Last week On Screen Creations were tasked with their biggest challenge yet, to co-ordinate and produce the Guernsey Sporting Achievement Awards 2022. The challenge from the Guernsey Sports Commission was a welcome invitation given our Director was part of the full time staff team between 2008 – 2011, serving as their Marketing & Admin Officer, where one of the events he helped promote was this very awards ceremony.
The task was simple, to co-ordinate all the audio and visual provision at their event and to ensure that the sporting stars, gathered at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, could all enjoy the various awards and formalities taking place. However, they wanted this year’s event to be live-streamed to their website. We gladly accepted the invitation late last year and began planning the biggest AV deployment in our history.
At 6.30pm on Thursday 12th January 2023 we counted down the production cues for the team delivering the event at Beau Sejour. It was a proud moment as months of planning had all come to this, and once the ceremony had begun there was no stopping, as lights were cued, music was played and various videos were enjoyed by the audience watching in person as well as online. We oversaw a team of 4 technicians helping to produce the show, who each took on a particular role that included lighting, sound, vision or manning the follow camera within the venue.
The new piece of hardware, utilised earlier in the week, was put to the test as we utilised six of the video inputs on the device. Four live cameras were deployed within the venue for the livestream and they were complemented with a view of the shortlisted nominees and some dynamic graphics playing at the beginning and end of the broadcast. A sound feed from all microphones within the venue, and walk on music for each of the winners, was supplied to us, so everyone watching the livestream had the same, if not better, experience watching online.
12 awards were presented on the night to the winners, the majority of whom were present at the event. However, as with most of the events held featuring sports stars most of which are competing professionally, the main winner wasn’t present. We worked closely with the local media ahead of the event to obtain an interview with the winner the day before the event, and successfully integrated the supplied interview video into the running order for the night.
We personally chose all of the winners’ walk on music, worked closely alongside representatives from the Sports Commission in the lead up to the event, ensured viewers could enjoy the awards ceremony remotely and enjoyed the many compliments post event from attendees who had enjoyed the night. Hopefully this will become part of our year’s event calendar and we can’t wait to begin planning the event celebrating the sporting achievements in 2023. Sit back, relax and watch the full recording of the livestream below.
- Sony FS5 & GM100-400mm Lens
- Sony Z90
- Sony PXW-Z100
- Sony FDR AX53
- Satchler Flowtech Tripod & Manfrotto 504HD Head
- Teradek Bolt Wireless Transmitter
- Rode NTG4+ & Rodelink Kit
- Sennheiser AVX microphone kit
- Final Cut Pro X
- Guernsey, Channel Islands