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Disney's Broadway Hits
UK – Stars of stage and screen join the BBC Concert Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall for the European premiere of Disney’s Broadway Hits – a celebration of the spellbinding songs behind some of the world’s best loved musicals.
As the chosen rental partner for the Disney production, VER London supplied equipment, crew, logistics and peace of mind to allow the US creative team to hit the ground running at the venue, fully serviced via the local VER operation, fully backed by a global leading provider of quality equipment and support.
Delivered and configured ready for use in just five hours, the extensive equipment package required to capture the show in stunning 4K, included 17 cabled and remote Panasonic camera systems controlled via a bespoke fly-pack built around Evertz routers, Kayenne switching and Riedel communications.
Hosted by West End star, John Barrowman, the show featured appearances by Mary Poppins’ Ashley Brown, the Lion King’s Alton Fitgerald White and eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, all backed by an ensemble choir featuring students from the Royal Academy of Music and ArtsEd.
Proudly supporting the production crew, VER helped ensure the timeless magic of the onstage performances were able to be projected in all their glory throughout the evening – crisp and clear against the resplendent majesty of the iconic venue.
Commenting on the production, Jay Hatcher, broadcast video director Walt Disney Parks and Resorts said: “Disney Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall was not just an amazing show for us to produce, it was also an opportunity to showcase what we [broadcast ops] can do internally for our partners, in this case Disney Theatrical. There was a lot of pressure on us to pull this off. With VER we had 100% faith in their capabilities and expertise and we knew they would take ownership of the show. Our timetable on site was very tight and to get a 17 camera 4K system up and running in half a day is no small task. Our relationship with the US VER team has always been fantastic and having them manage our integration with the London VER team that was on board to execute this event was a key factor to our success. The London team was amazing and really hit a home run in delivering a spectacular show.”
7th December 2016
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