Video LiveStreaming Solutions
Best Practices for Promoting Your Livestream Videos
- Make sure to put all information about your livestreams in a prominent position on the front page of your website. Include a schedule with both times and days of the week for Sunday and Daily Masses, the language of the Masses, and a link to the full URL of the social media channel where the livestreams can be found. For example, don't just say "Go to our Facebook page"; instead, say, "Visit facebook.com/dallascath".
- Check all of the links on your front page to make sure that they point to the correct page. For example, many parishes with eCatholic websites still have the default link on the Facebook icon on their front page, which takes them to the eCatholic Facebook page.
- Send weekly reminders through Flocknote to your parishioners with links to the livestream channels.
- Add a pinned post or featured video to your Facebook or video channels with information about Mass times to encourage people to subscribe to your channel and receive notifications for when your Masses go live.
- Customize your Facebook or YouTube URL to make it easier to share and find.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/help/121237621291199/
YouTube (available after 100 subscribers & 30 days) - https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2657968?hl=en
- For YouTube - Customize your channel landing page to make it more user friendly with these tips:
- For Facebook - Check out these tips for the different ways to share videos, and the differences between them:
- Updated! 4/22/2020 - Important Information About Livestream/Video/Music reprinting for parishes and music leaders - Dr. Patricia Hughes, Office of Worship
- Live Video Streaming Solutions Checklist
- Facebook Blueprint - eLearning from Facebook.com
- Streaming Mass: Reaching parishioners online while parishes are closed
- Practical Tips for Livestreaming the Mass - USCCB
- Toolkit from Facebook on keeping your faith community connected
- How to Live Stream Successfully: A Preparation Checklist for Marketers
- NPR's Facebook Live guide
- Best Practices for Facebook Video [Webinar]
- 6 Microphone Pickup Patterns Every Filmmaker Should Know
- Which mic should I use? (Mics part 1)
- An Extensive Livestreaming Checklist - Stretch Internet
- Live Streaming Pros - Live Streaming Community and Next Level streaming resources
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Tripods & Phone Grips
- JOBY GorillaPod Hybrid Multiuse and Flexible Camera Tripod for up to 1 kg (2.2lbs)
- AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag
- Square Jellyfish Spring Tripod Mount for Smart Phones 2-1/4 - 3-5/8" Wide
- Ulanzi Metal Smartphone Tripod Mount with Hot Shoe Mount
- iOgrapher case with cold shoe mounts
- iRig MIC Cast
- Rode Video Micro On-Camera Microphone and Rode SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable
- Rode VideoMic Pro and Rode SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable
- To Connect XLR audio to iPhone - iRig Pre XLR microphone interface for iOS and Android
- External Battery - Mophie Juicepack Powerstation
- Extra Long Lightning Cable - AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable - 6 Feet
- External Lens - Olloclip Active Lens
- XLR Mult Box connection to iPhone - iRig Pro
- Gear Rental - Crossroads Audio