Closer Look

Remote Client Viewing on a Location Shoot

Client • Weber Shandwick
Project • Ericsson

Due to COVID-19 restricting the number of people able to attend film shoots, this has quickly become our most popular livestreaming solution.

Weber Shandwick asked us if we could provide a live feed from a project they were producing across several Central London locations over the course of a day.

The feed would need to be simple to use, secure and of a high enough resolution for their clients to sign off on both the visual and audio content. Importantly the equipment had to be small enough to be carried by the camera operator and should not require any futher crew to operate it.

Our solution was to deploy one of our LiveU boxes which use a number of SIM cards to send signals (via 4G) from the camera to a bonding service that combines the individual signals into a single consistant (1920×1080) HD feed. This feed is forwarded to a streaming service for the client to view through a secure password protected portal, customised to refelect their brand.

On the ground, the camera operator was provided with a small backpack containing the LiveU unit that was switched on once the crew reached a new location. As the unit can be operated remotely, there was no need to add another member of the crew, which helped not only with COVID-19 security, but also with Westminster Council’s strict street filming regulations and the limited crew allowed into the National Portrait Gallery when it came to filming the interview.

During the shoot, the Producer was able to take notes from the client (via Whatsapp) as the shoot happened, feeding their notes to the talent and crew for subsequent takes.