Livestreaming & Virtual Production (Winter 2021 Production Intensives) - Waitlist Only

Livestreaming & Virtual Production (Winter 2021 Production Intensives) - Waitlist Only

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Livestreaming and virtual video production are now essential tools for communicating with the public, and these skillsets will continue to be vital for the foreseeable future. This workshop will provide an overview of livestreaming technologies at an introductory level, covering best practices for running a livestreamed or remote production and providing you the foundation to successfully grow your skills.


Session A: 11:00am-12:30pm


Session B: 6:30pm-8:00pm

(3 hours of instruction over two days, with at-home project to be completed between the two sessions)


SESSION A (11:00am-12:30pm on Saturday, February 6)
The following skills and topics will be covered:

  • Livestream Workflows - Receiving an overview of basic terminology, as well as phone and computer setup options for livestreaming onto different platforms, including Vimeo, Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) - Learning industry-standard software for livestreaming, including output and monitor settings, managing A/V sources, scene transitions and overlays.
  • Additional Software - Incorporating helpful plugins and software into your initial setups.

Set up OBS at home and practice livestreaming on your own!

SESSION B (6:30pm-8:00pm on Tuesday, February 9)
Share your experiences setting up OBS, then receive feedback from the instructor, who will answer any questions which may have arisen during your process. Additional resources will also be shared for continued learning. More in-depth discussions will also cover:

  • Virtual Tour of Pound Studios - Demonstrating RG Pro’s multi-camera set-up, along with a review of live sound signal flow and best practices for using in-person livestream equipment.
  • Livestream Production - Switching between different cameras, capturing different views of a production as it goes feeds through OBS, and gaining tips for working with an in-person and/or remote team.

Skill Level:

Online, via Zoom. All workshops will be live-captioned.

Required Materials:
A computer or tablet which can access Zoom and shared Google Drive files. Access to the free open-source program, Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is also required. If you have questions about OBS or need access to a NWFF computer or laptop, please email our Education Manager at to explore options.

Recommended for:
Ages 17+. Anyone who wishes to enter the local film and video production industry, high school and college students over 17, those who are interested in freelancing, and creatives looking to livestream their own projects. Women and nonbinary students age 17-26 who complete all the workshops can apply to become RG Pro as paid apprentices. Email for more information!

Course Instructor
Lev Betron (they/them) is the Education Manager at The Vera Project. Lev was introduced to the world of multimedia production at Rochester Institute of Technology where they studied illustration and organized college e-sport (video game) events for fun. In 2014 they moved to Seattle to get a graduate degree in education from Seattle University and found their path as an educator, activist, and DIY artist. They've done everything from college student advising, to event production, to camp counseling, and graphic design. In response to the COVID outbreak, they're now managing online workshops and producing live and pre-recorded programs with Vera, and spending much more time at home with their dog, Huxley.

RG Pro Apprentices on the set of our "State of Innovation" project!


An ongoing series of modular film production workshops designed to provide young and budding filmmakers with training opportunities around the fundamentals of film. Eligible participants who complete the entire series have the opportunity to become an apprentice of Northwest Film Forum’s production company, RG Pro.

To adapt to COVID-19, our online education offerings are slightly different from previous iterations of the Production Intensives workshops, with a deeper focus on pre-production, livestreaming, and post-production.