‘The pandemic [has] massively sped up the process of the... broad- cast industry adopting live streaming technologies.’ So said product specialist Kriss Hampton-Joyce, from cine and broadcast distributor Holdan, at an RTS Scotland workshop in October.
Exploring the methods of making remote production easier, he said: ‘Streaming isn’t just about going live on a platform any more. It’s also about bringing remote presenters into a production or viewing a shot as it’s happening on set, live, remotely from anywhere in the world.
‘If you have a director on the other side of the world who needs to be involved in the post-production process, they want to see everything that’s happening and have a means of communicating with the people in that edit suite. We can do that using live streaming technologies.’
He added: ‘Sure, a lot of these technologies are being used because of Covid [but] it is... also [advantageous] from a zero carbon/green outlook. If you can do the work at the same level as if you were there in person, then, you know, why travel?’
During the workshop, Hampton-Joyce discussed the technology on the market and demonstrated how to use it.