Holy Name Cathedral Christmas Eve Midnight Mass Broadcast

Delack Media Group is honored to have produced the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass live television broadcast at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Seven months of planning for the production came together in a beautiful evening for viewers across the globe who watched the live mass on WGN-TV, which was also livestreamed online.

This marked the first live broadcast of the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at Holy Name Cathedral since the pandemic began, which captured local news media interest.

On the first day of setup, our crew of 15 braved -8 temps and -30 windchills to string cable from our mobile production studio into the cathedral. Over 1,000 feet of fiber and copper cable ran through the sanctuary to connect 10 cameras, including a 25′ jib. A separate audio booth was created for Fr. Greg’s commentary, complete with a mix minus feed and confidence monitor.

Tech Specs:
4 Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast cameras plus 6 PTZ cameras were sub switched into the ATEM 2 M/E. Program out was sent via two separate cellular bonded signals for redundancy to WGN-TV for transmission. Another feed was sent via VMix for simulcast on YouTube. Production was flawless.

The broadcast received local Chicago news media coverage:
ABC7 Chicago


Have an event that you need broadcast or livestreamed to an international audience? Contact us today to get the conversation started!

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New York Stock Exchange Livestreaming

Ryerson Investor Day Hybrid Virtual Event

For us, there’s a lot of satisfaction to see how we can take a client’s concept and create it into an amazing hybrid event. A hybrid event is an event where people attend in person and online. We’re producing a lot of hybrid events nowadays. In a post-pandemic event world, people now almost expect that while you may offer a typical in-person event, you should also have some sort of online livestreaming component as an option.

Offering an online experience for your attendees is crucial for people who can’t attend the event in person for whatever reason. You may be fearful that having an online component will reduce the number of in-person attendees. While in-person attendance post COVID has definitely gone down, online viewership has increased exponentially. And that was exactly the case for this hybrid event we produced in New York.

This investor day event was held at the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) Siebert Hall for Ryerson. Siebert Hall is dedicated to Muriel Siebert, the first woman to buy a seat on the NYSE, which happened before the exchange was member owned.

Website Development
In one week, we built a fully functional, fully responsive website for the event where people could view the agenda, speakers, event info, and register to either attend in person or watch the event virtually. All registrants needed to be approved prior to either watch online or attend in person. You may view the event website by clicking here.

Media Training
A few weeks before the event, we flew to Minneapolis to record all of the speakers giving their presentations. Each speaker received a USB thumb drive with their presentation video on it. That way, the presenters could review the video and see how their presentation went.

Site Survey
We always think that checking out a venue prior to any event is a great idea. We’re able to advise on locations, timeline, and ways to improve the event through video. A few weeks before the event, we were able to tour the space. While doing that, we learned about two portable vertical video displays that we could use at the venue. We decided to create one moving graphic that would be seen on a vertical video display as guests walked in. That motion graphic had a similar branding aesthetic to the event website we developed. The second vertical video display had a looping video that showed the company’s locations and capabilities.

Content Creation
Before the event, we also produced 7 videos, a countdown, show open, lower third name/title graphics, and a break countdown that were all shown during the investor event.

While the event was held in person, a larger online audience also watched the event live through the website we developed. Online attendees were also able to submit questions to the presenters, which were answered in real time.

If you have an in-person, hybrid or virtual event you’d like to produce, we’d welcome the opportunity to provide ideas on how we can make it amazing for you!

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Chicago Mobile Video Production Studio

Delack Media Group is a full service video production company based in the Chicago market, and available for travel around the country. With our 24′ OBS mobile video production trailer, we produce live High Definition shows for broadcast and livestreaming.

Multi-camera switching (up to 20 camera inputs per switcher)
(2) Blackmagic ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K
Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Control Panel
720p/1080/4K (Horizontal or Vertical)
40×40 Blackmagic Smart VideoHub 12G-SDI

(2) Blackmagic Hyperdeck Studio Pro Recorder Decks
6 input iso records with 7TB of storage

Clear-Com Intercom System w/beltpacks and headsets
(8) Motorola 2-way radios with surveillance kits

Proprietary on-board internet system (receive & transmission)
*Bonded cellular live streaming
*LiveU Solo Pro (bonded cellular with 2 cellular + LAN + wifi)
ZOOM/Google Meet computer for remote guests or captioning

Video Support:
*Remote Captioning
*Copper/Fiber cable runs and and wireless video transmission systems available
(2) SD-HDMI Converters
(2) Decimator Cross Converters
1000’ BNC

(1) Vmix Graphics station
(1) Vmix Replay w/6 inputs and 2 outs

(2) ZOOM Audio Mixers
13 XLR inputs which includes a 6 input submix
1000’ XLR

Blackmagic Ursa Broadcast Studio
Fujinon B4 Lenses (8.5-170mm)
24’ Jib
Aerial and Underwater Drone
(4) Marshall Waterproof Lipstick Cams

Mobile Production Unit Specs:
24’x 8’5’
Generous 80” interior head room
Fully insulated walls & ceiling
Climate controlled with two air conditioning/heating units
Onboard crew Wifi
Deluxe control room interior
Breaker box w/generator or shore power input
50a 220v single phase service
1000’ AC cables with 10 BNC connectors

*Quoted separately per project specs

Overview of our mobile video production trailer:

Contact us to talk about broadcasting your next event!

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