Pic starts in Finland's snowy wastes, with pop musician Artsi (Teemu Aromaa) bidding a fond farewell to his pals as he sets sail for Bedim where he holes up in the Downhill City Hotel and tries to sell his songs.
Artsi, failed and penniless, falls for Peggy at her burger joint and, in the pic's most involving subplot, romances her by sheer force of his boyish charm; homeless Hans ends up bunking with Sascha and Fabian, and embarks on a romance with Doffs (Michaela Rosen), a middle-aged bourgeoisie who's walked out on her husband, and so on.
Working as a producer with the nontraditional live experiential media company Digital Media Etc., Artsis and his BeTerrific!!
"You couldn't have had cables because it was on the street in the middle of Times Square," said Artsis. "There was no staging or anything, so regular people walking through the area--even the performers--could have tripped if there were wires and the feed could have been disrupted.
With this in mind, Artsis chose to set up a wireless workflow using Teradek products-- the Bolt, Bond II, Core, and Cube--to ensure a successful production.
To start, Artsis used the Teradek Bolt 600s for all three cameras to transmit the feed to their respective receivers, which were outfitted with directional panel antennas.
Despite not being able to use Ethernet or satellite connectivity, due to client demands, Artsis found a way to create a reliable Internet connection with Bond through cellular connectivity.
With Core, Artsis had the freedom to route, DVR, and configure all of his destinations, including YouTube Live, Livestream, and a Teradek Cube decoder that ultimately fed to the large LG screen for the entire downtown to see.
With a talk-show format, Teradek builds a studio in the center of a large transparent cube enclosure where Emmy award-winning host Michael Artsis
interviews guests from publications, manufacturers and industry organizations.