Douglas built an astounding workshop workstation with 5 screens, multiple cameras, and hardware switchers. While this may be out of your budget or time commitment, he learned a ton in the process. You’ll get a glimpse into his process and you’ll learn some important tips on how to design a facilitation station that aligns with your individual needs and budget. You’ll also have time to ask questions in real-time to help you with your own design considerations.
How to choose a background.
Select and install lights.
Webcams and DSLRs.
Intercept your video stream.
Leaders & Executives
who need to increase the production quality of their online appearance.
who still want to light up the room, even if it’s virtual.
Manager & Team Leads
who want to inspire a bit more enthusiasm in their teams.
who just wants to make their meetings a little more magical.
Starting with min specs, Douglas will share the constraints he placed on himself as he designed his perfect virtual workstation. These guidelines were rooted in facilitation best practices with a goal of maximizing capabilities, minimizing workload, and retaining a high level of human connection with workshop attendees. Next you’ll learn hyper tactical advice and tools, such as lights, cameras, and scene switching software. Douglas will even provide a shopping list so that you can replicate a part or all of his incredible workshop workstation.
The class will be activity-based with guided instruction and collaborative sessions. You’ll not only learn the how and why Douglas built his workspace through trial and error, but you’ll also get to ask questions specific to your needs. He won’t just talk at you ; you’ll learn through doing, working with other participants, and from feedback on how to address your unique issues. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so you can learn from his painstaking research and experimentation starting in early 2020 and ongoing.
How to avoid looking like you are being interrogated.
The 3-point lighting system.
How to get the most out of your camera.
How to put picture in picture on Zoom.
Please note that photographs, video & audio recordings will be taken throughout this event. These will be used by Voltage Control for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media, or in any third party publication. Please contact our events manager, Tara <firstname.lastname@example.org>, if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.