Where can teachers learn how to operate camera & sound effectively for better online teaching?
In an earlier post, I commented on how many teachers are inept at video teaching, because of poor equipment and/or inability to use their equipment effectively. Then I wondered, what resources are available to teachers to improve their knowledge of this relatively new medium? Especially now, safe at home....
If you know where someone new to online teaching can learn more about how to operate the camera and sound equipment most effectively, please post here so the knowledge can be available and shared with those who have no other resource for learning. Thank you!
I think that SkillShare (a website/app) would have something for that. From what I hear, the instructional videos are high quality
I have found that the best way to learn is to experiment -- once you have a camera and mic hooked up to your computer (see other threads on possible equipment to buy and use) you need to try it out.
Most people get some kind of initial round of advice on gear and basic setup from someone they trust -- for example, their good friends here at violinist.com!! And if you scroll back through the blogs, you'll see that established teachers who seem justifiably proud of their setups have described them in detail with photographs of their studio showing where their mikes, monitors, keyboards, writing surfaces, chairs, cameras, and all of that are laid out. Look up Carrie Salisbury for example (link below, two most recent blogs). I am enrolled in Nathan Cole's Violympics, and he gave a video tour of his garage-studio and showed us how his lighting and microphones work.
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