This page has recording instructions for your Confab talk, as well as some best practices to help you make your recording quality top-notch.
A few notes to begin:
- We suggest using Loom as an easy way to record your talk—it’s a free app that records audio, visual, and your slide presentation at the same time. (Again—it’s fine if you have a different way to record yourself and your slides. This is just one recommended platform.)
- If you are ambitious and have a different way to record and edit your presentation and slides, that's OK, too! If you are going your own route, please send us a sample of what you have planned so we are all on the same page.
- We highly recommend that you connect to the internet via a cat5 cable rather than wireless. This will ensure the highest bandwidth for your recording session.
- Give yourself some time to experiment and practice! Record yourself in small increments, and watch the recordings until you find the right fit and finish for your setup.
- Have a plan for life’s little interruptions by kids or pets. Many times these are an opportunity to adapt and have some fun.
- Drink water 30 to 60 minutes before you record to be properly hydrated.
- If you are planning to do any editing, be sure to give yourself a “slate.” This could be achieved by simply clapping your hands at the beginning or counting down (“3, 2, 1”) and beginning.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and they’ll help you figure stuff out!
How to record your Google Slides presentation using Loom
- Sign up for a Loom account.
- Download the Loom Chrome extension.
- Open your Google Slides deck and launch Loom from the extension icon.
- Select “Screen and Camera” and “Full Desktop” for your recording settings, then select your desired mic and camera. Important note: Under “advanced options,” toggle “Control Menu” to hide the recording controls.
- Click “Start Recording.”
- Wait for the countdown.
- At the top right of your Google Slides page, click “Present” to move into full-screen presentation mode.
- Do your talk!
- When you’re finished, continue to look at the camera for 5 seconds before you end your recording so we can edit that part out.
- Click the Loom extension icon to end your recording.
- Your video will then process to your video library.
You can watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to record your Google Slides talk with Loom. Also see this example of a recording.
How to get your recording to Confab
If you recorded to the cloud via Loom, send us the link here:
If your recording is stored on your hard drive, upload the file here:
Note: Please send us the highest-quality version you have.
Upload your final slide deck here:
Note: Please keep a recording of your talk on your computer until after the conference.
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