June 2, 2010
Sharing information through seminars and panels is easy with an auditorium or classroom, but how to serve the countless career-minded professionals living outside of the major market areas? That issue has been addressed with the Foundation’s Live Stream program, an innovative online informational and educational system that brings Foundation seminars to participants everywhere, beyond an in-house audience and outward to those living outside of Los Angeles and New York.
Broadcast live through the Internet, the LifeRaft program’s utilization of Live Stream technology spearheaded this movement toward greater inclusion of the professional actors’ community. From January through April 2010, the SAG and SAG Foundation LifeRaft Live Stream: Full Stream Ahead program of business-of-acting seminars reached an extensive audience, indicating a jump of over %1,000 in viewership (from 1,600 to over 16,000 participants) over last year’s LifeRaft Live Stream Pilot Series over an equivalent period. The success of this technology, along with quality seminars, respected panelists and the facility of submitting questions in real time through email and twitter, has rendered virtually every actor’s Internet connection a venue for Foundation events. Moreover, the popularity of the Pilot Series has led to an expansion of the Live Stream experience to a variety of other Foundation offerings, including Special Events, Conversations and Voice-Over Seminars.
February’s Master Class with Roger Love was shared with actors/voice students everywhere
Live Stream Special Events have included a Master Class with Vocal Coach Roger Love, Hollywood vs. the Supreme Court with California Justice Eileen C. Moore and the current Back Stage at the SAG Foundation series of events coordinated with the inexhaustible actor’s resource magazine and website. A March event teamed LifeRaft with new media authority Tubefilter to present “Artistic Excellence in Web Television”, not only packing the SAG Foundation Actors Center with a full house but reaching over 72,000 viewers via Stickam, the online streaming social network, and LifeRaft Live Stream’s current business-of-acting June 2010 series shares knowledge through such seminars as The Art of Perseverance, An Evening with Feature Casting Directors and Crush It! Using Your Other 8 Hours to Monetize Your Art.
Details for participating in upcoming Live Stream events are available by accessing the Foundation website’s Live Stream Page, and as an added benefit to those we serve, all Live Stream seminars are archived for later viewing in the Live Stream Video Gallery.