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Streaming Out Video

I spoke at the Streaming Out 3 seminar, organised by Brighton-based digital art agency, Lighthouse in February 2013.

For this event, I mainly outlined the projects and current thinking of the SHPLive live streaming performance programme that I’m currently developing. I felt like it would be useful to point out the context and development that has led me to this project, so I skimmed through some of the 7 year history of the Digital Media Centre which I run for South Hill Park Arts Centre and outlined the path from podcasting to local radio broadcasting which led me to propose the current step of live streamed performance webcasts.

Video of my presentation and others in the series are now available on the Lighthouse website.

All of the talks in the three event series are now available online at the Lighthouse web site. Stand outs for me are the talk on the Performance Rooms project by Susan Holtam of Tate, the efficiency and positive partnership working of Brighton Dome’s streamed projects as presented by Carole Britten, the business savvy of production and distribution in the same chain by Picturehouse Cinemas. All of the presentations are rich with useful pointers towards how the arts and culture industry could develop new products, new platforms and ways of talking to it’s audiences.


The slide images I used in my presentation are online as a PDF here

Long Timeline

Martin Franklin & Marcus Romer on sofa at Beyond The StageI’ve got a new season of podcasts lined up over the next couple of months which were recorded at the “Beyond The Stage” conference on creative live streaming which I organised back in December.

This post I wrote back in April provided the title for the conference, and I also used if for a podcast with John Darvell of Nocturn Dance and Joumana Mourad of iJAD where they discussed their experiments with online engagement and pushing the boundaries of live performance.

Starting first up we have Marcus Romer, Artistic Director of Pilot Theatre and the Shift Happens conference, who talks about Pilot’s long history of wrapping digital thinking around their company projects and the spectacular 6 camera interactive performance of the York Mystery Plays showcased on the BBC/ACE online arts portal, The Space.

Other presentations that we’ll feature from Beyond The Stage are: John Darvell “Dare You Watch” / James Morris “Reinventing Shakespeare” / Martin Franklin “Digital Culture” (hmm a podcast introduced by me and featuring me ?… it will be a first at least)

Gene Pool#66: Beyond The Stage/Marcus Romer

Gene Pool#66: Beyond The Stage/Marcus Romer

York Mystery Plays on The SpacePushing the boundaries of interactivity and digital engagement. This talk is from Artistic Director of Pilot Theatre and Shift Happens conference, Marcus Romer at the “Beyond The Stage” event in December 2012.

Held as part of part of SHPLive, the Arts Council England funded live stream programme based at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell. Berkshire, the conference highlighted creative approaches to developing new work for live streaming to an online audience.

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