While Live X is used to the challenges of live production, the current envioronment certainly presents several unique challenges as brands look to virtual spaces to take the place of what had been in-person events.
Our Creative and Technical Director, Nick Walsh, recently spoke with Production Hub for their Pivot Point series which looks at what production professionals are doing during the current production climate to keep moving forward.
Nick touched on several topics, including his path to being involved in live production and what Live X has been doing to pivot in the current environment.
PH: What is going on with LiveX right now and what are clients asking for?
Nick Walsh: We are doing a lot - we're upgrading our facilities to be able to handle a lot of simultaneous remotes because all of our clients are trying to do their typical live events, but completely remotely. We've seen things from small studio shows trying to run a studio remotely, to live event teams that normally sell out convention centers trying to do their whole event remotely. It's been a really exciting challenge.
PH: Can you give me an example of a production that might have been a traditional multi-camera shoot and how it turned into a streaming thing?
Nick Walsh: We actually have a client who had their debate show canceled and we're working with them to see if we can do a debate remotely. It's a big psychological challenge because trying to do a traditional debate (with interruptions, etc.) over remote workflows. It will be difficult, but not impossible. I'm genuinely curious how our brains will adjust to being on Zoom and Skype, etc. - when we're on these calls we encounter more latency (or delay) than we have in normal life, so I wonder what it will be like when we're back to having face to face conversations.
Be sure to read the entire interview with Nick about all the latest from Live X over on Production Hub's site.