Category: Blog

  • How You Differentiate Between Live Streaming, Simulated Live and Premiers

    How You Differentiate Between Live Streaming, Simulated Live and Premiers

    Live streaming refers to the broadcasting of real-time video content over the internet. It allows viewers to watch events as they unfold, with no delay between the actual event and its online transmission. Live streaming creates a sense of immediacy and interactivity, as viewers can engage with the content by posting comments and participating in…

  • Illuminating Success: How to Choose the Best Video Lights

    Illuminating Success: How to Choose the Best Video Lights

    Whether you’re embarking on a cinematic masterpiece, a captivating web series, or a live-streamed event, the importance of proper lighting cannot be overstated. So, you need to choose the best video lights to make your production shine. While shooting outdoors in natural light is a photographer or videographer’s dream, the real challenge arises when you’re…

  • All Jibs & Gimbals? How to Get a Grip on Your Video

    All Jibs & Gimbals? How to Get a Grip on Your Video

    When you are filming anything, whether it’s for live streaming or video production, holding the shot steady is essential for a good viewing experience. And that’s hard to do with just your hands; especially with a smartphone. So you need to get a grip on your video. Using some kind of grip can really help.…

  • How to Choose the Right Microphone

    How to Choose the Right Microphone

    Whether you are making a short film, creating a web video, live streaming a show or recording a podcast, if you want to record sound, you need a microphone. Working out how to choose the right microphone for the job can be bewildering; there are so many different makes and models available. Use this guide…

  • Monetising your live stream

    Monetising your live stream

    There are a huge range of platforms to choose from where you can make money from the content you create. We’ve listed our favourites below, along with some useful and easy to understand articles full of tips and information.

  • 12 video conferencing tools for working from home and keeping connected

    12 video conferencing tools for working from home and keeping connected

    If you suddenly find yourself working from home or another remote location, you’re going to miss those interactions with other people. Video conferencing can help by allowing you to talk face-to-face, even if it is via a screen. Fortunately, there are plenty of free video conferencing apps you can use to connect. Check out our…

  • Simple Live Streaming Kit

    Simple Live Streaming Kit

    So, you’ve decided to start live video streaming. Or you’ve at least started to do your research. As you’ve probably already discovered, choosing equipment can be challenging and time consuming.  Let us help. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites to help you get started. This post is a guide to the cameras,…

  • Distanced Not Divided: Digital Media Is Helping Us Define Our New Normal

    Distanced Not Divided: Digital Media Is Helping Us Define Our New Normal

    Distanced does not have to mean divided. Creative problem solving and innovative use of digital media is closing the gap of social distancing. Meeting people, chance encounters, expressing yourself, feeding off the energy of the audience, inspiring people, supporting each other. All of these things we often consider better in person. Now, due to our…

  • Live Streaming Platforms

    Live Streaming Platforms

    You used to have to setup and administer your own streaming servers (way back when we started Radio Magnetic, anyway) but these days there are many choices of platforms to stream to so you can reach your audience. Some of them you will probably know, others you might not.

  • Productivity Tools For Remote Participation

    Productivity Tools For Remote Participation

    Working from home has its benefits, but also comes with many challenges. How do you communicate effectively with your team so you don’t drown in email? What are the best scheduling tools? How about to collaborative do lists and project management?

  • Remote Participation Inspiration

    Remote Participation Inspiration

    Are you part of an arts project, heritage organisation, performance company, digital venture or community group? Do you want to find new ways to connect with people during the necessary period of social distancing required by the coronavirus crisis? Browse our catalogue of inspiring examples of remote participation from communities and creatives around the world.

  • Making The Arts Accessible: Panel Discussion at EdFringe

    Making The Arts Accessible: Panel Discussion at EdFringe

    Join Inner Ear at Fringe Central for a lively discussion as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 exploring accessibility issues and the solutions digital media can provide.