Sport Relief 2014


The Farm started work on 84 VT inserts including training VTs, thank you films and some exclusive surprises, earlier this year.

All edit materials were replicated to the Olympic Park, where The Farm have built facilities to continue the edit from 17th March. The custom built set-up at the Stratford site consists of 4 x Avid Symphony Nitris DX suits with full HD monitoring and FX plug-ins and 3 x Avid Media Composer Nitris DX Edit Assistant stations. The Farm have also supplied ISIS shared storage,  Harding FPA for PSE checking and a Voice Over booth, as well as full technical and operational support at the Olympic Park. In addition, an integrated EVS and Avid Interplay solution will facilitate live ingest of studio feeds from the three venues to enable fast turnaround editing for further VT content throughout transmission.

David Klafkowski commented ‘we always enjoy building bespoke facilities to suit our customers’ needs and we’re thrilled to be supporting the BBC on such a prestigious event’.

The main Sport Relief show is on air Friday 21st March live from 7pm on BBC1 and, for the first time ever, the event is to be hosted live from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by some of the best-loved names in sport and entertainment in a huge celebration to try and raise a record amount for good causes at home and abroad. Three venues are involved – the Aquatic Centre, the Velodrome and the Copper Box. The weekend continues on Saturday at 5.25pm with another chance to see all the best moments from previous night. Finally from 1pm on Sunday the greatest Sport Relief weekend ever reaches its epic climax as thousands of people go the extra mile and take part in the Sport Relief Games live in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Farm will be going the extra mile (603 of them to be exact) on Thursday and Friday this week as they attempt to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats on 2 exercise bikes they have set up in William’s reception – you can support them by donating through this link (or come and help them pedal).