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5 Live Show

The 5 Live Show has a website.

The 5 Live Show now has a FB Page.

The 5 Live Show is on YouTube.

Have you seen the 5 Live Show yet?

The Next Episode will be #12 & it might happen before I even finish this post, heheh.

My Favorite 5 Live Show so far….

The concept is simple, Do a Live Show & Do it in 5 Minutes.

Well what is the show about?

The Show is about things I like which makes it a bit scattered as I do like all types of things, Since liking things is not really a single thread or idea I wanted to tie the show together another way. I decided to tie it together using TIME.
Each Show is 5 Minutes once I hit the timer, heheh. I want you to watch a 5 Live show and be entertained and enjoy yourself, you might even learn something. I hope that you can also help me learn along the way 😉
Stop by when I am Live and say Hi. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel and hit the notification icon to make it easier as YT will notify you when I go Live.

When will the 5 Live Show be on?

It Happens Whenever. It could be once a month or once every 5 minutes, heheh.

What are you still reading for, Go Watch 5 Live, Do IT Now!!!

And the Winner Is….. NOT vMix

Last week I was at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach.



I went for ONE reason

vMix: Live Video Streaming Software

vMix Booth
vMix Booth at Streaming Media West

They didn’t hire me, they didn’t ask me, honestly I am sure there were times they didn’t even want me there, heheh.



Why did I go then?

I went to support this amazing product as vMix has always been my Secret Weapon.  It is the Swiss Army Knife of Production that I use more and more everyday in so many ways.  Martin & Tim from vMix were amazing and awesome.  I had an issue and discussed it with Martin and in less than 5 minutes he showed me not only 1 but 2 different solutions.  This is the level of support I have always received from them by email, in the forums, and on the interweb.

I also went to help anyone with question on how a Content Creator might use this product in the real world.  I made sure to say ‘I don’t work for vMix’ so people knew that I was there just like they were as a participant.

As I pointed out to people when they stopped by the booth vMix is very responsive to it’s users.  I asked for a feature that I needed for my production and explained why I needed it.  In less than a week(I think it was actually a day later) not only did they respond to my request it was added to the product.  They also added several things that I didn’t even know I needed until I saw what they added.

Why do you like this product so much?


That is the #1 reason I LOVE vMix.  It saves me TIME, makes my TIME a priority by working every time & it doesn’t waste my TIME. All the TIME I spend using vMix it pays me back 10 fold.  Honestly I never would have been able to do a LIVE PRODUCTION without it.  And Now I can do a lot more than LIVE with it.

Oh and as I said when I started this, vMix is not paying me.  I am a user of vMix.  They have created a tool that I am always surprised that more people are not using.   This tool allows me to do more with less and get more done faster than ever before.  THANKS vMix!!!

I was very hopeful that vMix would win at Streaming Media West.  Funny enough they were the only product in the 2 categories they were nominated for that was at the show demonstrating.  Also they were the only product on the show floor that had not only 1 user that showed up to support it but 2.  Big Shout Out to Dave Edwards for stopping by.  It was amazing to meet him in person after all the help he has been online.

BONUS – THANKS to Magewell for helping me with their M.2 Capture cards, 3 different heat sinks to fit any case you need it too. 4K, Dual HD, Quad HD all on the M.2 gumstick sized device

Magewell M.2 Quad Capture


I am excited for Monday and every day I get to use vMix.  I really like it that much.

Oh and before I go, here are some of the features that make vMix so much better than anything I have ever used.  Recording to your format of choice.  Stream to 3 places at once.  Send to an External Source or more than one External Source, like a Projector, or another program on your PC.  NDI(This is a HUGE DEAL), Free NDI Desktop Capture(Anyone can download and use this for FREE with their productions), Camera Inputs from your capture device(not locked into any one companies product), Multicorder(record more than one source, want a clean and an overlay version, you got it), vMix Call(I explain this as your own Private Skype System), A Simple to Use Single Heads Up Display for your production, Pick Your Controller(Midi, Dedicated USB Device, Keyboard, or even an XBox Controller), PC Only(many think this is a downside but I don’t, having one System to Support makes Support so much easier).  These are just highlights of the features you get with this amazing product called vMix.

If you have any specific questions about how vMix could help you be LIVE everyday in every way reach out and ask me.  If I don’t know the answer I will make sure to find someone that can help you.



Live Listening Party for the Album Luscious Black Death Apparatus by Lovecraft’s Grave

Lovecraft’s Grave Members

Band Photo - Image Copyrighted 2/1996 Carey Fruman
Rick Duncan
Chris Bledsoe
Rich Shumaker
Lovecraft’s Grave
Rick Duncan
Chris Bledsoe
Rich Shumaker


Here is a link to the album and to the songs.

Pre-Show – 00:07:20
Song List – 00:08:13
Luscious Black Death Apparatus by Lovecraft’s Grave
1. The Beginning 00:08:56
2. Alone 00:10:13
3. Burned Up 00:16:11
4. Scream 00:20:56
5. Candles in the Rain 00:29:04
6. Children of the Risk 00:34:31
7. Safety Dance 00:42:41
Written and Originally Recorded by, “Men Without Hats”
8. Buried Alive 00:47:20
9. God’s An Astronaut 00:56:19
10. Liar 01:01:54
11. Fucked Up Dream 01:11:40
12. The End 01:18:05
Post Show 01:29:00
You get to hear how bad I am at reading, he said Top Hat not Good Night, WTF heheh.
Buzz Hum Click Pop Story 01:32:48
Also my name is speellleed wrongly on the cassette back probably why we never used it – Richard is not Ricahrd, heheh Thanks again to everyone that showed up and listened live & everyone that came later to hear it.
Also Big Shout Out To MY BAND RICK DUNCAN, CHRIS BLEDSOE, & ME RICH SHUMAKER. It was an Amazing & Awesome experience creating this music over 20 years ago with you guys. Rick if you ever read this reach out I would love to catch up. Chris I know you love that this is on the internet, I just know you do. THANKS AGAIN!!!
Band Photo - Image Copyrighted 2/1996 Carey Fruman

11 11 11 11 11

As you can tell I have not spent much time creating these blog posts recently.  As I said before I don’t like to write.  I am a good typer a bad typist and more horribler Engliz person, heheh.

What have I been up too instead of creating blog posts here? Actually a lot.  I have just done a bad job of DOCUMENTING it.  So here we go.  I have created a new weekly flowshop for my new Facebook group, Flow of the Round.   This is my Contact Juggling, Sphereplay, Dynamic Object Manipulation style and philosophy in a flowshop(A flowshop is a workshop that is based on flow).  This is a weekly Facebook Live production using vMix.  The first 13 weeks I used vMix HD Basic and it was AWESOME.  I took the format and did my best to blow it up and out,  I had 4 crayons and I colored inside the lines and outside the lines till I had no wrappers left on the crayons.

The most recent FB Live show called ‘The New New’ has my new set up.  I have not fully exploited it yet.

I was lucky enough to go to Streaming Media West and I won a more advanced version of vMix and that is what has allowed me to jump up my production game.  I still want all the new techno gadgets like a new graphics card(NVidia 1080 would be amazing and even the 1050ti would work great), a new capture card(I only have 1 capture input right now), more lights, and of course BIGGER SCREENS. With that said, I don’t need them I just want them.  I will take what I have and push it to 11 and see what I can create.  When this box of 64 crayons are all worn down I will be ready for the next level.

BIG THANKS TO MARTIN SINCLAIR AT vMix for making my box of crayons HUGE.

If Out of Focus was the Goal I WIN. Martin you ROCK!!! vMix is AMAZING SOFTWARE.

Since I have this new set up I will be starting a HUGE new project soon.  I don’t want to tell you yet as it is not quite ready for prime time.  Hopefully when it comes out you will be just as excited as I am.

In addition to my FB Live flowshop I created a ‘professional’ page on FB.  I found out you can only have 5000 friends on Facebook, I am not there yet just planning for the future.  Instead of adding people I don’t really know in the real world I decided to create a FAN page for myself, Rich Shumaker Flow Artist.  This way I can keep growing and expanding without limiting myself in the future.  If you are my friend on FB please sign up to my FAN page so you can get updates on what I am doing.

I have started sharing my writing  on Medium.  I find this a great way to post things to the world.  My most recent article is entitled ‘You Quit‘ which discusses my last 9 to 5 employer and how it all ended.  It was really difficult for me to discuss this publicly and I was glad to have Medium to share it with the world.  As KJ my partner for life always says, ‘It all happens for a reason’ and I like to add ‘even if you don’t know why’.  This has been some of the truest words I have ever heard.

Which brings me to this site RSdC.  I am redesigning it to make it easier to find out about me, what I do, where I do it.  Ways to hire me, buy my stuff, and learn about all things in my world.  This blog will become more of a spot for updates.  The day to day will be handled with the tools that exist in the world.  I will tweet, instagram, I can get music that is usable), post on my FB Pages, Medium, and of course do more YouTube.  Speaking of YouTube I am transitioning my editing software(wow I didn’t even know I made an editing pun till after I wrote it) to a new one, this will be editing software #6.  I had several hard crashes in the middle of projects which stopped production completely.  My options are to bang my head in the wall more with my old software or get new software.  I am choosing new software.  Unfortunately this comes with learning curves and also new headaches.  Wish me luck on this one.

Oh and if you haven’t noticed the title yet, heheh, it is 11 11 11 11 11.  In case you didn’t figure it out on your own here is the secret.  Today is November 11th or 11 11.  Twice today the clock will read 11:11 and if you watch the second hand it will read 11:11:11.  Put those together and you get 11 11 11 11 11.  Oh and I usually try to celebrate 11 11 twice a day if I can.  I have an odd fascination with the maximum number of the same number you can get on a clock.  I know if I liked military time it would be 22 22 22.  Unfortunately there is no 22 22 month so 11 11 still wins that race, heheh.

Finally the thing I have been working the hardest on recently is Temet Nosce or Know Thyself.  The more I learn about me and how I tick the better I can turn that into AwesomeSauce for the world.  I hope to be able to document this journey to help myself and others that might want to Temet Nosce.

Drop me an email, text, leave a message here, or on any social media, I would love to hear from you.

Have an amazing 11 11 everyone.  Be Awesome, Make Awesome, Watch Awesome, You Are Awesome!!!

Rich Shumaker