Mobile live streams were associated with poor quality and unprofessional results. However, there are a few things you can do to improve your live streaming mobile games.
Here are 5 tips to make your mobile a success.
1. Find a cool light
Lighting makes a big difference in the quality of video content. Because you’re streaming on the go, you may not have a professional lighting setup in your studio.
Some new smartphone cameras have a night mode, but most don’t mean low-light live streams isn’t a good idea. Other lighting setups can also be a problem.
Fortunately, there are several techniques you can use to control low-light situations. For more information, check out No Film School’s Guide to Cinematic Lighting.
2. Using smart shots and angles
The scene and angle you use will determine how your subject will look in your video. In fact, you can strategically use angles and settings to get your message across or set the tone of your content.
Studio Binder has a great guide to camera shots and film angles, so I highly recommend reading them.
3. Pay attention to the audio
The audio quality of your live stream is very important. There are many ways to improve the quality of your mobile live stream.
As mentioned above, it is recommended to use an external microphone. Many modern smartphones have great cameras, but the built-in microphone can be improved. Affordable lavaliere microphones make a world of difference.
Also, watch out for background noise. Some noise is natural, but if you’re shooting on a lawnmower, on a busy street, or in a crowded place, you may not be able to hear your voice on the show.
An external microphone can make a difference here, but you should test your setup before you start using it to make sure you get the results you want.
4. Use a stable internet connection
A fast and secure internet connection is required to stream smoothly.
A cable Internet connection is ideal for live 6streams, but it’s not an option if you’re streaming from a smartphone. A private Wi-Fi network is the next best thing. If you are in a public place, a private hotspot is a good alternative.
We recommend that you use mobile data only as a last resort. This is a less reliable option.
5. Be smart with a selfie camera
When taking pictures of yourself with your phone’s front-facing “selfie” camera, hold your phone at arm’s length. Bring your phone closer and the camera will change your face.
If you hold the camera at arm’s length, your facial features will look natural. This approach produces more flattering results.
Live streaming from your phone lets you follow events and create content away from the office or studio. It’s pretty easy to do and a lot cheaper than shooting with the proper professional setup.
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