How to get into Life Casting!
Life casting involves the transmission of a person's life continuously, through various mediums, usually the internet. This is particularly common for celebrities whose life style and daily routine attracts a lot of attention. An easy task now, especially due to easy availability of small cameras, webcams are another great way to indulge in life casting. Steve Mann was the first person to have shot a life cast. This form of broad casting has also been used by many celebrities who want to spread awareness about the work they do, Gnat being one of them.
An activity made immensely popular by Justin, founder of Justin T.V., life casting is all about shooting your daily life in a movie format and showcasing it to millions of people. In 2007 itself Justin T.V. was home to 60 other channels, which lead to the wide spread of life casting. A major breakthrough occurred in October 2007 when the same channel innovatively welcomed anyone to register with them and become life casters. Today they have nearly 3200 life casters on board.
To begin life casting, remember that many people will have access into your life, and understanding the risks involved is very important. Depending on your budget, choose a medium and then decide on boundaries. Keeping sections of your life private is very important, and boundaries should be set according to ones comfort level. It is best to start with sample life casts. Instead of embarking on full fledged life casts right away, especially those that showcase your entire day, it is best to maintain a log of smaller snapshots. This will also prepare you for the kind of reaction that is to be expected. After you reach a certain level of comfort, feel free to increase or decrease the extent of life casting.
Leading T.V. channels are also now creating logs of life casts, which enables viewers to check the log and see the parts which they are interested in, rather than spending time in watching the entire set. This helps to save on time, while retaining user interests. Go through some life casts by seasoned life casters to get some tips on how to begin your stint with life casting.