The EU IP project LIVE investigates novel iTV formats, production methods and tools for staging of live media events in a professional broadcast environment. The vision of LIVE is to change the role of the traditional live TV Director to become a future Video Conductor communicating in real-time with his audience. The concept of “video conducting” can be likened to a modern day operatic performance on screen. To deliver live stage performances the Conductor must in real-time direct the actors on stage, the orchestra in the pit, and respond to the audience’s mood to ensure a quality of drama. Last August during the field trial of LIVE the public Austrian TV Station ORF has video-conducted the Olympic Games 2008 in a closed wall IPTV environment for 500 test end users.
Carmen Mac Williams
Staff member of research project Live
Phone: +49 – (0)221 – 20189 – 354
Fax: +49 – (0)221 – 20189 – 230
Academy of Media Arts Cologne