Tips To Make Your Next Live Stream Broadcast The Best It Can Be
You may be starting your own news channel to broadcast. You might have secured space on a local or national TV station and now want to ensure that your channel is the best it can be. Consider working with a video agency and listening to what they have to say. Here are some tips to help you make your next live broadcast the best it can be.
Have Backups Of All Equipment
Whether you are working with a video agency or on your own, you need to have backups of every piece of equipment you are using for your live broadcast. This is especially true if you are going to live on TV. Things can go wrong and break down, and you want to be able to fix it as quickly as possible.
Talk with your video agency and ensure that they have two of everything or can advise you on what you need to have. For example, you should have two computers, multiple backups for cables, both audio and video, and extra connectors too. You should also have backup outfits for your on-air talent. Accidents can occur and you don't want a stain or a tear to distract your audience from the news being delivered.
Make Sure Everything Is Charged And Working
While it might seem like common sense, it can be easy to forget to make sure that all batteries and computers are fully charged before your broadcast starts. You might have breaking news or an exciting event you want to showcase and this could happen at a moment's notice. You don't want to not be able to broadcast because you forgot to charge your battery-powered equipment.
Talk with your video agency to make sure there is someone who is responsible for making sure all batteries are fully charged. Also, always ensure that your equipment is working properly before you start your broadcast day. It's a good idea to go through daily testing of all equipment and replace anything that isn't working. You can use a backup piece for this.
Organize With Camera Operators And Floor Directors
Ahead of every broadcast, you need to organize each show with your floor directors and camera operators. This means holding daily meetings or meetings on the days you intend to broadcast. Go over the timeline of your broadcast, what you intend to cover, how you want the show to be shot and edited.
You can have a video agency go over the technical aspects with your crew if you prefer, but make sure they work closely with you. Prepare well ahead of time and have notes with you, and give notes to your on-air personality too. You both can refer back to them to make sure the newscast progresses how you planned.