Live video production at the
Royal National College for the Blind
When The Royal National College for the Blind decided to film a ‘Live at the Chapel’ concert, they came to Jigsaw24 for help. After consulting with the college, our creative consultant, Rob Williams, took up the challenge and installed a full video production suite to help make sure the show was a success.
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Why did they come to us?
The college’s music department already had analogue mixing desks and digital audio recording equipment, but music programme coordinator Paul Read was clear about what the college still needed: “We wanted to add the ability to make live video recordings of artists’ performances and to create a live music television show like ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ or ‘Later with Jools Holland’.”
What did they need?
A video production suite (and camera setup) that would let them record live performances by music students and compile their own music show, ‘Live at the Chapel’.
How did we help?
We supplied the college with three Sony HD1000 cameras, as their manual focus meant that once a focus depth was set, a visually impaired student could operate the camera without having to worry about autofocus kicking in and ruining the shot. To enable the mixing and sharing of camera feeds, we provided a NewTek TriCaster PRO and Control Surface, giving students everything they needed to vision mix their own live broadcasts.
What were the benefits?
The students now have a versatile, accessible set of production tools that they can use to create their own programmes, which the college can then stream around campus or online. Multiple inputs and controls mean students can take different roles and develop a range of skills while working on video projects.
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Who are the Royal National College for the Blind?
The RNCB is the UK’s leading residential college for blind and partially sighted post-16 students. It offers over 60 practical and academic courses, and is the home of the Team GB Blind Football squad.