Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Shot of the Day #154: Live Stream Creaming...

Shot with iphone. Click to enlarge.

So last year, "day gig" if you will- broke some new boundries by offering "Live Streaming" of all the press conferences at E3, and since my bosses like to up themselves each year, this time we wanted to offer a live, streaming "post" show of the G4 E3 coverage the network produces each year. With our new games editorial director Billy Berghammer (furthest left in the pic) as the host, they wanted us to produce 2 shows each night, right after the event. Easy peasy right?

What you are seeing is probably the most ghetto "live stream" setup in existence. Guerella, but effective.

Here's how it works. Basically you need a dedicated T1 internet line, hooked up to a PC with Flash Media live encoding software, which is hooked up via firewire to a camera that has video out, and voila, you are a live broadcasting mogul. Here we see the evidence of our harried hard work, the second of the two nights. The first went pretty well at first....right before someone in art dept. accidentally turned OFF our power, cutting the stream off. Oh well, can't be perfect....but at least it wasn't our fuck up.

One of said bosses, Rob Juster, can be seen on right, poking head into my shot.

Midway through E3, and Im toast.



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