Digital Art Live’s, Live Event Webinar Series
Who We Are
Thank you for taking an interest in Digital Art Live’s Webinar Tutorial Series. We strive to produce the best, most coherent webinars for our customers. while at the same time fostering a sense of camaraderie between the Presenter (you) and the attendees.
Choice of Software
Since our webinars are primarily aimed at the users of Daz Studio, we are interested in tutorials with focus on Daz Studio as part of the workflow. That said, we recognize that there is still a large artistic community active in Poser which we will also provide for. Therefore, we will also consider Webinar concepts utilizing Poser. Modelling, UV Layout and Painting can be presented in any program of your choice. Typical software choices in the past have been:
|UV Layout Pro||UV Mapping|
|UV Mapper Pro||UV Mapping|
Note that we are not tied to these software choices and welcome new options.
How the Webinar is Presented
Our webinars are a LIVE PRESENTATION with attendees that pay to PARTICIPATE in the webinar. They will ask you questions concerning your decisions; the tools that you use; the colours you choose; to explain in more detail; and to clarify why and what you did or are doing. You will have a Producer assigned to your webinar that will act as Moderator to ask the questions the attendees type into a chat box as well as ensure that the webinar stays on topic and on time.
Your Responsibilities as a Presenter
You bring your artistic abilities that only you possess. The ability to speak clearly, and with enthusiasm is a necessity. Remember, the attendees are there because they have seen your work and know what you intend to speak about.
Here are some requirements:
- Have a high-speed internet connection of a minimum of 4 Mbps upload speed. Any slower than this will result in dropped images, choppy audio and possibly frozen screens. We suggest you test your connection at http://www.speedtest.net. Wait for the page to load and then click on “Begin Test”. You do not require an account.
- A key component to success, is to speak with enthusiasm about your work and this needs to be reflected in the inflection you use in your presentation. We cannot stress this enough. We’ve all been through the 2 hour lectures of a monotone speaker and regardless of the topic, it’s just not fun.
- You must have working knowledge of the entire topic, start to finish, that you’re presenting.
- You must be able to speak clearly and concisely about your topic. Do not rush the explanation. Give the attendees time to grasp what you’re presenting. For many of them this will be the first time they have seen how to do certain chores.
- You are encouraged to be able to break down your topic into small, “easy to digest” parts that follow a clear path to completion. Providing a “road map” at the beginning will be most helpful and your Producer will be able to help you with this.
- You should be able to demonstrate your topic, while speaking and if you get lost or something doesn’t work as it should, explain this to your audience. It is Live, after all, so problems WILL occur. Note that all the attendees are familiar with Live events and are appreciative of “real life” problems and how the Presenters handle them since we’ve all been there!
- Be prepared. Crashes; Audio Drops; Frozen Systems; have all happened before and is part of a LIVE event. Do not panic. Do what you would do to resolve technical issues as if there was no one else watching and advise your Producer what is going on through text, Skype or plain old phone.
- A Live Webinar is a great way to connect with other artists, hear new ideas and/or problems that they may be experiencing and share you knowledge, but ultimately, it is your enthusiasm and your personality that makes a Live Webinar more interesting than a vanilla tutorial. We recommend you enjoy explaining what you are passionate about and why as though you’re in a “pub down the road” with a bunch of friends that want to hear what you do. Laugh with your audience and invite them into your life!
Think You’ve Got What It Takes?
Fill in the form below and give us an idea of what you’d like to present on. We’re more than happy to meet with you.
Digital Art Live
Comments or questions are welcome.