Elevating the Livestream Experience: Skillman Video Group’s Expertise Behind City Winery’s Wines of Portugal Event

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Not every video project demands a full-fledged creative overhaul. Sometimes, clients have a clear vision and simply need the right team to execute it flawlessly.

Skillman Video Group (SVG) recently demonstrated their versatility by partnering with City Winery for a unique “crew for hire” opportunity: a livestream event celebrating the Wines of Portugal.

A Toast to Portuguese Wines: A Livestream Event with a Purpose

City Winery, renowned for its intimate concerts and exquisite wine selections, sought to showcase the rich history and diverse flavors of Portuguese wines through a virtual event.

The livestream featured a panel of experts discussing the significance of Portuguese wine in their respective fields, followed by an interactive Q&A session with the online audience.

SVG’s role was to provide the technical expertise and equipment necessary to ensure a seamless and engaging viewing experience.

It was a departure from their usual full-service approach, but one that showcased their adaptability and willingness to tailor their services to meet the unique needs of each client.

Beyond the Webcam: Livestreaming with Cinematic Flair

While anyone can hit the “go live” button on their phone or laptop, a high-quality livestream requires a different level of sophistication. SVG brought their cinematic touch to the event, utilizing professional-grade equipment that elevated the production value and captivated viewers.

The audio was captured directly from the stage microphones, ensuring crystal-clear sound quality for the panelists’ insightful discussions.

Meanwhile, SVG’s cinematographer, Chuck Green, wielded a Sony FS-7 camera, renowned for its exceptional image quality and versatility.

This combination of top-notch audio and video equipment set the stage for a truly immersive experience.

The Technical Symphony: Behind the Scenes of the Livestream

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Left to Right: Chuck Green & Brian Galford

Behind the scenes, Brian Galford, SVG’s livestream expert, orchestrated a symphony of technology, ensuring a seamless broadcast.

He skillfully routed the audio and video signals through a Teradek encoder, a powerful device capable of streaming high-quality content with minimal latency.

This allowed viewers to feel like they were right there in the room with the panelists, experiencing the event in real time.

The encoder also provided flexibility in terms of streaming destinations.

The event was broadcast live to the Wines of Portugal Facebook page, reaching a wide audience of wine enthusiasts and industry professionals.

Seamless Execution: A Testament to Skillman’s Expertise

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Despite the technical complexities involved, SVG executed the livestream flawlessly.

Their attention to detail and commitment to quality ensured that the event ran smoothly, allowing viewers to focus on the fascinating discussions about Portuguese wines.

This project highlights SVG’s ability to adapt to different client needs and deliver exceptional results, whether it’s a full-scale video production or a “crew for hire” livestream.

It’s a testament to their versatility and expertise in the ever-evolving world of video production.

Take a look at the livestream here.