Richard hates lions because they kill their life stock, however Richard finds out a way to solve a problem using flashing lights.
He has two other main ideas before his final product, they were fire and a scarecrow. The fire didn’t work because it could give the lions a easier look inside the cowshed and the scare failed because they would be scared one day but on the second day they would think ‘he isn’t even moving’ and attack.
I recommend watching the Ted Talk because his idea is being used all around Kenya for more than just lions (leopards and hyenas) and has even gotten a scholar ship.
I believe his message was that if you can find a way to fix something you hate, try your hardest to fix it.
His communication skills were that he didn’t need a script so he kept his eye contact with the audience the whole time, he had a small microphone for so you can hear him better.
He also used hand gestures as a sign of communication.
From what I took away from this Ted Talk is that anybody can create something they love, Thomas has made apps such as ‘Bustin Jeiber’ a whacker-mole game.
Thomas explains that using iPhone software developing kit helped him make is apps he promotes students at school by having a club to create apps.
Thomas Suarez has received encouragement from lots of people including Apple employees, his parents and friend
He had a small iPad on him for a script however he mostly didn’t need it, he didn’t say ‘um’ or ‘ah’ and as soon as he started speaking he captured the audience and myself, I hope that when I present my talk I can be as inspiring as him.
The sound of the microphone is powerful it can pick up your voice in the wind!
Remember to always use headphones
You can get a handheld microphone as well
You can tuck the lapels into your collar and it can hear you even better than a normal microphone on a camera
I think one of the good things about hand held microphones is that you can zoom without the audio distorting.
Even though its wireless you need a wire to plug the lapel into a belt pack the one you plug the lapel in the transmitter with the word transmitter on it, the one with the word receiver plugs into the camera.
Shot gun microphones!
The shot gun microphone is great for Mid shot to extreme close up but is terrible for long shots, the microphone has a cord to plug into the camera make sure you flick the switch to turn the green light on because that means the audio is on.
Also remember to put in your headphones so you can hear from the mic. Also like any other camera and microphone, remember to download and delete your footage from the camera.