In the age of doing more with less – and leveraging technology to make that happen – we thought that this story, from long-time industry writer Dick Hobbs, which appeared in IBC365 at IBC.org, is perfectly timed as fiscal year 2019 budgets are being worked on and project planning for remote productions is ever ongoing.
Below is an excerpt from the story, followed by a link to the complete piece.
Excerpt from: "Boosting Audience Connection with Remote Production" by: Dick Hobbs
Increasing audience demands for more content and more engagement are driving a new wave of remote production, but the big players stress that, as ever, connectivity is a key factor.
The idea of remote production has long seemed attractive. Production facilities, whether they are fixed or in a truck, are expensive capital investments, and having them non-productive while they move from one venue to another is not good business.
Along with the cost of moving the hardware, there is the cost of moving the people: travel, accommodation and subsistence. Those people are likely to be less productive in a truck or a temporary installation on location than they are in the familiar surroundings of their home base where they can set everything up just right and know where to get the best coffee.
Obviously cameras and their operators still need to be moved to the location, but the potential for savings, and quality improvements, seem real.
Practical, large-scale implementations have been more recent.
To understand how the industry (both manufacturers and content producers) are implementing remote production, read Dick Hobbs' entire story at IBC.org.
- Grass Valley