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Published Wednesday 24 November 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

topic icon Live event filming for Super Trainer Live 2021

Stu has just returned from a 5 day event over the last weekend in Okehampton. He was filming the Zoom livestream converence for the annual Super Trainer Live event for Absolute Dogs.

in 2020, coronavirus restrictions forced the team at Absolute Dogs to cancel their plans to hold their event in front of a 500 strong audience in Torquay.
Instead they went online using Zoom to make the event happen in peoples homes instead.

In 2021, after last year worked so well, they decided to hold the event online again. At times just over 700 people were logged in viewing the live event on Zoom.

Stu was working with an events company, who built a stage complete with a large rear projected screen onto which they could project the live webcams of up to 98 participants at a time.
The participants were sent physical goodie boxes prior to the event, which included banners & paddles with graphics to hold up to their cam during the livestream and more.

STL 2021 livestream crew

Maniac Films provided three cameras, one manned, a static wide camera and a wireless roaming gimbal camera for specific events during the weekend. All three feeds were provided by a Sony a7s II cameras, using a Blackmagic monitor to convert the HDMI signal into an SDI output that could be fed into the mixer. The DJI Ronin-M gimbal was also fitted with a Teradek Bolt wireless transmitter to send the wireless signal to the desk.

The three camera feeds joined a birds-eye view from a bullet to provide the live action feed for the stream. This was backed up by graphics and mixed win with slides during presentations provided by the AV team behind the scenes.

The live stream was recorded and will be made available for participants to watch again, ideal for those who couldn't watch all 5 days.

Need crew for your live event? Get in touch with us as Maniac Films and we can discuss your needs and how we can help

STL 2021 behind the scenes

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