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  Client: Smith College
  Project: Visit of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
  Date: 05/09/2007
  Location: Indoor Track and Tennis Facility Smith College - Northampton, MA
  Zasco Productions provides all broadcast video production, large-screen video projection, lighting, and scenic for this momentous visit from the leader of the Tibetan people, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  Services:
  • Technical Direction / Consulting / Design
  • 6 Camera Broadcast Video Production for:
    • Live broadcast on PBS affiliate WGBY Channel 57 Springfield and its sister station WGBH in Boston
    • Live web-cast via the Smith College website
    • Press pool feeds (no news cameras were allowed at the event)
    • A live simulcast which took place on campus in John M. Greene Hall.
    • Another live simulcast which took place in Franklin Patterson Hall at Hampshire College in Amherst.
    • Reply from WGBH on-demand
    • Archived video and "podcasts" at Smith College's website
  • Large Screen Video Projection for I-MAG (image magnification / video reinforcement)
  • Lighting for Stage and Television
  • Scenic - black velour drape
  Equipment
Highlights:

All equipment supplied from Zasco Productions in-house inventory!

  • BROADCAST TELEVISION PRODUCTION / I-MAG:
    • Complete multi-camera, live-switch, "fly-pack" system including:
      • 6 JVC KY-19 ST 3-CCD studio cameras with RCU's
      • 1 Fujinon S19X6.5BERM4 19x internal focus lens w/2x extender (38x)
      • 2 Canon YH18x6.7 IRS 18x internal focus lens w/2x extender (36x)
      • 2 Videotek Prodigy production switchers (one fed the broadcasts and pool feeds, while one was exclusively used for the I-MAG / projection feed)
      • Auxiliary backup switcher
      • 4 JVC BR-DV3000U full-size DV record decks (program record, backup record, and two ISO records of specific cameras for future post-production)
      • Graphics playback
      • Video and audio distribution for press pool feeds, and broadcasts.

  • LARGE SCREEN VIDEO PROJECTION:
    • 4 Sanyo PLC-XF45 10,000 ANSI lumen large venue video projectors
      • Units were double stacked, for full time on-line backup redundancy and double brightness of nearly 20,000 lumens
    • 2 DaLite 15'x20' Fastfold Truss-style rear projection screens with flyware
    • 2 DaLite 15'x20' black velour dress kits
    • 2 Genie SLC-18 lifts to support projectors and allow backstage passage of security and guests of honor

  • STAGE AND TELEVISION LIGHTING:
    • ETC Sensor Portable 2.4 Kw x 24 channel dimmer rack
    • 40 ETC Source4 Par fixtures (all color corrected to match existing lighting in the facility)
    • 22 ETC Source4 Ellipsoidal fixtures (all color corrected to match existing lighting in the facility)
    • Leprecon LP-1600 24/48 DMX console
    • Socapex Multi cable / interconnect

  • RIGGING:
    • 250' Universal Manufacturing 12x12 GP box truss which supported lighting, scenic, and video projection.
    • 14 CM ProStar 600 LB and 1000 LB chain hoists and Motion Labs hoist controllers
    • All related rigging equipment

  • SCENIC:
    • 90' of 25 oz Majestic Velour Drape25' high flown from truss
    • 80' of Black Velour pipe and drape carry-off

  • POWER / OTHER:
    • Motion Labs 200 amp production power distribution system
    • ClearCom communications system

      View video clips and read more about the visit at Smith College.

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