The Natural History Museum has been the spectacular backdrop to some of our most memorable broadcasts. In April 2021 Flux Broadcast setup once more in Hintze Hall beneath the huge skeleton of Hope the whale to stream a truly unique live performance.
The Lost Words: Spell Songs is a musical companion piece to the critically acclaimed The Lost Words: A Spell Book. As a fundraiser for the NHM Urban Nature Project, eight incredible musicians brought the book to life in a spellbinding concert with the message of respect for nature at its core, and Flux was there to capture every beat, note and harmony.
Our challenge was to translate Spell Songs, a well established live show, into a live stream with no in-house audience, without losing any of the energy or intensity. In fact, the final show was the culmination of five months of creative preparation to ensure we did just that.
We used our bespoke cinematic multicam system, which allows wireless tallies for all operators, as well as autocue, remote focus, lens control and remote recording. On top of this, our super 35 cinematic camera system with cinematic lenses allowed us to achieve breathtaking depth of field and outstanding visual quality.
The event was a huge success, raising over £70,000 and reaching over 50,000 people. Perhaps the most impressive statistic is that they had an average view of 1.7, which means each viewer watched the show almost twice! That is definitely testament to the brilliance of the performance and the material, although Flux likes to think the quality of the broadcast had a little to do with it, too.
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