It’s been two days since my first attempt at doing a Live Stream on my show entitled ‘Mindfulness vs CONrona’ – Round #1 the big fight LIVE!!
I was somewhat nervous before the transmission as it had been over 20 years since I worked in Television News Broadcasting. However once I got started the nerves started to fade so I could concentrate on presenting and pushing the right software buttons and dials.
It was only after watching the show that I realised the limitations of using my wee laptop as the only video and audio feed. For example when I tried to do the gentle movement exercises Live, on playback I could see the laptop was struggling to mix the audio channels from my music track with my built in microphone, so at times my voice was garbled.
Lesson learned, so to give a more professional, slick looking show next time, I’ll simply pre record the exercise sequence using cameras and wider angle lenses. That way the viewers will be able to have a much better quality experience.
Also during the broadcast I realised that I was doing 5 or 6 things simultaneously – Presenting, Vision Mixing, Reading the Script, Answering comments, Monitoring what I had just said to make sure that it was at least in English, and editing parts of the script out in my head that were not absolutely necessary.
I also plan to go out and about, producing some content for the show with professional therapists / coaches and other film makers too.
Perhaps after 10 shows, life will start getting back to normal and the CONrona reality will be replaced by normal reality. Watch this space!!