With many events and conferences moving online, our expertise in setting up broadcast and live-streaming facilities brought us a new client this summer in the form of The Resurgence Trust.
An educational charity based in Devon, Resurgence exists to engage audiences with the environmental debate, inspire a culture of optimism and guide us towards positive solutions to the global challenges we now face.
It publishes a magazine, Resurgence and Ecologist, edited by Marianne Brown and thought to be the longest-running environmental magazine in Britain, as well as staging talks with a variety of high-profile guests around the topic of climate justice and wellbeing.
We were delighted to be approached to help the organisation step up its live-streaming facilities to improve the overall quality of broadcasts of these events, both from a technical and editorial point of view.
We provided consultation, procurement advice, installation, training and technical support, including migrating the Resurgence broadcast facility into a vMix software-based live-mixing environment, primarily enabling them to make use of vMix Call to welcome in its remote guests. In addition to this, we introduced two Birddog P100 PTZ cameras into the studio connected to the client’s network and plumbed into vMix as NDI inputs.
Finally, new Sennheiser G4 radio mics and a new audio mixing desk greatly improved the overall quality of the audio output.
The new system was put through its paces for the trust’s flagship event, The Festival of Wellbeing – a full day of live-streamed talks from studio-based and remote guests on the theme of ‘healthy planet, happy people’, where speakers included Russell Brand, Annie Lennox and Caroline Lucas, MP.
Resurgence’s Mark Gough was thrilled with the new set-up.
“We were incredibly impressed by the quality of service and knowledge by Feral Film and Broadcast,” he said. “James and his team thoroughly audited our existing set-up and reviewed our requirements before suggesting potential solutions.
“They worked closely with us in order to appreciate our budget constraints and assisted us with procurement. We were supported with care and understanding throughout the transition to our new set-up.
“We are incredibly proud of the resources and knowledge we now have, and this would not have been possible without Feral.”
With the Trust hoping to be able to welcome guests and audiences back in person at some point, we look forward to the next phase of development to enable Resurgence to continue to improve and expand its live events broadcast offering.