Tutti Music Player™ App Harnesses Video Multi-stream Technology

Multivision is excited to become a part of the Tutti Dynamics family, and participate in its certain future growth.

It was almost 15 years ago when a student intern from Coral Gables Senior High School, Darren Hoffman, walked through the doors of Multivision and became a part of our video production family. Right away we recognized that he was a talented, tenacious, and goal-oriented young man, and that same spirit has stayed with him into adulthood.

After completing his Multivision internship, Darren moved on to Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts, where he earned degrees in film and music. Throughout it all he continued to come back (still has a key to the place) and has always been a part of our  video production team.

Annie Berkowitz and Darren Hoffman

Annie Berkowitz and Darren Hoffman

Now, we are proud to be part of his team, as Tutti Dynamics develops an amazing app that takes everything that we ever did here, using multiple sources of synchronized video, and elegantly wraps it into a managed application that is striking a chord in music education.

The Tutti Music Player enables music students to learn to play with the masters of music. With artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, users can use their iPad® or iPhone® to play along with them, read the sheet music, and control the music mix along the way. Tutti means “all play” in Italian music notation, and soon we hope all music students will be downloading the Tutti Music Player.

Darren prepares for the Tutti Music Player™ launch in Miami, Florida

Darren prepares for the Tutti Music Player™ launch in Miami, Florida

The Tutti Music Player app is free in the Apple® App Store, and users pay for the content as they go. Special licenses have been granted and sold to educational institutions like Tulane University, several high school music programs, and more are on the way.

Tutti-Screen-Shot-300x234Multivision is working with Tutti Dynamics in the refinement of the recording process, and in creating some new and exciting uses of the Multi-stream Technology.

 

iPad® and iPhone® are trademarks of Apple Inc., Tutti Music Player is a trademark of Tutti Dynamics

Launching a corporate video in Destination Resorts: Resorts World Bimini

It was no surprise to us when Genting, our client, called on us to help them with the initial branding and launch of their new project in the Bahamas, Resorts World Bimini. After all, we have worked closely with the folks at Genting since they acquired the Miami Herald building and Hilton properties in downtown Miami.  We have provided numerous corporate video production services for them since 2010.

The firm would also work with us in New York City in their Queens casino, and had us help with preparing presentations for their new casino resort venture in Las Vegas. We were thrilled when they approached us again. This time it would be a whole new video production to introduce the concept of Resort Destination Gaming in Bimini, in the Bahamas.

Genting, along with Bimini Bay, were about to open a new casino and introduce a new concept in cruising to the travel industry. We were asked to help explain it.

Back-of-Scotts-Head-300x225With limited time to pull it all together we wrote scripts and organized multiple videography sessions to the island, including a shoot in the casino that was still under construction.  Our video crew was all over Bimini.

 

Bob-at-seaplane-300x225We travelled by Seaplane, helicopter and boat, and shot some magnificent video of the island, as well as the new Bimini Superfast ship that had just arrived in Miami.

 

Bob-and-Pilot-300x225Using a CineFlex HD camera on the JetStar helicopter we got some amazing footage that became the key to the piece, and told the story of the beauty of Bimini and the excitement of this project. This footage is also being used as the main element in a series of new TV spots for the resort.

 

Superfast-Ship-300x225We put together the launch video, and also helped stage the opening event at the Port of Miami in June. The new ship was christened by the prime minister of the Bahamas, Perry Christie, and his wife Bernadette Hanna.

 

We are always excited to help show something new and exciting. This new way of vacationing and leisure time fun is definitely all about that.

 

Opening Kickoff Video Presentation for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

It’s really hard for me to believe, but there has been one major community presentation that we have now produced for a straight 35 years: the Goals Conference “kick off” video presentation for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. It’s a project that needs to be fresh, unique, and reflect the personality and achievements of the organization, as well as those of the outgoing chairman each year.

When we did the first Goals Conference more than three decades ago we used dozens of slide and film projectors, all chained to a computer-controlled system, and spread over giant panoramic screens. Each was quite a major  video production, and when we packed up we used a large truck to carry all the specialized gear we needed.

Over the years we developed themes like Momentum, Chamber Survivor, Teamwork Works, How the Chamber was Won (a western), Sgt. Lachers Lonely Heart Club Band(a Beatles parody), Superman, Goalsmember (Austin Powers parody), and Addicted to Goals. We touched on timely topics like hurricane Andrew, and casino gambling, just to name a few.

We’ve seen Miami and the Chamber through good times and tough times, and have always taken the approach of keeping it positive and funny. Parody seems to work well for us, having a little fun with each outgoing chairman. We have combined video production with live singers, choruses, and built elaborate sets over the years.

Our video crew even closed Biscayne Boulevard one Sunday morning a few years ago, as outgoing Chairman Alan Harper (playing a Sherriff) rode down the street on horseback. But we always also sneak in some real information about the Chamber’s achievements of that year. This year show was no different.

Outgoing GMCC chairman Phillis Oeters (Baptist Health VP of Governmental Affairs) was an amazing sport, as we parodied Katy Perry, and made Phillis change into numerous costumes, wigs, and ran her all over town for the key shooting sessions.

Studio shoot with pyrotechnics

Studio shoot with pyrotechnics

Phillis Oeters and Bob Berkowitz

Phillis Oeters and Bob Berkowitz

Fabulous dance sequences were choreographed by Marissa Alma Nick, and dancers backed up Phillis’ dance moves. Location shots were done all over downtown Miami, and new Multivision aerial videography was debuted as well.

Incoming Chairman Alberto Dosal

Incoming Chairman Alberto Dosal

Executive Producer, Concept, Lyrics – Bob Berkowitz
Producer and Editor – David Marin

Senior Editor, Graphics and Animations – René Borroto
Videography – David Marin, Scott O’Brien, Rafael Maza
Choreography – Marissa Alma Nick
Aerial Photography – Paul Bart
Wardrobe – Maria Roa, Luiza Renuant
Makeup Artists – Alexis Renny, Jenny Pérez
Music – Reed Fasse, Michael Montuori
Indoor Fireworks – Pyrotechnica
Narration – Sheila Hart
Production Assistant – Laura Becerra

Corporate video production 24 Hours with Jonathan Winters

I write this after reading of the passing of one of the great comic minds in the last 50 years. A man whose wit and imagination blazed a path for other giants of improvisational comedy that were to follow. I am speaking of Jonathan Winters, who died on April 14 at age 87.

I remember the magical 24 hours we spent with Mr. Winters quite a few years ago in the early 1990’s.

Father-Cruise

At the time we were producing  the corporate video production for most of the inaugural ship celebrations for our client, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, at a time when it seemed like they were turning out new “bigger and better” cruise ships at the rate of two a year.

It was always our job to create a fabulous video presentation to show to thousands of travel agents as these new ships left the shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France, and made their way across the English Channel to Southampton and then for inaugural celebrations in Boston, New York City, down the East Coast, through the Panama Canal, and to the West Coast Ports. At each stop, thousands of travel agents would see our shows and explore the new ship.

For each new vessel, we created a unique theme, and a show that often involved multiple projectors, huge videowalls and special effects. We always tried to do each  video one better than the last – to make each presentation something the audiences would remember.

Personally, I always loved writing comedy and still believe that people love to laugh – and that helps sell product. Challenged with the creation of a new show, my mind went to the famous old Mel Brooks – Carl Reiner routine, “The Worlds Oldest Man,” which I always found to be a comic masterpiece. What if I did a variation on that theme for this show and created “The Worlds First Cruiser: Father Cruise”?

It could be very funny, and offer hilarious bits that could get the audience laughing and still relate to the cruise industry, and the product (showcasing the new Royal Caribbean ship).

At my initial pitch meeting with my client, then VP Sales of Royal Caribbean, Mike Applebaum, I presented the idea and read some of the script I had written. Mike laughed at each segment and loved it.

He then said, ”How do you produce a piece like this?” Jokingly, I said “Easy, I  get Robin Williams.” Mike said without missing a beat, “How much would he charge?” He was totally serious.

Well, I knew that Robin Williams was not affordable for a production like this – not even close. He was in the height of his career, making movies – a Hollywood “A lister.” But it got me thinking – what about alternatives? How about the next best thing: Jonathan Winters?  Someone who Robin Williams always said gave him the inspiration to do what he did. I wondered, what was he doing? I had seen him on some hilarious TV commercials recently.

It didn’t take long to find his agent, make a deal (it still wasn’t cheap), but the client loved it and was able to get the budget and the idea was approved. A production date was set.

I was so excited to work with Jonathan Winters, knowing he was doing a comedy bit that I wrote. I worked on the copy for weeks and sent him a draft a few days before he was to fly to Miami for the shoot in our South Miami  video production studio.

His agent said the Mr. Winters “loved the script” and thought it was very funny, and that he would most likely be improvising a bit and wouldn’t read exactly what I wrote – but would add to it.

Of course, I thought. This was Jonathan Winters. I want him to go crazy and improvise on what I wrote, and make it a masterpiece of his comic genius.

The shoot day came, and I was to pick Mr. Winters and his manager up at the airport, have dinner with him, Mike, and a small group of people, to talk about the next days’ session, and to get to know our star.

At the airport Mr. Winters was polite and quiet. He was very complimentary of the script, my ideas, and what we were planning to shoot the next day. But at one point his manager pulled me aside and suggested that we don’t talk about the next day’s session, as Jonathan will “do better” when he doesn’t go into a scene with lots of instructions.

I said that was no problem. Besides, we would have a teleprompter there to make it easy on him. “Oh, no…” his manager insisted, “he won’t need a teleprompter. He never uses one.”

“That’s odd,” I thought. “Did he memorize all my dialog?” It was eight pages of script and anecdotes, and I was curious how he would do that much copy from memory. But, we went to dinner, and I must say he was on that night!

He was doing comedy routines with the waiters, the people at the next table, and anyone that passed by and asked for an autograph. We laughed so hard that I remember actually having pain in my sides the next day. Not just me, every one of the 8-10 people who had joined us for dinner at the Grand Bay Hotel that night had a totally memorable evening.

The shoot day came, and Mr. Winters arrived right on schedule. The Limo driver walked into the studio, laughing, apparently he too was the recipient of some of his humor.

We put the main points of the scripts on large cue cards to be safe, so it wouldn’t slow down the shoot.

We got Mr. Winters into the first of six costumes – a Viking outfit. Big horns and all. He was a riot, and got right into the part with a Norwegian accent. The cameras rolled, and for the next ten minutes he made up a story about the Vikings and the first Nordic cruiser, a guy he named “Horny Olaf” (on the spot). The crew and I had to put napkins in our mouths so we would not laugh out loud, and spoil the recording. It got a little “R-rated,” and then evolved to the “X-rated” side. I worried how we would edit it, but we just let him go. After all, this was Jonathan Winters. How can you stop genius and tell him to “stick to the script”?

In the next scene he was to play a Nile cruiser on Cleopatra’s barge. We had an Egyptian outfit for him, and once again he went off talking about Elizabeth Taylor. Her many husbands, her boobs, her sexual appetite… you name it. It went on for 10 minutes and it was a riot.

Again, in my head I am thinking “how the hell am I going to ever edit this?” And can I possibly get him to do anything close to the script I wrote, and that was fully approved by the client?

I pulled his manager aside and explained my concerns. He said quite matter-of-factly, “You hired Jonathan Winters, not an actor. He doesn’t read scripts. He gets a story in his mind and tells it.”

Well, that thought had never crossed my mind.

I was panicking a bit, but Mike (the client) from Royal Caribbean was laughing so hard we removed him from the studio and had him watch from the control room. We talked it over and agreed to let him “do his thing.” There was no point in doing anything else.

We would get what we would get!

We went on and did a total of six scenes plus, two or three he made up on his own. This went on for hours.

At lunch break a FedEx delivery man walked in the door, and Jonathan did a whole routine on FedEx, and entertained the driver and everyone for 20 minutes.

By 3 p.m. Mr. Winters was exhausted (he was in his 70’s at the time) and it was time to stop. We called it a “wrap,” he said his good-byes, and said to me very sincerely,” I hope you got what you wanted. I have no idea what I did, but I hope it was good.”

He smiled, got in the limo and left.

We now had 4 hours of Jonathan Winters on tape and over the next week or two we edited away to get something that was not “X-rated,” and something that had anythingto do with Royal Caribbean, or the product. It was funny alright, but we hit a creative wall. It just wasn’t working for our intended purpose.

It was funny… but not for what we needed.

We then decided that while it was comic genius, we simply couldn’t use it at all, so we would not use it. And the truth is, it has never has been seen by an audience. The tapes still sit on our shelf in the warehouse.

But with his passing this last week I stopped to think about his genius and about the day I laughed longer and harder than I ever have in my life, and I thank him for that.

Now, I will wade through the warehouse, find those tapes, and maybe I will put it on YouTube, now that he is gone.

 

The New Miami Science Museum

Along with the roar of the earth-moving equipment, the two giant cranes, and the dust stirred by the hundreds of construction workers, Miami’s new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is rising out of the ground.

For more than 10 years this Museum has been but a dream — planned, budgeted and designed — it’s now beginning to take shape.

The new Miami Science Museum (MiaSci) will be to Miami what the Museum of Science and Industry is to Chicago, the Franklin Institute is to Philadelphia, and the list of great cities and their great science museums goes on and on.

Our Science Museum will boast a huge and amazing aquarium, a Living Core, a Gulf Stream tank, and a rooftop green garden area, among many other engaging exhibits. The new Museum will also have an innovative digital high definition planetarium that will invite viewers to explore the infinite cosmos and its distant galaxies.

For those of us who grew up around science museums this endeavor is a great leap forward, for Miami, for its future generations of local residents, and for its visitors. We have enjoyed a wonderful museum of science for decades that has served us well, but now we are in for something special and unique.

Along with its neighboring institution, The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will bring new life to Miami’s bayfront area. These new institutions will dramatically transform Miami’s downtown waterfront, and the area will be a renewed place for people to visit and explore, and for future generations to take part in many educational experiences.

We produced this video presentation that showcases the progress that has been made at the Museum site, showcasing its construction, as well as some of the stimulating permanent exhibits that will be on display at its core.

We were delighted to offer our video production services to this amazing project pro-bono.  I am pleased to be on the board of the Museum and excited about opening day.

Economic Development in Doha, Qatar

When Dohaland Corporation reached out to find a firm that would help oversee their film and video production needs in Doha, Qatar, they looked to Multivision to make it happen.

In a true demonstration of “the world is truly flat,” and through a series of connections, we were brought on-board to act as a consultant and overseer of the video production services that would chronicle the massive redevelopment of the downtown area of Doha, Qatar’s capital city.

More than $6 billion dollars worth of work is scheduled to be completed in the city within the next few years, and an entire section of the old city is to be demolished, with its current residents and businesses being temporarily relocated.

With the Qatar Foundation’s intent to showcase the new Qatar to the world, they needed a huge effort to create a video and film record of this modern city’s transformation. Such an endeavor would require building blocks for future television programming, as well as digital corporate and archival video elements. It needed to be a well-organized media acquisition system, with the ability to be a permanent visual record of the project. Multivision was asked to help implement it, for this was, after all, history in the making.  Our experience as a corporate video production expert would come into play.

While in other neighboring Emirates huge buildings of foreign branded hotels and skyscrapers line the vistas, development in “The Heart of Doha” was to be more scalable, and designed with sustainability – the ultimate in modern green architecture and design. The massive project was also to be more in tune with the heritage of regional architecture.

A few years ago Dohaland started the development process by establishing a charrette that invited the world’s leading architects, and their top ideas, from firms in Lebanon, London, various European countries, and within Qatar itself.

Bob-in-Qatar-300x199Video crews from the region were selected for media gathering “on the ground,” and the Multivision video production crew was given the contract to schedule and oversee the crews that would cover each aspect of design and construction.

Seeing some of the amazing things that Qatar (awarded the World Cup Soccer for 2022) has been doing, and their plans for the future, has been a terrific learning experience.

Cheap Money: Helping Developers Sell EB-5 Visa Programs in China and Brazil

The great dream of so many outside the United States is to come to this country to live, work or to be with family members that are already here. You see it in countries like China, Brazil, India and many other nations where economic freedom or human safety are a real concern. With that goal in mind, U.S. residency applicants line up by the hundreds of thousands, and patiently wait for years for a U.S. permanent resident visa, which is often a long and frustrating process mired in red tape.

Twenty years ago the federal government developed a program to encourage foreign investment in the U.S. Named the EB-5 visa program, the program’s goal was to bring well-heeled investors into the U.S. who could make low interest loans to U.S. businesses, in exchange for an expedited visa path, and eventually the coveted green card. The program is set up to allow these investors in certain areas of under-employment to invest $500,000, and almost immediately be on the path to U.S. entry.

Helping potential EB-5 investors to understand these complex programs in places like São Paulo or Shanghai has become a challenge for developers, entrepreneurs and dreamers alike. The thought of low-interest loans, and avoiding having to deal with the heavily regulated banking environment in the United States, has created some great opportunity and need for Multivision to create strategic messaging that sells these deals to investors.

This takes the form of very specifically targeted video productions and presentations that use HD video, graphics and a compelling story to make a case for EB-5 visa investing.

In Mandarin, Portuguese or English, there is nothing like a good story and images to explain the merits of a deal. Road shows are created that take groups or individual wealthy foreign investors on a “journey to opportunity in the U.S.”

Mandarin-Chinese1-300x167For example, Multivision has created programs for clients in Mandarin Chinese to sell a new mall development in the Raleigh-Durham market. The Multivision video crew traveled to North Carolina and interviewed the Mayor of Durham, NC, politicians, civic leaders and Chinese citizens living in the area (in Mandarin) to make the case for Chinese investment in a market with which many Chinese were not familiar.

“It’s story telling in its purest form,” says developer Kelly Yeung. “Many of the Chinese people viewing the presentation have never been to the United States, or understand the real estate market in the U.S.”

Multivisions’ Bob Berkowitz explains it further, “We take the investor from across the world on a journey into the EB-5 visa opportunity being offered, and explain the visa opportunity in their native language. As the old adage goes, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ In this case the images in these sales presentations are worth at least half a million dollars in investment.”

Multivision has created numerous EB-5 sales presentations, and has developed an expertise in this story telling and in multi-cultural marketing. “Each audience is different,” says Berkowitz. “The Chinese investor is different than the Brazilian investor, for example, and it goes beyond language. These are savvy smart business people, and the message must be clear, concise and tailored to the market.”

Programs to sell a new Casino development in Las Vegas, and a Marriott complex in the Florida Keys, are some of the other EB-5 programs recently developed by the Multivision video production team, and the list keeps growing.

“It used to be that we would help developers to sell the amenities of their buildings, condos or hotels or businesses once they were developed, or after they were designed. Now we get involved in helping to raise the money to get the deal started in the first place,” Berkowitz explained. “It’s a whole new market and set of challenges.”

Multivison has several new developments in the works in projects all over the U.S. It ranges from hospitals, to colleges to malls. Projects must create at least 10 U.S. jobs for a period of 5 years, and must meet stringent government regulation. The lawyers in these projects (largely immigration-focused) play a huge role in packaging and developing each deal, and in handling mounds of paperwork.

It goes way beyond creating a video production. Producing these EB-5 presentations is becoming a whole sub specialty for Multivision, and developers from across the country are seeking us out based on our expertise, track record and multi-language capability.

 

Helping Infrastructure Developer Communicate: Port of Miami Tunnel

Ever since the Port of Miami Tunnel (POMT) was awarded the job to build the 1.1-mile tunnel under Biscayne Bay, from I-395 to PortMIAMI, Multivision has been on the job of helping MAT Concessionaire LLC, and French contractor Bouygues Construction, to communicate information about the tunnel project to anyone that is interested in, or is affected by, the $1 billion dollar monumental project.

The tunnel is part of a dynamic expansion of PortMIAMI, and it will help alleviate heavy truck traffic in downtown Miami. A project of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), it is the biggest single public works project undertaken by the state agency.

Multivison video crews have been there from the beginning, shooting early conferences, public outreach meetings and job fairs, as employees were sought from Miami’s job-hungry construction community.

2011-06-25_12-47-01_7791-ARRIVAL-300x169Every aspect of the project has been closely followed and documented: from the groundbreaking ceremony, to the day that the $50 million dollar German tunnel boring machine (TBM) arrived at Watson Island from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and into continued construction.

Throughout the project Multivision has kept a record of the ongoing progress from day one. The Miami-Dade County Girl Scouts Troop named the TBM Harriet.

View_of_TBM_Cutterhead_and_Tunnel_Workers_Exiting_Machine-300x224The amazing machine and its crew started digging their way down and across government cut on a journey to PortMIAMI.

Says Chris Hodgkins, Vice President of MAT Concessionaire LLC, “Multivision has been with us each step of the way.”

A Phase I video was completed and shows all that went into the process, up until the TBM started its journey under the critically important waterway.

photo-11-300x224“We were also there when Harriet broke through at PortMIAMI, and the confetti went wild,” explained Multivision’s Bob Berkowitz. “It’s really exciting and great to be a part of history like this, and to be one of the first persons to gounder Government Cut and into the port.”

photo-21-225x300Now, as the TBM makes its final 1-mile trip back to I-395, Multivision crews are following it all the way, and will be there when construction of the tunnel is scheduled to be completed, and will be subsequently opened to traffic in May of 2014.

 

Steadicam® Production Crew

Multivision recently completed a location shoot for an important architectural presentation. Our video production crew shot along Biscayne Bay, using our Sony® XDCam® 1080p camera mounted on a Steadicam® harness rig.

photo-13-e1354225424779-225x300The gimbal and spring balanced equipment allows for smooth shots while the cameraman is walking, avoiding the normal bouncy look of a shoulder-mounted shot.

It will be a “before and after” comparison of a bayfront property, before and after development. The “after” part of the edited comparison is a 3-D computer generated animated model of the planned structures and landscaping details, as envisioned by the architects and engineers of the project.

 

The Perfect Pitch

Winning Concepts for a Successful Presentation.

Winning Isn’t Everything… Ah, Yes It Is!
It’s so much more fun to be on a winning team, reaching for the prize and actually attaining it. Well, that’s what we have been taking on over the last 20 years as a big part of our business. In fact, over the last few years we have seen it grow, along with the amount of new infrastructure projects that are out for bid by the government, and being chased by the large multinational consulting, construction, and engineering companies.

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Up for Grabs
These huge contracts are up for grabs, meaning these large companies must invest heavily just to get the jobs. Bidding companies assign project management teams, even before they’re awarded the work. They even design some of the key parameters as part of the competitive challenge. It’s always been so, it’s always been expensive, and traditionally they win a small percentage of the pitches to which they respond.

The Secret
Over the last few years we have found a secret that has helped many of our clients win pitches for large government infrastructure jobs; a strategy and a technique that has helped many of our clients increase their win record substantially.

In many ways, it all comes down to their willingness to change the way they enter this arena in the first place. Certainly, bidders will continue to fill out reams of background data on their companies, on their key personnel, on the financial strengths of the their firms, and on the information that makes them compliant with bid criteria. One false move here and, without explanation, they’re often left out.

After all is said and done, usually the top 4 or 5 firms percolate to the top, and are ranked and selected to make a final presentation to a selection board that are usually made up of either elected officials, citizen volunteers, or appointed government staff. At this point the contract can be considered up for grabs. Depending on the selection rules it can be anyone’s game, or it can be stacked in favor of one bidder. Politics can, and often does, play a part in the process.

The Sweet Spot
This has been the entry point where we have found a sweet spot – a place where we can, and have, made a difference for many companies and bidders who find themselves short listed. How do you win from this position? How do you get those extra few points to get on top of the group of those short ranked with you?

The answer is simple…

You’ve Gotta Knock Their Socks Off!
You want to create a presentation that turns your presenters into heroes and geniuses, differentiate your company as the only safe choice, and leave an impression with the  election committee that your ideas are the ones that hit the mark.

That’s what we have been doing; looking at each presentation (specifically for engineering, consulting and construction assignments) like a well-orchestrated episode of The Discovery Channel’s Modern Marvels. It must be thought out, scripted, created, rehearsed and timed.
Presenters must be shown how to stand, deliver, look to the supporting screens, and be genuinely excited about the prospect of digging that tunnel, or building that roadway. This is often the hardest challenge an engineer has to overcome. Let’s face it. He/she went to engineering school, not drama school. Additionally, these timed presentations are always cut short (by law) when the presenter reaches the end of the allotted time period… a bad thing.

Rehearsals with a Stopwatch – and Lots of Them – are a Must

Media must be created that enhances and supports the message of the live presenter, not steal his or her thunder.

We design creative and very short video modules that perfectly support one thought at a time, and are immediately enhanced by the live presenter, who confirms their content, guides us through the presentation, and leaves the viewer wanting more.

The presenter should be the host of the show, and must excitedly move from segment to segment effortlessly, aided by – but not supplanted by – visual aids. They should not mindlessly read PowerPoint® slides, or ignore the viewer. Instead they should be shown how to engage their audience with facial expressions and specific statements aimed at individual members of the selection board.

It’s a show, and what we have been doing simply enough is creating a good show that influences a finite number of audience members that we get to know, and get them to like us more than the other guy.

You do the elements I’ve just outlined and you win… a lot.

We are enjoying guiding our clients through successful presentations. They in turn have been granted more than $3 billon worth of business in the last few years, thanks to us.  Our video production services come with a lot of experience in winning big jobs.

It works.