DIY Workshop – Video Recording/Streaming with OBS

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is free and open source software that can be used for video recording and streaming. It allows you to capture and mix multiple sources including your desktop, record picture-in-picture, or live switch between scenes. It’s also easy to stream to YouTube, Facebook, and other streaming platforms.

In this workshop, you’ll be able to get hands on experience with OBS. You’ll learn how to capture your desktop, microphone, and/or webcam. You’ll also learn how to use picture-in-picture and how to set up a livestream to YouTube. Please bring a laptop with Open Broadcaster Software or OBS already installed. If your computer does not have a built-in webcam or microphone, please bring an external USB microphone or webcam if you have it. If not, the UCF Library has some USB microphones available to rent and we will have a couple extra webcams available.

If you cannot download OBS, we will have a few computers available with the software already loaded. You will walk away from this workshop with at least one video recording. Be ready with some ideas of a video you’d like to record.

Your Instructor – Arianna Davis

Arianna holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications-Electronic Media from the University of North Florida and is currently pursuing her M.S. in Digital Forensics at the University of Central Florida. Arianna has always enjoyed all things involving media and technology from videography to video games. She started gaining experience in media production from a young age and decided to pursue a career that would directly align with her passions. In 2013, she began working at the Florida Institute of Technology as the Media Production Manager I for the Continuing Education department where she created videos in a studio environment for their online courses. In 2015, she was promoted to Media Production Manager II for the Information Technology department where she managed instructional video operations on campus as well as live events and digital signage. In 2017, she headed inland to work for UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning as a Web Project Manager Assistant. She now works for the Office of Instructional Resources as the Faculty Multimedia Manager at UCF.