On Tuesday 3rd of December the Turner Prize 2019 was awarded, and we were asked by the Turner Contemporary to live stream the event on their Facebook page for all to watch at home. Whilst we’ve managed to live stream from an office set up before, live streaming from a live event itself was something that may have presented a few issues. Thankfully we had all the equipment that would allow us to Live steam in a mobile environment.
We hit the road and made it to the location for the award ceremony, Margate’s very own Dreamland Amusement Park. After setting up the equipment, and getting the live stream all running smoothly in the event hall, it was time for the event to begin.
The event went down extremely well, and the live stream remained consistent throughout the evening’s event. The crowd erupted into applause when Vogue Magazine editor, Edward Enniful, announced that this year, the four nominees had chosen to come together, and share the prize as a collective. We wouldn’t have minded the applause, had we not been wearing headphones to monitor our microphones. Congratulations to all four Turner winners, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani. Let’s hope to see even more exciting pieces from each of them.
Over the Christmas period, the Ashford Designer Outlet had planned a lot of big events. From Christmas lights being switched on, to brand new stores being open. We had been asked to film a variety of their events, and in a variety of ways. Some of these included their Christmas lights switch on event, which involved the exciting LED drummer band, a walk in snowglobe, and their very own Santa’s Grotto. We also were asked if we’d be able to use our drone to film some shots of their new car park development, as well as how the Christmas lights looked from afar. We also employed the use of our camera gear when some of their new stores were being opened, such as Yo Sushi, and Haribo, where we did get to meet the Golden Bear himself.
Being an Ashford based company, and having grown up in Ashford, we were so grateful to be able to video this exciting opportunity with such a big staple of the Ashford area, somewhere where each of us had worked briefly before launching Modus, and seeing it expand into something fantastic.