Behind the Scenes of a Live-MultiCam Webcast

On September 16, 2015, Focal Point Productions produced another live, multi camera webcast for MedStar Health.  This was the first webcast for MedStar that took place off the Baltimore hospital's campus.  The "Lew C. Schon Innovation Fund Webcast" was broadcasted from the Inn at the Colonnade.  Production crews arrived at 1:00pm to prepare for the prompt 7:00pm start time. Viewers were able to watch the one hour webcast by visiting MedStar's website, or their Facebook or Twitter page, and ask questions in a customized chatroom.

Equipment used included a TriCaster, 4 HD Cameras, 2 wireless microphones, 4 hard wired lav microphones, two Apple MacBook Pros, a Teradek Vidiu, a four headset intercom system, tally lights, a 10 channel audio mixer, several monitors, and 2,000 + feet of cable.

Behind the scenes photos courtesy of  Debra Schindler.

US Lacrosse and MedStar Health Webcast - May 21st

On May 21st, Focal Point Productions and Mid-Atlantic Video Streaming will be producing an hour long webcast for MedStar Health and US Lacrosse on the topic of head and ACL injuries.

Head injuries and ACL knee injuries are two of the health topics with increasing interest to today’s lacrosse players, parents, and coaches. What are the symptoms of a concussion? How long is the healing process? Are there best practices to help prevent ACL injuries? Is surgery always necessary?

Viewers can find out the answers to these questions and more during the live webcast, where medical experts will be available to answer questions.  They can join the conversation using #AskMedStar or #LacrosseHealth on Facebook or Twitter, or by submitting questions in the live chatroom.

The US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee, in partnership with MedStar Sports Medicine, will present two 30-minute informational sessions on Wednesday evening, May 21, featuring a panel of medical experts to discuss each of these topics. The sessions will be presented in live webinar format, beginning at 7 pm (EST), and will also be recorded and available for review following the original presentation. Panelists for each session are shown below.

You can click here to watch.


MedStar Women's Health Webcast

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.

Preparing for MedStar Sports Medicine Forum Webcast

On Monday, April 8th from 7 pm to 8 pm, I am co-producing (with my partner Bernie Eisenberg) a live, interactive webcast for MedStar Health.  There will be a panel of five physicians, one from each of the MedStar hospitals (MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, and MedStar Franklin Medical Center).

Moderated by WBAL-TV sports anchor Pete Gilbert, the doctors will discuss the latest research and thinking on the highly current topics “Sports Injuries” and “Sports Medicine.”  Particular areas of concern for parents of youth athletes, concussions and overuse injuries, will be covered in detail.

A live audience of local athletic coaches and trainers will be in attendance.  And an on-line audience of interested viewers will be watching via any type of web-enabled device (computer, ipad, smart phone etc…).   This is going to be a highly technical broadcast featuring four hi-def cameras that will have the look and feel of a network telecast.

And it’s going to be interactive!  On-line viewers will be able to present questions via a customized chatroom or through Facebook and Twitter.  

If you would like to watch on-line, please click on the following link: http://medstarsportsmed.org/forum

On Thursday, April 4th we conducted a dress rehearsal and tested out our equipment.  Below is a time lapse and some pictures.

WUSA9 Picks Up Our VNR Footage on Cold Cap Therapy

Great to see that our VNR footage that we shot for MedStar Harbor Hospital got picked up by WUSA channel 9 in Washington D.C.  The story originally aired on March 8, 2013.

You may remember that a few months ago WBAL-TV in Baltimore used the same footage.

So there's no confusion, we only shot the B roll of the cold cap therapy treatments.

Here's a link to the story.

VNR Footage Gets Picked Up by WBAL-TV

Back in October we did a web video for MedStar Harbor Hospital and their cold cap therapy for oncology patients. WBAL-TV (the NBC affiliate in Baltimore) picked up the story and used our b-roll footage. All of the treatment video was shot by Marty Jenoff.

Click here to watch the story