TED: Our Mission: Spread ideas
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Yesterday I was working for Ravinol Chambers of BE Inspired films. His company was responsible for the live streaming of the whole event to the internet – 5 hours of video seen in 44 countries! I was the camera operator responsible for the main speaker at any given moment, be it Dara O Briain or whoever was giving the particular speech. As well as being one of the cameras in part of the 5 camera coverage being streamed to the internet my camera was also being output to the large screens almost continuously so I really had to maintain my concentration all the time, a bit of an endurance event! The event was very informative and entertaining. Mr O Briain was his usual quick-witted self, holding the show together between speakers with a lot of hilarity. The talks themselves were really interesting – ranging from new synthetic bio-technology and understanding of the human body to the best methods of palliative care and our attitudes towards death, with a whole range of topics in between. If you’re feeling brave a link to the whole 5 hour video is below – I believe the talks will be catalogued and presented individually in the future at TEDMED. Imagining the Future of Medicine by Be Inspired Films Live
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