Live streaming a
concert for a cause
The joy of music
The Melodic Caring Project’s mission is to bring genuine love and compassion together with the healing properties of music and share them with children in need. And for over seven years, they’ve been doing just that. Partnering with artists like The Alabama Shakes and Jason Mraz, the Seattle-based organization has been streaming live concerts straight to hospital rooms all across the nation, allowing children battling serious illness to forget about their circumstances for an evening and just be kids.
When we were invited to join the Melodic Caring Project, Quantum Interface, and the Ericsson team at AT&T Foundry in using the magic of 360 Live Streaming to transport hospitalized kids to an Amos Lee concert, we couldn’t have been more excited.
An Evening with
Wanting to take the experience to the next level, The Melodic Caring Project, Quantum Interface, and the Ericsson team at AT&T Foundry crafted a vision to live stream a concert in fully immersive 360 degrees. Thanks in large part to AT&T Foundry’s generous support and Amos Lee’s desire to get involved, that vision came to life in Austin’s famous Moody Theater.
On the night of the show, we set up cameras in two spots on stage and streamed the entire concert straight to the VR headsets of hospitalized children who wanted to join the fun. As they watched the concert, the kids were able to stand on stage with Amos Lee and the band, look out into an audience full of supportive faces, and leave the sights and sounds of the hospital behind to truly feel present at the show.
The power of
It’s been said that VR is the ultimate empathy machine because it allows users to not just look through a frame, but step into it. Being able to let these kids step through the frame and be on stage with Amos was a really powerful thing and we’re grateful to have had the opportunity to leverage 360 live streaming for such a great cause. To see how the evening went for yourself, check out our behind the scenes video below. To learn more about The Melodic Caring Project, visit melodiccaring.org. Interested in exploring 360 Video for your next event? Learn more about Subvrsive’s 360 Video Production services.