Slides schmides. :)
Just having slides synched to a speaker works for some cases, but for
those of us that love doing live demos, coding on the fly, and just
flat out winging it, the slides are often just barely related to
what's being said. Having the actual screen being presented is all
that would have made sense for my presentation, for example.
On Mar 16, 2007, at 6:36 PM, Gabriel Farrell wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 09:20:47PM -0000, Richard Wallis wrote:
>> If a mix of video and screen capture could be achieved it would be
>> great, but certainty of a successful result AND a fallback if it
>> work should be part of the plan.
> Agreed. Video plus screen capture would be nice, but video of the
> presenter and a copy of their slides to follow along with works pretty
> damn well for me.
> As far as trying to combine the two and sleek up the experience,
> Columbia's SOA has a nice setup for this on their site (see
> http://www.columbia.edu/itc/soa/dmc/cory_arcangel/) for example).
> There are some glitches in the timing, though, and I'm just not sure
> it's worth the extra effort.
> PS In a similar vein, when I don't have separately available slides to
> follow along with, I find many of the Google TechTalks annoying. It's
> a lot of watching some not-terribly-handsome person refer to things I
> can't see. Having both video and slides is key.