This past weekend we helped St. James’ Church kick off it’s 200th birthday with a round table discussion, The Church and Global Reconciliation. About 900 people attended in person and another 300 tuned in online. We broadcast through livestream.
Desmond Tutu talked about reconciliation after the apartheid experience in South Africa and Gordon McMullan spoke about the Northern Ireland experience.
We had 3 cameras, two up by the stage and one front of house, all feeding a Tricaster Broadcast via BNC. We threw the video cable Indiana Jones style from the balcony over the rafters on either side of the church to keep them away from all the foot traffic below. You can sort of see two cameras near the stage in the picture below.
Livestream featured the event on the Livestream home page. We were the lead in to Associated Press Oscar red carpet coverage. People could get an appetizer of religious round table discussion before before the main course of live Oscars coverage.
Visit the St. James’ Church Web site to learn about upcoming events celebrating 200 years in NYC, including an organ jam featuring the newly renovated (to the tune of $2 million) organ.