“Rhea Communications is an A+ partner in every aspect. Brian and his talented team of professionals have assisted us for years with our quarterly All Hands meetings, and they do it all — expert technical consultation, detailed pre-production planning, and flawless live event production services. You will not find a more dedicated, experienced group of problem solvers who are passionately committed to delivering the highest levels of service for every event.”
Eric Andre – Sr. Manager of Internal Communications at ServiceMax – From GE Digital
Thank you Eric. We’re proud of the hard work and dedication to multi-camera video production excellence we provide to you every quarter. Great clients like you make the day run so smoothly. You are organized and passionate each time we partner with you on the All Hands Meeting. Live Internet Streaming can be tricky but you have a talented team at GE with solid execs who bring great work to the stage. Awesome slides, engaging content every time. The pleasure is all ours!
To begin a relationship built around trust and top performance, call us today. We specialize in secure video streaming solutions for your employee meetings. Live or on demand – video can tell your story unlike any other medium.
We love working in corporate employee communications. We’re always saving clients money by turning cross-functional conference rooms into “studio sets” for live video webcasts. Offsite meeting space rental is so expensive and the logistics of driving attendance is difficult. No buses to charter. Employees can simply walk to meetings in your building. With Rheacom on-site video webcast production, we bring the studio to you. Your audience sees a quality product that never distracts from the message. We keep audiences engaged through a variety of camera angles – up to 4 robotic cameras. Our veteran crew with top broadcast equipment can set up quickly and efficiently. We just plug into your public Internet and go live with your presenters and slide content!
We’re a turn-key team player to help you get your message out – on schedule on budget! If you’re looking to save money and don’t feel comfortable going it alone, let’s sync up.
Are you producing a Corporate Town Hall or All Hands Meeting webcast? Relax! We live in the greatest time ever for the real communicators in Corporate Communications. Until now, it has been impossible to produce content to air over your world wide TV network.
The Internet has given us freedom to bring “live” and “on demand” video content to our audiences with passion and flair. But before you get on stage – discover some new ways to showcase your Executives.
If you’re doing a “talk show segment” you don’t need to spend thousands on a custom set. With drapery, uplights, plants, a table and relaxing chairs and you’re ready for a prime time interview segment. Nothing to build here. Just set up a riser, run your drape, trim with plants and lights and it’s almost showtime.
It’s tempting to want to run out and purchase all the broadcast video equipment to do this in-house. We hear this from time to time. “Can’t we save money doing it this way?”
It’s been our experience working with top companies that providing a technical solution takes a team of dedicated people who do this all of the time, with equipment that is properly maintained, tested and operated. I’ve said this many times. “You can buy your art supplies at the same store Thomas Kinkade would buy from, but it took, ‘The Painter of Light’ with all of his talent and years of experience to create a gem”. Our pact with customers is to keep the budget reasonable – equipment portable, state-of-the-art and bring it to the event every time – so they don’t have to hassle with staying current and paying in-house production staff.
We bring a high quality robotic “multi-camera” fly pack system that sets up quickly on location anywhere bringing quality broadcast video production to give you an image of professionalism.
Town Hall and All Hands Meeting webcasts take a lot of planning. You work very hard on content. Don’t let the production (or lack of it) get in the way of your message.
Video webcasting in HD is here. Create content that cuts through so your audience will “Get The Message”.
Brian Rhea is the Executive Producer at Rhea Communications – a rollicking band of live event video minstrel’s ready to carry out your next global communication.
There are times when executive video interviews have to be turned around quickly for playback. The big meeting is just a day or two away. Conflicting schedules mean that executives sometimes can’t attend the meeting – live. In these cases, a location video production can be a very powerful decision to give them important time in the meeting without leaving the office. Maybe they are in another city but they still want to craft a targeted, personal message with graphics to reinforce their address. In some cases going live isn’t an option for them either – but they have time-sensitive information to share with audiences live and on demand. When it’s critical to get it right, we bring the video capture studio right to their location.
Offices, conference and board rooms can be transformed into ad hoc studios for executive video interviews. Our professional teams work quickly with the set-up, so the on camera executive talent simply walks down the hall to record. The producer is waiting with some room temperature water, an outline and “anti-shine” – something we apply just to ensure they look amazing under the lights. Following the short capture, video can be edited on site or created from our Silicon Valley studio location. Fortunately for us, we work in a connected society where teams can review, comment, edit & revise video from anywhere. We know how valuable time is and have mastered the art of keeping the work flowing so the end result can be ready in a matter of hours after the interview – where ever it may be.
Without question, the annual Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, California is an homage to the automobile industry world-wide. When Cadillac’s social media Agency Rokkan reached out to find a west coast production company, they selected Rhea Communications through Facebook’s relationship with partner Groovy Gecko and our friends at A Crew4U in London.
We loved working on this show. However, the biggest challenge would be bandwidth on location. The “Cadillac House” was a top a mountain at a sprawling $35M estate with magnificent views of the Monterey Bay, but the only challenge was an over-taxed cellular network (with no dedicated landline available). With a few hundred invited guests and eager media competing for cell tower coverage, we had to be sure we could get out with at least 4Mbps for live HD to Facebook. Our friends at Atomic Imaging provided a bonded cellular package that averaged 5 radios from two carriers.
Once the live shot went off without a hitch, we then captured an interview with the Cadillac lead designer of the “Escala” concept car for on site post production editing and upload to Facebook and YouTube.
Rheacom Director of Photography and robotic camera veteran Danny Zemanek and Video TD/Engineer Conrad Slater (inset photo) braved the whispy fog and tight rooftop load-in to cut pristine images from 5 cameras for the live video webcast. The event was elegant at every turn. No exposed wires, very carefully placed cameras and tight security. No cameras could take any images at any time until the reveal. Security made sure all phones were wrapped with a tape over smart phone camera lenses. The event company transformed the space with comfortable furniture and loads to nosh on for the adoring fans who witnessed the president of Cadillac, Johan de Nysschen cue the slick silk reveal.
Executive Director, Cadillac Global Design – Andrew Smith takes us inside the creation of this sleek one-of-a-kind concept car.
That’s exactly what we did. Pretty picture of confirmed bandwidth for a live video webcast! When Rheacom goes on site to prepare for a live streaming webcast, it’s important that we have bandwidth to stream live video in HD. When we logged into a static IP port at a recent customer we were pleasantly surprised that a about half a TB per second was available! We love this photo and it reminds me that the edge of the network can be blazing fast. Dedicated bandwidth is essential to maintain a quality feed to the public Internet. How much speed to you need? For this connection, 2Mbps is all we needed to withdraw from the “Bank of Bandwidth” at this customer.
It bears repeating – “Marketing and Corporate Communications may build the trains but it’s IT that controls the tracks!” You can only run as fast as your connection speed will allow. Great to know this site will never be an issue for their quarterly Town Hall Meeting.
If you’re looking for a partner to live stream your event, let the Rhea Communications Streaming Services Solution – powered by INXPO work for you.
Laser-Radio innovator AOptix is turning heads with a short new video-based tool to engage audiences worldwide. Story telling using 3D animation, engaging graphics and an attention getting soundtrack works for audiences of any size. If you’re looking to tell a complex story – call us today.
The stake trucks pulled into the parking lot on schedule to begin the tent raise. The clock was ticking as Rhea Communications created a convenient walk-to location for hundreds of employees to see their leaders announce the big news. This four camera live switch in HD was a global video webcast feed with replay capture and projection to several large 16:9 screens.
Q&A was fast paced and cut like a TV show between the audience and stage.
Purring diesel power keept all the circuits going for this “got to be right” All Hands Meeting.
Thousands of views live online with thousands to follow on demand.
Capturing groundbreaking innovation in 3D animation is a preferred method for technical story telling. Products in development come to life when animators bring photo realism to full motion video.
For AOptix, visually interesting story telling was critical in early market development. 3D animation sequences from Rhea Communications were the right tool for depicting a wireless telecom backhaul solution that guarantees the speed of fiber in all weather conditions. Going to market with disruptive technology means giving the viewer a simulation of where the technology is going, why it’s breakthrough and how it will perform in real world situations.
In trade shows where you have seconds to catch attention (sometimes even without sound) the 3D portions of a movie help cut through trade show floor clutter capturing interest to begin conversations. Follow the eyes of attendees. They are bombarded with images everywhere. Use large screen theater with full HD animation to give sales something to push off of. Sometimes you only get about 7 seconds to divert traffic to your booth on the show floor.
On the web, your VOD “Video On Demand” visual story telling will most always proceed a conversation or face to face meeting with customers and investors. Rhea Communications video production with 3D animation carries your message – creatively telling your story with the audience in a way that static PowerPoint slides can’t.
These animation clips where carefully storyboarded to showcase new concepts of all weather performance. They had to relay new technology innovations such as Advanced Wavelength Diversity, Pointing Acquisition and Tracking and Active Beam Steering.
Product teams handed our designers actual CAD design files that we were able to port over to our animation software. Textures and finishes had to make the product look as close to actual as possible. Engineers knew that these frames would be carefully analyzed by customers. We had to be sure we showed their customers that the designs were on track. The hardware mounting was one area that had to look real.
Check out the AOptix website to see how they are used in context with other materials. Call us today when you’re ready to tell your story in 3D animation from Rhea Communications.