This year marked the 4th time Merc Media sponsored Ignite Guelph, a speaking event similar to TEDTalks where each speaker has 5 minutes to speak about what their passionate about.
And so for this year the camera crew and scope of the video series expanded to a slightly larger-scale production. This meant more cameras and more crew.
Thanks to Joel Mieske and his photography skills, I can introduce you to the team that helped capture the evening for the video series.
Tyler Sloane and Tom Robitaille lent a hand by manning camera angles off-stage while I controlled three cameras (two on tripod, one GoPro remotely via my iPhone).
Thanks to them the videos have the benefit of more angles to cut together which in the long-run makes it easier to edit (more choices to choose from, better angles to use based on the action on stage) and will boost the production value of the video series (more angles used = bigger production). When you cut between 5 solid camera angles, it ultimately makes for a better viewing experience to your audience and shows the extra effort that went into capturing your event.
Check out some behind the scenes shots of the camera crew in action. And check out the links for Ignite Guelph to catch news of the next event when it comes out. Plus news of the video series to see what went down at IG4.
Ignite Guelph Official Site for event details
Ignite Guelph Facebook Page for news and announcements
Follow the excellent eye that is Joel Mieske on twitter