Linda Saukko-Rauta, Redanredan Oy


Remote Sketchnoting

Remote graphic recording via stream? It can be done!

If you’re having a webinar or a virtual workshop or  your event is being broadcasted via live stream, a graphic recorder or a sketchnoter can also work from the distance.

Here’s how it is done:

  • Graphic recorder and the event organizer test the connection beforehand if possible
  • The graphic recorder puts on her woolly socks at her home in Jyväskylä, Finland (CET +2)
  • The graphic recorder moves the cat away from blocking the screen
  • The graphic recorder follows the broadcast via stream and does her magic by sketchnoting the presentations
  • The graphic recorder moves the cat again away from blocking the screen
  • The graphic recorder shares her work e.g. after the presentation during the Q&A session or real-time during the presentation by using her iPad view as a webcam
  • The graphic recorder uploads the images that she created to Dropbox so that her client can go and download them to be used e.g. in social media. Or, the sketchnoter can also use the images right away e.g. on Twitter with the #hashtag of the event.
  • If the event is being streamed, the graphic recorder is also able to send her own live-stream to the event backchannel. This way the techies can select the graphic recording to main broadcast as one of the camera angles.

Handy? Hell yeah! And the graphic recorder doesn’t need to move from the depths of her cave. This way we save money, time, nature and nerves.

How much is it?

This is how much it costs:

An hour-long webinar..........  900 e (+ VAT)

Half a day ............................. 1400 e (+ VAT)

A whole day .................. 2600 e (+ VAT)

Online strategy workshops have a price list of their own.

Half a day is e.g. from 9:00 to 12:00.

A whole day is e.g. from 9:00 to 16:00.

The client gets the right to use the illustrations.

The illustrations will be shared to the client via Dropbox as jpg images and pdf files (300 dpi).

How much is it?

Graphic recording serves marketing

Graphic recording in general helps out event orgnizers both during the event and after. The work of a digital sketchnoter can be shared easily already during the event on social media under the hashtag of the day. It’s best that you figure out who is responsible of sharing the images online during the day: is it the sketchnoter or someone from your team.

It’s also advisable to book some time in the seminar timetable, if you have the plan to take a closer look at the images created at the end of the event. But if you failed to follow the timetable, not to worry: it’s always possible to share the work afterwords either as a pdf file or as a link to the material.

Tech specs

Real-time graphic recording is the thing that makes your audience say "Wow!". It's easy to perform it in Zoom and Teams because the graphic recorder is one of the participants. This way we can spotlight/highlight the graphic recording in real-time to the audience. Another way to do this is to inform the participants that they can pin (and unpin) the graphic recorder's screen to have a better and larger view of the process.

If the event is being streamed, the graphic recorder logs in to the event backchannel (most often Teams, Zoom or VMix Call). It's up to the techies to show the graphic recording as part of the event main stream every now and then. If you want to follow the real-time graphic recording process simultaneously with the speaker, the techies can create a template for this. (Picture in picture, that is.)

Examples of remote graphic recording

Valo Webinar

Salesforce Live

Oslo Business Forum 2020

NTIF Online

How does it sound to you?

I'd really like to try this out!

Let's do this!