Quite excited about being scheduled to stream this year’s Great River Race on the Thames. It starts from Millwall and ends at Ham, Richmond. Not sure of the details yet but broadcast should start about 9.30am BST. Various categories of rowing boats including Dragon Boats, Gig Racers, rowing boats of all kinds and the race lasts about 3.5hrs
This proved to be a most successful day in the continuing campaign led by BAWC for the protection of our native raptors. In particular the Hen Harrier. The event was live streamed for those unable to attend but about 200 people did come to RSPB Rainham Marshes as well as several leading conservationists including Mark Avery, Natalie Bennett and Chris Packham.
Spent a few days this month supplementing the social media videos for WWT London Wetlands. Mostly springtime new-borns among the waders etc.
Glad to say that kingfishers are nesting again this year on my local patch in an urban park. They certainly need to be persistent to overcome the presence of squabbling geese and humans! At present they are in the incubating phase taking it in turns to keep the eggs warm.
Once again I shall be streaming live from RSPB Rainham Marshes on Tuesday, 17th April, as we (at last!) begin to experience some truly Spring weather. At the moment both a Great White Egret and a Black Necked Grebe are present on the reserve and I hope we may be able to view them in the broadcast. As usual I shall be joined by birding guru Howard Vaughan who will have the latest news from Rainham.
The link will be: https://www.youtube.com/user/psamuels31/live
Well, I have to admit it’s a week late but I will be live streaming from RSPB Rainham Marshes tomorrow at 11.00am, with Howard Vaughan. We’ll be broadcasting from the Marshland Discovery Zone (known locally as the MDZ) about the artificial sandbank, kingfishers and anything else that’s about. Here’s the link/location: https://www.youtube.com/user/psamuels31/live
As from 6th March I shall be streaming live from RSPB Rainham Marshes each month. Each stream will clarify what any visitor is likely to see that month as well as look at “what’s through the lens” that day. Join us at: https://www.youtube.com/user/psamuels31/live around 11.00am
More details nearer the time on: @wildlifefilming on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/PJSFilmsLondon/
If all goes well I shall be live streaming from RSPB Rainham Marshes on Friday at 11.00am. Talking about the Big Garden Bird Watch taking place this weekend, with Howard Vaughan, Pat Hart et al. You can watch from here: https://www.youtube.com/user/psamuels31/
Recorded version will be available if you miss it.
Preparations for live-streaming are now almost complete and I hope to be doing a test session (possibly from Rainham Marshes) on Wednesday 10th Jan. I’m using the software encoder OBS in conjunction with an Elgato Cam-Link HDMI capture device and two cameras. At the moment my small laptop can’t cope with the usb bandwidth for two Cam-Links so one camera will be a normal usb webcam. The other is my A7s2. The more difficult aspect is balancing the audio using the A7s2 microphone for both camera views but I think I’ve got that worked out now using OBS. We shall see! I’m using a 4G up-link. (The force is strong, I think).
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Another experiment with iphone5 filming. Put (thrown!) together in 30 mins filming and about 1 hr’s editing with DaVinci Resolve 14