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.
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.
On November 13th Focal Point Productions and Mid-Atlantic Video Streaming produced an hour long webcast for MedStar Health and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center on the topic of Women's Health.
The live event was streamed via Ustream and featured a panel of seven experts who focused on various women's health topics including, women and heart disease, menopause, orthopaedics, breast health, IBS, thyroid disease and bone health. Viewers were able to join the conversation by commenting and asking questions on Facebook, Twitter and in the chatroom.