To leverage new live streaming apps Periscope, FireTalk, Facebook Live YouTube and more, gear isn’t a requirement and as you can read here. All you really need is an iPhone and iPhone headset is all you need to leverage the live streaming apps available today. When working with brands I try hard to not only leverage the technology but to go above and beyond to provide quality audio and video but don’t get confused my goal isn’t perfection or to compete with a professional video production rather it’s to keep the mobile aspect while increasing the quality and experience for my live viewers.
You can watch a video I recorded on periscope going over this gear as I was packing up for a recent brand sponsored live stream event here. I’m always open to testing out new gear and I don’t believe I have the perfect setup yet, but I’m starting to test and tweak more which makes me a happy geek. Want me to test out your gear? Send me an email to Brian@iSocialFanz.com
Full disclosure: I’m an Apple Fanboy (“i” in iSocialFanz is for Apple) but also love the features and benefits of Android devices. For me you don’t have to hate one product to prove you love another. Therefore you’ll see below a couple options as I’ve found different use cases for different types of tripods or lenses depending on the project.
You can also checkout more of my #ThinkLikeAFan Live Streaming Work here.
Live Streaming Setup
- iPhone or Android Device
- Good Cell Signal or Strong WiFi
- Quiet Atmosphere or Smartphone Headset