As live sports are starting to make a return amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Gravity Media teams across the globe are helping our clients to keep their people safe and their productions on schedule in these most challenging of times.
There was no rest over the last weekend for us as the Gravity Media UK projects team was at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix 2020. For the fourth race, the Gravity Media team provided outside broadcast facilities to Whisper for the Channel 4 F1 highlights programme. Outside broadcast truck Pictor was in pole position at Silverstone with four cameras and a Portajib from Lammo Ltd alongside the remote commentary set up for the British Grand Prix 2020.
The UK team also successfully delivered The FA Cup Final on Saturday 1 August covering the Arsenal vs Chelsea Match. The international programme started one hour before kick-off with the full build up being watching by audiences around the world. Outside broadcast truck Pictor was also at Wembley for the big screens production.
In France, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Alexander Zverev were crowned the champions of The Ultimate Tennis Showdown 2. Along with our partners Events In & Out and Girraphic (providing the on-screen graphics), Gravity Media provided a turn-key solution that included years of production and technical experience of tennis broadcasting. The Gravity Media team consisted of around 25 people, including all the editorial crew (cameramen, EVS, director, floor manager) and all of the technical crew.
Gravity Media provided a full range of equipment, including 19 cameras with a mixture of broadcast cameras and PTZ, to capture the event. The sound design was at its maximum, with the addition of external sound in the mix (such as audience applause) to create a specific atmosphere. And all of this took place successfully whilst following strict social distancing guidelines.
Down under in Australia, an incredible amount of work has gone into the ever-evolving logistics by the Gravity Media team for the next round of Supercars in Darwin this coming weekend as border restrictions continue to throw up all sorts of challenges. Keep your eyes peeled for more information next week!
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