Thursday, October 22, 2020
I'm terrible at following instructions. We just got a handful of solar-powered lights, helpfully advertised as "some assembly required." Well, I'm not a machinist. But I wasn't about to admit that and then read the instructions. So, I just laid all the parts across a table and started tinkering away. I'll leave you in the "dark" about how it went. But let me just say that there's a reason for instructions.
Which brings me back to this article, written by law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, providing step-by-step instructions (with photos too!) on how to build an "inexpensive" studio classroom with three cameras, some sort of push-button contraption to direct the filming, and even a low cost teleprompter for remembering your lines as you teach online. G.H. Reynolds, Tired of Looking Boring (Sep 29, 2020). Frankly, I was appalled about the cost - between $1700 and $1800. But, it did seem to bring the action back to online teaching. And, truth be told, I found the instructions for making an on-the-fly studio, well, instructional.