Eight inspirational individuals and four groups of winners: a sustainable school, an outstanding staff team, a special needs intervention group and a creative crew of young filmmakers won gold Platos at the 2010 Teaching Awards UK ceremony. The winners attended education's biggest annual celebration of excellence, held at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday October 31, broadcast on BBC2. Almost 90 schools nationwide were represented at the glittering event before a 2000-strong audience. The 12 gold Plato UK winners received awards from famous names including Teaching Awards president and Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, patron Henry Winkler, Education Secretary Michael Gove, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Craig Revel Horwood, singer Michael Ball, chef entrepreneur Levi Roots, Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton and news presenter Dermot Murnaghan.Job Overview:
The requirement was to condense a two hour award ceremony into a one hour programme for transmission on BBC2. The schedule allowed for a one hour gap between the end of the awards and the start of the transmission on network TV.
The solution, supplied and supported by Hyperactive, was three Avid edit suites connected to shared storeage and fully integrated with EVS. Each editor then had a 20 minute segment to cut. OB coverage together with isolated cameras were streamed to Avid enabling editors to start whilst the awards were still in progress. Finished segments could then be file transferred back to EVS for transmission.