Multicam Switching: Equipment & Crew Roles 101

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Multicam switching is one incredible way to involve students in the live stream AND deliver an engaging broadcast for your audience.

That is why Eric Allgood and Jordan Hiebner came to the studio this week to talk all about multi-camera setups. 

The boys will discuss what equipment you need to have a multi-camera setup as well as all of the crew roles that will be needed to execute.


What Equipment YOU Need to Utilize a Multi-Camera Setup

You may be thinking that all you need to have a multi-camera setup is, well, more than one camera. Although this is true, there are multiple pieces of equipment that you will need for multicam switching including:

  • Switcher
  • Field Monitors
  • Tripods
  • Zoom Controllers
  • Extra Cables

In a previous episode of “The Tech and Teaching Podcast”, the boys talk about these pieces of equipment in detail, click here to watch that episode!


The Crew Roles Needed for a Multi-Camera Setup

With the addition of all this equipment, it shouldn’t be a surprise that you will need multiple students to fill the new roles that will be needed. 

The boys discuss the following roles and explain the responsibilities each has  during a live stream: 

  • Director
  • Technical Director
  • Executive Producer 
  • Producer/Wirecast
  • Announcers
  • Stage Manager
  • Camera People


Listen to the Latest Episode of “The Tech and Teaching Podcast”

We hope that this blog post has provided you with some valuable insights into the essential equipment and crew roles needed to create a high-quality live stream for your school. 

However, if you’re interested in diving deeper into this topic, we encourage you to check out our podcast, where we discuss these topics and more in greater detail. 

By tuning in, you’ll gain valuable insights and tips that you can apply to your own live streaming efforts. So don’t miss out—subscribe now!

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