Visual Focus was once again selected by QANTAS to supply all Sound, Screens, Staging, and Media Distribution for the launch of the brand new pilot training academy. With media coming to Toowoomba from all of the major national news outlets, as well as local, state and federal government members including the Premier of QLD Annastacia Palaszczuk and QANTAS CEO Allen Joyce. With the eyes of Australia on the event, a high level of detail and execution was demanded by all involved.
Holding the event in and aircraft hanger brings a number of AV challenges, most notably the acoustics of the space. To ensure all the news outlets could get clear and intelligible audio for there news bulletins Visual Focus supplied a media splitter to give each network a direct audio line from the lectern mic. This avoids the need for each of them to place a microphone on the lectern, keeping the camera shot clean and clear of obstruction to the person speaking and the branding on the front. Additional screens were supplied throughout the facility with branding, marketing and construction timelapse videos before and after the event.