So I think my first ever solo livestream went well - no technical difficulties, no hiccups... and was only 16 and a bit minutes long (if you include the intro and outro)!
My ever supportive partner in crime watched it and said that I explained things really clearly, and he feels confident that he could jump in and use the app based solely on my video, so ACHIEVEMENT = UNLOCKED!
I am pondering what I should do for my next livestream... am thinking of doing a demo, compare, contrast and follow-me of how I created my show intro and outro in two different apps (for all skill levels):
Thinking a good theme for the next show would be a positive word/image association project.
What would really interest me is to see what people's experience is with using Adobe Spark vs Adobe Rush. Rush is available to try for free and export a couple of videos to see how you like it before you commit, and I would be really, really interested to see what people think... and how easy they find each product to use!
What do you think? Is this a good idea for my next livestream? Should I do them once a month? Once a fortnight? Leave a comment below, or 'at' me on Twitter @ErinRaethke.
We're baaacccckkkkkk.... two weeks earlier than we thought!
This week was our opportunity to test out the new format for Inject Creativity Live in 2021, with a longer livestream and non-recorded 'fireside' chat. With so many things going on in the world of creative tech and Adobe, it was bound to happen that we would run a little overtime, with part 2 of my Adobe Spark Post (with video frames in iOS) needing to be rescheduled to a later date.
Tim, Jerry and I were joined by Clara Galan who gave a great update on what is coming up in the world of the Adobe Creative Educator program for Level 1 and 2, as well as collaborative projects and challenges that are available via the social networks used to connect educators and creatives from across the globe.
I then completed Part 1 of a live demo and Spark Challenge suggestion, showing off the new screen layout of Adobe Spark web and what can be achieved with a theme in mind... my suggestion was 'Expectation vs. Reality'. I had a couple of prior examples, then I:
This demo I am going to do in a livestream on Thursday 11th February at 6pm AEST/7pm AEDT. It'll be the first in a Create/Share/Learn livestream series I have planned for my YouTube channel, where I spend a bit of time exploring what is possible with different tech, featuring programs like Adobe Spark and Premiere Rush, to other apps and services I enjoy and use to build resources for work and play.
I'll be putting up a new post with the link to the recording then, and will pop a reminder in my socials prior to going live. Hopefully I'll see you there! :)
And about my demo... I was flattered and blown away by the Adobe Spark shares that people submitted at our fireside chat with my suggested theme 'Expectation vs. Reality'. A lot of them had stories to go with them too, from tales of collaborative PD pages, to positive spins on re-purposing laser cutters to make maths fun, to celebrations of the return of our show!
A big thank you to everyone who had a go... including those who decided not to share their link on the night. If you did create something but didn't feel up to sharing it on the night, that is cool - there is always next time, and our group of ed and tech professionals are a wonderful and supportive bunch :)
My day job includes designing, developing, writing, copy editing, creating and delivering training resources for staff and students (including video capture/editing and voice over/other post-production work for multi-modal resources). In my spare time, I like to take pretty pictures.