One of the ways you can make this year’s Dance Concert feasible is to offer the audience a streaming option. So they buy tickets to the streamed video of the concert.
There is so much uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions that we simply do not know if you will be able to have an audience or that you may have to reduce the numbers due to social distancing requirements.
ITS Productions is offering its delayed stream as a free add on to our concert video packages. What we hope is that with this you can on sell streaming tickets if the audience can’t be physically there.
Delayed streaming means the concert will be streamed in its entirety immediately after the concert. The delay will depend on a number of factors such as length of concert, and how many other concerts are filmed that day for delayed streaming.
We can also offer live streaming; however, we cannot offer this free of charge due to data charges and streaming charges that we have to pay. The price of this is dependent on a number of factors. If you would like to explore live streaming give us a call and we can work out the pricing for that. No matter what, it will be at a significantly reduced rate this year to help make your end of year concert possible.
Advantages of live streaming
The most obvious advantage of live streaming is in the name. It is live as the concert happens. However, from here it has a number of disadvantages.
Disadvantages of live streaming
Unreliability of internet connection. This is especially so in some theatres where reception can be quite poor. This will result in poor video quality and break-up of the video feed. For this reason, we cannot guarantee the quality and reliability of your live stream as it involves factors out of our control.
It costs more to do a live stream. As much as we’d like to offer this for free, we have to pay a number of fees to make the live stream a possibility, which we must pass on to you.
Advantages of delayed streaming
It will be very high quality. The quality is something we can guarantee, because we can control it. The stream is fixed at high quality HD 1080P. Just have a look at our Digital Online Deliveries (DODs) and you will see how good the quality will be.
It is free to those studios who book our Dance Concert Video Packages this year. This means you can help cover the cost of maybe not having a full audience for the concert. By selling tickets to the Delayed Stream.
Disadvantages of delayed streaming
It’s not live as the concert happens. For some this might not be a bad thing, as you can watch the concert together with your kids after the concert has happened, bit of a family event.
So how does this all work?
You organise the purchase of Concert Videos and the streaming package. You supply ITS Productions with the email addresses for those who have purchased the package. They will get an email with a link where they create an account that is password protected. This cannot be shared. Once the stream has started, they can watch the stream on any device, such as a smart phone, tablet, computer, Smart TV or other smart device, such as Google Chromecast, or Apple TV.
The Stream will be available for a limited time, possibly 2 weeks after the concert. It will not be downloadable. The final edited concert will be what the parents get to keep.
The stream will be from the main wide camera uncut. The final edited video will be the 2 cameras edited together and all the dead space between items edited out, as well as audio mixing, colour grading and full interactive menus.
Please give us a call to talk further on how we can make this possible. We are aware that for some of you the decision has been made to cancel this year’s concert. We fully understand this. Hopefully with these Streaming options we can help make some sort of concert possible. A lot can change between now and the end of the year.
Please give us a call to discuss this further, on 0413 75 43 43.