The “Website of the Year” is a public award given annually to the best websites in the Netherlands.
Audiences rate websites on content, navigation, design and recommendation. There are two awards per category: Best Website and Most Popular Website. The election is organised annually by Multiscope in cooperation with Emerce. Both quality and popularity of the nominees is measured.
For the 2017 edition of the award show, which was held at the Thuishaven Festivalarea in Amsterdam, we supported house supplier and fellow company ESWA in terms of video, lighting and direction.
Given the amount of video instarts (over 180 in a relatively short period of time), we chose to pre-program the entire show based on our GrandMA2 platform with media server. By converting the show script into a cue list that contains all video and audio starts, lighting positions and other video settings prior to production, a high degree of automation is possible.
Because much less handling is required in the direction, this leads to a shorter and less hectic run-through and also tighter show, something that was noticed pretty quickly by the Emerce event manager.