Blackmagic Design today announced that OS Studios used its gear to help produce a virtual graduation and two day music festival for the University of California, Berkley (UC Berkeley) class of 2020 in Blockeley University. Blockeley University is a detailed replica of the UC Berkeley campus in Minecraft, the popular video game platform, built and maintained entirely by the university’s students.
Based in New York City but operating worldwide, OS Studios provides creative, production and consultancy services for content and live production with a focus on sports and the expanding world of gaming and esports.
“The Blockeley student team built this incredible campus and music festival in Minecraft and asked us to work with them on producing the mock graduation and musical performances,” explained John Higgins, OS Studios’ co founder and creative producer. “In the game itself, you couldn’t hear the graduation speeches or the music at the festival, so all of the live streams’ audio and video cues came from OS Studios.”
The graduation and music festival spanned two five hour broadcasts over the course of two days and relied on Blackmagic Design’s Web Presenters, Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders, HyperDeck Studio Mini recorders, Smart Videohub 40x40 routers, and numerous converters.