Broadcast Management Group provided the overall execution of the Netflix interview show Geeked. This was the first of a series of interview shows for the high-profile original Netflix series. The show included interviews from actors John Cho, Daniella Pineda, Elena Satine and Alex Hassell in studio, along with the show runner André Nemec. Fellow cast member, Mustafa Shakir, was brought in remotely from New York.
The show was hosted by Erica Ishii. BMG provided lighting design as well as all technical equipment and installation. Equipment included 5 Grass Valley LDX 86 WorldCam broadcast cameras, teleprompter, set monitors, state of the art REMI broadcast facilities, and BMG’s REMI Mobile Unit Two. Staffing included director, line producer, production management and full technical staff.
Geeked is an after-show format developed by Media.Monks for Netflix. This is a series of hosted after shows on some of Netflix’s biggest original titles. The format includes high powered graphics designed by the Media.Monks team, a cast interview on a studio set close to where the series is being produced. The BMG team worked closely with Media.Monks and Netflix to ensure the studio taping captured the quality, look and compelling content fans are looking for.
The production was shot with 5 LDK 86 WorldCam cameras, teleprompter, wireless audio microphones and IFBs, New York remote interview set up, set monitors and utility unit. BMG’s award-winning entertainment director, Todd Mason, directed the broadcast from BMG REMI Mobile Unit 2 in Hollywood, and signals were sent back to BMG’s REMI Broadcast Hub in Las Vegas. On location was the BMG director, stage manager, audio team, video engineer, EIC, tech manager, production manager, lighting director along with the utilities, camera, and lighting crews. The line producer and Xpression Operator worked remotely from Chicago. The following crew was located at the BMG Las Vegas REMI Broadcast Hub: EIC, transmission’s engineer, technical director, A-1, playback op and teleprompter operator.
BMG used 5 channels of TVU to encode cameras at Goya Studios in Hollywood back to the BMG Las Vegas Hub. For decoding, BMG used 2 LU 4000’s at the BMG Las Vegas Hub and 1 LU 4000 at Goya Studios that provided the directors multiview, program return and teleprompter. The Las Vegas Hub used 3 LU 610 to send out the multiview, return program and prompter feeds.