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How a Small Stage Can Help with Streaming and What You Need to Consider When Buying One

October 15, 2020

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Even though in-person gatherings have resumed in some instances, there are still a lot of events that are continuing to be streamed online. The expectation is that as we continue to move forward, these events will still be streamed even after we get back to normal.

Since this is the case, it’s important to make sure your streaming set-up is as good as it can be to provide the best experience possible for your viewers. In recent weeks, we’ve talked about the importance of using camera platforms for your stream. You can check out that article here.

This time around we’re going to talk about how using a small portable stage can help and the things you need to consider when buying one.

To start, using a small stage will help by optimizing your sightlines. It will create an uninterrupted view from the camera to the performance area so that none of your equipment on the ground will be in the way. It will also give the area a much more professional looking appearance as opposed to just using the floor.

What type of event is it?

You need to consider what type of event or activity will be happening on the stage. This is probably the number one factor when making a purchase decision.

Are you going to be making announcements or press conferences from it? Are you going to be using it for teaching classes like painting or some other art form? Are you going to be using it to demo products for your own company?

Each use case may require something a little bit different from the stage surface to the size of the stage.

Some events may require more movement than others, so in that case you’d need to have a platform that’s a little bit larger.

It’s best to talk to an expert to make sure you’re getting the best product for your specific needs.

How often will you need to set-up and take down the stage?

Will you need to set-up and take down the stage often or will you be able to leave it up for extended periods of time?

If you’ll need to handle it frequently, it’s best to make sure the equipment you get is easy to set-up. Certain products are able to set-up easier than others. For example, a foldable stage riser like what’s shown in the image below will be easier than a demountable system.

If you have a larger set-up crew, you can use a demountable system because you’ll have the resources needed to set it up or take it down as often as needed. If you have a crew of just a couple people, a folding riser will be your best choice.

stage riser

You also need to consider storage space. When your stage isn’t set-up where will you keep it. Make sure you have enough room for the type of system you’re going to buy.

How big is your space?

How large is the room that you’re going to be filming in? The size of the stage needs to make sense with the size of the room. You should make sure you’re only capturing the stage and performance area in the camera.

Also take into consideration the height of the room. If there is a low ceiling, you’re going to need a lower height platform.

What accessories do you need?

Accessories are the final piece to the puzzle. Will you need steps to get onto the stage or guardrails to ensure safety once you’re on it? These are just a couple of example. There also options for skirting, ramps, backdrops, and more.

These accessories can help both with functionality and can give the space a finished, professional look.


Not matter what your situation is when it comes to all the things mentioned above, you need to get the equipment that’s going to best fit your specific and unique needs. The best way to ensure you’re getting just that, is to talk to one of our experts.

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