Hastily assembled, and a steep learning curve but I taught myself what I needed to know and add to what I already had.
Last week I was approached by a client - who wanted my advice (unaware I was doing the streaming thing) about putting on a Virtual event for his daughter's bat-mitzvah which had of course been cancelled/postponed.
By the end of the conversation, I'd taken on the project and after investing in yet another piece of software and learnt some more stuff.
I was able to offer them the ability for me to live produce their event- from my spare room.
I had 3 people in different locations calling in via video link and pulling them up as separate 'cameras'.
I edited together some clips they sent me, messages from friends and family and some photos etc - and used them through the 'show' as inserts. I created some graphics, and put together some fun VT packages.
It took me back to when I used to produce live TV shows - something which I'd never thought I'd need to put into use much these days.
We went live on Friday and it was a huge success. It was a proper production (albeit reliant on people's internet connection at their homes) but it worked. A mix of live and pre-recorded things.
I've just had 2 more enquiries about if I can do something similar off the back of this event.
It's just a small 'win' in the doom and gloom but it shows that if you think differently - act quickly there is always room for innovation. At the very least, I've learnt a new skill. It's been amazing having that focus over the last few weeks and probably helped keep me sane (or a little less bonkers than usual!)
I'm also presenting a series of shows called 'The Lockdown Diaries' - The latest event can always be found on my new 'live' page here: