Yesterday I did my first live-streaming on Twitch since being promoted as an affiliate. During the Coronavirus epidemic SoundCloud has a partnership with Twitch for Pro account users. This partnership allows anyone with SoundCloud Pro account to be streamlined into an affiliate status on Twitch without having to wait to fulfil the other requirements of Twitch (reaching a certain number of followers, stream and watch hours. Since I have done some live-streaming with them in the past, I decided to take a leap. Affiliate status allows me to earn fro: my streams.
So yesterday was the day I tested this on my new 3 manual and pedal Hauptwerk setup. I only used one manual because I worked on mastering the third movement, Allegro vivace, from Sonatina Prima in A Minor from Clavierübung III by Johann Ludwig Krebs. It’s a fast movement so I had to take about 8 steps to reach the fluency required to record it live without cuts. At first I was worried that I would be nervous when practicing it live. But actually it was fun. I expected to be done in 10 steps and 30 minutes but I did it in 8 steps and 21 minutes.
Of course, setting up the camera was the biggest challenge as I haven’t done this before with this new 3 manual setup. I experimented on putting a camera high from the right hand side, from an eye level on the right and from an eye level on the left. For this livestream I chose the second one, from the right hand side from an eye level.
After the streaming was done, I checked the video and it appeared that I have most of my lighting from the left so I should have put the camera from the left too. Maybe I’ll do this next time when I start working on Sonatina Seconda in D Major.
This livestream was shared with my Patreon supporters first before it will go public on YouTube.
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