Few Public Information Officer (PIO) takeaways after yesterday’s #CLEStPats Parade.
#Spectacles are great for “hands-free” wearable technology…because its difficult to ride a bike and social media.
Duh! Hands free is great.
However, many people asked about my Spectacles which made it difficult to focus in on duty stuff.
The video activation on Spectacles was tough because I had/could only use my left hand only to start the video.
I wonder if those that have been following along on the SnapChat story, are disappointed when they see it’s only a “regular snap” vs “from Spectacles” in the top left identifier. I guess it’s the same viewer mindset as picture vs video because video appeals to more audiences with movement. Spectacles video is circular in nature, easy to expand view of scene. Here’s a quick example.
Here’s the view from a portrait style snap.
And here’s the same view bust just one of the possible views of a snap with viewer control of scene and framing.
Obv, lots more to see.
Additionally, I can see many of the viewers expecting video as they are getting the “behind the scenes” details with consistent narration. Which means – WE HAVE TO KEEP TALKING ALL THE TIME! Yikes.
As for Spectacles, you might want to consider your breathing as part of the “production” because my Spectacles picked up my breathing standing still and on the bike.
Wind blocking isn’t so great on them – so your “action” movement might be tough to record proper audio. There are no visible ports on SnapChat’s Spectales to attach an external mic.
Again, fun times yesterday with Cleveland Police and so many all-hazards partners in public safety.
If we consistently support each other, we will all succeed in our respective missions.
Be safe out there peeps!