Friday, July 3, 2009

Event Video Production

Behind the Screens

This isn't your father's convention video, with a few slide projectors, and a couple big TV screens.

It's massive, wall sized screens, sometimes five or more of them, displaying images from a half-dozen broadcast quality cameras, multimedia elements and perhaps a few live satellite downlinks. And it's big business.

Grand Ballroom

A/V porn

With a small army of technicians and miles of power and video cables and sophisticated lights and projectors (with bulbs that cost as much as a new car), today's event multimedia productions deliver an immersive experience for the attendees.

Command and control

Setting up the projection screens

Operating camera for these events is a kick. It's really a live TV show, more akin to something CNN or Oprah would do, but only ever to be seen by the select couple thousand in attendance.

We Lead

Rehearsal 2

A recent production featured a satellite link to an operating room where the doctors performing heart surgery were in live consultation with doctors in the audience via audio and video links. Amazing, indeed.

Wide eyes B&W

(all photos via iPhone) ©Brad Kelly 2009


Steve said...

Love it. Fun photos.

BradKellyFilms said...

Thanks, Steve. I've been enjoying your Thailand and PNG photos, too!