The Royal Television Society (RTS), founded as the Televison Society in 1927, organises a multitude of events from glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates with key industry personnel. LRI have been working with the RTS for over 25 years helping to support all of these events, and 2016 was no different!
The events year started in February with the TV Journalism Awards at the London Hilton on Park Lane. This celebration was to honour the country’s top journalists, although, as usual, the evening started with a sombre roll call of those who have died in the act of capturing important stories from far and wide.
In a first for the RTS, LRI ‘live tweeted’ video clips from the winners’ backstage interviews. These were uploaded to social media before the recipient had returned to their seats.
In March we produced the highly prestigious and glamorous TV Programme Awards at the Grosvenor House in London which was attended by a panoply of stars from all areas of British television. As well as ‘live tweeting’ we also filmed and edited a highlights video from the red carpet which was broadcast on social media within minutes of the evening starting.
June saw the Student Television Awards being held at the BFI on the Southbank. This event honours the emerging talent from the country’s universities. As well as producing the Awards, we also worked with the RTS to create the nominee videos.
In September the London Conference focused on the challenges for the television industry in the age of ‘on-demand’. Sponsored by NBCUniversal and staged at Kings Place we designed a three-sided set utilising the latest projection mapping technology to provide a moving landscape enveloping the stage.
November was another busy month with production of the Student Masterclasses and the Craft & Design Awards. The Masterclasses gave students and their lecturers a chance to listen and to ask questions of some of the television industry’s top creative talent – directors, producers, sound technicians and directors of photography to name but a few.
The Craft & Design Awards held at the Hilton on Park Lane honoured those behind the camera. For this event we created a new and innovative set which included some of the latest in LED architectural lighting.
Last but not least, throughout the whole year we have been filming and producing highlights videos of the RTS Early Evening Events. 2016 saw us film a record 11 events with our personal favourite being an interview between Andrew Marr and Sir David Attenborough filmed at the House of Commons.
No matter what type of event LRI had to produce for the RTS, or where it was, we approached them all with the same resolution – to provide a lasting memory for the audience – whether at the event or online.