Why This Course?

Learn to Deliver a High Quality Experience to Your Viewers

It’s simple to connect your phone or webcam to Facebook and stream live. But if you consider for even a moment, you’ll realize that producing a high-quality live stream involves multiple skills that few of us were ever formally taught. 

Assuming that you have the right equipment (which is a big assumption), there are camera skills (setting exposure, white balance, proper framing), audio skills (connecting microphones and soundboards, setting volume), lighting skills (light placement, ensuring color consistency), production skills (setting up your video mixer, mixing during the event), compression skills (checking bandwidth, choosing the appropriate compression settings), and computer skills (connecting to a live streaming service, embedding the video into a webpage). Failing at any one of these can compromise the quality of your live event, or even crash it down. 

What you will learn

This class teaches you the technology fundamentals and skills to produce and deliver high-quality live events. It details what gear you need to buy and how to use it, how to connect to different live streaming services, and which settings to use to ensure a high-quality experience for all viewers. Specifically, you will learn:

  • The technology fundamentals underlying live streaming

  • How to choose live streaming gear, including webcams and cameras, microphones, capture devices, video mixers, lighting implements, and encoders

  • Production skills like lighting, setting exposure, connecting microphones and sound boards to your cameras, and framing your subjects in the camera

  • How to setup and use a video mixer like the ATEM Mini Pro and Wirecast, vMix, and OBS

  • How to check your bandwidth and connect to YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and other streaming services.

Watch Intro Video

From the Course Author, Jan Ozer

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Thank You and Greetings

  • 2

    Technology Fundamentals

    • Video Bootcamp

    • Live Streaming Workflow

    • Do it Yourself or Choose a Live Streaming Service Provider

    • Encode and Package In-house or in the Cloud

    • Choosing a Live Streaming Service Provider

  • 3

    Choosing Your Gear

    • Choosing Your Camera

    • Choosing Your Audio Gear

    • Choosing Your Capture Device

    • Choosing Your Video Mixer

    • Choosing Your Lighting Gear

    • Choosing Your Encoder

    • Video Review of the Epiphan Pearl Nano

  • 4

    Production Skills: Exposure, White Balance, Lighting, Audio, Framing

    • Three Lighting Setups

    • White Balancing - In Theory

    • White Balancing a Professional Camcorder

    • White Balancing a DSLR

    • Setting Exposure; Why and How

    • Controlling the Exposure of Your Camcorder

    • Controlling the Exposure of Your DSLR

    • Connecting Audio Gear

    • Connecting an Unpowered Microphone to Your Camcorder or Audio Mixer

    • Connecting a Wireless Microphone to Your Camcorder or Audio Mixer

    • Connecting a Sound Board to Your Camcorder or Audio Mixer

    • Framing Your Subjects

  • 5

    Using Video Mixers

  • 6

    Connecting to Social Media and Other Services

    • Checking Bandwidth with Speedtest.net

    • How to Connect to Your Live Streaming Service Provider: In General

    • Schedule a Live Event on YouTube

    • Streaming to a YouTube Live Event with vMix

    • Schedule an Event on Facebook Live

    • Streaming to a Facebook Live Event with Telestream Wirecast

    • Redundancy: What it Is, Why You Need It, and How to Achieve It

    • Achieving Encoder Redundancy on YouTube Live