Remo­te pro­duc­tion suc­cessful­ly implemented

The 116. The 4th epi­so­de of Düs­sel­dor­fer Wirt­schaft was also pro­du­ced as a video pod­cast at the start of the 4th sea­son. Novel­ty: All the prot­ago­nists were con­nec­ted in sound and visi­on from dif­fe­rent locations.

The simp­lest form would have been to record a Teams, Webex or ZOOM mee­ting. Howe­ver, this does not cor­re­spond to our idea of indi­vi­du­al and cor­po­ra­te design-com­pli­ant imple­men­ta­ti­on. From sea­son to sea­son of the pod­cast, which is now almost two years young, we, the pre­sen­ter team Lisa Marie Sche­lig and Chris­toph Sochart and pro­du­cer Frank Wie­demei­er, have con­stant­ly twea­k­ed, chan­ged and opti­mi­zed: con­cep­tual­ly, edi­to­ri­al­ly and tech­ni­cal­ly. The key ques­ti­on is and remains: What form of imple­men­ta­ti­on will take us fur­ther? What is the best way to reach our lis­ten­ers — and now, with epi­so­de 116, our view­ers too?

Abo­ve all, a pro­duc­tion like this has to be fun for the prot­ago­nists, easy to hand­le and run as smooth­ly as pos­si­ble for ever­yo­ne invol­ved. This is the only way to con­cen­tra­te on con­tent, ques­ti­ons and authen­tic dis­cus­sion. Sud­den inter­rup­ti­ons and mul­ti­ple repe­ti­ti­ons, on the other hand, sap ener­gy, build up ten­si­on and, in the worst case, lead to ter­mi­na­ti­on. The­r­e­fo­re, all pos­si­ble pit­falls must be eli­mi­na­ted in advan­ce so that ever­yo­ne invol­ved can come tog­e­ther in the digi­tal space in a rela­xed manner.

Our mot­to: Good pre­pa­ra­ti­on is half the battle

As with each of the 115 epi­so­des to date, the 116th epi­so­de was also pro­du­ced in the same way. epi­so­de is script­ed in detail in advan­ce by the mode­ra­ti­on team. This cla­ri­fied who comes into the con­ver­sa­ti­on when and how, and which micro­pho­nes must be open or clo­sed. After all, in this epi­so­de, the par­ti­ci­pan­ts were each in a dif­fe­rent loca­ti­on — con­nec­ted sole­ly by the WANs (Wide Area Net­work), LANs (Local Area Net­work) and ser­vers of the Inter­net. At the same time, sui­ta­ble screen lay­outs were deve­lo­ped in the cor­po­ra­te design of Unter­neh­mer­schaft Düs­sel­dorf und Umge­bung, the sche­ma­tics were pre­pared, the cloud was set up and tests were car­ri­ed out.

Spe­cial fea­ture: Indi­vi­du­al layouts

To pre­vent the recor­ding from taking on the look of a clas­sic Teams mee­ting, we com­bi­ned MS Teams with a cloud-based appli­ca­ti­on, enab­ling us to extra­ct all video and audio signals indi­vi­du­al­ly. On the one hand, we have ensu­red that the soft­ware used by the par­ti­ci­pan­ts is well-known. On the other hand, we were able to sol­ve the requi­re­ment for visu­al indi­vi­dua­li­ty. All video streams were cap­tu­red indi­vi­du­al­ly and dis­play­ed live in dif­fe­rent image lay­outs, tog­e­ther with visu­al ele­ments — all in line with the cor­po­ra­te design.

Click here for epi­so­de 116: Vaca­ti­on plan­ning 2023: what employ­ers and employees need to pay atten­ti­on to now