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Jim Draper Video 2016-2017 Highlights

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Jim Draper Video 2016-2017 Highlights

Jim Draper

As we head head towards the end of 2017 (already?!),  I've found time to comment on some productions over the last couple of years - starting with some metrics: 

Where in the world

HOW MANY TIMES

  • Silicon Valley -- 27
  • San Francisco -- 10
  • Las Vegas -- 10
  • So Cal -- 6
  • Out of state: Chicago, Austin, Orlando (2), NYC, Hawaii (OK, that was a vacation), Tokyo, Seattle, Dallas and Vegas (which gets its own piece of the pie).

I find it crazy that I was in San Francisco as much as Las Vegas but that's where they fit many of the shows with five-figure attendance.

The solid tech industry - Adobe, Amazon, Cisco, Citrix, Google, Oracle, Salesforce and others - made up the bulk of productions. Here are some of the memorable ones during 2016-2017:

TenCue's production of an Opening experience for corporate event. Unedited - as it happened!

For World Stage on Milken Institute's Global Conference. George W had some interesting comments about his presidency - occasionally in self deprecating way.

Panel of former KSAN personalities Ben Fong-torres, Richard Gossett, Bonnie Simmons and Scoop Nisker Bonnie Simmons, Ben Fong-Torres, Richard Gossett, and Wes "Scoop" Nisker share stories and contextualize the important role of FM radio station KSAN in the culture of San Francisco. Recorded June 2, 2016 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Interview with Todd Rundgren in Sausalito for the documentary KSAN Jive 95 - The Radio Station That Changed The World.   Photos by Kenny Wardell

Prophets of Rage


Directing for Live Nation at Shoreline Amphitheatre
B Real & Tom Morello Prophets of Rage (photos:  Alan Snodgrass
and
Ian Young

Directing in LA for the AirBnB Open.  Conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow and AirBnB CEO Brian Chesky.  (Make sure to check out Gwyneth's provocative comment at 24:40!)

In a prequel to Amazon's future deliveries, Citrix demo kicks off with a server delivered via drone. Directing for Bellwether productions.

Yoga practice at Adobe in San Jose on a Carlstrom Production

Peyton Manning, Ryan Gosling,  Penn & Teller and Kate McKinnon at Adobe Summit - for Pix Productions

Kate McKinnon does VR on Adobe Summit Sneaks

10 Cameras in the Round for
InVison Communications & World Stage's production on Service Now show.
Orlando, Florida

Site Plan with 10 camera locations

In June, Pier 70 in SF (which is now being developed for a mixed-use community) had its last production. Kenwood produced the general sessions for Pure Storage... 

...and the closing party with Snoop Dogg

Jim directs Snoop Dogg concert at last event at Pier 70.                                      Cinematography by Jason Spencer


At Oracle's Open World in SF, we had a new tool: Robert Barcelona (The Crane Guy) provided his FlyLine Cable Cam with a Sony EX-3 camera. Lot's of great shots along the 480' line. Check out the cable cam video from the show!

400 Feet of screen at Adobe Max in Las Vegas. State of the art image presentations and fascinating speakers over the two day event.  Keynotes available here

John Favreau in conversation on the delay screen.
Two of the six cameras in lower left, jib on right.

JD directs Oracle Open World

I'm very fortunate to work with a wonderful group of colleagues, clients and friends. Wishing the best to all in the New Year and beyond! 

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