Live Video Streaming Mobile video production
Live video is a powerful way to present your brand, your media and your news and information to worldwide audiences with little up-front investment.
Periscope is an amazing free app for iPhone and Android that let’s you stream live video with a mobile phone. But an app alone, won’t help you to get best results.
This Smart Film School course introduces the best practices, gear and techniques for making incredible live video for social media. Many lessons show the popular features of Periscope (Features so popular that Facebook Live now include many of them)
This course is produced by a video journalist who has used his iPhone to deliver live video from breaking news events, get exclusives with celebrities and explore the creative options for vertical and landscape video streams.
- Find the right settings for best quality and engagement
- The right external gear that will raise production values.
- Framing tips for live video
- Dos and don’ts for conducting Periscope interviews
- Tips for hacking the screen to make creative live from the studio broadcasts
Getting started with live video
In this smartphone filming masterclass course, you will be learning how to produce professional quality film and video stories with your smartphone.
- You will learn how to use your mobile camera to answer story questions.
- How to conduct interviews that get great sound bites.
- Film shots that can be quickly edited together into a finished video story.
- If you tell stories for a living or teach students those skills, this course is for you.
I look forward to seeing you in the Smart film School .
Let's get started by setting up the Periscope app on your device. A walk through of exactly how to best begin using Periscope app for iPhone and Android.
Make these settings to save your video every time.
Sample live streams
Robb Montgomery Periscope interviews people living in tents outside the Apple store in Berlin. Some of them have been here for one week.
Sample video with tripod iPhone 6 Plus and an external microphone.
Sample video filmed while refined a bike in Berlin's Tiergarten park.
iPhone 6 Plus - Handheld and no external microphone or stabilizer
Live streaming for Breaking News
Tise for organizing news teams for producing live streaming video with Periscope.
A case study a of a Periscope filmed at a fire scene in Berlin. I used a tripod and external microphone as I recorded the scene, engaged with the audience and got access behind police lines.
When news breaks:
- Film horizontal.
- Stabilize your camera.
- Get close, but stay aware and stay safe!
- Film protagonists and antagonists.
- If the story is moving between locations, stop and start a new Periscope.
- Tell your audience what you are doing.
- When the story ends, invite your followers to share.
Gear for live streaming video
Here are the keys to improving your live video productions.
If you already have a tripod (And a good light on your subject's face) you can get pro results with this minimum amount of kit.
This is the tripod Robb has used for the past seven years.
I am a consultant to CNN and this is the gear list that we are currently recommending for field reporters.
The celebrity interview
Tips for how to get a quick, but high-quality, interview when you happen upon a celebrity figure.
Checklist to prepare before conducting the interview.
Framing vertical video
Test your Periscope IQ