Interactive and One-Way Broadcasts

Webinars are an increasingly popular way to incorporate video into communications campaigns without requiring major upfront costs or expertise, like video editing. I have run webinars across a variety of free and paid for platforms, including Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts (on Air), GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar, and Webex.

Using Google Hangouts on Air, I set up a webinar for the three year anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines for the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT). This broadcast included panelists participating from:

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • North America

The broadcast was one way, but the audience was invited to participate using the hashtag #VGGT3yrs, and tweets streamed live next to the video via an embedded Twitter feed. Watch the webinar […]

The panel on “The Digital Landscape: Technology and Land Rights,” included both online and in-person audiences. To ensure both audiences could hear and participate, I built a mobile A/V system that could connect multiple wireless microphones to a computer as well as the venue’s existing sound system. The A/V system I built included:

  • A six-channel soundboard
  • Four lavalier microphones
  • Four wireless FM transmitters
  • One handheld microphone
  • A remote controlled webcam with zoom

Watch the webinar […]

When the City of New Orleans wanted to promote how they ensured all veterans in the state were housed, I ran a WebEx webinar with panelists from the following organizations:

  • City of New Orleans
  • New Orleans Veterans Affairs
  • The Cloudburst Group
  • UNITY of Greater New Orleans

This webinar featured a presentation that accompanied the live video, and a mobile video camera that could compensate for WebEx’s small video by moving towards and zooming in on panelists. Watch the webinar […]