Stage Layouts & Tile Controls

Last updated on August 9, 2021

Stage Areas

As indicated in the diagram below, there are four primary stage areas where a tile might be positioned. Each individual person, presentation, or video on stage is within what’s referred to as a tile.

 
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Here’s a written description of each area:

  • Main Stage – The most central position on the stage. Tiles on the main stage will be given the majority of the visual focus.
  • Stage Left – Located to the left of the main stage. Tiles here will be smaller than those on the main stage.
  • Wing – Tiles in the wing are audible but not visible to attendees. A host or speaker may choose to remain in the wing while presenting slides on stage. The wing can also be used as a holding area until it’s time for hosts, guest speakers, or a presentation to join the main stage.
  • Pinned – A pinned tile will be moved to the bottom right corner of the stage. This area is ideal for sign language interpreters or presenters who prefer this position over stage left or the wing. A pinned tile will stay in this position no matter what other adjustments are made to the stage until it is manually moved to another location.

Tile Controls

There are many versatile stage layouts possible within a Crowdcast event. You can send people and presentation tiles to the audience-hidden wing above the stage, move tiles to stage left, pin a tile to the bottom right corner, and spotlight a tile to fill the entire stage. Hover over each tile on the stage to see the available tile controls that make these stage layouts possible.

 
 

Here’s a written description of each tile control:

  • Arrows – The arrows will move a tile to the indicated stage position (left stage, main stage, or wing).
  • Pin – A pinned tile will be anchored to the bottom right corner of the stage. This is ideal for sign language interpreters but may also be a preferred location for a presenter. A pinned tile will stay pinned no matter what other stage adjustments are made. The pinned tile must be moved to another stage location in order to become unpinned.
  • Focus – A focused tile will remain on the main stage in large format while all other tiles will become smaller and relocate to stage left.
  • Spotlight – A spotlighted tile will fill the entirety of the stage. All other tiles will be automatically moved to the wing.
  • Remove from stage – This allows you to remove a tile from the stage.
 

Watch the video below for a demo of the available stage layouts and controls:

 
 

Questions or suggestions? Email us at support@crowdcast.io. Happy Crowdcasting! 🎥

 
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