Creators of the Final Fantasy gaming series wanted to stream the recording of their soundtrack for Final Fantasy XV live from the iconic Abbey Road Studios.
We had to capture the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Choir in action, as well as an interview with the main composer, Yoko Shimomura. Plus, the set-up, rehearsal and live streaming of the performance had to happen in just one day.
Technically, we had to overcome the challenge of ensuring our activity did not impair the quality of the recording and we worked closely with the recording engineers to achieve this.
What we did
Following discussions with the recording engineers we had to avoid large lighting fixtures and due to the size and movement limitations of a jib we opted to use a mix of seven tripod-based cameras and three hot head fixtures.
We utilised a small space in the Studio to house our PPU, sound and encoders – from which we streamed the recording live to YouTube and Twitch platforms simultaneously.
This was the first time our client had streamed a live performance and they were extremely happy with the results.
Over 100,000 YouTube viewers tuned in live, with views rising substantially post-event. The amazing performance received feedback full of compliments and emotion, and the Studio audience were overwhelmed by the quality of the sound.
Take a look.