November Rocks!

So, how to describe the overwhelming success that our secure webcasting solution has been?  Well, um, we can't! Or at least we're not allowed to!  We did manage to shoot and deliver the Siemens competition at MIT and interviewed some brilliant young minds describing things that are pretty darned impressive. This is our fifth year shooting, editing and posting the Northeast Division news release for Siemens and the Summerlin Group. We produced two secure live webcasts of a quarterly meeting for a large manufacturing company that prefers not to be named - complete with full AV services support - 2 proejctors, screens, PA system, camera, etc. We produced two Client Conference webcasts, complete with AV and video production support for their dinners, workshops and full-day presentations for a Boston-based financial company, who also prefers not to be mentioned, supplied an audio console, PA system and technician for a meeting at Hanscom Field, supplied a bunch of 50" and 60" LCD screens for various clients, edited a presentation for yet another financial customer who would prefer to be nameless, edited video for Liberty Mutual Insurance, provided projection for our friends at Boston Early Music Festival, provided projection for Raytheon, several hundred DVDs for WGBH, and finished up by providing playback, projection, screens and sound for the South Shore YMCA "Enchanted Evening" on November 30th, which raised over $232,000 for ther annual support campaign!

Raising Diabetes Awareness (in Spanish!)

In early September, we were contacted by Jacqui Conrad of delaCruz Communications to assist with the Joslin Diabetes Center event "Ritmos de Salud" at New England Conservatory's Jordan and Brown Halls.  

Ritmos de Salud (Healthy Rhythms) is a benefit concert to promote awareness and raise funds for the diabetes care, education, research and outreach programs of Joslin’s Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI). Productive Media provided technicians, switched playback, projection and screens in both halls for the event.

It was a successful social event with tremendous food, music and a fun atmosphere!

Creation in June for Productive Media

New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall was the locus for Creation the first weekend in June!  Seth Wereska and Geoff Briggs were contacted by David McCue of Chorus pro Musica to project moving images created by Joss Sessions for Haydn's Creation onto upper pipes of the hall organ. Every possible projection space and sightline was investigated and rated. Joss flew in from Leeds to oversee the results and to creatively live-mix the visual elements for the production.  The results were impressive!

Heavenly Music at St. Paul's Cathedral in Boston.


The Indiana University Jacobs school of music is performing "Sacabuche" (right now) at St. Paul's Cathedral near the Boston common. The acoustics are surprisingly good here so the performance really only needs a couple of 10" speakers to help "pop" the voices.

And that works out well as we only had an hour to set up a PA system a 5000 lumen projector and a 10 foot wide screen.

Fortunately with a good crew and some forethought you can accomplish almost anything.

We managed to be ready 20 minutes early...

Supporting Charity at Pinehills


Greg Poulos of Bluefin Events needed a way to get a bright image and clear sound in a sunlit, crowded clubhouse at the Pinehills Golf Course. Oh, and a PA system that could handle a huge number of folks and still be out of the way of the servers, who used every door and path around tables. And the golfers. He and his client, the Clark Charitable Foundation were very happy with the results!  It was a nice day for a drive to Pinehills, too.

The AANE Conference

The Asperger's Association of New England Conference begins, and Productive Media provides all of the projectors, screens, wireless microphones, cameras, switchers and lights for two Main Event Rooms and ten breakout rooms in two locations at the Royal Plaza Conference Center and Holiday Inn Hotel in Marlboro MA. The keynote and speeches for the first day were in the Conference Center Tent, while the breakouts were up the road at the Hotel.  Planning and good communications were an absolute must for this event!

FutureStage at Symphony Hall

Every year Fidelity Investments offers musicians in the Boston area local schools the chance to win the opportunity to perform at Boston's Symphony Hall.

The students receive a gift card, rehearse with famous musicians, Broadway stars and directors, and culimate their experience with a fully produced concert event from the stage normally reserved for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

FutureStage tapped Productive Media to help record their special event with a full multicamera /  multimedia production.

We quickly pulled the tech team together to provide a multicamera production with projection and video playback. The night was a resounding success and we're pretty sure that those students will never forget it. 

Life is Good with Productive Media!

Many of our clients love us for our ability to dig in and provide a custom solution that is the right fit for them, but when they are running flat out, some of them just want to know that they can pick up the phone, place an order, and trust that they can cross that item off of their list. This weekend with “College Fest” at the Hynes Auditorium and the inaugural  “Life Is Good ” Festival in Randolph, MA, Boston Event Works was happy to pick up the phone and ask Productive Media to provide plasma screens, switching equipment, some projection gear and "a Tech" to help make sure both events were executed flawlessly.


Productive Media provided plasma screens and switching equipment for Boston Event Works in the inaugural  “Life Is Good ” Festival. We had one of our technicians stay on site for the event to make sure everything went smoothly – which it did! We also assisted them with projection for “College Fest” at the Hynes Auditorium on the same day!