Saturday, March 4, 2017

A Brand New Medium!

This will be an unusual blog post today, in the form of a link.

I have been experimenting with facebook live broadcasts the last few weeks, to see how those work, and many of the technical aspects involved.

With each session, I learn a bit more, and there is new equipment that I am trying to secure for future improvements.  The best thing about them is that there is no limit to the number of people who can watch and participate as it's happening.

This makes them very interactive, yet there are no interruptions in the lesson... the questions only add to it!  That's great!

For the moment. I am using an ancient phone for these broadcasts.  I am hoping to get updated equipment which should make a huge difference right away.

In the meantime, I will focus more on large scale figures and vehicles, since it seems that the current device works more readily with them.

My ultimate goal is to be able to do sessions like these almost every day, if not a few shorter sessions each day.  Basically, I want to just "turn the camera on" and let people see whatever it is that I am working on at the moment.

Here's a link to the most recent session, where I continue to work on the Trenchworx vehicles, testing out a brand new paint!

This is from Wilder, and these thinner, fast drying oils are fantastic!  They are so much like the regular miniature paints we all use, but with all the benefits of oil paints... take a look: