I’m becoming a real fan of Nils Frahm and have been watching some of his concerts on YouTube. This performance of him and AWVFTS really captured me and brought awe and wonder.
Yesterday I was asked twice for my recommendation for what easy to use wireless mic option for recording to an iPhone. Here’s what I’ve been testing and recommending. Here it is…
Rode Wireless Go $299
Rode Lapel Mic Attachment $79
You’ll need this cord for your iPhone (TRS to TRRS) $15
Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter $9
It’s not a cheap setup by far. But It seems to work great and you can find a number of external mics to plug into it.
One cool thing I just did today with it was to use this little wireless unit as a wireless in-ear-monitor. I plugged the transmitter into my computer and then I plugged headphones into the receiver. I was on a 2 hour and 30-minute Zoom call and didn’t miss a thing when I got up to get some coffee.
Here’s my recommendation for a light that costs less than $35 that will help you look great in your zoom meetings.
Teachers, educators, CEOs… well almost everyone is planning on doing more video conferencing and teaching online this coming year. And they are all looking to improve whatever dark corner of their house they wedged their desk in to. Probably between the downstairs bathroom and the bin with the stinky shoes in it.
They all have the same problem. Their video looks like crap. Mostly because they have not added any extra light. Here’s a solution. Get one of those paper lanterns, and a bright bulb and hang it above and behind your camera, laptop, iPad, or whatever.
Here’s what I would suggest.
I set up a quick example in my home office stuck in the side of our bedroom.
Here’s what I look like with the light off.
And this is the light on.
And here’s what it looks like with my iPad.
It would look a lot better if I didn’t have a black bookcase behind my head.
Everyone has them. Here’s mine.
No Eating or Drinking during the meeting. Unless it’s a meeting about eating and drinking. No one wants to hear you masticating on chips and dip. Or gulping your soda. Ok, well maybe drinking is somewhat acceptable. But please mute your mic.
Half-and-half meetings drive me bonkers. Where half the people are in a room together and have one zoom call open. And then the other half are on individual zoom calls. It needs to be either all in person or all in zoom. If you can’t avoid having a room of people as part of the meeting at least have everyone on their own zoom call, with headphones and mics, and mute their mics unless they are talking.
That’s it for now. I’m sure as things continue I will come up with more.
The Smithsonian just put it’s huge image collection online for free to download, share, remix, and reuse. Check it out https://www.si.edu/openaccess