About

Tom Hendry Digital Studio

TECH SPECS

For the remainder of the 2020/21 season (to May 2021), Royal MTC is offering a Digital Studio at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, accessible to the community as a video streaming or video capture space (suitable for either live, streamed and pre-recorded events or productions). We’ve created an affordable turn-key studio to host socially distanced events so Winnipeg-based arts and culture organizations, as well as independent artists, can more easily create and stream their own content.

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The Digital Studio can be used for safe, socially distanced:

  • Capture and streaming of theatre, music and dance performances
  • Remote conferences and panel sessions  
  • Seminars, lectures, training and workshops  
  • Special events, announcements, fundraisers

The Digital Studio can be accessed at subsidized rates by:

  • Local arts and cultural organizations
  • Arts-adjacent organizations (funders, service orgs)
  • Independent artists
  • Educational institutions

Bookings can be made on a daily or weekly basis to a maximum of two weeks (based on 8-hour days, 40-hour weeks).

Access to the space includes two qualified IATSE technicians. The Digital Studio complies with all current Public Health guidelines and as those guidelines change, our access and use policies will evolve.  

Royal MTC wants to ensure that this highly-subsidized space is available to support a range of organizations and artists; where possible, priority will be given to programs and artists from underserved communities in an effort to address and overcome ongoing systemic barriers in the Canadian theatre ecology.


How does it work?

Talk to our Technical team to see if this is right for you. We’ll look at:

  • Optimal dates (booked by the day)
  • Recording or streaming
  • Other technical needs
  • Crew requirements

Users are responsible to provide their own presentation platform (Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

  • We will help set up connections.

Users are responsible for acquiring all rights and permissions for any content they produce.

Users are responsible for following all safety protocols and any capacity limits set by Royal MTC.

Use of the Digital Studio includes the work of two qualified technicians to ensure safe set-up of set, lighting and sound assets.


Digital Studio: Software

  • Wirecast
  • Multiple streams
  • 5-layer video mixer
  • 7 guest host capability
  • Multi in/out
  • Graphic overlays
  • Program record and ISO record
  • StreamYard is supported.  

Digital Studio: Digital Hardware

Cameras

  • x3 – 1080p max Sony HVA1U with HDMI converter for 1080p
  • x4 – Full tripods with fluid heads
  • x1 – Set of wheels for tripod

Boom

  • 1 Jib arm extends to 8ft

Switcher

  • Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro Iso 4 Cam switcher with preview output

Onstage monitors


Digital Studio: Theatre Hardware  

Lighting

  • 1 theatrical lighting plot already hung and focused with existing pre-set looks
  • Cyc background or black traveller

Sound

  • Main desk can handle 12 inputs, 6 outputs
  • Q-lab 4

Stage

  • Stage opening with thrust: 32’-0” W
  • Stage depth from DS of thrust to Cyc: 29’-0”
  • Backstage SL length and width of available space (without props storage needed) – 23’1” W x 20’-8” D
  • Backstage SR length and width of available space (without props storage needed) – 17’-6” W x 20’8” D
  • Stage floor to grid – 14’-3” H
  • Stage floor to I Beam – 12’-4” H
  • Drawings available
  • Cyc and black traveller for US

Staging

  • Lectern
  • Selection of furniture, rugs and table to quickly create a look

Digital Studio: What’s not included

We don’t offer post editing, but we can provide you with both studio and iso recording from each camera so you can edit the content as you wish.

For further information, please contact Christine Corthey at ccorthey@royalmtc.ca.