I provide affordable live streaming services for individuals and organizations who want to broadcast their performance or event live using the Internet. My goal is making your live streaming event simple, seamless, within your budget, and at a flat rate, regardless of the number of viewers that you may have. After discussing with you your project requirements and budget, I offer you the lowest cost package that meets or exceeds your requirements. Click here to read about the benefits of live streaming.
Social distancing imposed by the coronavirus has disrupted the music and the performing arts industry and shut down concert venues worldwide. Many artists are already livestreaming concerts from their own home. There are a few more features to enhance the viewer experience.
One way to enhance the experience is to feature previously filmed performances. You may have given a particularly memorable concert in the past that you would like to share with your audience – perhaps it was well-reviewed. This is important if you have managers or agents watching the live stream who wish to hire you for future gigs. It can also demonstrate your versatility, for example, playing different instruments, set lists, or with different group sizes.
A second way is to invite guests to your live stream via a secure link, allowing them to interact with you and provide commentary in real time.
Adding these features will turn a simple live performance into a video podcast, which is a great tool to market your brand and increase your popularity. I can create these live streams for you on my end, while you are the director. You can send me a link on Google Drive or DropBox to download all the video clips you want to showcase live to your audience and I can prepare them.
You can also accept donations. Viewers can pay a fee to watch the live stream, or they can watch for free and contribute an amount of their choosing. The donations can easily be done through your website using a simple-to-use, secure online credit card form. Once they submit the payment they will be redirected to the live stream show webpage.
An email blast can be sent to all of your colleagues, family members, managers and other artists to tune in to the live stream at a certain date and time. For those that cannot watch, it can be archived. I will send you a link to the live stream that you can forward via email to your viewers. The live stream can be seen on any computer or mobile device, and can even be cast to your big screen TV, making it look like a television broadcast.
I offer a Basic live streaming package for simple and low budget events, and a Premium package for higher end and more complex events. In most cases a Basic package includes a single camera, while the Premium package includes two or more cameras and a streaming director, whose job is to switch the camera angles during the webcast. I also offer live streaming custom packages to meet the unique requirements of my customers. The following are the main features of the Basic and Premium live streaming packages that I offer:
|Stream live to as many viewers as you want||Yes||Yes|
|Commercial and robust HD live streaming platform||Yes||Yes|
|Can be viewed on desktop computers and mobile devices||Yes||Yes|
|Live chat with moderation||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-production meeting to go over your event details, requirements and budget||Yes||Yes|
|Number of cameras (4K Ultra HD)||One||Multiple|
|Number of camera operators
A professional videographer will create a visual interpretation of the performance or event using slow zooming and gentle pans.
|One||One or more|
|A streaming director will switch the camera angles during the webcast using his artistic judgment with a variety of professional crossfades.||No||Yes|
Audio feed from the venue's PA system
If the venue does not have a PA system, I am responsible for supplying the audio which could range from one lavalier mic to several wireless handheld mics.
Covering the audience
You may want to get reaction shots or questions.
|An audio engineer will provide a professional, two-track audio recording with top-quality microphones.||If Necessary||If Necessary|
|The venue's internet connection, speed and quality will be tested on-location to make sure it is fast enough for the webcast.||Yes||Yes|
|I provide the customer with a web link a few weeks before the event. The customer can also email the link to his or her potential viewers and inform them about the upcoming webcast. The link will take viewers to the live streaming page, where they can watch the webcast at the scheduled date and time.||Yes||Yes|
|The customer will receive an archive of the entire event that can be uploaded on the customer's website or YouTube channel for future viewing.||Yes||Yes|
Because customers have different requirements and hold their events in various venues, I need to know more details about the event and the venue that is hosting the event. Before I provide you with a quote, I generally ask the following questions: