Atlanta Video Production's new studio announced

Forrester Media's recently completed merger with 4 Tay Video is leading us to a new name and a new home. We'll soon be doing business as Atlanta Video Production, a 4 Tay Video Company. Long ago, Mike Forrester secured the URL www.atlantavideoproduction.com and now is the time to use it! We've just launched a placeholder page for the new site and will build out the entire site in the coming weeks.

Our new building features a covered entry  and numerous amenities.
Our new building features a covered entry and numerous amenities.

Atlanta Video Production will also be moving to a new home on north Peachtree Road in Atlanta. Renovations are underway to reconfigure office space and transform a portion of the building into a sound-proof studio. The 1600sf studio will included a dedicated 800sf green screen wall with floor cyc. The green screen area can be divided from the rest of the studio that will include set and interview areas. A make-up station, client area, kitchen, conference room, common areas, covered entrance and ample parking will compliment our new facility.

Preliminary floor plan of offices and studio at Atlanta Video Production.
Preliminary floor plan of offices and studio at Atlanta Video Production.

Our facility will have dedicated network connectivity allowing live webcasts to originate from the studio.

A portion of the building houses an existing tenant with the remainder available for lease to companies seeking a desirable address, convenient access to I-285 and MARTA as well access to other creative companies and our studio. We anticipate completion of the renovations in late June or early July with move-in to follow. In the interim, we continue to work at our 2250 N. Druid Hills Road office.

We are excited to offer our new facilities and capabilities to the Atlanta market. If we can be of assistance, please don't hesitate to call. We can be reached at 770-226-9250, or email us at solutions@forrestermedia.com.


A roll of the dice in Las Vegas

Spring kicked off with a trip to Las Vegas - and Vegas in the spring is a hard place to beat!

Bellagio Hotel on a cool Las Vegas morning
Bellagio Hotel on a cool Las Vegas morning

One of our healthcare clients, CIOX, launched their new name and branding at HIMSS16, one of the largest healthcare information management shows in the world. We were there to document the revealing and interviewed company executives, staff and customers. We also edited content on site so it could be used within hours on their social media sites.

HIMSS16 in Las Vegas
HIMSS16 in Las Vegas

During the three day trip, I saw thousands and thousands of exhibitors, attendees and visitors at the hotel, but what happened at 6:00am while on a morning walk on the Vegas Strip is what can only be called a lucky roll of the dice - Vegas-style.

Adam Brown and Mike Forrester on the Las Vegas strip
Adam Brown and Mike Forrester on the Las Vegas strip

Fate would have me run into another client, Adam Brown from McKesson, while he was out on a morning run. I, on the other hand, was out for a morning walk. I found the randomness of running into a client on the street, and not in the convention, as something that could only happen in Las Vegas!

I'm always happy to see clients, no matter the time or place!


Interviews and more interviews

The new year has kicked off with a bang, or perhaps more appropriately, a question. Lots of questions, in fact. We've been on a run with interviews, asking lots of questions to our guests. Topics have ranged from prescription medicines to the value of a college degree and seemingly everything in between.

On location interview in Austin, TX
On location interview in Austin, TX

We've been using a variety of cameras for these interviews. Some clients have specific requests, others leave it up to us to choose. We pick the camera that best suits the type of work involved and either pull from our in-house gear or we rent from one of the video rental houses in Atlanta.

Filming interviews with the Canon C30
Filming interviews with the Canon C300

Our current in-house selection includes the Canon C-300, Canon 5D Mark III DSLR and the Sony EX-1R. Depending on the project, we can usually use one of our cameras rather then needing to rent gear, saving the client money on the production.

To learn more about our Atlanta Video Production services and capabilities, visit our website at www.forrestermedia.com.


Working with the Auburn Avenue Research Library

We're excited to be working on a series of interviews for the Fulton Public Library system and their Auburn Avenue Research Library. We've conducted four interviews with local authors, architects and artists and will be editing the videos for display as part of the rotating exhibitions in the library.

Location interview with Atlanta artis
Location interview with Atlanta artist

We look forward to seeing our work on display when the library reopens later this spring.

For more information about Forrester Media, visit our website at www.forrestermedia.com.


Kicking off 2016 with some changes

I find it hard to believe that I've been behind the wheel of Forrester Media for almost twenty years. It's been an incredible time of change in technology - not only in the way we communicate, but how we communicate and interact with the technology. I'm looking forward to the next 20 years and can only guess how I'll be authoring blog posts by then!

Today, however, I'm incredibly pleased to announce that Forrester Media and Abracadabra Video are now part of 4 Tay Video, Inc. The merger of our three companies is a forward-thinking solution to take the best qualities of each company and bring them into one entity. That new company is Atlanta Video Production. In the coming months, we'll be launching a new website (our placeholder site is now live at www.atlantavideoproduction.com), merging our operations and looking at new growth opportunities.

One thing that isn't changing is my involvement. I'll continue managing the video production and webcasting operations for Atlanta Video Production. My business partner, Scott Taysom, will continue managing the audio/visual rental department and work alongside me on our productions.

We will be relocating Forrester Media to the Abracadabra Video office at 2250 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 in the coming weeks. We are actively looking for a larger space for our combined companies that will allow us plenty of room to grow.

It's an exciting time to be in Atlanta and we're looking forward to a great 2016!