Accumulo Summit: Big Data Needs Big Video

Client Name: Accumulo Summit
Type of Project: Video Production and Editing
Project Goal: Crisp Conference Video
Tools Used: Sony 4k and Adobe Premiere
Crew: Jim Folliard, Don Napoleon, Sam von Brand
Date of project: Fall 2014-2017
Location: Maryland
Price Range: $5,000 - $10,000
Results: Accessible Conference Videos

Big Data 

Conferences are a big part of every industry. They're a great way to network, advance research, raise awareness, and learn new skills. The Accumulo Summit is no different. We here at Gearshift have been covering their multi-day conference in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area for several years. The trouble with conferences, especially ones with multiple rooms and speakers, not everyone can view all the available content! That is where professional video production comes into play.

Bring Your Conference to Everyone

With video, anyone can attend your conference, from anywhere! With potentially millions of viewers across the globe, wouldn't you want your speakers and presentations to look and sound as crisp as possible? To get that professional touch you need experts with experience operating in giant conference centers and hotels.

Sound and Color

The biggest challenge with shooting a conference is getting quality audio. If more than one person is mic'd up at a time, you can get poor blending of the audio, and people talking over each other. At Gearshift, we're pros at using the spaces XLR feeds to make sure that every speaker is clear and understandable as they deliver their presentation. After sound, editing and layout design is the next important piece to producing quality conference video. As is the case with Accumulo, speakers frequently use powerpoints in their presentation. If you're thinking about having your conference filmed, you need professional editing to organize the elements on screen in the most visually pleasing way possible. Accumulo's design is just one example of how we arrange logos, sponsor information, speaker information, and power point slides in frame.

Clouds and Data

The Accumulo Summit which happens every Fall is definitely one of our favorite shoots. The conference brings together some of the sharpest minds in computer science to advance the ways in which we store massive amounts of data. Much of the discussion goes over our heads, as simple videographers, but it an honor to be a part of nonetheless. Attended by hundreds of programers every year, we are always happy to spread the message to programmers all across the globe. We can help bring your conference to everyone as well! If you're interested in hiring Gearshift to shoot your conference this year please visit our Conferences page for more information.