Streaming Lets People Watch, Listen and Learn From Anywhere
- The Diocese of St. Petersburg currently partners with BoxCast to provide live streaming of various celebrations from the cathedral. We are able to simulcast on our website, Facebook and YouTube. Spirit FM Radio also provides audio streaming via their website, www.spiritfm905.com.
- One of the most important considerations when streaming a celebration is to first be attentive to the needs of the people who are present inside the church or school. The needs of the virtual audience should be secondary. Also, being physically present and participating at the celebration should be the goal and only when that is not possible, should a virtual option be considered for the faithful to pray or participate alongside through the gift of technology.
- Facebook has a live feature that lets your audience tune in to your content “as it happens.” This is an exciting way to share information. The Diocese of St. Petersburg recently conducted a Facebook Live conversation with our Associate Director of Vocations, Fr. Anthony Upstick, who spoke about National Vocations Awareness Week and how to discern a calling. This video reached 3,000 people.
- Remember that when doing live streaming that the video file must be archivable and able to be publicly seen at any time per our social media policy rules.
Live Streaming Instructions
Parish Streaming Playbook and Livestreaming from your Phone (Courtesy of Archdiocese of Detroit)
Tips for Live Streaming the Mass (USCCB)
Step by Step Instructions | Livestreaming 101 Video & Powerpoint (Courtesy Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee)
Tips for Live Streaming from your Phone (Courtesy Spirit Juice Studios)
Tips for Live Streaming with Multiple Cameras (Courtesy Spirit Juice Studios)
Facebook Livestreaming Tips (Courtesy of PSG)
How to Find a Livestreamed Mass on Facebook Using Your Smartphone | How to Find a Livestreamed Mass Using Your Computer (DOSP)
Ultimate Livestreaming Guide (Courtesy Twelve:Thirty Media)
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