If there’s a name to know in live streaming, it’s Royce Hildreth. From handling mammoth projects like streaming the release of gaming giants like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 World Wide Premier to over 750k people and Destiny 2 World Premier to 650k people, Royce has first-hand experience live streaming large events. He’s also live-streamed intense, action-oriented events like the Baja races and the World War 1 Memorial in Washington DC.
He’s been in the industry for many years, and in that time, he has live-streamed stars such as Celine Dion for her Courage Tour announcement and Oprah Winfrey for a 7000 invite-only audience before technology like Zoom and Teams was even a thing.
So, how does one navigate the intricate world of client expectations, technological advancements, and the unpredictable nature of live events? Royce’s recipe is a mix of meticulous planning and unwavering commitment.
• Communication is key. Understand your client’s vision, and treat every project, no matter how small, as if it’s their Super Bowl.
• In a domain where technology can make or break an event, stay ahead of the curve and be prepared for any contingency. For some projects, Royce and his team begin testing equipment up to 6 months in advance, as was the case for the Call of Duty livestream.
• As technology continues to improve, live streaming becomes easier so long as you learn and master all the new tools that come out. For Royce, Starlink technology has made major events like the Baja 500 possible thanks to this technology.
For a deeper dive into Royce’s world and a treasure trove of live-streaming wisdom, tune into the full episode. You can learn more about Royce’s live-streaming services on his website: https://www.hildrethmedia.com/