I am having some difficulty convincing my school that Google Meets simply doesn't have the capabilities that we need to put on a virtual production and that Zoom has features (such as hide video participants, virtual backgrounds and renaming actors/characters) that are essential to creating the best virtual show we can. If forced to use Google Meet to pre-record our show... we'll do our best, but does anyone have any experience using Meet for their show and/or any other selling points for why Zoom (or another platform) is superior?I have high hopes for this production and would hate for the quality to be diminished because we can't use a different platform. I haven't heard of any other schools using Meet for theater performances, but maybe they're out there and it's not as bad as I think.Thanks for sharing your experiences!
Thanks so much for your response Josh!
After beginning virtual rehearsals, it became very clear that the wi-fi disparity between our actors makes pre-recording a necessity. So that's our plan for now. Using Zoom would be so much easier for what we're hoping to provide, but if a necessity, I'm sure we can make Meet work to the best of our ability. Some others have had success it looks like, so we'll keep moving forward! What an interesting point about bringing up other extra-curricular events, though. Thank you for the idea!
Best Wishes, Leslie
Thank you Kelly!
I completely agree that we have to do whatever we can in whatever capacity during this time. Thank you for your response!
I had never thought of the multiple Meets going on at once idea. We'll be pre-recording, but what a creative work-around! Thanks for sharing!Best Wishes, Leslie
I've never explored Microsoft Teams before. That could definitely be something worth looking into!
Thank you! I'm also frantically writing down all of these great ideas.
Best of luck to you and your students!-Leslie