Set up – Done! Australian Brass Band Nationals 2014

Hi Loyal Viewers,

Great news! Most of the live stream set up is completed in the main venue. You’re in for a treat of a live broadcast… I’ve got 3 cameras set up (and I might put another 2 up tomorrow if I feel motivated), as well as some lovely studio microphones, and a blisteringly fast internet connection.

I’ve also spent most of the day on my hands and knees gaffer taping cables across the auditorium… the ERPAC Theatre is a massive venue! A good 40m from the back of the hall at my control point to the front of stage – where I’ve placed a camera that I’m sure you’ll all enjoy…

The secondary venue – the McElligott Theatre – isn’t set up just yet… I didn’t get time today before the venues closed up. So, my plan is to head over tomorrow in between some of the junior concert bands to set up some microphones and a static camera shot. The McElligott Theatre is much smaller than the ERPAC Theatre… It’s a much more intimate setting where the audience can get up much more close and personal with the competing bands.

Things You Need to Know:

  1. There will be 2 concurrent live streams happening for the duration of the competition.
  2. The broadcast times have been published. I will update with the band orders tomorrow afternoon, once that information is in the public domain following program sales.
  3. You’ll have the best at-home viewing experience if you can plug your computer into your TV (probably via a HDMI cable). Most Apple computers have a thunderbolt -> HDMI adaptor, and PCs have all sorts of interesting connections. If you get stuck, try asking an intelligent relative
  4. The live feed will also be sent to TVs in the venues, so you can keep track of who is on stage as you check out the various trade displays
  5. Tomorrow I’ll be streaming junior concert bands from 8am… I haven’t had a chance to soundcheck my microphones with a full band, so please tune in to enjoy the music and give me critical feedback on microphone placement!

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