Today was a little bit calmer than the past several days. And while my own schedule was manageable, the red carpet preparations were heating up.
This morning I shadowed a reporter that we brought into the broadcast booth located in the backstage area. The setup is nearly identical to the one at the GRAMMYs.
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Today they ran through the live music performances (I heard that Adele and Jennifer Hudson both sounded phenomenal!). The live music performances run like a mini-GRAMMYs show within the show. The feed is sent to a separate music mixing truck which is then fed down to the master truck where they add in things like the audience reactions, etc.
After the broadcast booth interviews, we went back into the VIP lounge and my very talented community manager took the best photo I have seen of the lounge with its visual representation of sound. Gorgeous!
This is the spot where nominees, winners, and VIPs can hang out and have a drink before and during the show. There is a live feed of the stage so people won’t miss any part of the show. I can only imagine what it would be like to stand at this cocktail table and chat with George Clooney…
At 3 PM, I finally got to have lunch with part of the on-the-ground team and then had a staff meeting at 4 before heading back to the red carpet to check out the day’s progress.
The red carpet is now uncovered. The stanchions are up.
The media are out and about in force creating their b-roll footage before Sunday. This reporter’s dress was absolutely gorgeous. It is a preview of what I am going to see while hanging out in the bleachers on Oscars day. And it was a reminder not to forget my zoom lens!
I got a quick peek at Kristin Chenoweth (loved her on Glee!) rehearsing for the red carpet show. She is also closing the show by singing with Seth MacFarlane, that ought to be cool!
There are lots of crowds forming in the shopping center which closes down tomorrow night at 8 when no access will be allowed to the public.
It is fun to see that everyone wants to be a star…
More Oscars are in place on the walkway leading up to the theatre .
And the one in the rotunda in front of theatre that I photographed on Wednesday has been uncovered.
Photo info: The Oscars image is a fully paid for (by me) and licensed image from www.istockphoto.com.