Just wanted to let you all know that the presentations will be recorded for audio AND video. The audios, so far as I know, will be available for free on the church’s website. Regarding video, there’s a bit of a catch. I’ll be bringing back the raw videos files on a hard drive. I don’t want to give people who don’t for me work to do, and wasn’t planning on creating DVDs with these. I will probably turn them over to my son and test his editing skills. He’s fifteen and really into video, so I want to see if he can make these watchable (he’s edited things before, but I’ll be sure to make copies of the files). If we incorporate slides, it’ll be a lot of work for him. There will be ten sessions, two of which are Q & A. That means I can’t yet tell you when they’ll be available or in what form. Uploading them for online viewing seems like the best way to go since I don’t have duplication equipment (does anyone watch lectures on DVDs any more?). Suggestions are welcome. I’ll probably charge a little for the lot or suggest a donation for my son — something to acquaint him with the concept of a job. 🙂
Anyway, that’s the plan.
As for video editing, is your son going to be using a Mac? In my first foray into video editing, I attempted to use a pretty high end PC and ended up bashing my head against the wall for a month before buying a Mac. I did in less than 3 minutes what had been next to impossible on the PC due to codec incompatibility, 32 vs 64 bit issues, and more.
A few possibilities exist for paid video streaming:
https://www.createspace.com/Products/VideoDownload/ (50% royalty for purchases/rentals from Amazon Instant Video).
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/3249165?hl=en (Youtube — this is far more complicated and honestly not the route I would go).
http://vimeo.com/help/faq/creator-services/vimeo-on-demand-selling-videos#how-do-i-sell-my-video-using-vimeo-on-demand (requires Vimeo Pro account @ $199/yr).
There are more options, but those are the first ones that came to mind. Let me know if you need the others that are lurking somewhere in the recesses of my mind.
Good ideas I may be able to use another time; see my post of today on the NC event. It wasn’t video-recorded.
Off topic but: MSH, I am so eager to read your Divine Council theology when the book comes out. The eye of my heart tells me it will be spiritually profitable. You won’t disappoint!
I’m eager for it to ship, too! I think you’ll be fascinated (I was and am).
Dear Dr. Heiser,
I am really looking forward to viewing these lectures. I was hoping that they would be video recorded when you first announced that you would be speaking.
Thank you for everything you do for the Kingdom and may God bless you and your family,
Jonas (in Denmark, currently reading The Portent)
PS. I would be very happy to pay for the materials
Unfortunately, the event was not video-recorded. The church ditched that idea once we started. But everything else is free (see my recent blog post on the event – writing it today).
This is such great news! It’s midday Friday and we are SO SAD that we are stuck here in central Ohio and not down there for this event tonight/tomorrow. I mean REALLY SAD. So this news makes it better.
I am commenting here so that when you have an update on how to purchase, we will get notified. And we are hopeful that this is the first of many conferences you will do???
In the meantime, we are looking forward to The Naked Bible podcasts, the book release, and my husband is super excited about Memra (he’s taking Hebrew this next session).
Thanks so much for your dedication to your calling…you are such an encouragement to us!!
The NC event was all started by a person in that church. I’ll blog about it today. The audio and slides will be available for free. I may have to change your husband’s profile in the MEMRA course (I think I entered it under your name – recognize the email).
Yes, I’ve been meaning to email you that request! Thanks, his name is Oscar and he’s firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂 also, I’ve been meaning to email to let you know that we did take your recommendation to use The Reason for God as our small group study. First session is this Friday night, thanks again for the help!
Yep; I’ve asked about how to edit the profiles (the instructions within canvas aren’t accurate). If I can’t, I’ll delete him and re-invite him. I should know in a day or two what I have to do. Thanks!
awesome, thanks 🙂
I did something similar with From Chaos to Restoration lectures, the video quality was bad so I re-rendered them with high resolution pics of the slides. If you don’t mind me getting a copy of the video files I could do it again and I wouldn’t mind throwing in a donation. I could also post them on my Youtube channel which already has alot of your lectures.
What video files? (I am presuming the PA event is what you’re asking about). I don’t have any video files of me doing anything anywhere. The NC event, as it turned out, was not video recorded. Will blog that today.
I meant the video files for the NC lectures if you would’ve gotten them. I’ll make videos of the audio and slides and try to match them the best I can, I may email you about them later.
There was unfortunately no video (see my post).
Hey Mike, I came across the website posted, researching some ancient African cultures, and saw the mention of the Anunnaki, and reference to pre-Sumerian culture in Africa.
I thought this very close to ancient aliens kind of stuff and wanted your opinion on the website please.
Hey sorry i posted it in the website window when replying, here it is.,
(note) when i tried looking up the same things to find website again, there were many links relating to ,African shamanism and the Annunaki , those were my key words in search.
I was mostly interested in the way the Annunaki seem to have infiltrated many ancient culture talk, also I think this is linked to the idea of every race coming from the African, DNA. i challenged an African on this point and , he said ” Believing that Africans are closest to the apes (in the evolutionary gene pool), is only racist if you believe ,apes are less advanced than humans”.
Just a misc.note. I almost exclusively watch DVD presentations, as I don’t have internet access at my apt, and the internet I do have access to has poor bandwidth and makes for spotty video streaming. I guess I’m old-school (kinda weird to think DVD watching is considered old-school now, isn’t it?).