5 Graduation Live Streaming Tips & Tricks for Success
Video broadcasting has come a long way over the years and recent changes in how people congregate (or the lack thereof) have resulted in schools broadcasting everything from classes to graduation ceremonies. Graduation live streaming is on the minds of educators and school staff as well as the parents and children that are rightfully due their graduation events. But something so important, and so “once in a lifetime” must be captured and streamed just right. Follow these 5 graduation live streaming tips and tricks for successful graduation broadcasting.
#1. Familiarize Yourself with Live Streaming Basics
The first step to a successful graduation live streaming event is to fully understand the basics of live stream broadcasting. You’ll need your camera equipment, an encoder, a great internet connection, and your streaming platform. If all of this already sounds like another language to you, consider hiring a graduation live streaming production crew like Beverly Boy Productions to help. Hiring a professional ensures top quality camera equipment to capture the graduation service, the ability to grab multiple camera angles and an appropriate encoder to adjust feeds as well as insert graphics into the piece before it is delivered to your audience.
#2. Keep It Simple, Don’t Sacrifice Quality for Quantity
Graduation live streaming is about capturing the event of a lifetime and delivering it to the audience in a pristine manner. Before you get excited about the ability to add graphics and other details, consider the importance of keeping it simple. The more you add to a live stream event the greater the risk for something to go wrong. Instead, consider using the lower third of the screen for essential graphics such as the graduate name and class of 2020 or something very basic. You want the majority of the viable area of the screen to be about the class graduates.
#3. Do a Test Stream if Possible
You may not be able to fully test the graduation ceremony in advance, but do what you can to test your live streaming equipment in advance. Broadcasting a graduation ceremony is something that parents, grandparents, and friends and family will be very excited to watch – make sure everything is functioning properly so that people actually CAN watch. Test your equipment, your internet connection, your upload speeds and your process in advance so that you have a better chance for the event day to go unhitched.
#4. Make the Live Stream Graduation Ceremony Memorable
Just because kids cannot have a packed arena full of friends and family to watch them graduate does not mean that their graduation ceremony cannot be a memorable experience for all involved. Once you’ve taken the time to test your equipment and process, consider working on your design to implement added features to your graduation commencement package. Delivering your graduation live stream broadcast with links to the school, added videos and photos of classmates, and stories about the graduates link too will show that you cared about the graduation event as much as they did.
#5. Get the Word Out, Graduation Live Streaming is Exciting!
Finally, make the most out of the graduation live streaming and share with everyone you know. These kids or adults that have recently completed a time in school deserve to have others rooting and cheering for them. Graduation live streaming represents an opportunity to share the graduation event with family members and friends that could not have otherwise come to see the graduation ceremony. Share the live stream event date on social media, send emails to parents to remind them about the commencement ceremonies and that they’ll be live streamed this year. Have fun with it!
Ready to hire a professional to help you capture a graduation ceremony? Give Beverly Boy Productions a call. We’ll put our graduation live streaming experts to work to help you capture and deliver a spectacular live stream graduation ceremony that your audience will not soon forget.