Shillito
Last updated 12/2015
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  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
View Curriculum
  • 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.

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.

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
83 Lectures
Welcome to the Course
4 Lectures 12:54

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

Preview 04:07

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

Preview 03:31

Brief description of whom this course is aimed at.

Preview 01:32

How to get the best from this course
Setting up Periscope
9 Lectures 20:54
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 ?
What sort of gear you will need?
9 Lectures 15:59

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

Basic setup overview

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
Getting external video in Periscope
15 Lectures 01:12:25

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

A quiz on the set-up section of the course

Setting up quiz
1 question

Why would you use Reflector or Airserver?

Reflector & Airserver
1 question
Video switching Software
1 Lecture 01:41

Why do i not recommend Wirecast for use with Periscope ?

Video switching quiz
1 question
Camtwist for MAC
13 Lectures 01:44:30
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

A quiz about the Camtwist section of the course.

Camtwist quiz
1 question
Xsplit for Windows
13 Lectures 01:24:43
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

A quiz on the Xsplit section of the course.

Xsplit quiz
1 question
Cameras, USB, DSLR and camcorders
4 Lectures 29:00
USB Cameras

DLSRs and camcorders

Camera tripods

HDMI to USB - Thunderbolt interfaces

A quiz on the camera section of the course

Camera quiz
2 questions
Microphones and Audio
12 Lectures 01:03:54
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

Lets test what you should have picked up from this section

Microphone quiz
2 questions
Review of example Periscope sessions
3 Lectures 36:48

Periscope example review part 1

Periscope example review part 2
About the Instructor
Paul Shillito
4.1 Average rating
29 Reviews
92 Students
1 Course
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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