Where the Heck Have You Been Lately?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in LBTV Info, Making Money with Video

I’ve been BUSY but doing different stuff than “normal.”

I’ve been having a lot of fun traveling and being a part of a number of new camera announcements for some major photography industry players, so it’s time for an update and then we can get back to the kind of training videos you’ve come to expect from me.

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On Thursday, August 25th I was in New York to host the official LiveStream video event to cover the official Canon 5D Mark IV announcement. It was a lot of fun because the 5D mark IV was a long anticipated update. To the 5D Mark III which had been out for 4 years at the time. And the camera is an amazing piece of pro gear for both video and stills.

As a tech guy and camera guy, the gear was really exciting to me. But I was equally excited to host the official B&H LiveStream. I had 2 Canon Explorers of Light (there are only 52 of these world class professionals) and Dennis Reggie and Ken Sklute were on stage with me. On top of that, Canon provided 2 of their tech experts, Rudy Winston and Brent Ramsey, so we had both camera user insights AND gear tech insights from the best in the world!

While I was at the LiveStream studios getting ready to go live in just a couple of hours, I got a call from my friends at Rhed Pixel in Falls Church. Rhed Pixel is a production studio responsible for quite a bit of photography training video work, and they had a contract to produce some of the official Canon training videos that teach retail sales people all about new Canon gear. These are videos that retail sales people watch to understand new Canon cameras and lenses so they can intelligently demo and sell the gear. So Rhed Pixel called me to write and deliver the new 5D Mark IV training video for Canon.

As it turned out, Rhed Pixel had an agreement with Canon to produce 8 separate training videos about things like the Canon 80D camera, some lenses, the 5D Mark IV, and even the new EOS M5 mirrorless camera, and I got to write all those scripts and deliver the scripts on camera at the Rhed Pixel studios. For the record, these guys did a great job on the production and editing and made really professional quality videos.

Of course Kelby One has loads of classes all about cameras, photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom, and these new cameras meant that there was an opportunity for me to create Kelby classes that go into detail about each of the new cameras from Canon and Nikon. And I got to really dig into the feature set of each camera and then write scripts for classes to help new camera owners use their cool new gear.

So thanks to Canon, B&H Photo, Kelby One, and Rhed Pixel, I’ve been really busy creating camera training and doing Live events centered around all this new gear. But that doesn’t last forever and it’s time for me to get back to my own stuff. You know, where I teach people who AREN’T in the photography or video business, all about being on camera and creating their own simple videos for their websites and social media. So now that the new camera RUSH is over, I’m BACK!!

Hit me up on LarryBecker.tv and let me know what you want to learn. And if you want to do your own videos and you’re just starting out, you might enjoy a free gift I made for my viewers. It’s a video called 10 Tools to Help Any Business Do Your First Pro-Looking Video In-House. It’s just 10 minutes and it will help you get started on your very first video for your business.

Just visit LarryBecker.tv/10free

3 Comments

  1. MJ Klein
    October 21, 2016

    Hi Larry. Are you still using Periscope? You may answer privately of course, but the new TOS that limits the use of Periscope broadcasts to Twitter delivery systems has been a dealbreaker for me. I can no longer embed actual broadcasts on my website. I’m forced to embed tweets at 500px. Thanks.

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    • Larry Becker
      October 21, 2016

      Actually I’ve been doing recorded FB & YouTube videos almost exclusively. I have live streaming on my agenda, but it will most likely be primarily FB. I think a T.O.S. restriction like that is pretty nuts.

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      • MJ Klein
        October 23, 2016

        Thank you for your reply Larry. Yes I’ve come to the conclusion that I cannot build my future on the Twitter delivery system. Their restrictions have pretty much forced all the real professionals off of the platform. It’s really sad because there was so much potential there. And it’s astonishing to me that they don’t appear to understand/care that pros won’t use it if they’re restricted to “the Twitter experience” (actual wording in their TOS). All the best Larry!

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