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How to Use Live Online Broadcasts

Lesson 3 of 21

Getting Started with the Right Gear


How to Use Live Online Broadcasts

Lesson 3 of 21

Getting Started with the Right Gear


Lesson Info

Getting Started with the Right Gear

So let's talk about the basics that you need for your gear. We'll show you all you need. This is all you need. Well, that was easy. Who's got one of these? Could be whatever device you've got. You know, whether it's a nigh OS or an android or whether you're one of those Windows phone people. Whatever you've got, you have the ability to go live in some form or capacity. The most choices exist on the IPhone. Android has all the majors to cover, and this is all that you really need. We're going to cover some additional gear that will be helpful. But the basics of it, as long as you have a device and a connection, doesn't even have to be a fast Internet connection. If you're going from your phone as long as you are on four G, which I believe everybody is, at least if not lt, you're good to go. The primary APS work on both the platforms. And so my, um, my take on gear is that if you're able to broadcast on this, and that's all you have to start with, you have everything that you need, and I...

'm gonna demonstrate that by showing you one of the most popular videos here in a bit, and how this person did it with just their phone. Okay, so let's say you're broadcasting from your desktop or you want to plug a microphone in to your mobile device through the little Jack here, which we just discovered will not be available in the new IPhone seven. So I'm not upgrading anytime soon. I'm sure there will be wireless solutions just the same. So I used this microphone for quite some time. This is a audio Technica 80 are 2100 USB microphone plugs directly into the USB slot on my computer. I believe they run 70 $ it really brings out the tones of your voice. It really ups the ante on just using the microphone that is built in to your mobile device. Now, if you want to be, have something that's more like this, that's a lot of Lear Mike. You have to hold it, but it's clipped to you. This smart love plus microphone is available, and it is also around. The same price actually own two of these for use with a device that we're gonna show you here in just a little bit. Now, if you want to be a professional broadcaster and have the type of audio that you would hear coming over the airwaves on serious or FM radio, then you want to look a having something like this. Heil makes some of the best equipment gear for professional broadcasters. This is a PR 40 microphone. This is what I use. If you see me broadcasting from my desktop at my PC, you'll actually see the microphone on the screen. They are not inexpensive, but they're also tremendous microphone. So if you see a future in broadcasting for yourself or podcasting, anything that's going to require quality audio, it's hard. You're hard pressed to get anything better than this if you're gonna broadcast from your desktop. It also would pay to have a Webcam. Many Macintosh computers come with it, built in usually PC's. Do not some do. Mine is an external. This is the one that I use and recommend. It's a logic. Tech C 9 30 e HD Webcam delivers a beautiful picture. I have it sitting just right on top of my 30 inch monitor pointed at me, and it it does the job. Really well. Also, if you are looking at doing this to the next level and remember, you don't need tohave any of this. This is just what I use. There is this barren jersey me que 802 USB mixing board. This allows me to have multiple audio sources going in. For example, Sometimes when I'm doing a live video show, I'll not only have my microphone, but I will have an IPad connected to the mixer as well. So I could do sound effects. Music, beds, that type of thing. Now, if you're going to be on the go, it does pay to have amount. Who's got a selfie stick? Okay, who's got to selfie sticks? Okay, I might add that you all have to selfie sticks and you carry them with you. Everywhere you go, lefty and righty. There they are. Best selfie sticks. Ever. When I am on the go, I will just do this in one hand and and I don't need the little extender thing because if still got ahold the extender. I don't understand that. But sometimes you want to have both hands free, and sometimes you want to broadcast on more than one device. And so I actually have the tripod mount that you see in the picture. And I also own one of these. This is a are con mount, and this is a dual castor. The one that I use at home is a try Castor. That is custom made because I actually have three devices. I have an IPhone and IPad Air and an IPad mini, and I want to sometimes be able to broadcast to two or three different places at the same time. Because there's different people watching the on periscope than are watching me on Facebook live that are watching me on an app called Busker, for example. And so why do I have to repeat my content three times when I could just try casts? And this goes in real simply, just like this and all of a sudden were hands free doing our broadcast. And you're actually going to get to meet shortly the VP of sales and marketing with our Khan, because he does a lot of live video himself, and I think you're gonna be fascinated by the work that he does. Next up, we have desktop software again. If you have your phone, you don't have to have desktop software. But if you're going to choose to edit videos after your complete, it doesn't hurt to have these Two of them are free. If you have a Macintosh. I movie comes with your your operating system Really easy to use. Even I can do it. I'm not a professional editor. We're actually going to do a live demonstration. I'm gonna show you after we do a broadcast, We're going to repurpose that broadcasts and I'm gonna show you in a movie everything that I do and you're gonna be like. That's easy. I could do that. If you're on a PC Windows movie maker comes with your device. It is also free if you want more. Professional editing software, which doesn't give you a better picture, just gives you more flexibility with what you can do with your video that you're editing. Adobe Premiere is one. I own this I own the Adobe Cloud Services that for a monthly fee gives you access to everything that Adobe offers, including illustrator and photo shop and premier, an audition and the acrobat many more. And then there's final cut pro. A lot of people that are on max really swear by this piece of software for all their post production needs. If you are on a mobile device, there are APS that allow either edit your videos. I own one called Video Rama that I can actually pull up on my phone. Import a video that I've just shot. Edit it right here on my phone. Export it, send it up to Facebook's, ended up to YouTube. Save it to my own device, put it on my hard drive. That's if you're on an IOS device. I do not own an android, so I cannot testify. Teoh The quality of this but the reviews that I read said that Kendo master is the preferred editing app for android platforms. Just out of curiosity, how many IPhone users here? One android? I knew it would be you, too. That's awesome. I love it. Okay, and many of you at home, most of your IOS or android users. There's a few of you that are holding on on Windows devices, and that's okay. We love you. Now, your BlackBerry people questionable. Don't know how you're going to do any video on that thing, but we welcome you here just the same

Class Description

"Great introductory course to live online broadcasting and the huge opportunities in this space at the moment. Especially useful to anyone interested in using live online broadcasting to market their business. I'm confident and excited to start live broadcasting!"Tracey Lee (CreativeLive Student)

If you are trying to establish yourself online as an expert, authority, author, or thought leader, then building your online community is crucial. Great ideas and even great products are not enough anymore. And it can be intimidating.

How do you stand out? How do you rise to the top and achieve the visibility and success that you know you, your product or brand deserve?

Live video broadcasts can position you as an expert in your field and finally help to get you found in the sea of noise. Joel Comm will break down the process in easy, manageable steps so you can get the most engagement on your videos.

In this class you'll learn how to:

  • Use platforms such as Facebook Live, Periscope, and
  • Storytelling techniques to use in your videos
  • Get the right gear to go live including, cameras, software, and apps
  • Applications and techniques for including guests in your broadcast
With this class you will have all the skills and a plan so you can hit that live button and broadcast to your audience. 


Tracey Lee

Great introductory course to live online broadcasting and the huge opportunities in this space at the moment. Especially useful to anyone interested in using live online broadcasting to market their business. I'm confident and excited to start live broadcasting!

a Creativelive Student

Joel is a great teacher and really walks through everything you need to know about Live Broadcast. This is brand new content, never shared before and it is only going to get more important in the coming years as video gains popularity in the mainstream. Take this course if you are serious about sharing your message by leveraging the power of live broadcasts. He also shares some really neat tools available in the market place such as Crowdcast and Allie Camera.


Joel Comm is the King of live broadcasts on social media. This is a fully packed course of information that will help you get up and running fast. He provides great tips for both intermediate and advanced users too. The 4th segment of this course provides a ton of valuable and time-saving information to help you market your broadcasts and videos. I totally recommend this course, and you can't beat the price.