Seder Queen 5782
Since the early days of the pandemic, Global AV Group has been Lab/Shul's digital production partner helping the "artist-driven, everybody friendly, God-optional, pop up, experimental community for sacred Jewish gatherings based in NYC." reach its community both in person and online. As such, Global works with Lab/Shul on the third Friday of every month to provide a multi-camera livestream of Lab/Shul's "Sabbath Queen" ritual service.
In April of 2022, that third Friday coincided with Passover and so this particular broadcast was extra special since it helped community members all over the world retell and relive the Passover story. Lab/Shul's ritual broadcast included live musical performances, ritual leaders joining remotely, and instances of slides and video playback that had to be seen by the live audience in the venue and on the stream by people at home.
"We're going to be working with Global for a very long time"
Executive Director, Lab/Shul
Global's livestream technician consults Lab/Shul's stage manager. Photo Courtesy of: Jesi Kelley
Different video sources were routed to multiple screens thorughout the venue providing an interactive viewing experience for in-person guests. Photo Courtesy of: Jesi Kelley
Using Spider Pod camera platforms allowed Global to set it's cameras and operators at the back of the room where they could get an ideal angle on the stage without posing a distraction for guests and without getting anyone's head in the shot. Photo Courtesy of: Jesi Kelley
Global simulcast the gallery view from Lab/Shul's zoom onto multiple monitors in the venue so that in-person participants could feel a sense of community with the online audience. Photo Courtesy of: Jesi Kelley
By producing this as a hybrid event with in-person and online audiences, Lab/Shul was able to include and unite its community members from all over the world. Photo Courtesy of: Jesi Kelley
Seder Queen 2022
Take a glimpse of some scenes from our multi-camera live stream that we provided for Lab/Shul's Seder Queen event in April of 2022.
How We Achieved It
In order to capture the ritual and add a sense of community to the broadcast, Global provided three-cameras to capture the livestream. Two of the cameras were positioned at the back of the room on risers. This allowed the cameras to zoom in on the ritual team on stage while avoiding getting the backs of people's heads in the frame.
The third camera was set up on a remotely-controlled gimbal at the front of the room to help capture audience reactions and interactive moments. Global positioned this camera just to the side of the stage which helped capture a unique angle of the ritual team that made the viewer feel almost as if they were on stage with them.
There were multiple elements to the broadcast including slides, video playback, the live multi-camera feed from the venue, and participants who joined through Zoom. Lab/Shul's ritual team asked that these different elements be shown on various montitors & screens in the venue and at different times. Global's team provided multiple laptops, playback devices, and video switchers in order to achieve the desired result.
Finally, Global's audio engineer was on site in order to mix and balance the multiple audio feeds for the in-person and online audiences. This included performing sound & line checks for the musicians, mixing their monitors, and ensuring that all of the audio being sent to and received from the livestream sounded great.