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Header image for article Delivering Remote Production Kits for 2020 Emmy Broadcast

Delivering Remote Production Kits for 2020 Emmy Broadcast

With award shows moving to virtual formats this year, the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards is one of the highest profile events to make the transition. After learning about the remote production kits that AbelCine created over the summer, the team at Done+Dusted, the producers of the Emmys telecast, tapped AbelCine to help build and deliver 25 remote kits for select nominees. 

For this project, AbelCine's full team came together for the build, logistics, and tech support. Starting with AbelCine's rental team putting together the perfect combination of gear for these remote kits, built around the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV HDSLR. Once the team locked down the configuration for the kit, they got to work building 25 of them. Our Integration team came in to help with the build, and our project managers oversaw that the assembly ran smoothly. Once the kits were assembled, the Logistics team shipped and delivered them to locations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, and Oregon to nominees that included Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Billy Porter, Jeremy Strong, Billy Crudup, Julia Garner, Nicholas Braun, Betty Gilpin, Rachael Brosnahan, Uzo Aduba, Tracey Morgan, Samantha Bee, Tony Shalhoub, Yvonne Orji, and the Duffer Brothers.

AbelCine also worked Tech Support for these kits, creating an infrastructure to prepare the production teams for any technical issues throughout the broadcast. Once all of the kits were delivered, the Tech Support team worked in the field and remotely to start logging and testing the kits out, as well as set dressing and placement. The team ran a final mock rehearsal show with Emmys producers and ran tech support during the live broadcast. 

Todd Thaxton works on building Emmy Kits
Todd Thaxton works on building Emmy kits.
Hunor Dori tests the Emmys kits.
Hunor Dori tests the Emmy Kits.
Completed Emmys kits ready to ship out
Completed Emmys kits ready to ship out.
Jeff Lee Running Tech Support during the 2020 Emmys
Jeff Lee running tech support during the 2020 Emmys.

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