Live Streaming and Virtual Event Video Production
Have an event you had to cancel this year? We can help!
Your event can still happen.
2020 has disrupted everyone’s plans and all major in-person events. If you had to cancel an event, we can work with you to come up with a creative, engaging, and safe alternative. Producing a live stream program often yeilds content you can use well into the future.
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Live streaming is a great opportunity to interact with your event attendees and to get live feedback from your audience
Veritas Media can stream out to any of your preferred channels.
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Studio V Soundstage
Our recording facility makes it easy to accommodate your team and provides many options for interesting and engaging backdrops.
Frequently asked questions
How can pre-recorded content be incorporated into my live event?
We have the ability to seamlessly transition between live content (someone speaking to a live audience in real time) to pre-produced content that either we produce or you provide to us. Utilizing pre-produced content in your program takes some of the pressure and stress of your live talent and lets everyone in the production take a deep breath before going live again!
Should I pre-record or host live?
The biggest question to answer here is, what value does a live event bring to your viewer? If you have the means to engage your audience in real time and have mechanisms for offering audience participation through polls, breakout rooms or other interactive elements than a live event is great. However, a lot of virtual events are better served as pre-produced pieces that are set to Premiere at a certain time and date. Consider pre-producing as much of your event as possible—you’ll have way more control over the quality of the event and can add that much more polish when you’re not on the spot to perform for your live audience!
Hybrid events are also a good option—you can, for example, playback pre-produced content within a live Zoom call allowing you to utilize features like breakout rooms and give attendees more value and a community experience as they watch your event.
Can we film at our office or on-location?
We are able to come to you and offer our full scale production services. On-location production typically requires a larger crew and may be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. All productions on-location include the use of professional lighting and audio equipment, and HD cameras. You are responsible for ensuring that your internet connection is adequate to meet the needs of your live stream event.
What does the use of the Veritas Media Soundstage space look like?
Our soundstage in Bellingham, WA is optimized for virtual events and has all of the amenities you’d expect of a professional studio. We’ve streamlined our on-site production process and as a result can save you money that normally would be spent on travel and setting up at your location. We can also offer a more consistent and dialed in audio and visual experience in our space that is optimized for recording video content.
Studio Amenities include:
- High Speed internet connection to support your live stream and all other devices needed to monitor your event
- Professional lighting, audio and backdrops
- Professional teleprompter + 4K cameras
- Bath/changing rooms
- Kitchenette with refrigerator
- Staging lobby with 75” TV to monitor your event
- Complimentary bottled water and snacks
What are the bandwidth requirements for live streaming?
We recommend a minimum of 15Mb/s upload speeds to host a successful stream. Consider how many other devices will be connected to the same network. If you require another 3-4 devices connected to manage your auction software, social media accounts, or other activities that may result in higher bandwidth usage, consider upgrading to a higher tier of internet speed. You can check your download and upload speed using this tool: https://www.speedtest.net/
Where can people view our event? Best practices for distribution?
There are many strategies to optimizing viewership for your event. Our team will work with you to decide on your best options when choosing a platform or CDN (content delivery network) to use. We are able to simultaneously stream to multiple platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and Twitch.
How long does it take for the recording of the event to be made live for others to watch on demand?
Videos of the live stream are available instantly after the event concludes and are automatically saved within the platform you are using (YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc.).
What would be your expectations of us, and what is the approximate time commitment on our end?
Each project is different and will vary depending on the scope of your project. Typically we need the most support in the planning phase to create a full “run of show” organizing any people that will appear on camera and d
What is a “Run of Show” document?
A Run of Show is our minute by minute guide to the entire event. We like to avoid any surprises and confusion as your event comes together and this document is the authoritative outline and script for everyone to be on the same page. We can collaborate with you on this document and provide some templates, though it is ultimately your responsibility to make sure your program is lined out exactly the way you want it.
How many people crew a virtual event?
Each project is different and the total crew size will change based on the complexity of the project and how much content is live vs. pre-produced. Typically, most productions have at least a 3 person crew, though for on-location live stream projects it’s more common to have a 4-5 person crew to ensure that every element of your production is covered and that all risks are mitigated.