April 28, 2023

Boston Baroque Stages Major Opera in GBH's Calderwood Studio

Boston Baroque premiered their opera "Iphigénie en Tauride" by Christoph Willibald Gluck in the Calderwood Studio at GBH on April 21st. Working with the Production Group Studios team, BB was able to stage a full opera in front of a live audience while simultaneously streaming to a virtual audience through Idagio. The recording is also avai...

Sept. 1, 2020

GBH participates in #WeMakeEvents

Alongside over 2000 event venues and cultural institutions across the country, the GBH Production Group participated in the national #WeMakeEvents effort on 9/1/2020 by lighting the exterior of our studio facility at One Guest St in red from 9pm to 12am. 


COVID-19 shut-downs have impacted GBH’s colleagues in the arts, culture, and live eve...

Feb. 8, 2020

Quiz Show is in the house with a new set

Congratulations to the High School Quiz Show team for making Season 11 start off brilliantly with a new set!

The Production Group's Lighting Director Phil Reilly and Senior Operations Manager Terry Quinn worked closely with Mystic Scenic Studios and the show producers to execute a fresh new look for HSQS.  From graphic integration, to sophi...

Dec. 18, 2019

Tia Fuller performs on Basic Black

The WGBH Production Group welcomed Jazz Saxophonist Tia Fuller to our Calderwood Studios to perform several selections from her new album, "Diamond Cut" for a special edition of Basic Black - Berklee Musical.

 Ms.Fuller, who's album was Grammy nominated for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album", was joined by her student ensemble from Berklee Coll...

Sept. 13, 2019

Escape Lab on Twitch at WGBH

On September 9th ,  2019 WGBH's Emerging Platforms Group working with our Production Group team live-streamed on Twitch an Escape Room competition.  The 12'x 30' escape room set was built by escape room specialists Trapology in WGBH’s Calderwood Studio.  The escape room's theme was a laboratory in orbit over Mars and participants/astronaut...

July 19, 2019

Awards for WGBH Studios

It’s that time of year, Award Season!  WGBH’s Production Group is proud to announce that some of it’s hard working staff and shows have recently been announced as award winners! 

At the 42nd Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards, Phil Reilly took home an Emmy for his work on Beat the Press: 20th Anniversary Special as Set and Lighting Des...

Nov. 26, 2018

WGBH Studios host Boston Celtics' Jason Tatum

The Boston Celtics' Jason Tatum was in the house at WGBH Studios this week.  The small forward was in the starting lineup for the filming of a TV commercial to promote How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World, the upcoming new film from DreamWorks Animation. Taking a break from his workout at The Auerbach Center to appear in the spot, pr...

Oct. 19, 2018

The Studios at WGBH host Governors Debate

The Studios at WGBH hosted the Gubernatorial Debate between Republican Governor Charlie Baker and the Democratic Challenger Jay Gonzalez held on October 17th in our Calderwood Studio in front of a live audience. Hosting the event required the involvement of Production Group's extensive resources and large knowledgeable staff.  Baker_GonzalezThe set, whi...

April 26, 2018

The Studios send Ray Kurxweil "Humagram" to Minsk, Russia

The Studios at WGBH hosted Charles River Media Group for a unique project.  CRMG captured futurist and Google Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil in our Calderwood Studio in Boston and sent his live image and sound as a 3D "Humagram" to the Hi-Tech Nation forum being held in Minsk in Belarus, Russia.  The audience in Minsk experienced Kur...

"Thanks for all of your help with this "Humagram" project.  It worked out great during the production".  

Dec. 21, 2017

Full House at WGBH Studios

WGBH Studios had a full house on December 2nd.  In our Yawkey Theater we were shooting a live-to-file PBS special featuring Deepak Chopra and Dr. Rudy Tanzi.  The six-camera switched shoot in front of a live studio audience came together in less than 3 weeks.  Simultaneously across the hall in the Fraser Performance Studio we were lensing ...

Sept. 1, 2017

Production Group helps NOVA reach new Facebook milestone

The Studios team at WGBH was instrumental in helping NOVA create the most watched Facebook live in PBS history.  NOVA came to us wanting to do a live Facebook telecast from Idaho during the total eclipse on August 21.  We coordinated the satellite feeds in advance and set up communication between our control room in the WGBH studios, the s...

March 30, 2017

Drone coverage at Greater Boston

Greater Boston, WGBH's evening news program, produced a recent story about how global warming may affect maple sugar production. The producer wanted aerial coverage so DP  Howard Powell captured the material with our lightweight 3DR Solo drone.  With it's gimbal mounted 4k capable GoPro camera Howard, who is UAS certified, was able to quic...

Oct. 20, 2016

SMASH at WGBH Studios

Recently WGBH hosted the three day SMASH (Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub 2016) at our Brighton studios and event space. This partnership with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival brought together industry leaders in science, technology and public media for three full days of panel discussions, keynotes, sessions, workshops...

Aug. 31, 2016

"The Tenants Downstairs" segment shot in Calderwood Studio

The Tenants Downstairs is a 2016 Taiwanese black comedy-fantasy-mystery-drama film based on Taiwanese writer Giddens Ko's novel of the same name. The symphonic score for the movie was recorded here in the Fraser Performance Studio by Antonio Oliart who worked with Goldstones Studios here in Boston.  The music for the final scene, Adagio Ca...

Aug. 19, 2016

The Production Group Streaming vs. Traditional Broadcast

Getting content to as many viewers as possible has expanded in recent years from traditional broadcast transmission via satellite and fiber feeds to streaming thru web based services. Our clients frequently use WGBH's Production Group to provide studio production with live or delayed feeds through web streaming.  With a variety of incoming...

June 14, 2016

Point Taken

Point Taken, a new public-affairs debate series for PBS, finished it's inaugural run of 10 shows in June of 2016.  Produced by Studio Six with the Production Group at WGBH it utilized a wide range of technologies in order to reach the widest possible audience.  Lensed in the Calderwood studio the program was shot before a live studio audie...