LIVING AND STREAMING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD
Multiple virtual events have kept us quite busy during the pandemic…
Companies and institutions such as Vanderbilt University, Dollar General and many other valued clients are getting their messages across, their events seen, their communications continue with safely produced videos and live streamed events.
We take COVID-19 seriously. We wear masks. We social distance. We care about the health and safety of everyone involved in our productions. Our equipment is sanitized between shoots, and we always have plenty of hand sanitizer and extra masks available on location.
Projects we’ve been privileged to be a part of include the latest America Salutes You concert, which you can watch right now as we celebrate our brave veterans. Normally, this event would be a live in-person concert, but for COVID safety, show producers hired production companies like ours to capture artist performances which they edited together into one awesome show. Big and Rich, Brothers Osborne, Larkin Poe and Lindsey Ell are the artists we shot for this fundraising special. Click on the image of Big and Rich to link to Fox Nation, where you can watch America Salutes You Presents Guitar Legends 4.
Throughout this Veterans Day week, you can catch the show on networks such as NBC Peacock, Fox Nation, ABC, and Armed Forces Network in addition to Amazon, and Apple TV. It’s already been on CMT and MTV Classic, but America Salutes You will launch the show on its YouTube channel the week of November 16. AXS TV and the new Circle network will also present the show in January. America Salutes You raises awareness and money for non-profit outreaches helping members of the military, veterans, first responders and their families. Learn more and see the broadcast schedule at: www.americasalutesyou.org.
We’ve also been privileged to produce three virtual live-streamed events with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier. A fourth is happening Monday, November 16 when the Chancellor’s Lecture Series features Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Jon Meacham and two former secretaries of state, General Colin Powell (Ret.) and Madeleine Albright. It’s open to the public – to learn more about this exciting event and link to a page where you can reserve your spot go to: https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2020/11/09/madeleine-albright-colin-powell-to-headline-first-vanderbilt-chancellors-lecture-series-event-for-2020-21/
Rich Stone was the live camera in virtual pressrooms with top country music stars including Carrie Underwood and other winners for the Academy of Country Music’s annual awards show, the 55th ACM Awards. When stars Reba McIntire and Darius Rucker, hosts of the 54th Annual CMA Awards, did an advance publicity satellite media tour Rich was again the live camera in the pressroom. Journalists Zoomed in with their questions for both events. With the lens positioned just above the Zoom screen, he manned the camera aimed at the artists and captured the wide shot with the star in front of the Zoom screen using a lockdown camera from behind the stars.
When Three Dimensions Production partnered with superstar Sheryl Crow to raise breast cancer awareness, the fabulous Jill Robins of Three Dimensions turned to Stone Productions again for another successful satellite media tour with Sheryl. This latest media tour in August, was our third SMT with Three Dimensions and Sheryl Crow, who is a breast cancer survivor herself.
Rich was also Lighting Director for a CBS live network broadcast program with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood early in the pandemic shutdown. Along the way, our national network news assignments continue, as we close out a busy election season, safe practices are always adhered to for crew, correspondents and interview subjects.
And finally, when friend Mark Elliott wanted a music video for his great new single, “On My Way to See You” he asked Rich to be the Director of Photography and to lend a hand in editing. Here’s a link to the music video on Mark’s Instagram account @imacre8tivesoul – https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGaDVe2hA6B/
Thank you for reading about what’s been happening around here. If you have an event or message that you need to launch, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you plan your project!