If you are planning a memorial service after your loved one’s cremation services White Oak, TX, you might be interested in live streaming it. While this was a popular thing to do during the larger Covid-19 waves when gathering restrictions were in place, this option has continued to stay strong. One reason is that is gives those guests who may be unable to travel due to distance or health a chance to virtually attend the service.
If you are wanting to livestream your loved one’s memorial service, keep reading as we share how as well as best practices to ensure a smooth service.
With just about everyone having a Facebook account, this is by far the most popular social media channel to do a livestream on. To run the livestream as well as view it, all guests must have a Facebook account. If they do not have one, setting one up is easy and just takes a few minutes.
Step 1. Log into Facebook on the account you wish to use. Also make sure the person filming the service is logged into the correct account.
Step 2. Click on “Live”. You should see three options listed under “What’s on your mind?” These options consist of “live”, “photo”, and “check in”. This is where you would select “live”.
Step 3. Determine who you would like to invite. This is selecting who will have access to your video. Of course you can leave it open to everyone but many people prefer to have it shown only to those who they invite.
There are a few things that you should do to ensure the livestream runs as smoothly as possible. One of these is to make sure to test any equipment and technology before the actual event. This could mean testing internet connections to make sure they are fast enough as well as testing equipment such as video cameras and/or microphones.
Another thing you should do is figure out and coordinate everything well in advance. This can be done with the help of the cremation provider or with someone from the location where the memorial service will take place.
A big decision you will need to keep in mind is deciding on who will be filming the service. Since the goal is to make sure it is filmed in a good way for those who are livestreaming to be able to see everything that is going on, you want to pick someone who is tech savvy and knows how to work a camera. Also, keep in mind that if someone is grieving, they may less suited to do this job since their focus may be elsewhere. If you do not have a friend or family member who could do this job, consider hiring an outside person.
If you would like more information on cremation services White Oak, TX or how to livestream a service, please give us a call anytime as we are always here to help.