How to - enjoy our screenings at home

  1. To watch the film, you must first reserve a ticket
  2. You can reserve a free ticket for our upcoming screening of Willow and Wind HERE
  3. Once you have reserved your ticket you will be sent a password
  4. The password gives you access to watch the film and also register to watch the post-screening discussion
  5. The film will be live on our SCREENINGS AT HOME page from Sunday 10 May at 6:30pm, at which point you will be able to input your password and start watching the film

Please read our tips below to help you achieve the best quality and stability for your screening at home

screenings at home - Recommendations

  1. We strongly recommend using Google Chrome. We have found Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Safari to be less reliable for streaming films.
    • To download Chrome on your computer or to get the latest update click here
    • Or search ‘Google Chrome’ in the App Store / Play Store if you are using a phone or tablet
  2. The film will become available to watch at 6:30pm on Sunday 10 May on our SCREENINGS AT HOME page. Please refresh your browser at that time and the video player will appear.
  3. We encourage you to watch the film in full-screen mode by hovering your cursor over the video window and clicking the  symbol that appears in the bottom-right corner.
  4. The stream is available in up to 1080p quality, which you can opt for by hovering your cursor over the video window and clicking the symbol that appears. Please note your internet speed may not accommodate seamless viewing at 1080p. 
  5. Issues such as looping and lagging are most often sorted by refreshing the page.
  6. To improve the strength of your internet connection, try to limit the number of devices connected to the router you are using. We also recommend closing all other windows, programmes and apps on the device you are using to watch the film.
  7. It can help to bring your device closer to your router if you find your internet connection is poor.
  8. If the film unexpectedly stops playing, please check your internet connection and try restarting your router.
  9. Please note the quality of the stream is sometimes affected by variables beyond our control.
  10. A discussion panel can be found lower down our SCREENINGS AT HOME page, where you are invited to watch our live post-screening discussion and connect with other viewers. Please see our tips below for watching the live discussion.

post-screening discussion - Recommendations

  1. Crowdcast works best when using Google Chrome.
    • To download Chrome on your computer or to get the latest update click HERE
    • Or search ‘Google Chrome’ in the App Store / Play Store if you are using a phone or tablet
  2. To register, first input the password that you received when you booked your film ticket, then input your email address. 
  3. The live stream will commence 10 minutes early at 8:20pm, allowing you to settle in and test that the stream itself is working.
  4. We would love for you to join our post-screening discussion live, but you can also watch a replay of the discussion if you missed the live version. This will be available on our SCREENINGS AT HOME page from Monday 11 May.

FURTHER QUESTIONS

What is a communal watch?

    • For our ‘communal watch’ we will all stream the film individually, but start watching at the same time (6:30pm).
    • It’s just like watching any other film on YouTube or Vimeo, only we will all be watching (roughly) in tandem
    • This means that if you have any technical problems, you will be able to refresh the page or allow the film to buffer and not miss anything
    • You can also watch the film in full even if you arrive a little late, and there will be time for a break and a cuppa before our live discussion starts at 8:30pm

Can I still watch the film even if I miss the communal watch?

    • Yes, the film will continue to be available to watch until Sunday 17 May at 6pm.
    • You can reserve a ticket and watch the film at any point during the week (you must reserve a ticket to get the password to watch the film).
    • You can also watch a replay of our live post-screening discussion. This will be available on our SCREENINGS AT HOME page from Mon 11 May.

What is Crowdcast?

    • Crowdcast is a live video platform for webinars, Q & As, courses and online conferences.
    • You don’t need to pay to use Crowdcast and you can access it via a browser on your laptop/computer or via your phone. You will just be asked for your ticket password and your email address in order to register.

Will I be seen or heard during the post-screening discussion on Crowdcast?

    • By default you will not be seen or heard during the live discussion, but you will be able to contribute thoughts and questions by typing in the chat window.
    • Once you have registered, you will have instant access to the event, where the discussion will ‘go live’. If you are new to Crowdcast, you can click ‘Show me the tour’ to see how it works.
    • If you have any trouble watching the live discussion, you can always watch a replay afterwards. This will be accessible from Mon 11 May via the discussion window on our SCREENING AT HOME page.

For further queries and troubleshooting please contact our Screening Programme Coordinator: emma@campleline.org.uk