Sometimes You Have to be Quick
We've had an exciting week here at The Hug. You may have been following the controversy about the Government's "sacking" of Professor David Nutt, chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. They did this as a result of a lecture Professor Nutt had given at King's College London last July at the invitation of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (CCJS), who are one of our clients.
On 11th November CCJS organised an audience with Professor David Nutt chaired by their director, Richard Garside before an audience of 300-400 people at King's College. So that the rest of the world could see it they wanted a video of it posted on their web site, hence our involvement.
Getting video of a live event to the point where it's ready to go online is a non-trivial undertaking if it's going to be done quickly. We were first alerted to CCJS' requirement only a week beforehand and over the next few days we discussed options with them and with the team who were going to shoot and edit the actual video. We also did test runs so that we we sure we could all do our part.
So on the evening of Wednesday, 11th November the audience took place. It was shot on three different cameras and then the production team worked through the night to edit it down into one coherent video and encode it to the format we'd agreed to take it in. By 7:40am on Thursday morning the video was ready for us to start work on. By 10am we had a still from the video on CCJS' site and at 10:30am it was online and ready for people to view. You can watch it by clicking on the image below.
The following day, when things had calmed down a little, we added an MP3 version too which you can listen to here:
Or you can download it here (84.2MB MP3) to listen to on your MP3 player.
Commenting on our involvement in this process Richard Garside said:
We couldn't have got this video onto our web site so quickly without the help of The Hug. As ever they impressed us with their professionalism and their willingness to react quickly when we needed them.