Tech Field Day: WFD3
Mon, Sep 17 2012 12:33
Tech Field Day connects independent bloggers, writers, and podcasters to IT product vendors. The event hosts a variety of gatherings that provide feedback for the vendors in a creative and interactive discussion. Each event is recorded and live streamed, continuing the collective experience. For us, there are multiple set ups and tear downs following the delegates throughout the day. It's a wild ride, but it is also fun going to different companies. This past week, our production crews were split, one covering Tech Field Day in San Jose, California, and the other crew covering ERA D2C Las Vegas.
In a previous post, we talked a little about Tech Field Day on a smaller scale. However, this event spans multiple days. Here is our first three camera set up for WildPackets.
Afterwards, Aerohive hosted dinner at a stylish bowling alley. This event wasn't recorded, but we made sure to take advantage of the interesting backdrop and shot the introduction video.
The next day, we went to Metageek, Ruckus Wireless, Tanaza, and ended with Meraki. Metageek had some pretty interesting interfaces, while Ruckus was clever with their treats in dog bowls. Tanaza came all the way from Italy to present to the delegates, and Meraki was situated in a trendy workspace.
The final day, we began at Aruba Networks, then went to Cisco, and ended at Juniper. Aruba hosted a delicious breakfast and we had to change set ups from the demo area to the presentation area. Cisco had an interesting dual screen set up, and Juniper hosted a very spacious area, making it easy for us to get coverage of all of the delegates.
Stephen Foskett, the main organizer for Tech Field Day, snapped this photo of us in action using our switcher. At these events, Twitter became a powerful tool for us. We would send out tweets when the stream was live or if we ever ran into problems. We followed hashtags to make sure everyone was able to see the stream, or if they reported any problems on their end. If you would like to see all the videos from Wireless Field Day 3 (#WFD3) check out the Youtube channel.
We look forward to doing more Tech Field Days in the future. Keep posted on what we're doing through Twitter, Facebook, and right here on our blog. Remember, we can travel wherever your video production needs are. If you would like to request our services, please call us at 480.240.9270