Directors Guild of Canada
Production Canada has worked with the Directors Guild of Canada to produce its annual awards show for over 10 years. In 2020 the DGC asked us to completely reimagine their awards show as a virtual event. Their criteria were clear:
Each of the 4 evenings was executed with professionalism and excitement. We worked hard to ensure that our audience, likely tired of the Zoom world, needed a slick and enticing experience. The show opened with a video roll. We then overlaid presenters on top of dynamic moving graphics. To add to the excitement, all presenters and winners were live rather than pre-recorded. The cues were called by our in-house stage management team based on our technical script.
In the end, the client was thrilled. While there were some “you’re muted” moments, we were able to solve those in time for the fourth (and final) show which was a perfect show! Now, how often do you get to say that for a live event?!? (Check out the recording here.)