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Live from New York....

Coming up in a few weeks we have a pretty large medical conference. Cine-Med's specialties in medical video production have been well-documented. But I should also mention our medical conference services - CME accreditation, meeting registration and associated audiovisual management. We work with some top hospitals and physicians annually on some unique programs. We also are approached by organizations looking for help growing their meetings once they pass the point of being able to manage them on their own.

Part of my responsibilities includes planning the multimedia coverage for the main session. 3 days of lectures, panel discussions and debate, all shot and switched live to tape with music, roll-ins and I-Mag to two 9x12 rear projection screens.

There is nothing more exciting than doing a live switch - something we don't get to do too often in the non-broadcast world.

So in the coming weeks we need to edit the intro video for each day, create slides for each speaker's intro, figure out the exact layout of cameras and sound reinforcement and finalize the rental order. Also hoping we can get into the ballroom for setup during the day, otherwise we are looking at an overnight setup. We did an overnight setup once before in NY - there was a wedding that did not get turned over until midnight. I think we finished setup just in time to shower, shave and change clothes before the 7am start time.

So in planning a live event like this, the key is to plan in detail, be ready for anything and did I mention have a plan? I've got a plan.

Stay tuned...more on this later.

Thanks for reading.

Mike Cohen

Posted by: Mike Cohen on Nov 9, 2010 at 7:54:01 pmComments (1) meetings, audiovisual

I have a passion for my job, which entails training for medical professionals such as surgeons, nurses and administrators, not to mention various industries.

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