Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Places for webseries creators to stream LIVE VIDEO for webcasts and live web events



Web series such as lonelygirl15 and KateModern experimented with using live web events amongst the flow of their narrative.
(Some of the examples are catalogued here on the lgpedia).

EXIT Stage Left even played its entire first series finale out live.

Live webcasts can also be used for 'behind the scenes' announcements, or events such as CELEBRATETHEWEB.

They generate a 'buzz' in the community, and when it comes to being honest and authentic... you can't do something much more stomach churning... or thrilling... than playing it out live.

I think the audience can smell the genuine article - so they're a great tool for a web series.

Here are a few places which host live video streaming...

(- and let me know if you have any preferences, or other places in COMMENTS below, thanks!)


BlogTV

BlogTV is the place where you can show off your talent, build a fan base and share your opinions LIVE! Any person with a lap top or PC and a webcam is only seconds away from having their very own live broadcasts, recorded videos and television style scheduled programming!



Qik.com

live video streaming for webseries creators and producers web event streams
•Share privately
•Access your videos anywhere
•Your friends can watch as it happens
•Post to your favorite social networks
•Share your location




Ustream.tv

Ustream is the leading live interactive broadcast platform that enables anyone with an Internet connection and a camera to engage their audience in a meaningful, immediate way. Unlike previous webcasting technology, Ustream uses a one-to-many model, which means that the user can broadcast to an audience of unlimited size. Ustream's platform has been used to broadcast everything from high school sporting events to Hollywood movie premieres, and people are finding new and innovative uses for it every day.


Here's how one web show uses Ustream for their live web TV shows.




There's also Stickam.

Tried getting some info, but my browser started giving me all kinds of security warnings. If you want to take a look, here's a great How To tutorial...




Justin.tv

Justin.tv is the easiest way to create live video and show anyone in the world what's happening right now. Using only a laptop, you can share your event, class, party or thoughts, live, to anyone in over 250 countries while they chat in real-time with you and with other viewers. Justin.tv makes it fun, easy and fast to gather and engage with a live audience.



livevideo.com



--brought up a bunch of pop up ads for online casinos which put me off...


But the one I'd most like to try next is...


twitcam.com

Twitcam posts your video description and link to Twitter for all your followers to see.

While broadcasting, chat with your viewers via Twitter right from your broadcast page.

Once you’re done going live, we archive your video and display it on the same page.



And you can push things further, by streaming other video sources, like a games console, or a video mixer... here's a tutorial.



... or how to stream your desktop live on Ustream




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