Audience Question: When would you use periscope vs. Facebook live?
When doing a live Q & A with Syrian Refugees, our presenter found that the longer the broadcast went on, the more people would tune in. In this case periscope is helpful because there's no time limit, whereas with Facebook live there's a 30 minute cap.
Time for interviewing each other with Facebook Live this time.
Shadi's tip: What is your reason for live streaming? Keep this is mind as you broadcast.
Visually, sometimes it's helpful to look like a protester. Carrying a cell allows you to do that, carrying a huge DSLR does not. "Sometimes that causes problems--police have came at us, not knowing what we're doing."
Also--selfie sticks can help.
"Livestreaming allows you to be raw. It's much more about personality than shiny produced footage."
"If you find yourself getting stuck, talk to the audience, answer their questions. Its a great opportunity on live to say the stuff you don't get to say."
"Audio can be an issue--hold the phone as close as you can, take off any phone covers. If you have a selfie stick, the audio is better when the camera is on selfies mode. But for now, the audio situation could definitely be improved."
"What's helpful about Facebook Live is the analytics--seeing when people are tuning out, how long they're staying on for, view counts..."
Two words: battery packs. Because your phone *will* die at some point.