Livestreaming Guidelines

Thank you for agreeing to be a part of an All We Can livestream. We’re so grateful for your kindness, and your support for those living in some of the world’s poorest communities. Below is some helpful guidance to ensure your livestream goes well. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the member of the All We Can team who organised your appearance.

How will your video be used?

Your video will be streamed across All We Can’s Facebook, YouTube Channel and on Twitter. After the initial livestream, it will then remain visible for watching again on All We Can’s Facebook and YouTube. All We Can may also re-share content from your video at a later date where relevant, including but not limited to: accompanying blogs, on social media, or in additional future streams.

How to set up your camera

All We Can uses a platform called Streamyard to host their livestreams. Where possible, please wear earphones/buds when on the livestream, as this achieves a better sound quality. The team will give you a thorough run through of what to expect while using Streamyard prior to going live. It is very intuitive and easy to use.

It is helpful to have a relatively neutral background when livestreaming, with a few points of interest. The background in Matt Forsyth’s (All We Can’s Churches & Volunteers Officer) office is a great example.

Matt Forsyth, All We Can's Churches and Volunteers Officer, pictured during a 1.17 livestream

Aim to have the camera at roughly the level of your eyebrows, and try to look at the camera lens as much as possible during the stream – this helps create the feeling of eye-contact for the viewer.

When lighting the room, try to avoid lights or windows behind you, as this can make the image very dark or make you appear silhouetted.

Avoid background music playing in your location – for example, if you were streaming from a coffee shop playing music, or had music playing in the next room, if All We Can doesn’t have permission to share that particular piece of music and it became clearly audible at any point during the stream, we could be found in breach of copyright.

Security Guidelines

• Please be aware of your video background. Please ensure nothing is visible which discloses personal information – for example, telephone numbers or your address. You might also like to ensure any valuables are not visible.
• Be careful not to disclose any personal information during the stream – for example, by telling viewers your address.
• Be careful if you were to hold (for example) your mobile phone up to the webcam/screen not to display anybody’s personal details (e.g. their number) or a picture of someone who has not agreed to feature in the livestream.
• Make sure your webcam is secure and couldn’t fall off (or if using an inbuilt webcam on a laptop, make sure you don’t close the lid on the laptop at any point) so that revealing information, notes you may have on your desk which you don’t wish to share, etc. are not visible during the stream.
• Try to avoid having windows or open doors in the back of your shot, especially if in a public space or a building where others could walk past. Not only is this distracting, but they may not wish to be included in the livestream!
• If a minor – for example, your child – is appearing alongside you during this broadcast, please let All We Can know in advance of the stream going live. There is specific guidance around featuring children in a broadcast that we can share with you.