Chicago Mobile Video Production Studio Tag

The North Face Climb Festival Livestream

After a few years on hiatus, the Psicobloc Master Series returned for its post pandemic debut. Psicobloc (aka Deep Water Soloing) is a form of solo climbing over a deep body of water.

The inquiry came in about three weeks before The North Face Climb Festival Chicago was to start. The tournament organizers wanted to have the competition livestreamed on The North Face’s YouTube channel for the world to watch.

The initial tournament concept was to have the climbing wall on a barge on Lake Michigan, which would be attached to the side of Navy Pier. On its surface, this is an incredible idea and as far as we know, has never been done before. World-renowned climbers from around the globe would come to Chicago and compete. Once we heard about the event plans, we were all in.

In a matter of three short weeks, we pulled off all of the pre-production work needed for the broadcast. All of the graphics were created, site layouts were drawn, and broadcast plans were finalized.

Come the morning of the event, it started pouring rain in Chicago. We arrived at Navy Pier in Chicago to setup for the livestream broadcast and everything became more and more soaked throughout the day. Rain and electronics generally don’t do well together. However, we kept everything going for an amazing broadcast.

We had four hours to setup for the show, which included 5 cameras, a drone, host area, and multiple audio sources throughout the venue. Thanks to our mobile video production studio, setup was a lot simpler because Master Control is always setup and ready to go inside our 24′ studio.

Under a tent, the two show hosts were able to take viewers through the whole event. Winners would also join the hosts for commentary throughout the day.

Our aerial drone stole the show again with it’s beautiful aerial views of the wall, the Chicago skyline, and the golden orange sunset that graced the skyline toward the end of the broadcast.

The livestream totaled a little over five hours of broadcasting from Navy Pier. Our crew of 12 pulled off an amazing broadcast and we’re looking forward to livestreaming more events like this!

Watch the full livestream here:

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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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