PBS | “America After Charleston”

  • Client PBS
  • Location Charleston, SC
  • Venue Circular Congressional Church
  • Deliverables
    • Pre-production site survey, planning and production budgeting
    • Logistical and technical production management, planning and staffing
    • Lighting, staging and FOH audio
    • Venue procurement, management and security
    • Procurement and engineering of all technical resources
    • Full video production staffing and management

Services Provided

PBS contracted BMG to produce a live-to-tape town hall broadcast, “America After Charleston”, hosted by PBS Newshour’s Gwen Ifill. The 60-minute special explored issues that had been recently brought to light after a shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. With two weeks’ lead-time, PBS turned to a trusted video production partner to tackle the project. BMG produced all technical aspects of the broadcast, including lighting, staging, technical support and logistics, broadcast consulting and operations, technical equipment procurement and video production crewing. The show was shot using 10 cameras in front of a live studio audience at the Circular Congregational Church in downtown Charleston, SC, built in 1892.

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