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Wave Camp: Intermediate

It’s been a couple of months since our first Wave Camp: Go Live. Many of you have asked us for more, so here you are, Wave Camp: Intermediate! Our great camp counselor Chad Illa-Petersen leads you through such topics as:

  1. Design tips and tricks for a live stream show.
  2. How to work with stream guests like a pro.
  3. Prerecording: one feature – a dozen possibilities.
  4. How to be a solo host and producer of a live stream.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend the camp, you can either visit our Facebook community and watch the recordings of the camp’s days or read our overview article with all the useful links to templates and checklists. 

Day 1 Design and set up your stream

On the first day of Wave Camp: Intermediate Chad refreshes the basic steps for setting up a stream. 

  • Create a thumbnail
  • Design your intro and outro
  • Work on brand book

Coming to the studio, you find yourself in a great space that provides unlimited tools for live stream management. 

If you run several shoes with different designs, overlays, media files, etc., use Brands to arrange them and not mix them up. To know more about brands in, read our knowledge base article How to set my brand(s) or keep watching the first day of Wave Camp: Intermediate to Chad’s guidance. 

As for the creative moment, we know that from time to time, it might be challenging to feel the inspiration for creating brand new designs. In, we provide multiple templates that you can manage and redesign the way you want. Visit the templates page and explore the options. Among the templates, you can find solutions for such cases as:

  • Intro
  • Outro
  • Countdown
  • Thumbnail
  • Transparent lower third

Once you’ve chosen a template and changed it, you have to save it. In the right upper corner, click on the Publish button, and select Video. Now you are redirected to the Rander your video page; in the Video format section, choose .webm format and render it. After the rendering is finished, you can send the result directly to your studio. 

Day 2 Work with guests like a pro

Inviting guests is an essential element of your live stream development and promotion. At the very beginning, it might seem complicated to schedule guests and manage all the contact information. team has worked through it for years, so we decided to share a spreadsheet template that helped us throughout the time.

Live Show Flow

Simplify your stream production with templateOpen template

The spreadsheet helps you easily navigate through the upcoming shows with guests; it  includes the following columns:

  • Date
  • Guest
  • Contact
  • Notes
  • Google form status (if you have one)
  • Topic
  • Questions
  • Guest platforms (to be used for Co-stream)
  • Show links

Just make a copy of it and change it up to your needs.

If you are new to the streaming studio here, you can read a detailed guide on how to invite guests to your live streams. When you invite guests, you have some pavers over them, so you can control the volume of their voice, hide from the screen, enable Director’s voice, edit name or title, change avatar, and mirror the picture. On top of that, you can give powers to your guests, so they also have access to the studio tools. 

Day 3 Prerecording: one feature – a dozen possibilities

The topic of the 3rd day of Wave Camp: Intermediate is prerecording. Indeed it is one feature that offers a dozen possibilities. If you feel lost and know what benefit you can get from the Prerecording feature, team has prepared a checklist with 13 Ways to use a pre-recording

13 Ways to Use Pre-recording

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After you have finished the prerecording stage, you can upload the video to your studio. You must just find the video in the My projects section, open it, click on the Send to Live Studio button, choose the brand you want to add it to, select the type (overlay, background, or video), and click on Save to brand.

Another way to share your video is to use the Share button. Click on the Share button, and choose the Share video option to use any video from your computer. It would be added not as a media file but as a guest.

Here are several helpful knowledgebase articles about video recording in

  1. How to stream a pre-recorded video
  2. How to record video in Live streaming studio

Day 4 How to manage a Livestream without a team

We know how difficult it is to create a great team that would help with regular live streams, but with, you actually can run the show on your own. Everything you need is to know some special hacks from our amazing camp counselor! 

With you can stream at once to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Linkedin, Amazon, and custom RTMP. So at first, it might seem impossible to manage the whole show on your own on several different platforms, but with, there is nothing impossible. 

Here are the steps for a successful self-produced show:

Step 1 – Prepare the show flow in advance. Plan the scenes list, intros, media files, etc.

Step 2 – Go to the studio and apply all the settings to the scenes. 

A quick tip: go through hotkeys before the show. So you could use your keyboard to manage scenes, overlays, and media files and add captions seamlessly, without staring at the screen. 

Step 3 – Manage comments. In the studio, in the Live Chat section, comments are stored from all the platforms you stream to. You can open comments in a separate window and star special comments to make it easier to navigate through the feed.  

Wave Camp Extras

Throughout the intermediate camp, we have shared with you some hacks on improving your streaming experience, a live stream show flow template, and a checklist with ideas for taking advantage of pre-recording feature. However, we have one extra checklist for you, 10 ideas to repurpose your live stream recording! Even after a stream is over, there are still options for you to use the content to reach people and build a loyal audience. 

10 Creative Ways to Repurpose Your Live Stream Recording

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