Features of the Media Precinct
The Media Portal is on the ground floor of the prominent corner of Swanston and Franklin Streets. It emphasises high transparency and reveals the University activity and life within. The portal will function as both a student space and as an event space that’s directly linked to the media precinct or other programming. Larger events such as fashion shows, product launches and publicity events can be accommodated easily. The portal could also be a venue for musician and small bands, can accommodate a live audience, and can be used as a broadcast location with events potentially recorded or streamed live.
The Media Street is the main conduit that ties the media precinct together, and includes such features as a mini shop front for students to customise and use as a location in their productions, and also includes hard-wired OB (‘outside broadcast’) points connected by optic fibre to the TV Studios allowing media production to break free of the studios and spill into the Media Street.
There are four studios in the new media precinct – the larger two of which have native 4K UHD acquisition capability. Other features include flexible connectivity, motorised lighting grids, multiple camera chains per studio, virtual set technology and many other exciting features.