SXS Events, the event production company, successfully delivered all live production at the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards.
SXS Events took responsibility for all live production at the event, as well as delivering the highlights packages required for broadcasters. Coverage of the awards was required not only for big screens at the lunch event held at London’s Grosvenor House, but also as a broadcast ready package to be slotted into the following day’s programming.
David Grey, creative director at SXS Events, commented: “We have to strike the entire production in 90 minutes, and that includes clearing the floor post show, so in reality, it’s a 60 minute turnaround.
“We tackled this at the outset through our designs for both the awards’ set construction and a portable production, rack based system, built around Blackmagic Design. Putting the work in during the planning and design phase helped to streamline our rig and de-rig time considerably.”
Three URSA Broadcast cameras paired with Canon broadcast lenses captured the award ceremony, with a rack operator at FoH controlling two units at the rear of the room and one on the balcony. A third camera was shoulder mounted and positioned in the stage pit to provide close ups on the winners.
Grey concluded: “The TX was captured on HyperDeck Studio Pro, clipped immediately post show, and despatched out to ITV to be wrapped into its breakfast and daytime show. The URSA Broadcast has really found a place at the core of our productions. The image quality is stunning for our big screen live productions, and national broadcasters are then taking our event content and running it without batting an eyelid.”