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FUNERAL STREAMING SERVICES
GIVE EVERYONE A CHANCE TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS WITH FUNERAL LIVE STREAMING FROM ON TOUR EVENTS
The news of a loved one’s passing is rarely easy to receive. It is common to feel a sense of urgency for closure – to see them one last time, mourn with friends and family, and say goodbye. Those close to the deceased can plan a visitation, a wake, and a funeral service to say their final goodbyes.
However, those who live far away might not be in the position to travel for these events. Whether due to work, finances, or vulnerable health, they have to miss out on mourning together in the traditional sense.
By live-streaming the funeral proceedings for those unable to be there in person, you allow them to be part of the communal grieving and pay their respects from afar.
It might feel strange to make them available for live streaming because funerals are such personal and private events. Still, there are several benefits to consider, as well as ways to ensure the stream can only be watched by people you’ve carefully selected
+WHY LIVE-STREAM A FUNERAL?
As we’ve seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, rules around gatherings and travel are in a constant state of flux. Live-streaming proceedings allow those not allowed to attend to at least pay their respects in some form.
Regardless of public health restrictions, those with health conditions, the elderly, and anyone immobile might not be able to attend the funeral in person.
Others who won’t be able to participate in proceedings include those with prior commitments, those who live too far away, or those who aren’t able to travel at short notice.
Whatever the reasons are for people being unable to physically attend the funeral, live streaming is the perfect way to keep them involved in the proceedings from afar.
After live-streaming the funeral, you’ll have a recording of the service to watch back whenever you please. Recordings can be an incredibly special keepsake to reflect on when the grief isn’t so raw and challenging to deal with. You can also use the recording to create on-demand viewings of the service for those unable to attend in person or online due to previous engagements or even different time zones.
+CONSIDERATIONS FOR LIVE STREAMING A FUNERAL
There is plenty to think about before live-streaming a funeral, and it’s easy to forget about the smaller details while in the middle of grieving and planning the other aspects of the event. Here’s a simple list of things you should keep in mind when deciding to live stream a funeral.
Different venues may have restrictions regarding what can and cannot be filmed, so it’s crucial to find out what your venue allows by way of filming. For example, crematoriums will have strict rules about where cameras can and cannot be positioned.
Another thing to consider is where to place cameras so that your online viewers have unobstructed views of the service. Make sure the cameras aren’t going to be blocked by people standing or walking around. You also want the cameras to be close enough to see exactly what’s going on without becoming a prominent presence.
Our London audio visual hire company has years of experience in live streaming all kinds of events, so we know how to work around tricky venue restrictions, ensure the stream is unobstructed for your online guests, and keep the recording equipment unobtrusive for the actual service.
+ASSESS THE TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES OF YOUR VENUE
For a live stream to not lag or drop, you need a reliable network that can handle the load of a high-quality stream. Funerals are often held in churches, some of which may not have Wifi or hardwired Ethernet. This is an issue for rural churches in particular.
So, find out what internet options your venue has in advance so that we can make a plan to keep the stream smooth and lag-free on the day of the event. We can stream using 4G/5G, but it’s essential to make sure there is good network signal strength.
+CONSIDER WHICH STREAMING PLATFORM IS THE BEST SOLUTION FOR THE FUNERAL
Choosing your streaming platform largely depends on the type of privacy control you want to have in place. If you go for one of the social media streaming tools, you might not have the option to keep the event limited to your loved one’s friends and family. Unfortunately, we live in a world of disgusting online trolls. The last thing you want is for them to show up during such an emotional time.
Paid-for platforms such as Vimeo have advanced features, including privacy control, social media integration, and customised players, which all give you greater control over the stream’s specific permissions. These options also allow you to create an on-demand keepsake of the funeral that will remain as private as you want it to.
+CONSIDER ANY ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT YOU MAY NEED TO HIRE
Consider whether your venue has adequate sound recording equipment for live streaming.
For example, some churches won’t have a decent microphone.
Others will use systems that aren’t well-suited live streaming equipment (often, the cables aren’t long enough on wired mics to reach the camera positions). The last thing you want is your in-person guests hearing everything correctly, while those watching along at home struggle to hear the heart-warming speeches, so the sound is your utmost priority.
Another issue you may run into is insufficient lighting in your venue. To have clear pictures of proceedings, you will need to have live streaming-specific lighting, which we can help you with.
In fact, we have all the equipment solutions you could possibly need, from wireless microphones to live-streaming lighting, ensuring clear visuals and crisp audio for your online guests.
+WHY CHOOSE ON TOUR EVENTS TO LIVE STREAMING YOUR FUNERAL
We industry-leaders when it comes to funeral streaming services in Surrey, London, and across the UK. Planning a funeral can be challenging. We can remove some of the stress by handling all the technical event production aspects for you.
Live streaming a funeral service is a tasteful way to keep the event accessible for all the family and friends who can’t be there in person.
On Tour Events has all the equipment you need to ensure your memorial service streams without lagging or dropping, has adequate lighting, and remains audible both in-person and online.
We are always here to answer any questions you may have regarding live streaming a funeral service. We promise to give you honest advice concerning the best, hassle-free solutions for your event during this challenging time.
Contact us today for a fast, no-obligation quote and to hand over the responsibility of getting this vital event online to the professionals.
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