Focal Point's team pulled off a great production for the GBMC - Comprehensive Obesity Management Program (COMP) Annual Reveal Holiday Party, which took place on December 13th at Martin's West. Our crew of 7 provided IMAG and livestreamed the event on Facebook Live, using a TriCaster TC1, 6 cameras, a crane, 20+ videos, 50+ slides, and other graphics.
With only a few days notice, the XLH Network contacted Focal Point Productions to live stream their annual symposium taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. XLH (X-Linked Hypophosphatemia) is a rare genetic disorder that affects about one in 20,000 people.
Focal Point live streamed one day of the conference (morning and afternoon sessions) using a Blackmagic video switcher with 3 cameras and power point slides. PSAV (the hotel’s AV company) supplied an audio feed and 5Mbps upload internet connection.
People from all over the world tuned in to watch the live broadcast, which was streamed to the non-profit’s Facebook page. Within a few days after the conference, the two Facebook Live videos had 9,000+ minutes viewed, 400+ post engagements, and had reached almost 5,500+ people.
On September 25, 2018, the team at Focal Point Productions produced a Facebook Live show for MedStar Health. This was our 15th live webcast for MedStar.
The production included 6 HD cameras, 8 microphones, and 60+ visual elements (graphics, titles, photos, videos, etc). The team of 7 crew members included Ty Gentner, Zephan Blaxberg, Bo Condon, Josh Land, Victor Fink, Angie Auth, and Marty Jenoff
The week of September 24th will be very busy for the team at Focal Point Productions. We are producing 3 Facebook Live broadcasts! Each broadcast takes a different approach and style - from extremely complex with the top-of-the line NewTek TC1 and multiple cameras to a single laptop computer and camera running Wirecast 10. And in the middle we are using the Blackmagic ATEM switcher with 3 cameras.
August 16th marked our 2nd Facebook Live broadcast for the week. This Baltimore live streaming production took place at Blakehurst Senior Living. The facility was holding their 25th anniversary celebration. Some residents were not able to attend for medical reasons. Focal Point was brought in as live streaming specialists to broadcast the event so these residents, family, friends, and neighbors could watch the event live.
On August 14th, Focal Point Productions teamed up with ZMB Media to produce a Facebook Live Broadcast for Future Care Health Management. This was the first in a series of four live productions for the company's "Vital Strong" initiative. Rick Dempsey hosted the 30 minute broadcast, which was live streamed to the Future Care Facebook page.
Focal Point provided all equipment, including a Blackmagic switcher, four cameras, wireless intercom, audio, lighting, and much more.
On August 8, 2018, Focal Point Productions produced a Facebook Live broadcast for the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association. The 25 minute training and educational live webcast was aimed toward new players in the Olympic Development Program (ODP).
The team at Focal Point used the TriCaster TC1, three cameras, a wireless intercom system, tally lights, Vidpresso (for social media graphics), a Teradek Cube, and much more.
On June 27, 2018, Focal Point Productions live-streamed a Facebook Live webcast for MedStar Health. The production was held at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital's Transradial Cath Lab and was hosted by WBA-TV’s Megan Pringle. The one hour show was split into two-segments, and featured interviews with several different doctors, informative videos, and questions from the online audience. To ensure a smooth production, Focal Point's crew of 6 people used three video cameras on tripods and one free-roaming camera. By using a video switcher called the Tricaster, the team was able to switch between camera shots, add graphics, play videos, record a high quality master and live stream.. The video was streamed live to MedStar’s Facebook page. As people asked questions, the producer was able to send the comment to the host's laptop teleprompter. Simultaneously and isntantly, the comment was turned into a graphic and inserted into the video. The webcast had a peak live audience of fifty viewers. By the next morning the video had reached 5,381 people; 3,756 minutes viewed; 1,200 unique viewers; and 232 post engagements.
On June 15, 2018, Focal Point Productions worked with Larmar Video and Everclear Video (both members of the Baltimore Videographers Association) to produce a Facebook Live broadcast for Calvert Education. People from all over the country and world tuned in to watch the school's first high school graduation, which took place at the Royal Sonesta in Baltimore, Maryland.
The three camera production was streamed live to Calvert Education's Facebook page.
Hi everyone, this is Brooks Gray. I am an intern this semester at Focal Point Productions, underneath of Marty Jenoff. On February 11, 2018, Focal Point hosted the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) for their State Cup tournament draw. This was FPP's third year for producing this live webcast from our Owings Mills Maryland video production studio.
The live video was streamed to the MSYSA Facebook page, and had a peak of 83 concurrent viewers. By the next day, the video had more then 9.100 minutes viewed and 180 post engagements, making it a huge success.
I was in charge of the Facebook live comments. It was my first time running the system, but I ended up managing it to the best of my ability. Marty was working the TriCaster TC 1, which is a video switcher, recorder, and live streaming device. The TriCaster can also add titles, graphics, power point slides, and other elements to the program. Another intern, Greg, operated the teleprompter for the host. Ty, a crew member was the floor manager in the studio. Overall, everyone did a great job and we helped the MSYSA to assure everything ran smoothly.
Two weeks ago our crew packed up a uHaul, and drove to Orlando, Florida for the BBYO International Convention 2018. Focal Point Productions was hired to live stream 5 days of festivities from the Hyatt Regency Orlando for the Washington DC based Jewish teen youth group. Eight shows from two different locations were broadcasted for a combined 8.5 hours on Facebook Live.
Our equipment consisted of a NewTek TriCaster TC1 (with a control surface), four cameras, a Teradek Bolt, Teradek Cube, NewTek Connect Spark, four laptop computers, and lots more.
At the end of the five day convention, the combined 8 Facebook Live shows had more then 160,000 minutes watched, 6,400 post engagements, 1,600 comments, and a reach of almost 70,000. And those numbers will continue to grow as more people watch, share, and comment the videos. The videos were also uploaded to YouTube and have 4,000+ combined views.