The Live Life show went broadcast its very first live stream yesterday afternoon and it was a hoot. I am still new to the webcasting, hosting thing and have begun to feel a bit more comfortable with recoding the show over Skype from my room, alone. I thought that I had really overcome my butterfly moments with ‘talking in public but goin’ live is a whole other beast.
Normally the podcast has a very specific theme or topic – media servers, rigging, etc- and I usually have days if not a week to come up to speed on a topic. Or at least to know enough to ask the dumb questions but the theme of Infocomm is, well Infocomm. We had decided early on to make the theme of the show the exhibitors and specifically those who relate to the event staging industry. While we reached out to a number of folks who had previously been on episodes of ‘The Live Life’ we also wanted to find other booths which related to the industry but may not get the press of adjoining 300Lb gorillas. This required some serious foot work and scheduling and to make it even more fun the way the show is set up limits just who and what is defined as ‘staging related’ and contained within the grey rugs. Some like Chvet Lighting were there as to be expected but Speaker Arrays and professional audio desks are over in the red carpet and projection and media servers require hiking boots and some water bottles to get to.
This became the overriding theme of the show as it turns out. Midori Connely of Pulse Staging is on the cusp of being elected to head the committee on the Lighting and Staging portion of the show and discussed some initiatives she would like to implement immediately.