Helping the Hatcher Group produce two livestreams for the Department of Education.

MTI was hired by the Hatcher Group, a strategic communications and marketing firm based in Bethesda, Maryland, for two livestreaming jobs. The subject of both events was the nation’s education standards.

Livestream Video Production, Ben Wong, Video, Hatcher Hatcher Group, Department of Education Event.

Hatcher Group, Livestream Event

Livestream Video Production, Ben Wong, Video, Hatcher Hatcher Group, Department of Education Event.

First Livestream Event

The first shoot was at the Capitol Visitors Center for the event, “Examining the Past, Present, and Future: 2022 Nation’s Report Card in U.S. History and Civics.” This was put on by the National Assessment Governing Board, a part of the Department of Education. Dr. Peggy Carr, Commissioner of the DOE’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and teacher Patrick Kelly, board member for the National Assessment Governing Board, hosted the event.

Second Livestream Event

Dr. Carr was also present at the second event, which took place at Oakdale High School in Ijmansville, Maryland. This event was a panel discussion on the topic “From Reckoning to Recovery: Student Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

The first event at the Capitol Visitors Center was challenging because there was another event happening at the same time, and that event got the support of the Center’s tech team, despite a previously arranged agreement. Also, because of the Center’s time restrictions, our crew only had two hours to set up. But the crew entered through the Dirksen Building to gain earlier access to the facility.

There was no drama for the second event.

Video Production Crew and Equipment

For both jobs, Analee Wong was the Webcaster/Director and Ben Wong was the Producer/Director of Videography. On the first shoot Steve Murphy provided audio and Eric Wiggins was the Gaffer/Second Audio tech. On the second job, Josh Roberts handled audio and Shawn Chadwick was the Gaffer/No. 2.

Production equipment included a Blackmagic ATEM Switcher 2, Sony FS7 M II, a Sony robotic camera, the Behringer x32 mixer, Aperture lighting, Shogun Master Record, and Apple MacBook Pros.

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