Berkeley Audio Visual (Berkeley AV) and Berkeley Video have had an eventful year shining the spotlight on UC Berkeley. Over the last 12 months, nearly 500 events were supported and more than 600 hours of video content were created for 150 unique campus and off-campus organizations.
Berkeley Audio Visual provides our campus with professional event technology support including PA systems, audio/video recording services, live webcasting, and online media publishing. Using their expertise in these areas, each year BAV supports two of our campus’s most high profile days - Homecoming and Cal Day. This year was no exception. The venue for both events is essentially the entire campus, with multiple lectures, demonstrations, and gatherings taking place simultaneously. Our team provided three days of support for Homecoming events for everyone from students and alumni, to guests and families. Cal Day required a team of 11 BAV staff members to provided set-up, onsite, and troubleshooting support starting early that morning to late evening on or near campus. Cal Day is generally considered the busiest day in the Berkeley calendar with campus hosting nearly 60,000 guests.
Another memorable event was live streaming the inaugural Berkeley RADICAL performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. The remarkable performance reached over 15,000 viewers around the world that night.
Berkeley Video offers campus professional video production services. With a focus on telling the Berkeley story at all levels, Berkeley video is the go-to partner for campus units including Public Affairs, Lawrence Hall of Science, and the Alumni Association. Berkeley Video, continued to exemplify video storytelling by producing several pieces for campus organizations and departments including The Emergency Operations Center, The Center for Teaching and Learning, Student Affairs, The Breakthrough Prize Awards, Public Affairs, University Relations and research institutes, The Innovative Genomics Initiative and the Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Research Initiative. The projects highlight the reach and depth of campus initiatives, partnerships, and research.