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Re: [Debconf-video] FOSDEM video coverage

On Mon, 2012-01-09 at 16:56 +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi,
> On Samstag, 7. Januar 2012, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > Carl, note, Janson is a 1415-seat auditorium. It is *huge*; walking from
> > the top all the way to the bottom takes several minutes, which is
> > annoying.
> > 
> > I think having microphones on a stand may work well for smaller places,
> > but probably not for Janson.
> I think almost the opposite is actually true: in such a big room anything else 
> wont work (hardly anyone will hear the question without a mic and passing it 
> around takes too long). and 28c3 there was a >1000 seat auditorium and 
> queueing up at mics and it worked really well.
> questions then have to be asked at the end - which is also sensible with a 
> >1000 people audience.

I agree.  In larger venues queueing up behind a standing microphone for
questions is the *only* way to do it.  It makes it much easier to get
the questioner clear on camera as well.

I have also seen it, where there are two aisles leading to the stage, to
have two microphones and alternate the questions between them.


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