Week 2 has flown by!
This week, we figured out the ins and outs of putting together a live stream! I had never done a live stream before, but we quickly learned what it takes to make it look good! In order to have a successful live stream, Idle Tuesdays uses:
- Panasonic HVX-200 broadcast cameras
- A Manfrotto 502 tripods
- Shure microphones (handheld and wireless)
- An Roland VR-3EX audio/video mixer
- Cables (XLR and 1/4″)
- Streaming software/hardware (We use Game Capture!) and a computer to broadcast from
After making sure all the cameras and mics were on and connected to the mixer, we hooked up the computer and streaming equipment. We made sure the streaming software was up and running, and then we were streaming our first Facebook live video!
It was daunting being in front of the camera and knowing that we couldn’t stop and edit out the mistakes, but I got used to it and it didn’t seem so hard in the end.
Honestly, I thought I’d need a script or something to help me figure out what to say. Once the record button is pressed, you have to start talking, and you can’t stop! I was so nervous! However, I never was on camera by myself, and having a partner up there with me really helped me relax into it.
This trial run of a live stream helped all of us figure out how to fix any mistakes or issues we ran into. During a live stream, you have to work on the go, because you can’t edit anything out! If something goes wrong, you just have to do whatever you can to fix it and keep going.
It was intimidating because I thought I was going to run out of things to say, but once I relaxed in front of the camera, it ended up being a breeze.
I can’t wait to start doing live streamed tutorials for our Facebook page! In the future, we will also be doing live song covers. We do them every Wednesday, so be sure to look out for us!