Funeral Live Streaming

We are funeral live streaming specialists based in Surrey, serving London and the entire South East including Kent, Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire. We help families to connect around the globe during times of bereavement. We are a creative and hard-working team and we are more than happy to provide individual solutions to each family. Our funeral live streaming packages start at £495.

Hearse arriving at cemetery during funeral live stream in Surrey
Bowing in front of the coffin
Picture of coffin seen between two mourners

Who needs funeral live streaming?

We have worked with many families who were looking for a way to include online guests at the funeral of their loved ones. Often, these guests are located overseas or aren’t mobile enough to attend in person. Funeral live streaming may sound unusual at first, but attending funerals online is actually becoming quite common, even after the COVID-19 lockdown period.   We offer bespoke packages ranging from single-camera streaming services to complex, yet unobtrusive multi-camera-multi-location funeral live streaming productions.

What does a funeral live stream look like?

A funeral live stream enables remote guests – anywhere where there is an internet connection – to watch the funeral online in real-time. It’s like a private TV broadcast, and of course, everything is recorded and can be watched again after the ceremony. Our service is very discreet, we are not showing any close-up shots of the faces of mourners (mostly over-the-shoulder perspectives). We work closely with others involved (funeral directors, priests, churchwardens, musicians, etc.) to ensure everything goes smoothly on the day.

Multicam Funeral Live Streaming Examples

How our funeral live streaming service works

In order to produce high-end funeral live streams, we use state-of-the-art professional cameras, audio recording and broadcasting equipment. The quality we produce is comparable to streamed television programmes. We are 100% self-sufficient and even bring four mobile internet connections with us. All of our equipment is mobile and can be set up at almost every location.

What we use on location

  • Streamed via 4x 4G connections ‘bonded’ together (extremely powerful transmission system)
  • State-of-the-art broadcast-quality cameras
  • Single-camera or multi-camera (up to six cameras) options are available
  • Professional wireless lapel microphones for priests/celebrants
  • Wireless shotgun microphone in front of the lectern for readings etc.
  • Room microphones for hymns and additional spot microphones for musicians etc

What you see at home

  • Watch the funeral online from anywhere in realtime
  • Private Link, no need to install any software
  • Unobtrusive, over-the-shoulder perspective avoiding faces for mourners
  • Unlimited funeral live stream viewers (some of my streams had over 1000 connected devices)
  • Recorded live stream available online indefinitely, easy download function for your personal archive
  • full HD (1080p) resolution

Single-Cam Funeral Live Streaming Examples

One operator with one camera follows the procession to one or multiple locations

Frequently asked questions

Funeral live streaming has only been around for a few years and has dramatically gained popularity during the 2020-2022 lockdown periods. Still, chances are that you haven’t seen a funeral live stream yet. If you would like to speak to us in person, please feel free to give us a call on 07939 275169 – we are happy to answer your questions over the phone.

Do we need to provide an internet connection on location?

Not at all. For all our funeral live stream productions we use the same system that TV journalists use when broadcasting on the go. It’s a very clever system that uses four mobile 4G internet connections in parallel. It breaks the live stream data up into four smaller chunks, and transmits all data in parallel to our servers, where it gets stitched back together into one seamless live stream – and all of this happens almost instantly. Practically this means that we have four times the data throughput of a normal phone connection on location. Considering the fact that in most cases even a single connection has ample bandwidth for HD video live streaming it is very likely that we can produce a full-quality funeral live stream even at challenging locations. Only in extreme situations – if there is literally no mobile reception at all (which is very rare) – we would have to record the funeral locally (which we always do as a backup anyway) and upload the recording afterwards.

What are the benefits of funeral live streaming?

Our funeral live streaming service enables you to invite anybody across the globe to watch – all they need is an internet connection. Distant family members or friends, who otherwise might not attend, will appreciate the ease with which they can watch the ceremony remotely. As our funeral live streams are also recorded online, they are available to rewatch immediately after the service. This means friends and families in different time zones can watch the funeral at a time of their convenience. Often, in the 24 hours after the ceremony, we can see a spike in international online visitors.

We are all different, and family celebrations give us a chance to express ourselves. Whether it’s the wish of a loved one or a new way of celebrating that person’s life, a film, whether streamed live or video filmed can bring comfort to families. Live streaming a funeral online can include remote guests who might otherwise not be able to attend.

The final goodbye at the grave during funeral in Berkshire
Children at grave of their grandmother at live streamed funeral in Kent
Placing flowers and soil onto the grave during funeral live stream

Add-ons

Over the years we have refined and expanded our live streaming services. In addition to streaming the church service to friends and family members around the world, we can also display live or pre-recorded contributions from remote participants in the church and other locations. We can help to bring families together from around the world by offering interactive two-way funeral live streaming solutions.

Two-Way Zoom connection (Add-on)

As an optional add-on, we are able to produce complex funeral video live streams with two-way Zoom integration. We set up a large plasma screen in the church, on which we can display remote speakers via video call. This way, family members are able to actively take part in the ceremony from around the world in real-time, contributing readings, prayers, songs and eulogies.

Pre-recorded Tributes (add-on)

Similarly, we can play back prerecorded videos or slideshows during the ceremony on our large plasma screen, which will also be fed full screen into the live stream.

Pre-recorded tribute during funeral live stream
Two-way funeral live stream with Zoom integration
Remote readings via Zoom during funeral live stream
Funeral live streaming via Zoom from central London

Photography and Highlight Video

In addition to funeral live streaming, we also offer funeral photography and funeral videography. These services can be produced either by the live stream operator, or – for even more coverage – by additional shooters. Please talk to us for more information. We are more than happy to offer you a bespoke production.

Funeral Videography

The difference between funeral live streaming and funeral videography is that live streams are one continuous take from the start of the broadcast to the end. Any camera movement is broadcasted live and therefore should be kept to a minimum. Non-live filming is completely different in this regard. When producing non-live content the shooter can move around freely and quickly, start and stop the recording as needed and even shoot slow-motion footage. Later in the editing process, the footage and sound recordings can be overlayed creatively in order to produce an emotional piece that takes full advantage of non-linear filming. Please have a look here to find out more.

Funeral Photography

Funeral Photography is becoming increasingly popular. Still pictures can tell entire stories in a single frame – captured forever. We offer funeral photography in two options: firstly, the live stream operator can shoot a few stills while running the live stream, or, secondly, an additional shooter concentrates on still images exclusively. We shoot photographs in an extremely discreet way. We use long lenses to photograph from a comfortable distance and our cameras are completely silent (no click). Please get in touch so we can show you a few examples or have a look here to find out more.

Shot of cemetery in North London during funeral live streaming production
Detail shot of beautiful flower at grave
Graves at cemetery in South London shot during funeral live stream production

What to expect

We have established this funeral live streaming business in order to offer a high-end, personal, reliable and discreet service to families in London and the South East who are going through a difficult time of grief. We are proud of the hundreds of successful streams we have produced and the extremely positive feedback we have received. Every project is important to us, and we take great care to understand the needs of each individual client.

What does funeral live streaming generally capture?

With our multi-camera option, we start the funeral live stream about 15min before the service. During this time we can show a pre-produced photo slideshow (included) – a wonderful way to bridge the waiting time. All our cameras are mounted on tripods. All our gear will be stationary throughout the service. We are not moving around; we avoid any nuisance. One of our cameras is equipped with an extremely long zoom lens to get a great close-medium shot of the speaker/celebrant even from across the room.

How does the funeral live streaming booking process work?

We’ll start with a consultation over the phone, WhatsApp or Zoom. Once you have decided which solution or package is best for you, we will send you a personalised link to our booking system. You can confirm the booking and pay the 20% deposit with just a few clicks. We always confirm receipt of everything. Once you have uploaded a photo of the deceased person we will create your personalised viewing page. All you have to do is forward this link to the remote guests.

Do you liaise with all relevant partners?

A few days before the funeral, we will introduce ourselves to your funeral directors, the church and priest, musicians and anybody else who will play an important role during the funeral. It is important that everybody involved knows that we are there to ensure a smooth and unobtrusive service. Creating a meaningful and respectful funeral is a team effort by many partners.

What happens on the day of the funeral?

We typically arrive about two hours beforehand to set up and get acquainted with the location. We place wireless microphones at strategic places such as the lectern, pulpit, and in front of the musicians/organ. We also have wearable microphones for the priest or celebrant. For our multi-cam package, we place several wireless mini cameras in the room to show the service from multiple angles.  Your funeral video live stream will start and end with a still frame including the name (and photo if you like) and funeral date of the deceased or, if you prefer, with a photo slideshow made to beautiful music. We wear dark and respectful clothes to blend in.

How do I access and view the funeral live stream?

Before the funeral, we will send you a private link (hidden from Google) that you can share with all remote guests. There is no limit to the number of people who can watch it at the same time. Also, the funeral live stream will work on practically any PC, laptop, tablet, smart TV or smartphone.

Can I rewatch the funeral live stream after the funeral?

Straight after the funeral, the live stream window becomes a normal video player. You can re-watch the funeral again as often as you like. The funeral live stream video will remain online indefinitely and you are more than welcome to save a copies at no charge for your personal archive. We never ever delete any footage and we are happy to assist you in accessing and downloading the recording even in the years to come.

Which areas do you cover?

Our funeral live streaming business is based in Surrey and most of our funeral live streaming bookings are in the South East including London, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire. Occasionally, we travel further, but we would have to speak about additional travel expenses.

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