Yorkshire, UK

European Online Brass Band Festival 2021

EBBC 2021

Back in April I was contact by my good friends at World of Sound about shooting the studio elements of a new Online Brass Band Festival. As the European Brass Band Championships (EBBC) couldn’t take place physically, due to the pandemic response, the EBBA and World of Brass decided to put on an Online Festival, covering the 2003-2019 European Championships, which had all been filmed for DVD and on-demand streaming. The new Online Festival was to be screened across World of Brass’ new online streaming platform wobplay over the weekend in May the EBBC event was planned to be held.

The hot seats
The Hot Seats!

Between 2004-2014 I personally covered the EBBC event across Europe, including filming in Norway, Switzerland, Netherlands & the UK, as a camera operator then latterly as a Live Video Director. So it was lovely to be asked back to cover this ground breaking new venture!

Dan at the Mixing Desk
Live Video Directing – EBBC 2014

Hosted by brass superstars Frank Renton & Helen Varley, they walked the audience though the weekend. Featuring; music, interviews with Conductors, Musicians, Composers & Sponsors, both physically and virtually via Zoom, and Frank in discussion with Paul Hindmarsh.

Frank Renton

We made use of my Sony FS7 Shooting Package, along with my LED & Tungsten Lighting Kit, Autocue & Floor Monitor for the two day shoot.

Helen Varley conducting a virtual interview
Helen Varley conducting a virtual interview

All in all it was a very busy but extremely rewarding two days filming with different ‘set’ changes for two person chats, pieces to camera, virtual interviews and stand up pieces too.

Frank Renton interviewing Trevor Caffull
Frank Renton interviewing Trevor Caffull

You can watch all of the European Brass Band Championships highlights from 2003-2019 on wobplay.