Alright, I'll be there :]
I'm curious though, will Zhang Lu be painting live and participate directly? or is it going to be discussion on painting's pre recorded? (e.g. the ones on the first page of this thread)
Ah sadly I am gonna work some overtime on Sunday to save for going back to art school so no real time for me But I think I am gonna pay so I can check out the stream. Purchased the two Zhang downloads the other night, and just watched the female one tonight, such good insight on ways of thinking about more than just the looks of the female / model, but also the attitude or swagger that the person radiates. Good stuff as usual, got me thinking. Gonna paint now and see what I can do. I suggest buying the Zhang downloads, very cheap, and the info priceless.
Thank you Jason for quoting me!
These online classes seem to be very afordable, so I will keep my eyes open and my fingers crossed for one on men to come, too.
Not to mention being able to communicate LIVE with your instructor and ask questions.
Oh man, I loved the Manley/Zhanglu female portraiture video. Those teaser images look spectacular. I really want to attend this class, but don't think I can drop the cash right now...
On the bright side...that's because I just signed up for a figure drawing class in May. So at least it's not a total loss I guess.
Who know's though...maybe I'll splurge and treat myself to a nice Sunday of art.
@ Hive mind and all: Does anyone know, how I can record the "recorded Stream"?
Will the streaming be via Flash? In which resolution will it be provided? (How fast do I have to be able to download (kbit / second)?
Resolution... hmm entire screen, though you can resize smaller or bigger. I´ve tried it on my iMac, and laptop never had any problems.
Not too sure about the internet specifics, but I´m in Norway, using wireless internet. Still haven´t had any problems with connection.
Want to see someone become a master? (My Sketchbook)
I vote for a good man study too most life models seem to be women, I need to practice my male anatomy.
zou Bummer! Does that mean you can't get any of the downloads either?
The idea of on demand delivery is to keep people from recording the content!
The on demand classes make a lot of sense, they offer great content, an inexpensive price, the ability to communicate with the instructors and there is no limitations on how often you can view them. Plus the technology provider Elluminate offers a great product, it creates a classroom environment and allows much more flexibility than a recorded download!
I hope you give the new on demand classes a chance, they are excellent!
Might be, that the streaming is a possibility to share questions DURING the session. But that doesn't count for streaming AFTER the live session. Let the customer decide, what he wants. If you start a poll here, everyone or I bet 80 percent minumum would vote for a DOWNLOAD instead of a possibility to RELOAD it again via Streaming. (the idea to force the customer had never worked - even apples iTunes had to change to sell to a bigger market)
I would have bought it also as a download and after the live session you'll sell better. No one knows, how long your server and even the company who shares the streaming will be alive and make sure that the content will be available via streaming. That's my humble opinion. Blame me if you want for not respecting the wish of "keeping the recording away". The fear behind that won't push your sales. If you decide to sell it as a download, let me know or add it to the shop. Maybe I'll see a commercial part of the video on youtube and buy it in the shop, but definitely NOT as a stream (I am sleeping during the time of the live session).
Now to the rest:
I shared your concerns too before, but the fact is you get much more info via streaming class than download. And that comes from me, who has busted my ass at work to be able to purchase almost every download MB has sold. And I do not regret it. But these streaming classes are way more packed than the downloads.
And if your only concern is that you wont be there live, and feel you will be missing out: I have only attended one class live, Jon Foster on illustrating a book cover, the rest I have watched lateron, on demand. - and I have never felt like I have missed out. Because you get to see all the Q&A of the others that were there live. And you learn tons.
Now, if MB was still using the older streaming software which they started off with, then I would most likely have kept my mouth shut, but the fact is, the software they are using now is... something else.
Obviously it is your choice, but seeing you have not even given it a chance, I feel a certain need to share my own insight in the matter. But now it is all out. Any more questions, it is just to ask.
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