Katie Hinsen | Executive Producer for Dailies and Digital Intermediate | Nice Shoes

"We're living in a moment in history that is going to have enormous impact. I very much hope that we can take the momentum we've begun in pushing and embracing technological change, pushing structural and systematic change, and embracing that as well. That is what I'd like to see. That's what's been exciting to me."

Shaina Holmes | Assistant Professor, Syracuse University | Owner, Flying Turtle Post

In a remote environment, a lot of places are ignoring the need to continue to invest in people who are entering the industry today. It’s important we continue doing that and finding ways to keep them involved. I have a lot of students who are entering the VFX industry, but we're not hiring entry-level positions in the United States most of the time. I feel like it's important to talk about that. We have this over-saturation of people wanting to be in this industry but nowhere to put them.

Julian Day | Director of Business Development | ZOO Digital

“We adopted the cloud very early on and we've made it central to our operation right from the get-go. This has just proved to people what we had been banging on about the last seven years actually makes sense. Having a cloud infrastructure should be standard. It should be front and central in your planning. You shouldn't be reliant on on-premises hardware anymore. You don't need to. If you're going to go back to doing everything on premises, relying on bricks and mortar, I think that will be folly.”

Where does media truly stand with 5G?

“5G removes all the limitations we had with the things you have to plug in. Less gear and no limitation on where you can be,” Sahara says. “As long as you're somewhere in the network, somewhere you can get a signal, you can do what you need to do. And that's the freedom that 5G will enable.”

Helen Stevens | Operations Officer for Content Supply and Delivery | ITV

“There’s a real fundamental life-change for people, which will be part of the workplace as well, which will mean everybody doing things completely differently. There are some quite profound changes that are coming about because of this. Not all of them are bad. They're just different, and they'll change our lives.”

Ryan Salazar | Editor-in-Chief | Broadcast Beat

“Two different networks who want to come to our facility and shoot over the next two to six weeks, one of the first questions they asked was, "What is your COVID-19 policy? I never really thought about that, but we have to come up with one.”

Louisa Lockett | Head of Operations and Projects | Endemol Shine UK

“We've worked together in ways that we didn't deem possible. We've known the tech can do this all along, but it's never been tested at scale in the way that it has. That gives us such a positive platform to build on. I'd be really sad if we didn't continue to grow those areas.”

Taking the field: how live sports are returning in the wake of COVID-19

The industry is certain to go through even more dynamic transformations once live production resumes in full, but until then, the journey that live sports has embarked on and the creativity and tenacity the industry has demonstrated continues to captivate.

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