Welcome to the user manual for the new UpStage, rebuilt and relaunched in October 2021!
This manual is intended for anyone who wishes to create and present cyberformances (live online performances) using UpStage. There is also information for audiences, to help you have the best possible experience.
The first section, UpStage, provides a background to the platform, its history and community. There is some general technical information, and you can learn about the team and how to get involved in the UpStage community.
Tips for Audience are included in the next section; this is also useful for Players (artists, creators) to know what tools and possibilities the audience has in UpStage, and how your audience will experience your cyberformance.
The Media Management section describes how to upload and manage media including graphics, animations and audio files which can then be assigned to your stage to use in performances.
The Live Stage is where performances are created and presented; the first Live Stage section gives an overview of how the Stage functions, and the second Live Stage section explains the on-stage tools that allow real-time manipulation of your uploaded media as well as live drawing, live text and audio-visual streams.
There is a section dedicated to streaming, which explains how to optimise your stream and further explore the creative use of live streams.
The Admin section explains tools that are available to players with admin status, to manage other players and the configuration of the UpStage instance.
We hope this manual helps you to use and have fun in UpStage. If there is something missing or unclear, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.