So your product team is ready to make a video for trade shows or the web? RheaCom client AOptix was the first to deploy its iris recognition systems at 2 meters distance to validate passenger identities in the UK and Middle East. Their E-Gate concept was hot and airports around the world wanted to know how it all worked. So, we made a few phone calls. Wrote a few emails. Created an exact minute by minute production schedule and we successfully shot two locations in 1 day. Tall order? Yes, but with careful planning we pulled it off near their corporate headquarters in Campbell, CA. The San Jose International Airport was the perfect location to film. A working ticket counter and boarding gate made the perfect location.
RheaCom client AOptix is validating traveler identity around the world. When capturing product b-roll for broadcast video production, RheaCom scouted and secured two locations for demonstration of the companies fully automated e-gate to confirm identity through iris recognition biometrics.
RheaCom video production client AOptix is securing the air, land and sea borders of Qatar with iris recognition at 2 meters. Traveling to film these sequences at the new Doha Airport took a lot of advanced coordination and careful planning. Production functions included local Middle East crewing and extra casting for this product b-roll. Location filming permissions were granted and production went forward quickly in these highly secure airport areas. If you’re looking to capture the moment anywhere in the world, let’s get going!
News of the move to “Intel Security” announced this morning at CES 2014: Intel will drop McAfee name, give away mobile security software.
This is a big day for RheaCom client AOptix Technologies of Campbell, CA as they announce world-wide availability of their new IntelliMax family of products delivering ultra-high capacity with carrier grade availability up to a distance of 10km per hop.
“AOptix Intellimax offers the first true wireless alternative to fiber,” said Dean Senner, Chairman and CEO of AOptix. “The technology was originally developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense and DARPA and has been proven in advanced defense applications, such as air to air and air to ground communication links delivering data rates up to 80Gbps and at distances of hundreds of kilometers or greater. We are now leveraging this tremendous technology investment across a wide range of commercial wireless applications such as mobile backhaul, enterprise access, and low latency networks. Our technology will revolutionize wireless communications by providing massive bandwidth along with high availability to enable new market applications.”
Having also been “Catfished” by what turned out to be a Michigan Mom posing as a much younger online romance, the continual lies, fake Facebook pages and deceptive months of exchanges made for an acclaimed 2010 documentary film about his experiences titled – you guessed it “Catfish“. The film’s success spawned the hit reality series “Catfish The TV Show” now in its 3rd season on MTV. Nev is the first of a new generation to take the reins of a web gone wild! In the show he created and stars in, his team pulls back the blindfolds of those who get cyber duped. Stories of some who even drive hundreds of miles only to learn the real relationship story with the help of Nev.
In a recent event for the National Cyber Safety Alliance, Nev joined a team assembled by the NCSA and McAfee to talk straight about staying safe online in a gym filled with “twitter-pated” High School teens at Gertz-Ressler High School. Look for links soon to this shoot where RheaCom captured it all “film style” with two cameras in a noisy, dimly lit gym off the 10 and 110 freeways in Los Angeles.
Special thanks to Emily Eckland, Director of Digital Strategy & Awareness Campaigns and Michael Kaiser, Director at NCSA and Tracy Ross, Director of Public Relations and Online Safety for Kids Program at McAfee. We also had the privilege of working with Michelle Dennedy, McAfee Chief Privacy Officer and a national leader in cyber safety legislation. Thanks to all for hooking us up with “Catfish”.
The National Security Alliance will be staging a special cyber security event in Los Angeles at a selected area High School with MTV’s “Catfish” Nev Schulman. Working with Corporate sponsor McAfee, RheaCom will capture onsite video of this event on Wednesday, October 16th followed by interviews with Nev and the students who watched the presentation. Production responsibilities included coordination of local crew, equipment and post production video editing. Please send your questions about online security or the hit MTV show and we’ll get his reactions.
Photos to come!
Yes, it takes a lot of gear to set up for a RheaCom corporate event. Before we can send one bit of video data to the Internet for secure streaming, we have to take a large room, (usually with very interesting carpet and hopefully high ceilings) to create a captivating meeting environment. Drape lines, staging, scenic, theatrical lighting, voice of the theater sound, projection, video village. If you’re wondering what it takes to set up a room, take a look at this video captured at a recent event courtesy of our partner, Dave Jensen at Live OnLine Television.
Should the responsibility for meetings and events fall into your lap, here’s a few tips:
“Ready one…take one…camera four…tighten up on that two shot…good…take four…stand by on bumper seven…” Calling video cues in any show can be intense. Add the complexity of a live video webcast on top of that and it’s crazy. Oh, if you’re also simultaneously capturing a “dirty cut” with all the cameras and graphics for quick steaming after the event…that’s insane…but we love it!
In a large ballroom with chairs for a thousand and HD video projection everywhere, there’s a great satisfaction working with talented teams of production professionals. When we travel or even when we’re home in the Bay Area, we have the privilege of meeting great people. After all of the pre-production planning we arrive on site to put it all into play. From load in to that final call to roll the walk-out music, let us take you “cue to cue” through a corporate meeting or event that brings impact and value to your organization.