Our live production division was contracted by the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) to provide technical execution of a live virtual town hall, titled “HIV is Not a Crime.” The production was engineered using a REMI workflow, meaning the show’s host and guests all contributed to the program remotely from their homes. The 60-minute program streamed live to YouTube and Facebook.
At-home talent kits were sent to the show host, Sunny Hostin, and guests in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, and Boston. Each at-home production package included a camera, microphone, IFB, monitor with program return monitor, and lighting kit. Feeds were sent back via IP using LiveU Smart and existing internet connections at each talent location.
Broadcast Management Group utilized its REMI control room in Las Vegas, NV, as the project’s technical backbone. All remote feeds were brought back to our Las Vegas control room where the show was switched, the audio was mixed, and all content was recorded. Graphics integration (via Xpression) took place remotely, as did live streaming and encoding, live captioning, line producing and directing. The producers and director received a multiview return feed and access to our comms system via Unity Intercom interfaced into BMG’s RTS System.
In addition to the program’s technical execution, our creative services division created the graphics package for the program and co-developed the run-of-show for the 60-minute program.
Team members were geographically located in Las Vegas, Chicago, DC, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Indianapolis.