[clug] Videotaping CLUG talks

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Wed Mar 24 03:11:02 GMT 2004

On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 12:13:55PM +1100, Darren Freeman wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-03-24 at 11:19, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm interested in having a play with videotaping CLUG talks (provided this
> > is okay with the speaker) and putting an MPEG of the talk somewhere.
> I think this will have an impact on the atmosphere of the talks as
> people will be holding back on interjections for sake of the camera.

Fair enough.
> Also some people will decline to give a talk rather than admit they are
> camera shy. In particular if they are a bit of a novice at talks or the
> subject matter.

Also fair enough.
> I think people should have to ask specifically for their talk to be
> taped for the above reasons, it shouldn't become the normal thing to do.

I have no problem with this. I don't always go to CLUG, and I may discover
it's all too much effort, and so far I haven't received consent from
tomorrow night's speaker to videotape, so at this stage, nothing's
> Still I think it's a question worth raising, maybe it's going to pioneer
> the next big thing in LUGs. I know I would view a talk from another
> Aussie LUG if it was on the subject matter I was trying to learn about,
> and the file size wasn't prohibitive.

My motivation behind doing it is that the Brisbane SAGE-AU chapter used to
tape monthly talks, and it was a benefit to people who couldn't make the
meeting, but didn't want to miss out on a presentation that was of interest
to them.
You've raised some perfectly valid points, and I've Cc'ed this back to the
list for further discussion. If the general consensus is it's a bad idea,
then naturally, it won't go anywhere.



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