October 20, 2016

Transitioning From VOD to Live [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

Transitioning From VOD to Live TwitchCon 2016

For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 panel recap post.

VoD link: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconfrankerz/v/92636123?t=13m42s
FrankerZ Theater Day Three
Participants: Elspeth, MissMae, JonSandman

  • A lot of YouTubers came to Twitch 2 years ago when the ‘Youtube Apocalypse’ happened. This was when cutscenes and in-game music started to get copyrighted.
  • Twitch Clips have made it very easy to make quick YouTube videos.
  • Some of the differences between live streams and VODs (Videos on Demand):
    • VODs are easy to catch up on missed moments
    • VOD’s need editing, when you’re done with a live stream you are done with gameplay
    • Live streams are interactive
    • Live streams have more of a personal feel with your followers than YouTube has
    • A lot of people don’t like donation messages and thank you’s etc when watching a VOD so this is something you might want to edit out if you’re going to use it on YouTube.
    • Streaming on Twitch is a lot more laid back compared to YouTube, you start to care a little bit less about the way you look and how you behave.
    • On Twitch you only have about 10-20 seconds to grab someone’s attention, so it’s important to instantly grab a new person’s attention. On YouTube, this is less important.
  • When you start off streaming it’s important to bring in a little variation in your streams, especially early on. The later you start with this the harder it becomes to keep the same amount of viewers. You should try to get the viewers attached to you, not the game you play.
  • When it comes to getting access to things like review copies it helps to get a highlight reel of yourself. Don’t be afraid to contact them, showing initiative weighs a lot.
  • Companies have started to realize it is a lot cheaper to give out keys to content creators compared to buying ad-space on TV or radio.
  • There is a function on YouTube that will let your followers know that you are streaming. This helps to bring in your YouTube following to Twitch. Also, let people know you stream on Twitch at the end of your YouTube videos.

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