Introduction

The unique performance will take place at 8:30pm on 26th March 2016, in the count down to this year’s Earth Hour. Global Orchestra’s Conductor-Cam will capture and stream live the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s highly acclaimed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson as he leads the SSO through Holst’s The Planets.


Social Media Information

Hosting your Global Orchestra event will be a very rewarding and fun experience, for you and all involved.
We'd love for everyone to see what you're doing at your event, so it's important to use the correct social media tags and handles. This will ensure Earth Hour, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Opera House and ourselves can see all the photos and videos you post. We recommend you use the following information when posting to social media.

Recommended Google+ and Twitter hash tags 

#globalorchestra
#EarthHour

Recommended Twitter handles @

@globalorchestra
@SydOperaHouse
@SydSymph
@EarthHour

Recommended Facebook and YouTube Tags

Global Orchestra
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Sydney Opera House
Earth Hour Global
Earth Hour Australia

Also remember if you have any content featuring ambassadors, teachers or friends please hash tag.

For example #myschoolname #charliechan etc

This is the case across Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Enjoy your event! We look forward to hearing about it.


Documenting your Satellite Event

Our mission: We’re keen to capture THE CONCERT FOR THE PLANET participation of all the satellite events to get a sense of engagement, variety of folks involved and the different and far reaching settings these concerts are taking place.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR PHOTO’S AND VIDEO THAT ILLUSTRATE BROADLY THESE 4 THINGS

·      Musicians playing along to Conductor-Cam

·      Communities gathering together

·      People listening

·      Pledges for the planet

WHAT CAMERAS TO USE

The higher quality camera the better, however we would be more than happy for pictures to be shot on high end smartphones. The iPhone 6 has a particularly good camera on it.

WHERE TO POST OR UPLOAD YOUR PICTURES & VIDEO

During the event on the go.

You can post to our Google+ media wall during the event instantly from your phone or mobile tablet. Here’s how...

Go to the website http://plus.google.com or download the Google+ app onto your device.

Sign in to your own google account or create one if you don't have one. This link will show you how to create an account: http://digitalunite.com/guides/social-networking-blogs/google-plus/how-join-google-plus

Stay signed into your account during the event and upload photos or video by simply clicking on the photo icon bottom left of the Google+ app, or left of the “Share what’s new” window in the browser.

Allow Google+ to access your photos.

Select the photo you want to post, or take a photo.

THIS IS IMPORTANT: be sure to label your video or photo with #globalorchestra This will ensure the image/video appears on our media wall, and it will also appear in your Google+page. Best add the location and description of the scene as well.

Continue adding video and photo labelling with #globalorchestra each time

After the event

Please upload the high res unedited & uncompressed versions of your pictures and videos in whatever codec or format is the best.

We recommend going to this site:

https://www.wetransfer.com/  ( skip the Wetransfer Plus offer intro page) and send your data to: missioncontrol@globalorchestra.com

Or, if you already have a data sharing service like Dropbox just link us via the same email to the relevant folder.

Include a description with the contact information of the event and who took the photos/video so we can credit you properly and get in touch if we need.

STILL PHOTOGRAPH IDEAS

An individual musician in the foreground with Conductor Cam clearly seen from their POV.

View back at ensemble from beside Conductor-cam, all the musicians faces looking up- waiting to play their part… or playing.

Wide shot of the whole gathering

 

 

Wide shot of the whole gathering

Close ups of faces listening by candle light (look for a variety of faces that represent the breadth of the community.)

Close ups of musicians concentrating, playing or waiting to play.

A sign of the venue indicating where this event is being held. For example, the schools title board out front etc

VIDEO IDEAS

Pre-Concert

Time lapse of People gathering and setting up the space.

Pledges for the planet to camera. Individuals and/or groups addressing the camera, saying:

Who you are: “I’m Charlie or/We’re the Penguin Primary school…”

Where are you: “… In Balmain, Sydney/Tasmania”

What’s your pledge for 2016?: “In 2016 I’m/we’re going to… start composting at our school” (or whatever your plan is, as an individual or a community).

Repeat the Call to action: “What part will you play for the planet?”

Short interview with the organisers of the Global Orchestra satellite event. Ask them...

Introduce yourself and where you are from.

How did you hear about the Global Orchestra?

What was appealing about the idea?

How long have they been preparing?

What’s been the general feeling around the event and in the preparation?

What are some of the outcomes you hope and event like this might achieve in your community

During the Concert

- Film any introductory speeches anyone might make.

- Short segments of musicians playing recognisable parts of “The Planets” to conductor cam.

- Close ups or mid shots of people listening intently

- Capture applause and the energy at the end of the concert

Post-Concert

- Could do general vox pops on peoples experience. Listeners and musicians.

VIDEO FILMING TECHNIQUES

- Put camera on tripod or hand hold steady.

- Please avoid moving shots or pans, they are hard to edit together. To change from one shot to the next just do it quickly, and settle on the next camera angle.

- For “to camera” pledges ask people to speak very loudly and clearly. If it’s a big group and the camera is far away to fit them in, they may need to shout it. Remember the closer you are to the sound source the clearer you camera mic will pick it up.

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING YOUR PART. EVEN JUST ONE PICTURE FROM YOUR EVENT WILL HELP US BUILD THE MOVEMENT FOR THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF PLANET EARTH.