Ronald McDonald House Charities is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. The ‘2020 At Home Gala’ was an online broadcast fundraising gala developed by the South Central Ontario division of the organization. The virtual gala was hosted by Canadian television personality, Rick Campanelli, and featured pre recorded musical performances and guest speakers which the Pynx Media team helped film a few weeks prior to the event going live with a little help from our friends at Glassworks Creative.
The pre recording date utilized a multi camera set up which utilized Canon EOS C70 DSLR cameras, a Roland VR 4-HD switcher and a Mac Book Pro with an external raid drive. The pre recording session included several presenters over a couple hours in the morning, all of which required the use of a teleprompter which Pynx supplied to help make all of the presenters feel comfortable. Once the pre recorded content was edited in Final Cut Pro X by the Pynx Media team, it was then sent over to the client so they could use it for the event. The pre recorded session was a critical component to keeping this virtual fundraising gala in line with current gathering restrictions as we would not have been able to have all of these people in the same room at the same time.
Pynx Media was on site a few weeks after the pre record session to live stream Layne the Auctionista for the fundraising portion of the event. To keep in line with the same look as the pre recorded content, we utilized a multiple camera angle set up which helped capture some of the raw emotion in the room. The camera array itself was comprised of multiple Canon EOS C70 DSLR cameras that fed into a Roland VR-4HD video switcher. The video feed was driven by a Mac Book Pro for streaming to YouTube which was then embedded into the Givergy Plus Gallery from a remote office. Pynx was responsible for sending a live feed from the talented Layne the Auctionista to a platform called Givergy Plus which was operated by a another company remotely in another location. The Givergy Plus platform was amazing to work with, very easy and made this virtual fundraising gala one to remember!
PRE RECORDED VIDEO CONTENT