Our client approached us with an important issue having a negative impact on innovation in the United States; "US Patent protection is weakening, leaving innovators wide open to having their ideas ripped off." Our documentary film team began to research the harms of weakening patent laws - something your really don't think about, right? Patents are a complicted and abstract topic. How do we connect with our film's audience with a good story so they'll take action to make a positive change? But, once we uncovered the incredible stories of inventors who were left unprotected by their hard earned patents, our story began to take shape. When father of eight, Josh Malone, invents a genius a way to fill 100 water balloons in 60 seconds, his invention "Bunch O Balloons" becomes an overnight success on Kickstarter and an international viral hit! Scrambling to get his idea to market and bring financial security to his family, Josh applies for a US Patent. Suddenly, his plans of success are blindsided when his genius idea is stolen by a big company before he can make his first dime! Thrust into a battle to save his invention he uncovers the shocking truth that our patent system is weakening, property rights are at risk and American Innovation is dying! Interviews with experts like former Attorney General, Ed Meese, Inventor and Congressional Representative, Thomas Massie, Antonin Scalia Law Professor and IP expert Adam Mossoff provide shocking information about the state of the weakening US Patent system. Other inventors share their stories of theft, patent invalidation and difficulty finding investors for their patented innovations. Ken Blackwell, Leonard Leo, Dr. Matthew Spalding and conservative leader Dan Schneider all provide valuable insights into how the current system is harming Americans and the American innovation economy. With theft of US intellectual property by China topping $600 billion per year, other countries are profiting off the ideas and labor of American inventors. Big tech companies are finding it easier and cheaper to infringe on patents rather than pay the patent owners. With an administrative tribunal pulling patents back from inventors, there is no safe place to bring an invention to the marketplace in America and our innovation is going overseas. The United States once led the world in new medications, new technology, and new ideas. American inventors and their inventions touched the lives of people in every country, of every race and every language. But our weakening Patent system is INVALIDATING their property rights – and with it, their incentive to create. Money and inventions are now going to other countries, and with them go jobs and a strong economy. Building something and owning it IS the American Dream, but without a strong patent system, the American Dream will be invalidated!
"INVALIDATED is worth checking out. [Amazon Prime] Sure, it's a polemic aimed at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and it's entirely one-sided. But the personal stories of the Malone family and other inventors featured in the film are compelling and effectively told. The passion these inventors share about creating, the grievance they experience from feeling their ideas are being ripped off, and their sense of betrayal from the government they thought would protect them should not be brushed aside too quickly. "
Ground Floor Video provided Live Stream services for International Trucks at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at the Georgia World Congress Center. Hired by George P. Johnson, the world’s leading Experience Marketing Agency, GFV ecnoded and streamed out the press conference and reveal of the newest design in mega trucks LIVE from the conference. If you thought trucks weren’t sexy, then you haven’t seen this truck! The stream was pushed to viewing audiences through International Truck’s Facebook page and internally to the employees of International Trucks worldwide. Ground Floor assisted the client’s social media team in creating the live links, as well as testing live video quality across the company’s network prior to the live event. The live event was streamed to International Truck's Facebook Page and Livestream.com simultaneously. George P. Johnson Experience Marketing Agency and its video crew required a high quality, seamless and professional real time stream of the event for their client International Trucks. Ground Floor Video exceeded expectations. Photos to the side show our encoding station and the GPJ Video crew at work.
"“Thank you, Luke for making the Live Streaming so effortless and flawless for our team. It’s wonderful to find partners like you who make us look good.” "
Live Streaming for corporate events around the world is nothing new to Ground Floor Video, but it is a new idea to some of our clients. ARAUCO needed to communicate a very important corporate event in real time to their offices across North America. It was the reveal of new branding for all of their North America operations, including a new logo, colors, imaging and fonts. The video quality had to be broadcast quality and in high definition 1080p. Plus, it needed to be a simple, seamless experience for the remote viewers with no buffering or drop-outs of the live video.
“It was our first time using streaming for a rather complicated event where we had to connect more than 12 locations across North America with PowerPoint presentation, videos and different people presenting. Having someone like Luke and his team walking us through the process was key to the success of the event.” Sebastian Cremaschi – ARAUCO.
Planning began weeks out working with ARAUCO’s social media team, I.T. department and building engineers. Ground Floor suggested using ARAUCO’s YouTube account to deliver the livestream because it offered some level of privacy for internal company communications. By setting the live event to “unlisted” it was hidden from search engines so only those locations with the link would be able to watch. To ensure a high-quality viewer experience, Ground Floor provided a live test feed from their studio 10 days out from the event so ARAUCO offices could test the audio/video playback quality of their host facilites. The I.T department was able to address any issues in advance and guarentee the network bandwidth. An on-site survey of the corporate theater was completed to insure it met the proper requirements for audio and video connections. A design plan was created for stage layout, projectors, audience seating and presenter positions.
“Our approach is to make the livesteam experience as easy and turn-key as possible for our clients. We’ve been producing corporate videos for years so we begin with the basics like pre-production planning, client review of content and solid technical integration.” Luke Livingston – Ground Floor Video
On the morning of the livestream Ground Floor Video’s four man crew set up the equipment in the theater auditorium in time for a rehersal so Cremaschi could work with the CEO and walk through their presentations. In the afternoon they went live and Livingston switched between the cameras, PowerPoint screens and videos all while monitoring the livestream feed. The event went off without a hitch with very impressive new branding stealing the show.
“The technical competence of the team, attention to details and flexibility are things that we really value from Ground Floor Video. We were not just rookies on this but we also had to reschedule the event in very short notice due to hurricane Irma. Luke was able to adapt to the circumstances and deliver a fantastic product. It was a great experience working with him!”
ARAUCO is an innovator in forestry, renewable and sustainable products and energy. To work with this international company and provide a corporate livestream to their locations around North America was truly an honor. – Livingston
If you know a Marketing, Internal Communicaitons or Training Manager who needs to reach a live internal audience with ease and simplicty, please have them contact GroundFloorVideo.com.
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"“It was our first time using streaming for a rather complicated event where we had to connect more than 12 locations across North America with PowerPoint presentation, videos and different people presenting. Having someone like Luke and his team walking us through the process was key to the success of the event.” "
"“The technical competence of the team, attention to details and flexibility are things that we really value from Ground Floor Video. We were not just rookies on this but we also had to reschedule the event in very short notice due to hurricane Irma. Luke was able to adapt to the circumstances and deliver a fantastic product. It was a great experience working with him!” Sebastian Cremaschi - ARAUCO "
Advertising agencies need affordable, quality video production facilities. And in the Atlanta area, affordability is hard to find. They needed an experienced team, high end equipment and a large studio for green screen production.
Ground Floor Video provided the perfect location with our video production facility and studio. The New York agency team flew in and out in one day to supervise the shooting of two commercials for Cox Media. Using green screen, dolly and jib, and under the expertise of experienced director, Luke Livingston, the spots were a huge success. High quality at an affordable price is what Ground Floor Video is all about.
A Coca-Cola dispensing machine that will get you more than you paid for? Definition 6 needed an Atlanta video production facility that could provide hidden cameras for their client, World of Coke! The fun campaign labeled, "The Coke Happiness Machine" had already been done in other parts of the world, but why not bring it home to Atlanta right smack dab in the middle of the World of Coke? The challenge was to hide cameras in a very large, open plaza to record the reactions of people as they put money into a vending machine, but received instead cupcakes, bicycles, picnic baskets and flowers. Trying to get all of these spontaneous and hilarious reactions and then quietly explain while getting releases signed was quite a challenge.
Ground Floor Video met the challenge head on and placed cameras in bushes, trees, the machine itself and even in the backpack of the director who became part of the excited crowds. Twelve video production assistants posed as random tourists who whipped out their hidden releases to explain to surprised customers that they had been recorded. Three producers used cell phones to communicate approaching targets. For three days, the Ground Floor Video crew was able surprise unsuspecting Coke drinkers making the video a huge hit.
Applications for mobile devices are the future of interactive training. Ground Floor was asked to produce dozens training videos for a mobile application that would train golfers on their swing using pros and detailed instructions.
Using a very special slow motion camera and the best Atlanta video production team in the business, Ground Floor was able to capture exactly what the client needed and won a Telly Award along the way. Instructions from golf pros and state of the art animation shows the exact position of the club while teaching the student right on the course exactly how to play like a pro. No more sitting in front of a computer or t.v. for training, now just take a quick look at your phone and then swing!
"The GFV team is creative, professional, and easy to work with. We’ve been thrilled with the results and have received numerous compliments from customers on the quality of the videos in our training programs. "
The Challenge: Financial planning commercials are on the rise. As more and more Baby Boomers age, retirement planning is becoming big business. Our client, Ty J Young, needed a commercial that would capture his genuine concern for people while outlining his vast experience and expertise in financial planning.
The Solution: Using our large Atlanta area studio and production facility, Ground Floor Video implemented a large green screen and custom graphics to create a national television commercial for our client. GFV also produced a marketing video to be mailed out to all respondents from the television ads. Measurable results is what we are all about at Ground Floor Video. This client keeps our duplication machines humming as we fulfill the orders from his successful television advertising campaign anchored by the television commercial produced in our Atlanta area video production facility.
Well respected as an expert in the field of raising children, Dr. Michael Popkin needed an Atlanta video production company to complete his training series “Active Parenting Teens.” This project needed four locations, a large studio, and over a dozen adult and child actors. With a long relationship already in place with Atlanta director Luke Livingston, Dr. Popkin knew that he would get quality, efficiency and value from Ground Floor Video.
Ground Floor Video has been the go-to Atlanta production facility for Active Parenting’s Video supplements for over twenty years. Active Parenting Teens, Active Parenting Step-Families, Active Parenting 1-2-3, and most recently, Active Parenting NOW have all been directed by Luke Livingston. Large scripts, multiple locations, including wardrobe changes, props and very detailed dialogue have presented no problem for the Ground Floor crews. As a video production company that can provide script to screen services, we were just what the Dr. ordered!
"Your work was truly exemplary, exceeding our expectations in every way...and the special touches you brought to the creative scenes made the production our best ever in 23 years. You were on time and on budget, giving us an excellent value for our production dollars. "