2017 marked my 7th Ubisoft E3 Conference as show director since 2010 (I missed 2013 due to NHMLA's 100th birthday celebration). The event, produced by Touch Worldwide, was a flawless success and featured Ubisoft's CEO & Co-Founder Yves Guillemot plus all of the game devs along with Bebe Rexha for the Just Dance 2018 launch.
Ubisoft E3 2017 Conference
Working for Touch Worldwide, I show called this year's media briefing at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
All photos by Kevork Djansezian for Getty Images
Ubisoft E3 2016 - Press Conference Livestream
2015 was my first #D23EXPO. What a ride! I served as show caller for the Disney Interactive presentation on Sunday, August 16th, 2015. Our 60-minute program had a lot of huge announcements and surprise guests.
Youth Fair & Forum
Hired by Touch Worldwide, I served as show caller on this incredible and desperately-needed event for Chicago's youth. Howard & Sheri Schultz had a vision for creating this Opportunity Youth Fair & Forum and brought Chicago Mayor Emanuel, Common, Usher, Will.i.am, T.I., Silento and Lil Durk along to help convey the message of perseverance, character and starting somewhere.
All images taken by Tasos Katopodis for Getty Images.
This was my 7th year producing Revolution for The HAND Company and DIRECTV. But this year's Revolution was unique. The 14-month AT&T–DIRECTV merger produced several challenges along the way. Not having a final approved lockup until the week of the event meant design had to be strategic and in addition to logos and branding, senior management TBD's were commonplace right up until the day of the event. Billion dollar mergers demand flexibility from the production staff and the company's employees and this team shined through the whole process.
Revolution consists of nine large events for 2,000 attendees over five days in three different rooms in Las Vegas. It's a big event with a lot of moving parts and not a lot of room for error.
2015 was my 5th year show calling Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference. The hour-long event is packed with multiple game demos, celebrity appearances and performances and highly-anticipated announcements. The Orpheum Theater is packed to capacity every year, and thanks to social media sites, good news travels fast. The live webcast reaches hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
Skyping with the Touch team in Seattle prior to the event
E3 2015 - Ubisoft Live Conference - June 15th - 2:30 p.m PDT
The TV truck outside the theater
Matt Stone and Trey Parker kicked off the 2015 press conference by announcing their new South Park game
Jason Derulo performs
Me, Executive Producer Mike Quinlan and Producer Kirsten Hunter right before doors. #FOHselfie
Part of the Dream Team and Aisha Tyler
Taste For A Cure 2015
Hired by Production Elements, Inc., I wrote the script for and show directed the 20th Annual "Taste For A Cure" gala event that raised more than one million dollars for UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC). The event featured New Girl's Max Greenfield, UTA's Jay Sures, Fox's Dana Walden and David Madden as well as Tom Papa and Empire's Jussie Smollet.
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Green Screen Shoot
I was recently hired by GWC to produce & direct a series of short videos for a Fortune 500 company.
I was hired by Touch Worldwide to showcall the 2015 Annual Shareholders Meeting for Starbucks in Seattle.
All images by Stephen Brashear [Getty Images]
Working with The HAND Company, I've co-produced and directed more than 15 live events for DIRECTV. Executive Producer Steve Hand and I have been working together on projects for more than fourteen years.
Farmers Insurance 2015
2015 Farmers National Broadcast, live from Royce Hall at UCLA. Event produced by Go West Creative. I was hired to show direct the live event webcast. This was my fourth national broadcast for Go West and Farmers.
I produced and directed a 5-part web series called "Camry's Race to the Restaurant" for Radar Creative and RGM Group. The series featured Chef Sang Yoon and his celebrity chef friends.
Hired by Production Elements, Inc., I served as the show caller for this exciting brand launch of the all new Land Rover Discovery Sport. The event took place in Los Angeles.
#FOHselfie at Disney's 2014 Mobile Showcase, hosted by Disney's CEO Bob Iger.
Farmers Insurance 2013
This is me directing my 3rd Farmers National Broadcast in Escondido CA. 7 cameras in Escondido; 2 cameras in Torrey Pines; 10,000 people nationwide watching the broadcast and 650 live in our theater in Escondido.
This webcast featured President Obama and Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff as they talked about housing in America. The broadcast was hosted on Zillow.com and WhiteHouse.gov.
With only four days lead time, I helped secure a Home Depot parking lot for the TV truck compound and crew parking and also served as a technical producer during the pre-production process. Working with scenic and lighting, the hotel, the White House and Zillow, I helped prep the webcast while the out-of-state producers created custom content from social media sources like Vine, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the #AskObamaHousing hashtag.
I was hired by executive producer Jim Angelo of Dialogue Pictures. The webcast took place on August 7, 2013 at the Hilton Woodland Hills.
Hired by Production Elements, Inc., and working with Radar Creative, I wrote, produced and directed the spectacle piece for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's 100th Birthday Celebration. The 30-minute piece was projected onto all 3 sides of the Otis Booth Pavilion and took viewers on a journey spanning 100 years. At the end of the piece, three fin whales swam inside the cube, eventually cracking the glass and revealing the new Pavilion in grand style.
Executive Produced by Shelene Bryan Written & Produced by Matt Warren Directed by Cole Hauser Produced by Tina Trivan Cinematography by Darren Rydstrom Post by Radar Creative