FROM YOU TUBE TO PERISCOPE & BACK Transitioning From YouTube To Periscope & Live Streaming Guest Blog Post By Ms. Candy Blog Since May 31, 2015, I have been a live streamer, prior to which I was a YouTube creator for a year and a half. My YouTube channel had moved from high production videos shot with a camera (not to mention scheduling, shopping, scripting, shooting, and editing), to quick vlogs done directly through an iPhone. It directly affected my YouTube performances, moving from didactic monologues to conversational updates. Live streaming is everything I was searching for and came at the perfect time in my journey as a content creator. My first Periscope stream was similar to everyone’s–hit “Start Broadcast” and see what the thing does. When I finally got my bearings, I decided to bring what I had been doing on YouTube to Periscope. In 2015, my theme song from YouTube found its place at the beginning of my “scopes” with my headshot. In 2016, the theme song is played throughout the broadcast without a consistent open shot as the platform’s format has changed. As people started to enter the “room”, I welcome them in, greeting them by name. The “Romper Room Effect” (based on the children’s television show where the participants wore name tags and were welcomed by name) is very powerful as the most beautiful word in any language is a person’s name. It also serves to create a relationship between viewer/participant and broadcaster somewhat similar to the relationship between teacher and student; remember when a teacher knew your name and...
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