VideoLink Produces CNBC’s ‘Mad Money’ Live from Harvard Law School
Jim Cramer provided his usual spirited financial advice, entertained questions from the audience and was joined on stage by his guest, Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General of New York.
Production for Mad Money’s Back to School Tour began in December of 2005. With just two months to put the show together, VideoLink ramped into gear to staff the production, secure equipment and plan for the challenges of working in a historic building. Leading the pre-production and on-location logistics for this large scale remote production was Project Manager Gina Phaneuf, “What it all comes down to is that we had an amazing crew for this production. Having them all work on this project alongside me made my job so much easier.”
A total of 30 crew members worked on the show, including staff from VideoLink, CNBC and a complement of skilled freelance technicians. Specialty equipment was required to stage the event, including custom tricolor glass gobos, auto-pilot follow spot lights (controlled by sensors worn by Jim Cramer) and two Jimmy Jibs ranging between 16′ and 24′ to fly cameras over the audience. Five cameras in total covered all the live action, including one mounted on a Steadicam and two handheld units.
VideoLink, headquartered in Newton, MA, is a leading provider of broadcast and transmission services to major worldwide networks and corporations. Its newest division, VLCreative, offers a variety of creative marketing services, including marketing communications, customized video solutions, and event production. VideoLink is also uniquely positioned to provide effective corporate communications using its ReadyCam®, a custom, remotely-operated studio that can be installed in your office, conference room or location of choice, and its multi-camera, live-shot studio facilities located in Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore. VideoLink also operates mobile satellite uplink trucks covering the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. VideoLink was named #60 to the Top 100 Companies in Media on Inc.com’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list for 2007.
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