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So You Want To Do A Livestream?
So you want to get started with Livestreaming? Join us on this super informative Fire Tech Experience, and we’ll help you get set up with one of the best tools available, OBS. We’ll show you what settings should you use in OBS to improve the quality of your streams and how to add effects and transitions to add that element of polish to your stream.
So You Want To Do A Livestream?
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
How to create a Livestream
How to connect to the main livestreaming platforms and get started
How to setup OBS
A guide to getting OBS set up to allow you to livestream
Adding extra flavour to your livestream
Making your livestream look more polished using various tools in OBS and beyond
What is a Fire Tech Experience?
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, …
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, Fire Tech Experiences introduce you to new worlds and ideas from the comfort of home.
So you’ve decided that you want to start livestreaming to one of the major platforms, but what does that mean? How can you share your desktop and a webcam simultaneously to the stream? How can you easily change between different layouts? How can you get cool transitions, stingers and other effects into your stream?
That’s where OBS comes in. Short for Open Broadcaster Software, OBS is a free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming. OBS is the package that you should use to achieve all of the above things in your streams. But how can you get it set up to use? That’s where this experience comes in.
Learn how to get set up with OBS. What settings should you use? How do you connect it to Twitch or YouTube? How should you arrange your inputs? What if you want to stream from a game? How can you add cool transitions and other effects to your stream? Where can you find more information? We’ll cover all of this and more.
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- The basics of setting up a Livestream
- The basics of using OBS
- Advanced settings in OBS to improve the video and audio quality of your stream
- Adding transitions and other effects to give your stream more polish
- How to livestream like a boss!