Feel i have to chime in here...
1st off the bat, a massive THANK YOU to essentials and the staff involved, without your dedication and hard work LAN would of been a bit "meh".
Directing a show is a very hard and stressful job, you are constantly talking to the admins, talent and everyone else involved so everyone knows what they should be doing and when. I have found from doing this roll for events in the past that it is the make or break part of it, not the technical skill. mixing Vision and Audio is an easy thing to do, you press the button! The Technical stuff is all handled the days running up to the event, that's when the framing, white balance, audio levels etc are all setup and locked in.
Now we get on to observing. This is where the real skill comes out. ZERO DELAY: The observers need to be mind readers to do this well and i can safely say that Gemm and Sim done an amazing job given the step back in technical aids (minimap and PiP automation) that they had last year. I feel that the observing could of been made easier with these technologies.
Once again. Thank you all for an amazing LAN <3