If you can’t make it to downtown Lafayette for Festival International, no worries, AOC Community Media and KRVS Public Media have you covered.
Both organizations are working to capture entire live performances for people to enjoy now and for years to come.
KRVS broadcasts live performances from their remote control center inside the Lafayette science museum.
"We pull audio from four stages, and send it all back here, and do remote hosting and interviews here, and send the entire product to the KRVS studio for live broadcasting,” explained KRVS Chief Engineer Karl Fontenot.
Their set-up has come a long way since they started broadcasting festival 20 years ago.
"What we used to do was put this equipment at the main stage location and mix it there. But, since we can put it in the science museum, we’re able to be in a better sound isolation area. And, hear things better and more critical, and give a superior mix,” said Fontenot.
For AOC, Festival International is a major volunteer recruitment and training process.
"We’ve got 37 volunteers out here who have taken a couple short courses with us, and they interned, come out here and literally do the video production,” explained AOC Community Media Executive Director, Ed Bowie
The volunteers have a five camera multi-shoot capturing performances on the main stage.
The video gets archived and shared on their cable and YouTube channels.
"We will end up with 15 hours worth of performance material. Over four days, that’s a fair amount of finished product,” said Bowie.
In addition to capturing music history, KRV and AOC Community Media work together to make content that runs on the big screens in between performances.