LD Systems Supports Houston’s Shell Freedom Over Texas Live TV Broadcast from Jones Hall
Houston’s Shell Freedom Over Texas July Fourth event at Jones Hall produced by the Houston’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events showcased live performances without audiences and in conjunction with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Virtual performances were also included with some tributes to the long history of this city-wide event. LD Systems’ production support included audio, video content programming, video screens, and a full stage lighting package. Houston’s local TV station ABC13 managed broadcast services and live streaming.
Pre-production included a unique approach to stage design allowing for social distancing between performers including approximately 40 symphony musicians. Detailed lighting design was used to fill in the distancing gaps and provide full stage coverage for a dynamic look that would dazzle TV viewers. Audio and video content were processed and delivered to the broadcasting team for live television distribution. The holiday celebration culminated with a Texas sized downtown fireworks extravaganza set to a patriotic and modern musical selections. LD Systems has been an industry leader in providing new solutions for live events where safety and social distancing protocols are required.