143rd AES CONVENTION Broadcast & Streaming Media Track Event B12: The Audio Crew of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.... A Special Broadcast Event

AES New York 2017
Broadcast & Streaming Media Track Event B12

Friday, October 20, 5:00 pm — 6:30 pm (Rm 1E14)

Broadcast and Streaming Media: B12 - The Audio Crew of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert…. A Special Broadcast Event

Come and hear, even join in the conversation, about “a day in the life” of these unsung heroes in this rare opportunity as they are always on the job. Fascinating backgrounds and expertise come together in this truly stellar, award winning, audio team with a legacy of amazing music to create the sound of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert;” a multi-layered, recorded live, broadcast television production complete with comedy monologues, roaming house band, comedy sketches, live animation, celebrity interviews, and guest musical performances.
Learn how they put together a cohesive, clear sound in The Ed Sullivan Theater while simultaneously running a recorded live broadcast and show in front of a live studio audience all in the vicinity of the neighboring Broadway Theaters’ wireless signals! Not to mention, there have been a few occasions where they did it all Live On-Air!
Conversation Topics: •Overview of the audio design; •Integration of the various areas including PL & Coms; •Mixing perspectives for the different positions; •Mic placement/use considerations due to multiple uses per mic; •Specific challenges for “The Late Show” (roaming band, periodic live broadcast, live animation); •Specific challenges to The Ed Sullivan Theater (RF & proximity to Times Square, new challenges due to the re-opening of the dome ceiling, working within a NYC Historical Landmark Interior); •RF frequency coordination & techniques; •Post production (editing & systems); •Actual broadcast; •Director’s needs; •Plans for future technology and work flow; •Q & A

AES Technical Council This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Broadcast and Online Delivery

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