The StreamGeeks History with vMix & Special Guest Tim Vandenberg

October 20, 2018

Tim Vandenberg, Paul Richards, Tess Protesto and Michael Luttermoser talk about the live streaming industry at large. Enjoy a fun, light hearted podcast that reflects on many facets of the video production industry including: Facebook Live, YouTube Marketing, Social Media, Video Production, Educational Content Creation and more.

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Mobile Live Streaming - What’s in the StreamGeeks Packpack

October 15, 2018

Today the StreamGeeks tackle "in real life" streaming and all the technology you need to go completely mobile with your live stream.  Whether you’re a business, a brand or a content creator this is how you can bring professional live streaming anywhere with a cellular signal. 

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Facebook Watch Parties and YouTube Premiers - What it’s all about

October 10, 2018

 In today’s podcast The StreamGeeks’s Podcast Facebook watch parties and premiers to create a new marketing strategy with social media.  YouTube, Facebook and Twitch now all offer the ability to Premier a video with a countdown timer.  The feature allows creators the ability to post a video with Livestream features built in.  Video premiers or pre-scheduled on-demand videos that are released into live streaming fashion to an audience online.  Since the creators of the video are not actually on camera they were available to participate in a live chat room with their audience.  This was an interesting chance for the StreamGeeks to participate with our audience off camera.  We learned that Facebook premieres or a great way to boost engagement with video uploads.  We noticed a significant increase in our social media reach and engagement with our followers.  

 
Another interesting feature that we found out about his Facebook watch parties.  Facebook is really taking the lead here with this new feature mixing on-demand and live video streaming.  Facebook watch parties are only available inside Facebook groups and they allow groups of users to share the video watching experience.  As the host or cohost of a Facebook watch party you are in control of selecting live or on-demand videos available on Facebook for the entire audience to watch.  We were able to connect to our lives Facebook premiere inside or Facebook watch party and then transition into a live broadcast from another Facebook page.  This turned out to be a great way  to build excitement for on-demand video and transition into a post show for live view were engagement. 
 
YouTube live premiers has not rolled out to our stream geeks YouTube channel yet.  The next on-demand video premiere technology we will be digging into is from Twitch but until then you’re some pictures and video clips from our latest test with Facebook watch parties.  also don’t forget the check out our podcast which outlined some of the details we encountered with Facebook premieres .
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IRL Streaming and the StreamGeeks plan their NAB NYC invasion

October 8, 2018

IRL or In Real Life streaming is becoming a big hit in the streaming media industry. The StreamGeeks review the latest IRL technology and plan out their invasion of the NAB New York show coming up in just one week.

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Why your church should start podcasting

October 1, 2018

Podcasts are in an incredibly popular way of listening to audio content. In this video and blog post, we will talk about why churches should consider starting their own podcasts. One of the best things about starting a podcast is that it’s incredibly affordable to get started. Most churches already have high-quality audio systems in place to amplify the voice their speakers inside the church. The churches audio system can easily be used to record services audio and upload it as a podcast.

For members and nonmembers of the church alike, listening to a podcast is convenient. Many people subscribe to the podcast they’re interested in on their smartphones which they can use to easily play audio in their car, on a jog or while they’re shopping in the grocery store. podcasting is a form of Internet radio that does benefit from having a host and a moderator. Popular religious podcasts that I listen to regularly include world religion news and Christian today. These podcasts talk about important issues happening outside the church to keep members informed on the world at large.

Churches can use podcasting to reach new members in a variety of ways. The easiest way for a church to get started is to simply record the Sunday service with an audio program such as Audacity. Audacity is a free audio recording software available on both Mac and PC computers. Churches simply need to plug in their digital audio mixers into their computer with a USB cable in order to record the audio. If your digital audio mixer does not include a USB 2.0 output you can purchase an inexpensive USB audio interface that cost only $35 from Behringer. This equipment can be used to record the entire sermon but also the intro and outro segments for a higher quality production podcast. You can use your USB audio interface to capture audio from your larger audio mixer but also to bring in an XLR microphone into your computer for podcasting. You can start and end your podcasts with custom segments and paste in various parts or the entire recorded service audio.

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Everything went wrong for our live event stream - Learn from our mistakes :)

September 25, 2018

The StreamGeeks’s recently live streamed to a fashion show in West Chester, Pennsylvania called the Fall for Fashion event.  It was a great learning experience for the team and I say so because a lot of technology from our video production set up decided not to work properly. Here is our recap of everything that went wrong and how we are going to do better next time :)

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StreamGeeks - S2 EP 7 - World Wide Video Production Studio Group

September 17, 2018

Learn more about how the StreamGeeks are teaming up with video production studios around the world in this podcast episode. 

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StreamGeeks Special - Live Streaming your Podcast to Instagram

September 14, 2018

Today we made a thrilling discovery. Something that’s going to change the game for us and our podcasting strategy. Our discovery and the topic for today’s blog post is live streaming our podcast to Instagram. You may think, well why not just live stream your conversation to Instagram? What’s the difference? The difference is we get to pull from our professional audio mixing board, not just our high-quality audio, but all of our audio effects as well. This is one step away from being able to host a professional video stream to Instagram with graphics and all.

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Season 2 EP -6 | Podcast Tech Upgrade & Review

September 10, 2018

Podcast Tech Upgrade & Review

 

Should streamers podcast? Should podcasters stream? In this episode, we argue, absolutely! Tune in to hear about our new podcast studio, and why crossing mediums can benefit your audience growth and business. 

 

Don't forget to like and follow for more of the geeks! And if you want to check out the video version, find us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch(@sgeeks) & @streamgeeks

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EP 5 - S2 - Behind the Scenes and In Real Life - What it’s all about

August 20, 2018

You’ve seen it. The transition from Hollywood, to Reality TV and now daily vlogging. Let’s talk about the importance of authenticity in live streaming and video production. Why are Behind the Scenes video so attractive and what is it about IRL (In Real Life) live streaming that has captured the attention of a generation.

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