This job was probably the largest we have undertaken to date! Read on to find out why….
For this funeral we needed to be incredibly organised and proactive so we set off from Faversham in Kent to the Days Inn Tewkesbury the day before. If we are travelling a long distance we always like to stay locally the night before to ensure that we are not only there safely but fresh and alert for the work ahead
Our assignment not only to live stream the funeral service in the usual way but also to link it to a huge marquee that had been erected at the Stanton Club to accommodate the huge number of extra mourners expected.
So as we said, our work began the previous evening. 3 hours were spent at the Stanton Club to set up our large LG LED screen plus Turbosound PA system. We needed a pretty special setup considering the enormous size of the marquee, some 24m long!
Whilst at the club we also had to link our feed to the 2 screens and projector inside the main club area so that guests could watch there as well.
By about 10pm everything was tested and ready!
The main service was held at St. George’s Church in Didbrook. Here we supplied not only our high definition 2 camera live stream but also another of our Turbosound PA systems outside for those that could not fit inside the Church! Our operator also took care of the music playback for the entry and exit
After the service we then began the next section of the day. The coffin was taken by horse drawn carriage to the family home where it was then transferred to a tractor trailer for the ascent up some very steep hills to the private burial site.
For this section, the family preferred private filming to live streaming – this was no problem as we are equipped for anything and had packed our lightweight equipment for this purpose.
The tractor trailer which carried us up the hill gave us some incredible shots of both the cortege and the stunning scenery