This Summer, the YMC team is excited to announce the debut of a new Workshop Series focusing on webcasting, live-streaming and creating interactive video experiences.
The program will get started on July 8, 2017!
The series will consist of six sessions split into two main segments: a video segment and a web segment.
The video segment will allow participants to get hands-on experience with real production equipment for casting and streaming.
The web segment will focus on developing a foundation to experiment with alternative and new web design, development and interactivity tools involving video and web video players.
This workshop is being offered for free. In exchange, participants are expected to bring their creativity to the table and help provide a positive learning environment for others.
This course will be relevant to you if:
- You are a AV professional looking to move into webcast production or hone in on skills to produce your own web casts and live productions online to Youtube, Facebook or your own video player.
- You are seeking hands-on opportunity to learn a skill that is fast becoming in demand, with an encouraging and supportive community focused on learning and exchanging ideas
We are aiming to have a mix of disciplines in the participants who will be joining this workshop series, therefore the prerequisites are slightly different depending on the participants’ background.
- basic image editing
- working with graphics creation tools (ie. Photoshop, Illustrator)
From an AV / Production Background
- Some AV/Production background either in practice or profession (we will not be covering AV production basics but will try to move as quickly as possible to live streaming)
- basic video editing
- working with audio and video file types
- working with microphones, mixers, cameras
From a Web Development Background
- Some Web development background. We will be loosely touching on the basics but the aim is to jump quickly into player building and designing interactivity and experience for websites
Hardware and Software Requirements
Participants will require:
- A Mac or Windows Laptop running a modern web browser (such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge)
- An external or built-in webcam
Dates, Times, Topics
The Interactive Video Workshop Series will be taking place on Saturdays from 12pm noon until 3pm on the following dates:
July 8, 2017
The Complete Workflow: AV – Switcher – Encoder – Stream – Playback
- Day one will have a complete workflow setup from Camera to Stream. Participants will be able to observe and work hands on with various components. We will touch broadly on the entire workflow and best practices, discuss scenarios and light experimentation with production ideas.
July 15, 2017
- Getting your live feed setup with a ready Audio and Video Feed
Camera, Mics, Audio, Content
- Production best-practices for live streaming
Lighting, Set, Slates, transitions, pre-roll, post-roll, Web vs TV, Dead Air
- Live Switching, cueing content, bugs, name keys, quick creation, graphics, stings
I/O Input output Devices – Getting your live feed ready for an encoder
- Virtual Drivers
- Mac/PC Interfaces
- Signal Conversion (Analog to Digital)
- HDMI to SDI/SDI to HDMI
July 22, 2017
Software Switching and Encoding
- Software: Open Source and Paid / Licensed
- Encoding – Bitrate and Properties
- Network Requirements – Calculating your bandwidth usage
- Stream Protocol HTML5, Mpeg, Dash, HLS, RTMP Server and Address
- Youtube/ Facebook/ Personal Web Page.
- Media Server
- Media Players
July 29, 2017
How the Internet Works
- the world of domains and web hosting
How to get a web page on the Internet
- connecting to a server
- uploading files
Introduction to HTML
- as much as you need to know to be able to embed a video on a webpage, and resources to learn more
August 12, 2017
Introduction to CSS
- the Presentation and Design language of the Web
- controlling the appearance of web pages
Working with Variable Screen Sizes
- challenges and opportunities of working with screens and different form factors
- what can we do with videos in a situation where we do not know the size or aspect ratio of the screen being used?
Exploring Possible Video Implementations
- videos in the background of web pages
- videos with mask overlays
August 19, 2017
Web Page Interactivity
- the concept of interactive ‘events’ on a web page (mouse events, keyboard events, time-related events)
- using interactive events to control aspects of video and web-related video experiences
Applications and Fees
There is no fee to attend this course.
Applications can be done through this form: Application Form.
We will attempt to respond to applicants as soon as possible.
Space is limited to 12 participants.