Streaming art around the world
Trickbox TV once again put its portable production unit (PPU) in the picture with a two day ‘Marathon’ broadcast, involving split locations, for a prestigious London gallery.
Working with Serpentine Galleries, across two different UK locations, Trickbox TV provided a streamed broadcast for two 12-hour sessions, giving art enthusiasts from around the world the opportunity to see talks, panel discussions and performances on the Serpentine Galleries’ events microsite. The entire event was also hosted on the BBC-backed The Space online platform of digital art.
Liam Laminman, Managing Director of Trickbox TV, ensured the multi-camera, split location project went without a hitch. He said: “This is the third year we have been asked by the Serpentine Galleries to film and stream these Marathon events. They are a pleasure to be involved with, as well as being a great demonstration of our outside broadcast capabilities.”
He added: “Having multiple locations with multiple cameras, thorough preparation is necessary to ensure everything goes to plan. For this project, we had three weeks of stream testing to ensure a quality broadcast from the two locations.”
Filmed at Serpentine’s Sackler Gallery, as well as at the University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury (where artist Gustav Metzger located his project for the Marathon event), the event attracted 1,500 live viewers, much to the delight of Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator of the Public Programmes at Serpentine Galleries.
Lucia said: “Working with Trickbox is always a pleasant experience. They always deliver to our exact requirements and are very professional. I particularly liked having a single point of contact on site, which ensured that all concerns were quickly and efficiently dealt with. The quality of their streamed broadcasts is excellent and I look forward to working on similar projects in the years to come.”