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Live Streaming

Internet Connections, Livestreaming, Gaming Channels, Audio & Video Processing

Summary

Explore streaming platforms and learn to combine your audio and video sources into one “show”. You’ll get pro tips on how to brand your channel with content that keeps your audience engaged so you can be successful. Where do we begin?

Lighting Example 1 Lighting Example 2

Topics & Talking Points

  • Choosing the correct microphone, lighting and video setup for your stream
  • Choosing your streaming software to combine your audio and video sources
  • Deciding which platform(s) to stream into (Youtube, Instagram, etc)
  • Planning your stream topic, style, theme and concept
  • How To Get Attention And Keep It!
  • Promotion and Making Money from your stream/product

Activities

Each lesson plan comes with companion activities to help learners visualize exactly what they will do when working in the field. Here is what we will do in this module.

  • Write a storyboard and script
  • Design the lighting setup and draw a detailed diagram to plan out brightness/color temperature
  • Decide what type of microphone to use for individual host, interview format or music performance
  • Selecting camera and lens types
  • Focusing cameras & framing the shots 
  • Performing or delivering the content

Learn about Streaming Platforms

SteamYard

Streamyard has become extremely popular during Covid 19. Its pretty simple and easy to use and works great for multiple guests and for guests using mobile phones. Learn More.

 


OBS

Open Broadcaster Software is a free and open-source cross-platform streaming and recording program built with Qt and maintained by the OBS Project. As of 2016, the software is now referred to as OBS Studio. There are versions of OBS Studio available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux distributions. Learn More.

More Resources


Livestream Examples

You don’t need to be in a giant TV studio to make a great live stream. Here are some examples of great live streams done by local people using basic equipment.