Two huge things happening next week!
- I will have a new set! It is time to put my money where my mouth is. I keep saying how easy it is to make a brackground for your ‘set’ but yet here I am in my office. Next week, come see iteration 1 of the new set.
- I will have Carmac on the show next Sunday! We will be discussing the production of IEM Kiev and IEM Brazil. You will NOT want to miss this episode.
- I will be on vVvgaming's The Losers bracket this Tuesday to discuss this series as well as chat about iHearteSports. This is my first ever eSports interview so please check it out
Today we discuss eSports web shows. Specifically we do a deep dive into camera angle and what it means to have a proper set. Gone are the days of not having a care about your background, gone too are the days of not treating your bedroom and a set. Today I look at how the pros do it and I tell you exactly why you should do what they do.
Day9, JP McDaniel, djWHEAT, totalbiscuit are all at the top of their game. Do you think they just tossed their camera ontop of their compter and gave no consideration to their bedroom/offie-turned-set? No. They all have ‘purposeful’ backgrounds, they know that perception is half of branding and when you are in eSports you are your brand.
Around the 12:00 mark I take a look at different shows and discuss how their shots evolved over time. I highlight TB's new show, JP McDaniel's camera angle from one show to the next and how it effects the shot as well as highlight Adebisi and how he recently improved his setup. Check out how simple adjustments made to your 'set' can have an impact on the quality of your production value.
Around the 15minute mark I take a look at a non-Starcraft web show and I prove that just because you film in your house doesn’t mean you cannot have awesome production.
I also do a bonus episode at the very end where I discuss the awesome, amazing, mind-blowing, bar-raising production of the Magic the Gathering ProTour. Seriously, these guys just knocked it out of the park. If you haven’t seen MTG ProTour tune in to this!
Halfway through the episode I get to excited and bump the table which kicks my camera angle off. My OCD just cannot let that go and I need you to know it kills me to see myself with a bad camera angle
Speaking of bad camera angles, the special segment I do at the end is all out of whack. Just goes to show you, you need two monitors to properly stream a show! I recognize my failure and shall work to correct it.