Live Stream Studio Design
Live Stream Studio Design

After producing a string of successful livestream events for the Fotografiska Museum in NYC, Global was challenged with designing a livestream studio in the museum's sixth floor gallery that would allow the space to quickly and easily convert from museum to event space. In order for the room to convert quickly, the livestream cameras had to be permanently installed and because the space was primarily a museum gallery; the equipment had to be installed in such a way that it did not negatively impact the guest experience or distract from the art. 


To accomplish this, we installed the three PTZ cameras on pantographs attached to the ceiling so that the cameras could be stored up in the rafters and out of sight when they're not in use. When the Fotografiska team is ready to transform the room for livestream use, the cameras drop down to an ideal height for filming. All of the cables stay connected and are neatly hidden to minimize setup time and maximise reliability. 

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"Everybody keeps their cool, they keep things in perspective, and they know how to get stuff done."

Jordan McLean

Manager of Programming & Technology, Fotografiska

Cameras Decended
Cameras Decended

Two of Fotografiska's livestream cameras decended from the ceiling to a suitable hight for filming.

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Stored Out of the Way
Stored Out of the Way

Mounting Fotografiska's PTZ cameras on pantographs allows the cameras to be pushed up into the rafters when they're not in use. This keeps them out of sight and prevents them from being a distraction to museum guests.

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Stage Wedge Monitors
Stage Wedge Monitors

Global installed wedge monitors on stage in order for on-stage participants to hear video playback, remote guests, audience questions, and more.

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Neatly Run Cables
Neatly Run Cables

Sloppily run cables can lead to malfunction and can complicate troublshooting. Global's technicians ran all cables as neatly and efficiently as possible and provided lables where appropriate.

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LED Video Wall
LED Video Wall

This is a head-on view of the LED video wall installed upstage at Fotografiska. The LED wall is attached to hanging truss in order to provide a safe, stable, and stremalined installation.

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Conclusion

The livestream events are frequently artist interviews and round table discussions and as in-person events return these productions will happen in front of live, in-person audiences. To make the stage more dynamic and versatile, we permanently installed an LED video wall that is used to show slides, screen films, connect remote guests with the on-stage speakers and in-person audiences. During museum hours, the LED video wall serves as an additional display wall showing artist works, upcoming event schedules and more. 


The installation took two days to complete from delivery through configuration. Once the equipment was completely installed and configured, Global provided a training day to teach the Fotografiska team the essential operations of the system and continues to provide in-person technical support for Fotografiska's livestream events. 

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