How much space do I need for a live stream?

As we’ve mentioned in other blogs, live streams come in all different shapes and sizes. In fact, one of said blogs details all the different types of live streams. 

In this blog, we’re going to be exploring the question, ‘how much space do you need for a live stream?’. 

Well, as ever, the answer is totally dependent on a number of factors. Luckily, we’re a patient bunch and we love helping out. Without further ado, let’s get into it. 

How much space will we need?

Let’s begin by imagining a scenario. You’ve arranged for us to come to your organisation and set up a live stream, but you’d like to know just how much space or room we’ll need. 

If it’s a remote live stream, absolutely none. You can sit at the comfort of your own desk and we’ll take care of everything from STM HQ.

If it’s in person or hybrid, we absolutely love space. That’s not to say we’re going to list off a load of facts about the cosmos, or we need our space because we’re too cowardly to break up with you.

We need space to set up, space to put our vision and sound desks, space to set up a stage area, space to sort our equipment cases and space for us to sit down around it. 

Now, the word space is used a lot there and it could be concerning, but it all comes down to your requirements. 

Chances are, if your live stream is a big affair, the annual company award ceremony for example, you will already have a larger venue in place, enough to accommodate your needs, and plenty of room for us to hide away and not get in anyone’s way. 

If your live stream is on the smaller side, we will often bring a smaller set of kit just to cover what we need at that time, so we can still achieve all of your live streaming goals. 

Ideally, we will set up either at the side of the venue or at the back, and we usually set up across two average sized tables; think those ones in school that fit two chairs. 

Take a look at this example picture to get an idea. 

We can’t put exact measurements in this blog, as every live stream differs.

However, we will work with you in the planning stages to identify specifics and certain areas where we can set up the vision mixing desk and camera positions, to ensure we remain as space efficient as possible. 

So if you’re looking to do a live stream, and you’re worried about our space requirements, simply get in touch and we can discuss from there.

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