2024 Is Underway

So what have we been up to so far at West Coast…

We were back with our friends at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce filming for the DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre). They were in London for their ‘Made For Trade’ live roadshow event. The event showcased Dubai as the ideal destination for British companies aiming to increase their global presence. We were tasked with filming the event and providing a post event highlights video to be delivered the following morning. Job complete and happy client.

This month also saw us onsite at Cavendish conference centre, London, on three different occasions with three conferences for City & Financial Global.

The first conference was the ‘Payments Regulation and Innovation Summit’ which was an in-person conference with a 2-camera setup in the room and live streamed to the City & Financial YouTube channel and from there to the C&F event app.

The second conference was the ‘Economic Sanctions Summit’ which was a hybrid event with speakers in the room and being brought in virtually and able to engage with the audience in the room with post talk Q&As.

The third conference we delivered, ‘The 3rd Annual Sustainability Reporting Summit’, saw a couple of speakers announce on the morning of the event they were unable to make it in-person but said they could deliver their addresses virtually. We ensured all equipment was on hand to enable the switch to a hybrid event and make sure the speakers could attend virtually and still interact with the audience.

The remaining days of the month are being spent planning for multiple events happening in February with a number taking place on the same day.

We setup and test all equipment to make sure everything is event ready to go.

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McLaren Trophy

At the end of September we undertook a project for Torque Racing in Barcelona, Spain, to film for the McLaren Trophy at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The McLaren Trophy is a new championship created by McLaren where drivers race identical cars, be it the Artura Trophy or 570s Trophy, so the focus is on the skills of the driver.

We captured social media video content across the circuit, in the garages, grid, pit lane and hospitality suite and interviews with drivers and team managers.

We needed to be able to supply content that could be used in both horizontal videos for YouTube and vertical videos for instagram so we decided to shoot everything in 4K so it could easily work for both.

Footage was filmed on the Sony A7SIII with the DJI RS 3 Handheld Gimbal and some additional trackside footage captured on the Sony PXW-Z190.

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Behind The Event – Hybrid Conference in London

The events we are involved in can vary in size and scope. We can be filming a talking head training workshop one day and a multi-camera business summit the next. Not all events require the same kit or crew setup. In the behind the scenes video below we ran a two camera setup for this particular conference. One camera was on a fixed wide shot of the panel and the other on a medium shot, moving between the podium for keynote addresses and the speakers on the panel. This was also a hybrid event so we had speakers being brought into the room using zoom. For this setup we used our TriCaster mini 4K live production system to mix cameras, slides and virtual guests. As a hybrid event we needed to ensure the audio was setup so the speakers being brought in virtually can interact with the other panelists and can take questions from delegates in the room. Take a look at the short behind the scenes video here for the equipment setup we used on the day. 

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Working With Carnets

We’ve undertaken many filming and live streaming assignments outside of the UK, these include filming at SIBOS in Amsterdam and at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. 

There is one document that is crucial when heading abroad with filming equipment and that is a carnet. A carnet is a document used in international trade and travel, specifically for the temporary importation of professional equipment, including filming equipment, into foreign countries. The carnet serves as a guarantee that the equipment will be re-exported out of the country and not be sold or left behind.

When traveling with a carnet and professional equipment, you will need to present the carnet to customs authorities at the points of entry and exit in each country you visit. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how it generally works:

Departure: When you leave the UK, you must declare the equipment listed on your carnet to the customs officer. The customs officer will inspect the equipment and confirm that everything listed on the carnet is leaving the country.

Carnet Verification: The customs officer will check the carnet’s details, including the serial numbers of the equipment, their value, and the duration you intend to keep them in the country. They will stamp and validate the carnet if everything is in order.

Arrival: When you arrive at a border crossing or customs checkpoint in a European country, you’ll need to declare the equipment listed on the carnet to the customs officer. They will again inspect the equipment and verify it against the details provided in the carnet.

Carnet Verification: The customs officer will repeat the process of the custom officer in the UK (they don’t always check the equipment over when you arrive into a country but can). They will stamp and validate the carnet if everything is in order.

Departure: When you leave the country, you must return to the customs checkpoint and present the carnet again. The customs officer will inspect the equipment once more and confirm that everything listed on the carnet is leaving the country. They may stamp the carnet again to record the departure.

Repeat for Each Country: You will need to follow this process at each country’s border where you are entering or exiting with the equipment. Make sure to keep the carnet safe and secure throughout your journey.

Arrival: Lastly when you return to the UK make sure you once again declare the equipment to the customs officer. They will again inspect the equipment and verify it against the details provided in the carnet and provide the last stamp.

By presenting the carnet at each customs checkpoint, you are essentially getting temporary importation permission for your equipment, allowing you to avoid paying import duties and taxes. If you fail to present the carnet or if there are discrepancies with the listed equipment, you may be subject to customs duties and other penalties.

Remember that regulations may vary from country to country, so it’s crucial to research and understand the specific requirements of each country you’re visiting.

Now, it isn’t always straight forward and can be easy to miss something, we’re all human and mistakes can and do happen. Thankfully there are usually ways to ensure you can get back on track with the carnet and not end up with a fine and it’s important to have the contact details to hand for the carnet company incase you need to query anything.

Our team handle all carnet requirements for filming equipment we take on overseas assignments. If you’re looking for event filming or live streaming services for an event outside the UK please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Why Hybrid Events Are Here To Stay

Hybrid events are a powerful solution for businesses looking to connect with both in-person and online audiences. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift towards virtual and remote events, and hybrid events allowed businesses to take advantage of the best of both worlds.

One of the main benefits of hybrid events is that they allow businesses to reach a wider audience. With hybrid events, attendees have the flexibility to join the event in person or online, which means that businesses can reach attendees who may not have been able to travel or attend in-person events. This is especially important in a post-pandemic world and cost of living crisis, where many people may still be hesitant to travel or gather in large groups or it isn’t financially viable for businesses to send speakers or delegates in person.

Another benefit of hybrid events is that they allow businesses to create a more immersive and engaging experience for attendees. By incorporating live streaming and other digital elements, businesses can create a more interactive and dynamic event that captures the attention of attendees. This can include interactive polls, Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities that allow attendees to connect with one another, regardless of whether they are in the room or online.

Hybrid events also provide businesses with valuable data and insights. By tracking engagement and attendance both in-person and online, businesses can gain a better understanding of their audience and how to best reach them. This can help businesses make more informed decisions about future events and how to effectively engage their target audience.

Overall, hybrid events are a great way for businesses to reach a wider audience, create a more immersive and engaging experience, and gain valuable insights. They offer the best of both worlds, in-person and online events, and can help businesses connect with their audience in a post-pandemic world.

If you’d like to speak to us about your event and how we can help you please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Is Funeral Live Streaming Still Needed In 2023?

The answer is, yes.

We didn’t expect funerals to become something we’d film a lot of but during the pandemic this became a regular service for us. Funerals could only allow a maximum of 30 people at the time and therefore anyone else that wanted to be part of the funeral service could only do this by watching a live stream.

Whilst more people can now attend funerals, numbers seem to be back to what they were pre-pandemic. People have changed their habits and the desire to travel long distance’s or that it is sensible to travel long distances has changed. The pandemic, climate change and the cost of living have all become key factors in the decision to return home for a funeral and this is why this service continues to be needed in 2023 and beyond.

We’ve been booked to provide funeral live streaming services by clients as far away as the USA, Australia and New Zealand who can’t make the trip back home to the UK.

Whilst it wasn’t a service we expected to be offering we’re glad we can continue to provide funeral live streams when they’re needed knowing the comfort it brings to friends and families all over the world that can’t be at a funeral service in-person but knowing they can be part of it, in real time, regardless of location or ability to travel.

If you’re looking for funeral live streaming services please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Areas covered include –

Bristol funeral live streaming, North Somerset funeral live streaming, Somerset funeral live streaming, Gloucestershire funeral live streaming, Devon funeral live streaming, bath funeral live streaming, Cornwall funeral live streaming, Dorset funeral live streaming.

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