As part of London Entertainment Week and in recognition of the increasing convergence between the broadcast and audio visual, the AV and Live Entertainment Theatre marks the show’s expansion in to the pro audio market. Situated in the dedicated AV and Live Entertainment Zone, visitors will be treated to case studies, demos, panels, debates and master classes, highlighting different sectors and issues concerning the AV industry.
Keynote speaker, Solomon Rogers, founder, Creative Technologist, 3D/VR/VFX artist and university lecturer at REWIND will cover ‘The latest experimental technologies for the live event industries’. He will explore examples of experimental ways lighting and sound displays increase the user engagement experience.
In addition, Dan Crompton, AV service manager at Tate and Hannah Kemp Welch, digital producer and artist at Circuit will discuss the journey to installation and audience engagement, and the technical AV challenges they have solved.
Emma Keith, producer and head of broadcast at National Theatre Live and Christopher Bretnall, technical producer at Creative Broadcast Solutions, will consider the technology and logistics behind the 4K broadcasts of four productions, illustrated with clips of famous performances including the record breaking Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Ola Melzig, technical director of Eurovision 2016, will be providing a case study on the technical direction of live shows, delving in to what is required to produce a show such as Eurovision.
Titled ‘The AV media distribution delivery roadmap the big debate’ will be chaired by Clive Couldwell, editor, AV Magazine. Panellists Owen Ellis, chairman of AV Users Group and Chris Mcintyre Brown, associate director displays and broadcast equipment at Futuresource, will discuss digital domain evolution, IT to AV workflow interoperability as well as content security and protocols, and other issues that are being faced.
By Philip Stevens