One question I get asked pretty often is how I share my screen when I’m graphic recording live events. It’s actually a very simple process, so I thought I’d do a quick post and explain how it’s done!
When you hire me to live illustrate or graphic record a virtual event, all the technology is on my end—clients don’t have anything new or special to install (I can hear your sigh of relief from here).
That being said, I’m still always happy to do a tech check with a client if they want to make sure it’ll work—I know running an event can be stressful and tech checks can help set an organizer’s mind at ease!
I use a program called Manycam, which I just leave running in the background while I work. It creates a live feed from my tablet so that you can see any mark I’d make in real time while I’m making it.
You can click the video below to see me set it up, but it’s as easy as accessing the app from my desktop and selecting the screen I want to share (in this case that’s my drawing screen).
Because I have Manycam installed and open, I can select it as an option in Zoom when I go to turn on my camera in a call. Then instead of showing my face in my Zoom window, it shows my drawing screen. It’ll show you every mark I make as I zoom in and out and work with the page, which means you can watch my graphic take shape as the presentation goes on.
I go into more detail in the video below, but that’s really the basics! Manycam has been reliable and easy to use, and I’ve never had an issue with it freezing or crashing when I’m graphic recording an event.
I hope this mini-guide was helpful! If you have any questions about graphic recording or drawing live during events, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m always happy to talk about any aspect of my work!
See the full video walkthrough!