The Music Man Project's annual Christmas concert is traditionally a hugely popular event, raising crucial funds for the UK charity.
This year, undeterred by the pandemic, the concert has been produced in virtual format for live simultaneous broadcast in the UK, Nepal, USA, South Africa and the Philippines.
Using safe socially-distanced production techniques, I produced full multi-camera coverage of the 45-minute live show, working as a single person crew.
Regardless of the restrictions it was a no-compromise approach with full sound recording facilities in place as well as coverage from multiple camera angles. This is a safe and cost effective way of filming indoor live shows under the current social guidelines.
The finished edit was successfully turned around within a very limited deadline of only 6 days following the shoot. With fun festive links from the charity's founder and CEO, David Stanley, the show features students with learning disabilities from the charity's Essex group, performing a number of Christmas favourites and several brand new compositions.
Following its recent preview stream through international disability exhibition hosts, Naidex, the finished edit will be broadcast as a Music Man Project Facebook and YouTube live premiere, on Friday 11th December.