Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Assembly Summer 2014 Building: Tuesday

Hot hot hot!

I came to Messukeskus around 9. The hall was quite empty at that time. That white thing on the floor is our main screen. Air conditioning is off in the hall and air was little bit humid. Very nice working environment.

Main hall & screen
I also went to one conference room which is reserved for our organizers. In this room our Livecrew and Webcrew and some of Gamecrew members will be working. Including me. Room was almost empty at first but very quickly people got their stuff in.

Conference room where we will work
I made a quick walk around main hall and saw that the studio was forming. Sofas, cameras and some lights were in place. Also our A-sign is here! I think it looks good by the way.

Sofa and armchair under testing
Studio light
After walk I went to my own place and started to put our TV programs to our own database. Meaning that we are using selfmade piece of software called Elaine. It is used in many steps when producing TV broadcast. First step is to put entry for every program there. In the entry we imply for example how long is that program, is it movable (insert etc.) or live show, in which stream we are going to show it etc. This job takes a while and is little bit boring, but it's work what has to be done. I was doing entries for all known AssemblyTV stream and Seminar stream programs.

When we have all programs in the database we can start to create something called playlist. I think this term is familiar to almost everybody. It is just list of our programs. For example I tell to the software that we are going to play program called "Opening Ceremony" 31th of July at 18.00. Software already knows that program will last for 1 hour and it reserves that time slot for this program. After I have done this to every program, we can see complete schedule of our stream. Software will also highlight if we have gaps between programs or if some programs are going to overlap. So it's nice to see our schedule visualized. Other organizers are using this database also for their own use in many different ways. This was just my part for today.

After I was done with Elaine I head to my home. But just before leaving Messukeskus I took some pictures.

Screen isn't on the floor anymore!

At least some part of studio equipment in place

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