World-Class Producer/Director Designs Special High-Definition Camera for Record Setting Live PBS Broadcast

-Historic Program Featuring Nashville Symphony Airing Nationwide-

(Nashville, TN)  Noted producer/director Robert Swope brought the Nashville Symphony into clear focus and grand style during the historic PBS broadcast of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center's Gala Opening Night. Swope, President/CEO of Sunrise Entertainment, designed and built a completely remote High Definition aerial camera skate featuring a Sony HDC300 camera, Cannon lens and 3-G Wireless Systems transmitter to capture all the magical moments of the sold-out affair which aired earlier this month and was more than 2 years in the making. The hand made flying camera system, named the S-Cam, is controlled via a RF airplane controller from a remote location. A total of 18 cameras were used for the telecast, including 10 High Definition mini-medical cameras (only 12 exist worldwide). The program will air nationwide on PBS channels on December 20th.

The Pittsburgh native filmed the day-to-day formation of the state-of-the-art facility which cost $123.5 million dollars to build. He teamed up with the Nashville Symphony, Nashville Public Television, and BellSouth for the Live High Definition production which aired on PBS stations in Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Cookeville, and Martin. The program, entitled One Symphony Place: a World Premiere Live from Music City, aired live on September 9th. It will rebroadcast nationwide on December 20th.

Inspired by the greatest concert halls across the globe, the 1,870-seat hall was designed to be an acoustic masterpiece. The interior spaces are finished in Brazilian cherry and native hickory woods. The Laura Turner Concert Hall (the main performance area) features a custom-built 3,600-pipe concert organ, natural interior lighting, and an innovative convertible seating system that will transform the space to a 5,400 square foot flat floor for cabaret and pops presentations. The highly anticipated Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be home to the Nashville Symphony, which plans to perform more than 100 classical, pops and special concert events each season.

Robert Swope is available for press interviews. To schedule a session or receive additional information, contact Kay Waggoner at (615) 327-0100. For details and career highlights, you can

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