Here it is Thanksgiving Day, 2018, and so far, I haven’t posted a single video in November.
It’s not that I don’t have the material; I do. I have maybe eight videos already planned, written, and ready to go. Some of them even have the big part of the video recording done. But most of them have a lot of discussion, and I’m still developing how best to video record discussions. Okay, “talking head” videos.
Up to now I have had to record the “talking head” sections of these videos by starting the recorder, then looking at my notes on a computer screen, memorizing a paragraph at a time, looking back at the camera, then going through that paragraph as best as I can remember it. It is cumbersome, but it works. Kinda.
I’m not happy with the “naturalness” of the end product, although I’m getting better at it.
Of course, the best way to do such narration would be to use a TelePrompTer, or one of the many homemade versions you can find on YouTube and elsewhere online. The problem with this is they all use iPads or other tablets, and my eyes are no longer jet pilot’s eyes. They have gotten old, along with the rest of me. They can’t focus on something that small at the distance it needs to be from me.
As this frustration became evident to me, I began thinking about coming up with a different solution.
And you know, I think I’ve GOT IT!
It’s an invention of my own I am calling the “Peri-Prompter.” It uses a spare 27″ monitor I have in my office, which is definitely large enough for even my old eyes to see at a distance. I’ll leave the details of this for a future video – “How To Build Your Own PERI-PROMPTER” – but I feel confident (hopeful?) that once this new gadget / invention is completed and operational, the tap will open once again and new tutorials will flow freely from the David’s Tutorials channel.
So stay tuned, and let us know what you think down below.