BBC at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Potterrow venue in the heart of Edinburgh
As part of its annual coverage of the Edinburgh International Festival, the BBC returned to its pop-up venue in the heart of the city. With live shows, broadcasts, master classes and special events, the BBC strive to bring the largest arts festival in the world to life across the whole of its network from their production and broadcast base in the busy town centre location.
With the 2015 Edinburgh Festival growing year on year and now including 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows across 313 venues, this gives the BBC the unenviable task of bringing the great and the good of what the festival has to offer to every viewer and listener, wherever they may be.
Having won the tender to deliver the event infrastructure and support facilities for the duration of the festival run, DF Concerts & Events appointed mclcreate to look after the technical visual elements, including screens and technical support for the tented village that is home to the BBC production and broadcast space.
Services provided included a large format HD+ resolution projection, content playback and vision mixing facilities in the main blue tent theatre space. A seamless plasma wall in the garden viewing area which was housed in a clear span tent for when the Scottish weather forget that it was summertime.
Additional screens were also installed across the site in various locations for public viewing areas and green room facilities. Fibre optic cabling was also included to allow the BBC to mix signals from its production cabin. mclcreate technicians were on site for the duration of the run, helping to mix screen content for the live shows and to address any last minute requests that occurred whilst the incoming productions were setting up.
The successful delivery of this year’s BBC at the Edinburgh Festival series of events has seen mclcreate demonstrate that we can be relied upon as a supportive partner to the production management team within DF Concerts & Events.