This gig was really fascinating – band weren’t bad either. Essentially it was a live television multi-camera setup, with directors training in handling the live feeds and directing in a live studio setup across lighting, sound, cameras, graphics, talent and the rest. Lots of spinning plates – not for the faint-hearted.

So throughout the rehearsals, they went through 4 training directors, each with their own approach, style and emphasis. I got to hover between the floor and the studio, trying to capture a good range of photos for prospective marketing collateral. It was filthy dark everywhere bar the stage, with one live band and a magazine show on differing days. I’d never fully appreciated the skill in pulling in the strands for a live event – it really is quite a staggering amount of concurrent information.

Roll it there Roisín…