Schoolchildren across Lithuania participated in the country’s largest-ever remote learning lesson this spring, as the 2023 Mokonomika initiative streamed interactive educational sessions online and via the national TV station.
The operation involved the creation of four separate programmes filmed and produced in a studio in the capital, Vilnius, with a crew using Green-GO products for clear and robust digital communication.
Organised with support from the Swedish financial company Swedbank, this year was the third consecutive Mokonomika, which is staged in collaboration with the Lithuanian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the patronage of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO and Lithuanian national radio and TV. Vilnius-based Video Projektai was challenged with producing the video aspects, as inspiring teachers gave lessons on the future of artificial intelligence, finance, and sustainability.
For the event we had four operators to control streams, a camera director, a virtual stage operator, a camera technician, system engineers, an online connections technician, director, director assistant and technical director. We chose a Green-GO system to connect the crew because of the system functionality, quality and price. The idea was to have system which could be easily split to two different locations without the need for a master station, and the possibility to connect with other signal types, such as Dante, analogue audio, and two-wire intercom. We are really impressed with the audio quality and the possibility to use just normal POE switches without any main station, explains Julius Norusis from Video Projektai.
Norusis and his team used a total of 12 Green-GO Beltpacks – eight wired and four wireless. Each of the four stream operators had a channel via which they could communicate clearly with other crew members, and also a return signal relaying what they were streaming or playing out. All of the audio was directed to a sound desk and mixed separately for each channel/stream, then sent to the video system and also into a Green-GO Dante Interface X, enabling them to put corresponding channels to stream operators.
The director used a main channel audio of the stream and two channels for technical team, and a further channel which sent audio via the Dante Interface X. The sound engineer then integrated this signal into the host’s in-ear allowing the director to relay information. The other crew members received a main channel audio mix.
The Green-GO equipment was supplied to Video Projektai by Green-GO’s Lithuanian distributor, Midi Audio. It’s reported that around 500,000 young people streamed the Mokonomika lessons.