As we enter into the busier time in the outdoor events season, this sees us right in the middle of a run of Point to Point events, the biggest and most technically challenging is the Bedale Point to Point at Hornby Castle. This year, we were working with a new television crew, and a new location on site for our double deck commentary box unit. The equipment is very spread out at Bedale, and the layout of tents and facilities changes slightly every year. As a result, we have to be flexible in our approach, and work alongside the organisers to make the event work.
The commentators and TV camera position is located atop a hill at the centre of the site, with sound and pictures relayed to the sponsors marquee, main site PA system, and this year, a big TV screen. The Grand National was beamed via satellite straight to the top floor of our double deck unit, then distributed through our site video links to the big screen. A sound feed was sent through the whole PA system so no one missed a word.
At the close of the event, the organisers thanked us for our hard work in bringing all the technical aspects together, and discussed a few minor adjustments for next year.
What we supplied…..
Public Address Hire. Double deck commentary box hire. Two way radio hire. Radio microphone hire. Video distribution. Plasma screen hire.