After its noteworthy beginnings with Baby Boom, the E-box (mobile control room and hub installed in 2 Algecos) worked on Star Academy, Hotel GB (in London) and made its big comeback to the hospital environment yesterday spending 24 hours in a casualty department.
Broadcast in the second part of the evening on TF1, the show produced by Press & Co, subsidiary of Shine France, is an adaptation of the British show “24 Hours in A&E” – services provided by the CTV teams in the UK(subsidiary of the Euro Media Group).
This 6 episode documentary series gives the viewer a fly-on-the-wall view of the daily lives of doctors in the casualty department.
Filmed during the spring of 2012 in the Montpellier CHU [University hospital], the show benefitted from the various technical features of the E-box (conceived and created by Euro Media France). Filming in the A&E department took place over two weeks for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the whole period.
Euro Media France’s technical team deployed a considerable amount of technical equipment to film in the rooms and corridors of the hospital:
• 60 robotic cameras
• 20 RF microphones
• 100 dynamic microphones
• The teams also helped with the image management from the ENG cameras since the images were filmed from the moment the SMUR were called (telephone call to the casualty department) up until surgery took place.
Several mobile teams also followed the external emergency call outs – either by helicopter or by ambulance.
• Use of 10 HD Flux with multi resolution meant that long and costly transcoding stages in post-production were avoided.
Archiving and content management were completely dematerialised (Media Asset Management) to pick up more than 240 hours of rushes everyday, which were of an un rivalled quality for this type of service.