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Monday, 30 May 2011

UStream - live video streaming for free

UStream offer you the ability to stream live for free. There are literally hundreds of thousands of things being streamed as they happen, to anyone who cares. It means anyone with a camera and a weblink can be a live broadcaster.

You can watch owls feeding in their nests, bears s**ting in the woods, sport events, interviews from the red carpet and lots more on what is effectively a live version of YouTube.

The Siobhan Davies Company did a relay of one of their rehearsals a while ago and used UStream. Certainly the potential for the arts is interesting. So much of what we do is live and unrepeated. Performances of course, but also rehearsals, talks, first night parties, behind the scenes activity, any of which might make great live content.

It is quick to set up; in minutes we had set up an iphone to film live the computer screen that was showing our own live stream (silly I know, but no one in the office wanted to be filmed!).

Anyway, have a go and let me know how you get on.

Link to watch bears sh**ting in the woods

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