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July 30, 2020 48 mins

Working in the cloud and over the ether have always made me a little nervous as it relates to live production. But, Geoff Butler is creating a production world where that’s the new normal; and it works. In this episode, we talk about Cloud and Remote Production, the future of Sports and eSports, and what production peeps need to do in order to reinvent and move forward.


Geoff Butler

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Terri Walters

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Event Yak


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Moonfish Production, Ltd.



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Episode 17 By the Numbers:


00:00 | Terri Walters

Meet Geoff Butler: Technical Producer, CGE at Electronic Arts (EA)


05:53 | Geoff Butler

How I, accidently, found my life in TV & Technical Production, and about seeing the future of remote and virtual.


10:00 | Terri Walters / Geoff Butler

Chatting on Cloud Production: Adapting, failing, learning, and advancing the ball down the court every single day.


12:40 | Geoff Butler

A new normal – collaboration between companies and competitors to advance the industry for all.


14:17 | Terri Walters / Geoff Butler

Gadgets, gear and garages – how we’re adapting and building out our home studios control rooms.


16:49 | Terri Walters / Geoff Butler

The Remote Production Model – the future is here. Where will the new control rooms be built? Marrying-up topnotch people with new, cheaper locations.


21:46 | Geoff Butler

An inside peek into the Pac-12 Network.


24:20 | Terri Walters / Geoff Butler

The business of eSports and my gig at Electronic Arts.


28:55 | Terri Walters

How do you “Direct/Call” gameplay or an eSport event?


33:50 | Geoff Butler

Getting to “Best Practices” in a rapidly evolving cloud-based production business.


35:00 | Terri Walters / Geoff Butler

eSports vs. “conventional” sports: Evolving, managing and merging two worlds. What’s the future?


39:34 | Terri Walters / Geoff Butler

Why would anyone ever want to watch anyone else play a video game?


41:28 | Terri Walters

Will Cloud Production cross-pollinate into the Live Sports Events World?


42:46 | Terri Walters / Geoff Butler

What do you say to people in the Live Events Industry who need to transition into a new way of working? What are the hopes and challenges? How to entrée into Cloud Production.


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