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Want to see a real, professional Director and Technical Director in action, working together, in an incredibly high pressure, high visibility program like the Tony Awards?

Thanks to +Jason Cleanthes for passing along something that really got me smiling from ear to ear. This is how the sausage is made, people. 

Sure, I TD shows here at TWiT, but it's a much different story than what you see in this video. At TWiT, the TD is the live producer, camera operator, sound mixer, stage director (sometimes), and lighting technician, along with switching the live show.

In an environment like the Tony Awards, one person couldn't possibly do all of those things simultaneously. So you have what you see here: A Director (the guy yelling numbers) telling the TD (the guy switching the video) and the camera people (each camera operator has a number) which camera to take and when. You also hear toward the end that he cues the music. This is only a part of his role.

The Director is the conductor of the visual orchestra that is the switched live video program... In this case, the opening sequence to the 2013 Tony Awards which, by all accounts, was an incredibly orchestrated event. If you haven't watched the opening sequence from the show, check it out for sure, but only AFTER watching this video from behind the scenes. Then you'll have a sense of just how complex this has to be.

Watching this video makes me realize just how awesome it would be to sit in that director's chair. It's no easy feat in and of itself, especially on a project as detailed as the Tony Awards. When teaching my class on Live Media Production, students would often ask if a TriCaster is used at the Academy Awards. Pretty safe to say that, no, it's not. But the concept is the same. I'd explain how a live event like the big awards shows on TV are the pinnacle of live production, the scale of which is unprecedented. The total number of cameras, the number of people working their own specialized roles, but together, they are able to pull of something incredibly impressive. And watching this video shows you that scale perfectly.

Maybe someday I'll be yelling those numbers myself... cause watching this video really gets my blood pumping something fierce. Enjoy!!!

First watch this:
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 Behind the Scenes - Director on FIRE!

Then watch this:
The 67th Annual Tony Awards - Opening Number

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Still wondering what Google sent to Glass Explorers?

The answer... may surprise you. (how's that for a patented Nightly News tease?)

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Video Showcase Featuring Emerging Artists Worldwide!
+Meri Amber - Share My Time 

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Video Showcase Featuring Emerging Artists Worldwide!
+Ilona T - Love Is Stupid 

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Video Showcase Featuring Emerging Artists Worldwide!
+Butterfly Corpse - Miners 

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Inside of binoculars at Google Venice as seen #throughglass
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My other son putting +Project Glass to use for the first time. Like his 14-year-old brother, I gave him no instructions on what to do. All he knows is what he'd seen in that SNL skit :)

First he takes a picture, which goes so fast that he didn't realize it happened (I could tell, because I was screencasting what he was seeing to my Android phone). That made him say "Capture," and he continued on that way, thinking he could / should be able to just naturally tell the device what he wanted.

For example, later, after asking for directions, he tried to get it to zoom in on the address by saying "Zoom in." He did another search and tried to get Glass to take him to a web site (YouTube, probably to watch some gaming videos), but you can't do that (yet) in Glass.

At the end, without any training, he figures out how to send a message. Since he's was in guest mode, he could only send to me. And he's either trying to butter me up to use Glass more with what he sent, or he's just sweet or likely, both :)

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Down down and Away.
Awesome donation to Woods Hull Oceanographic Institute
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