True Italian Taste is an initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affair, organised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Sydney. Throughout the year, the Chamber brings this event in various locations, with the intent to promote awareness around true Italian products and cuisine.
This year, one of the events took place at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Sydney, where influencers and bloggers were invited to attend.
The event saw a lineup of speakers, chefs and authorities. During the first part, the speakers introduced the audience to the importance of spotting a true Italian product vs an Italian sounding one, and the characteristics of the Mediterranean diet.
During the second part, Italian chefs from well known Sydney restaurants explained the dishes they prepared for the audience and introduced them to the variety of food that every different Italian region promotes.
For this event, we looked after the video production coverage with one videographer, 2 cameras and professional audio recording.
The videographer was equipped with a camera on a tripod to capture the whole event in its entirety from a fixed position while roaming around with a second camera to capture moments and b-roll footage. The audio was recorded directly from the event main audio board and, with a separate device, from the speaker podium for backup.
The client had requested 2 video edits for this event, one to be sent to the Ministry (a 5 minutes highlights inclusive of the most important parts of the event) and a 1-minute video for social media use.
For this type of video production and edit, it was important for the client to review the selected footage of the presentations before sending it to the editor to finalise the video, so we decided to break down the editing into two phases.
During the first phase, we worked with the client to select the proper clips and speakers sections. Once those were reviewed and confirmed, we proceeded to edit the videos. Within a few weeks, both edits were completed and ready for final deliver.
At the beginning of this post, you can see the final version of the 5 minutes video, while down here you can review the 1-minute video for social media.