Hanging with Hank: Exploring CE21’s Videography Services

by | Oct 23, 2023 | Documentation, Technology, Thought Leadership

Hanging with Hank: Exploring CE21’s Videography Services

By Hank

The demand for professional videography services has skyrocketed, including everything from live events to virtual conferences and hybrid meetings. In this episode, Hank the Emu chats with Reid Stillings, our Chief Operations Officer, to explore how CE21’s versatile videography services can be utilized for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.

Hank: What type of events can CE21 assist with?

Reid: CE21 caters to a diverse range of events, ensuring that we meet the unique needs of our clients. We specialize in in-person hybrid videography events and Zoom Powered Webcasts. For hybrid events held at hotel event rooms or conference centers, CE21 provides top-notch videography services, capturing all presentations with expertise. In this era of remote engagement, CE21 can perform Zoom Powered Webcasts, allowing Zoom streaming into the CE21 viewer while CE21 takes care of all technical details from A to Z.

Whether you’ve enlisted CE21’s white glove virtual conference services or created a virtual conference yourself, CE21’s live production services of webcasting, videography only, or zoom-powered webcasts can capture and present your content.

Hank: Tell us more about CE21’s in-person live webcast and videography services.

Reid: We understand that not all associations have staff with the expertise or the availability to record or live webcast a presentation as a hybrid event. This is where our in-person live webcast and videography services come into play.  Our nationwide network of highly experienced videographers will attend your event and handle all the technical details needed to ensure a high-quality production.

Our comprehensive live production service includes:

  • Streaming and/or recording of the camera and integrated presentation screen-share into a single HD video feed.
  • Providing an experienced and knowledgeable videographer with the needed equipment 
  • Having a very experienced and knowledgeable CE21 staffer who remotely assists videographers 

Not every project is a live stream to virtual attendees. CE21 can perform videography-only services, which allows you to capture the in-person content and rebroadcast it later as a video replay or sell it as an OnDemand. 

Hank: Can you elaborate on virtual events known as Zoom Powered Webcasts?

Reid: CE21 recognizes the growing importance of virtual events powered by Zoom. We offer the unique ability to integrate your Zoom accounts directly into our platform, allowing registrants to launch into the correct Zoom meeting directly from their customer account. 

In addition, we provide live Zoom production services, with experienced CE21 staff Zoom techs handling all technical and production details. We call these productions “Zoom Powered Webcasts. We act as the Zoom technicians and seamlessly stream the event, managing the production and direction between panelists. The attendees are not in Zoom but watching the production as a live stream in your CE21 branded viewer with integrated certification, interactivity, and other feature-rich options combined to allow users to engage, retain, and return. 

Moreover, our Zoom Powered Webcasts allow you to accommodate one-off programs with very high registrations without upgrading your Zoom license.

Hank: What services does CE21 offer after the events are over?

Reid: CE21 understands that post-event activities are as crucial as the event. After your event concludes, we offer a range of post-production services to ensure your content is optimized and ready for further use. We:

  • Trim the video content.
  • Set the video files to encode for streaming within the CE21 platform, ensuring they are correctly configured for the programs.
  • Notify you when the video files have completed encoding and are ready for additional purposes, such as turning them into on-demand content or video replays.

Hank: How can someone contact you to get the ball rolling on using CE21’s videography services?

Reid: Getting started with CE21’s videography services is easy. You can contact me directly at rstillings@ce21.com, and I will guide you through the process. We will have you complete our live production request form to prepare for your needs. Our experienced team ensures that your in-person, virtual, or hybrid event runs seamlessly and achieves your goals. Having performed 4,500 separate live production events, CE21 is a one-stop solution for all your videography needs. So, whether you’re planning your next big conference or a virtual seminar, consider CE21 to make your event truly exceptional.

Watch their entire conversation here: