Monday, March 30, 2020

03.30.2020 - Yonder Window Theatre Company livestream

On March 30th, Moore PA Hire produced a livestream for Yonder Window Theatre Company. Broadcast on Facebook, Youtube, and their website to premiere the director's cut recording of their latest show "The Dream Project 3.0, Montreal". Let's jump into this case study.

This was opportunity for our Production Bot to flex its muscles. The livestream consisted of premiering the hour long recording of the theatre show, complete with ad-breaks, followed by a 5 person panel answering questions fielded from their viewers on Facebook and Youtube. The director's cut recording and all the ad content was served from within the Production Bot via vMix. The 5 panelists joined via vMix Call. This involves them simply navigating to and entering a password provided by our TD. From there their webcam and microphone arrives in the Production Bot in NYC as camera input, ready to be mixed into the show like any other input. The panelists' laptop becomes their confidence monitor, with the feed being independently addressable by our TD. All "camera inputs" were combined into a supersource so all panelists can be seen and heard at the same time using "virtual sets" created by a combination of vMix and Moore PA Hire. From there we simply needed to add lower-third graphics and mix the audio.

The audio was mixed using (1) iPad Air 3 running vMix Virtual Control Surface.

The final element was grabbing questions left in the comments on Facebook and Youtube, and bringing them into our live production. For this we used vMix Social. The interface was operated by one of the panelists moderating the stream, while she was on the stream! While live, joining from Florida, she could send comments to the Production Bot which would arrive as a lower third ready for overlay, displaying the askers question, Facebook name, and profile photo.

In keeping with CDC guidelines on the Coronavirus Pandemic, Moore PA Hire designed a workflow that kept safety and social distancing at the core. The Production Bot and A1 were in NYC, the TD cut the show remotely from Florida, and the panelists joined from their own homes in Tampa, Montreal, and Mexico City.

Kindly click the link below to view a snippet of the livestream:
Kindly take a look at some photos below of the livestream:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

03.04-05.2020 HYDRA / CREFC at The New York Athletic Club

On March 4th and 5th Moore PA Hire provided audio, video, lighting, and multi-cam recording equipment and services for the CREFC conference at the New York Athletic Club.

For audio, we drove the show with the Yamaha QL-1 paired with the Yamaha Rio 1608. For microphones we provided (9) Shure MX418 podium mics, (2) Shure UR2 handheld microphones, and (2) Shure UR1 beltpacks with Shure MX185 lavalier microphones. For speakers we provided all L'Acoustics (8) 112P and (2) 108P.

For video we provided (2) LED Walls fed by (2) Novastar VX4S. We also provided (2) 82" Plasma Screens and (1) 70" plasma screen. To serve the content we provided (2) Macbook Pro 15" and our premier video rack featuring (1) Blackmagic Design Atem 2 M/E. We also provided all the converters and cabling necessary to build a discreet control centre at the back of house.

For multi-cam recording we employed our largest and most capable multi-cam rack featuring the Atem 2 M/E as well as (5) Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Studio Pro and (2) Blackmagic Design Smartcope Duo 4K. Also built into the rack is a UPS and Clearcom base station to distribute comm. to all necessary parties with (7) Clearcomm CC-300 headsets w/Clearcom 703 beltpacks. For IMAG and recording, we provided (4) Panasonic HE-130s controlled by our Panasonic RP-120 and Panasonic RP-50. We recorded all four ISOs as well as a director-s cut. To cut the whole show together we provided Atem 2 M/E advanced panel and Ikan AX20 studio monitor.

For lighting we provided (2) ETC Lustr Series 2 with EDLT lenses and (2) Impact Turtle Base C-Stands.

To keep the show running smoothly we provided (1) DSAN Perfect Cue Mini and (1) DSAN Limitimer Pro-2000.

Kindly take a look at our photos from the event below: