“Leadership Changing Lives” 2023 Tommy Spaulding Livestream


In the Spring of 2023, Tommy Spaulding, New York Times best-selling author, leadership innovator, and CEO, enlisted TalkingTree Creative to bring his in-person inaugural Global Summit to online viewers worldwide. The program included solo musicians, an Emcee, a choir, and the author himself, Tommy Spaulding. Using the Vimeo livestream platform, thousands of viewers could easily and seamlessly watch the stream on their chosen device.  This expanded the program’s audience numbers exponentially. 

A Full-Service Agency:

 Having never streamed a live event, Tommy’s team looked to TalkingTree Creative for strategy, planning, and execution. We provided logistical support, design services, project management, and the execution of the livestream to create a dynamic online experience. We collaborated with the in-house graphics team to produce interstitial graphics, donor recognition, and lower thirds.

“It was such a delight to be able to work with [TalkingTree Creative] on our event. It was reassuring to work with a team who so clearly knows what they are doing.”
Tommy Spaulding
Administration Team

A venue with a tricky floor:

Our production team coordinated with the local in-person crew at the Denver Center for Performing Arts to seamlessly translate the in-person audience experience into a broadcast-quality livestream for a global audience. The 3-part show used four robotic cameras, controlled by a single operator, to achieve a broadcast quality look. These cameras needed to be at the speaker’s eye-line so that we could capture a natural-looking shot. Our team often mounts cameras on platforms in the audience. However, this venue’s floor was spring-mounted to help isolate the space from outside noise. Foot traffic would cause platform-mounted cameras to shake as audience members moved about the room.  We solved this challenge by mounting the cameras on flown truss, and bringing them down to the correct level. 

The four cameras allowed three different camera angles of the on-stage talent, and the remaining camera was used as an audience shot. This allowed us to make the livestream viewers feel like they were in the room and part of the live experience. These high-end, cinematic-quality cameras use exceptional optics and 4k sensors to produce astounding image quality, color, and depth of field. This single-operator approach also helped us to economize the technical space needed at the venue.

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