Dear Fellow Artists and Conservationists,
A happy Easter weekend to all. I hope this email finds you and yours in good health and good spirits.
Our new normal of social distancing is spawning creative ways that our community is connecting. Personally, most of us are video conferencing more than every before, on Skype, FaceTime and Zoom. Publicly, many are blogging, and very active on social media. We've also been really interested to see that an increasing number of our members are offering online video tutorials and workshops. In response to this, we will be supporting these initiatives by establishing a new section on the AFC website highlighting them as well as on social media and our public eNewsletter.
Online Tutorials & Workshops
If you are planning an online tutorial or workshop, all you need to do is login to your account, go to your workshop section and post your workshop by completing the simple form. We will look after posting your workshop on the AFC website, social media and eNewsletter.
For your convenience, we've added a link on your dashboard page - the page you see first when you login. If your workshop section is not displaying in your website menu, click on "Show/Hide Pages" button at the top-right, and click on the "Workshops" toggle button to display it.
There are different kinds of videos, including tutorial "how-to" videos that provide step-by-step instructions. These typically run 5-15 minutes in length and may showcase multiple instructions methods. Videos can also be very short, instructional clips that focus on teaching a single, narrow technique or topic. These are usually less than a minute or two long and appeal to an audience with a very specific need and/or short attention span. The best videos are ones are carefully planned/choreographed in advance.
Very little equipment is required and in fact can be done in most cases with your mobile device - smart phone or tablet/iPad. Following are some popular tools for use in live tutorials and workshops. You can find instructions and support for each technology on their respective sites.
- Facebook Live
- YouTube Live
- Instagram Live
- Zoom (For registered closed sessions)