The current events landscape is shifting towards hybrid and virtual events, here at the Ri we want to support our clients so we have stepped up our filming offering in the venue whether that’s for period dramas or corporate conferences. In September, Altair Engineering joined us live in the Ri venue to film presentations for their virtual global conference in our iconic Mayfair lecture theatre.
The Royal Institution is a perfect conference venue for filming. Our lecture theatre is designed with presentation in mind, an amphitheatre style space that can feel both awe-inspiring and intimate not to mention it looks great on camera. Not only is it a wonderful space to speak in live, it’s also the home of the BBC Christmas Lectures so we are more than equipped to support filming of all types. For Altair, it was a cosy group with a conference film and media producer from SlidesLive expertly manning two cameras, supported by an experienced AV technician from the Ri and two speakers from Altair to give their presentations. Our new covid secure protocols including masks, hourly cleans of major touch points and on the door temperature checks ensured that we could keep our guests and staff safe throughout filming.
The Royal Institution is well versed in supporting new speakers in the Theatre and we always look after our clients, no matter how big or small the occasion you will still receive an onsite events manager from the venue hire team to ensure that no detail is overlooked. In this case Jess from the Venue Hire team looked after Altair throughout the planning process and on the day and made sure that the filming ran smoothly.
For this event we worked hand in hand with SlidesLive to ensure that Altair’s presentations had top notch sound, crystal clear visuals and adapting our presentation systems to ensure that it could be seen on screen and by the presenters. Together we created the perfect filming ambience for Altair’s conference presentations. We absolutely loved having the Altair team in our venue and it was great to be able to facilitate their virtual conference. We look forward to welcoming them back to Mayfair for future events!