Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Anugerah Juara Lagu ke-23

On January, me and few other people from Media Prima has been given task to set up and run the Live Online Video Streaming for Anugerah Juara Lagu ke-23 (AJL-23) which will be held at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil on 18 January 2009. The team was consist of me, Zahir, our mentor Mr. Elisa and few other member from New Media.

The crew begin their first task for the AJL-23 on 16 January 2009 with setting up the New Media room at the Stadium. These include setting up the Internet connection, get the cable from the control room, and drag the cable from the New Media room to the Red Carpet Area and others. Then the team run the test of switching and streaming the video live during the AJL-23 Dry Run Rehearsal, which was held on that night.

Same task was been done the next day, which was running the streaming for testing during the dry run and rehearsal. But in addition on that day was that there were more team member from New Media that 'turun padang' and with only two weeks i've been working with Media Prima
this is the chance for me to get to know with them. I was also get the chance to watch how the rehearsal was held and watch some team from New Media doing the interviews with the AJL-23 finalists. The videos of the interview are then edited were uploaded on the web. The job was done smoothly and proffessionally by each one of them.

On Sunday, the system check is been done by the team members to make sure that the systems will run smoothly and to make sure there will be no problem occurred during the event. On that night, the team start their live video streaming by displaying the live video from Red Carpet in front of Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil entrance where artists and VIP will walk their way into the stadium through the red carpet. Later when the event started, the team control the live streaming and make sure that the video is switched every time during the commercial break from AJL-23 show to other video such as AJL-23 promo video to avoid user from other country to be able to watch the commercial video. According to Elisa, the commercial videos are not supposed to be showed to user from other country because the company of the commercial brand pays to broadcast their product/company to Malaysia only. The work was done approppriately throughout the event. The team then dismantled and packed the stuffs they have used and went home. haaa

Overall the work progress was done appropriately even though there were some problem occurred during the event. Both video toaster computer and dell laptop were having errors in their system during both the red carpet and the early start of the AJL-23 show that forced both the computers to be restarted automatically. These caused the live online streaming system unable to run smoothly at some time during the event. The team members have been doing anything they can to find the cause of the problem and fortunately they managed to solve it. As this was my first time experiencing this such of big event, i was so happy to be part of the team. A lot of thing I have learned from this event such as how to set up the video streaming, overcoming problems bla bla bla. haaaa :D

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