How to Turn Your Corporate Space into an NDI Studio: NDI November - Behind the Scenes

On this Videoguys Live, James, our video production specialist, shares insights on the successful execution of our month-long event, NDI November. Discover the secrets behind transforming any corporate space into an NDI studio, empowering you to host your own engaging virtual events. James will walk you through key considerations, from audience analysis and brand incorporation to the selection of hardware and software for a seamless live stream. Learn valuable tips on using platforms like Crowdcast for scheduling and interactivity, and explore tools such as Vizrt Flowics for captivating graphics. Whether you're a seasoned content creator or a novice in the virtual event space, this session provides actionable guidance to elevate your live streaming experience.

Topics To Go Over Today:

  1. Determine your audience
  2. Incorporate your brand
  3. Hardware We used
  4. Remote contribution

Determine Your Audience:
Things to consider:​

  • How will the audience watch?​
  • What time will your show be?​
  • Will they have to register, or will it be open to public?​
  • Do you want interactivity?

We Decided To Use CrowdCast

Incorporate Your Brand
Regardless of if you're a school, House of Worship, or Corporate office you want to incorporate your brand.​
Incorporate things such as:​

  • Logo Bugs​
  • Lower thirds​
  • Virtual sets​
  • Live sets​
  • B-roll​
  • Keep it consistent!​

Lower Thirds

  • Informational Clarity:​ Lower thirds ensure quick viewer comprehension by displaying speaker names, titles, or key details, minimizing disruptions to the main content.​
  • Branding and Professionalism:​ Consistent branding in lower thirds enhances livestream professionalism, reinforcing brand identity for a polished and memorable viewer experience.​
  • Contextual Updates:​ Real-time updates and announcements through lower thirds keep viewers informed without interrupting the livestream's flow, ensuring engagement.​
  • Audience Engagement:​ Lower thirds with social media handles and calls-to-action encourage audience interaction, extending the livestream's reach and enhancing its social aspect.​

Virtual Events:

  • Lighting Consistency:​ Ensure even and consistent lighting on the green screen to avoid shadows or uneven color, enabling seamless integration with virtual sets.​
  • Appropriate Attire and Colors:​ Choose clothing that contrasts with the green screen, avoiding colors similar to the background, and consider the overall color scheme of the virtual set for better visual harmony.​
  • Camera Placement and Distance:​ Position the camera correctly to maintain perspective and keep an appropriate distance from the green screen to minimize spillage and facilitate effective keying.​
  • Avoid Reflective Surfaces:​ Minimize reflective surfaces in the green screen area to prevent unwanted reflections, which can complicate the keying process and impact the realism of the virtual set.​

Our Studio Workflow

 Remote Contribution
Ways to have Guests join​

  • Live Remote Guest :​ A guest joins Live remotely as your stream is going​
  • Live in Person​: A guest joins in studio Live.​
  • Record as Live​: A Guest cannot make the live event, so you pre record in advance as if it were live.​
  • Pre-Produced​: This can be something such as a commercial the guest makes, or a joint effort. ​

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