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Fordham Institute ” A Moonshot for Kids Competition -Live Stream/Webcast

Audience at the National Union Building Washington DC
Cameraman Tony Winthrop and Director/Td Joey Ruffini

Metro Teleproductions worked with the Fordham Institute and the Center for American Progress at the National Union building in Washington DC on a live webcast that was streamed on YouTube. Joey Ruffini served as the Streaming Director and Technical Director. Tony Winthrop and Jamie Sides were the videographers. MTI specializes in live webcasting and streaming for video production in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia region. We provide single camera and multi camera coverage. For a video on demand version of the YouTube webcast, please click here

What would happen if we invested $1 billion or more in bold education R & D initiatives designed to generate fresh but evidence-backed solutions to some of education’s toughest challenges?

The Center for American Progress (CAP) and the Thomas B. Fordham live streamed the Institute for a “Shark-Tank” style competition, where ten early-round finalists presented their “billion-dollar Moonshot ideas” to a panel of tough judges, all for a chance to win $10,000 and have their idea propelled to widespread attention and potential major investment. Each finalist’s proposal addressed one of these urgent issues:

  • Reducing by half the number of fourth graders reading below the Basic level.
    • Doubling the amount of high-quality feedback middle school students receive.
    • Achieving universal college and career counseling for all students before the ninth grade.
    • Doubling the number of eighth graders who can write an effective persuasive essay.
    • Doubling the number of young women majoring in STEM fields. 

Our judges are:

Kumar Garg, Senior Director for Technology and Society at Schmidt Futures

Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds, Vice President of Policy at ExcelinEd

Michael Simmon, U.S. history teacher at IN-Tech Academy, NYC

Sara Allan, K–12 Education Strategy Leadership at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Takeru Nagayoshi, English teacher in the New Bedford Public Schools, MA

Webcast for Applied Information featuring mobile app Travel Safety

Metro Teleproductions Inc (MTI) worked with Applied Information on a live webstream in the streets of Washington DC. Videographer Jamie Sides used the Canon C300 Mark II along with a Live U Solo Unit to feature the travel app Mobile Safety. Jamie was in the car for 2 days driving around sending a livestream back to the Convention Center via YouTube to feature the app. The Live U Solo was supplied by Max Orenstein of RunWithIt Productions. The presentation was utilized throughout the day by Bill Wells of Applied Information at the Washington DC Convention Center. To maximize the quality of the signal and also to give us a back up we used both Verizon and Sprint when sending a signal with the Live U Solo. The Live U Solo is a mini version of the Live U units which are used by all of the on air and cable networks as a cost efficient way to send events back to the network hubs.

MTI is in its 30th year of operation, we started webcasting back in 1998 with the Washington Music Awards (WAMMY) for . We provide live streaming for special events, conferences, seminars, music performances. Our webcasting events have been featured on CBS, NBC,ABC, CNN and FOX . In addition to webcasting, MTI supplies video production which includes multi camera switching, marketing and training videos. We work with Fortune 500 companies, associations as well as non profits.

Applied Information is a leading developer of connected, intelligent transportation system (ITS) solutions designed to improve safety, reliability and mobility. Applied Information’s Glance Smart City Supervisory System™ platform allows cities to manage all their traffic and ITS assets on one web-based application. This includes 5 key areas: Traffic Intersections, School Beacons, Parking Guidance System, Mobile Vehicle Assets and ITS devices. AI’s Glance TravelSafely™ smartphone app connects drivers, cyclists and pedestrians for a safer commute.

German Marshall Fund Facebook, YouTube Webcasts

Ryan Houseman, Webcast Director and Shawn Chadwick were the video crew for MTI.  2  different webcasts were live streamed out of the German Marshall Funds DC Headquarters in Downtown Washington DC. The Webcasts were streamed out simultaneously on FB and YouTube For the video production MTI used a Panasonic AGDVX 200, Sachtler Tripod and webcasted/live streamed the events to Facebook and YouTube with Apple Macbook Pro Encoders.

The morning session  covered the funds  Understanding America project,which featured a conversation with  Bill Kristol and Neera Tanden on the future of the Republican and Democratic Parties following the midterm elections. The conversation was moderated by Juliane Schäuble, and it examined  current dynamics in both parties, unpacking the political sentiments driving politics in the United States today. The discussion also touched on how these trends will impact a U.S. transatlantic agenda and future foreign policy engagement.  The video on demand link

The afternoon session  featured Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisc) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) which covered the topic  
Analyzing Russian Interference Operation Across Time and Space: Launch of a New Interactive Tool  The video on demand Facebook Link can be found at

MTI is in entering its 29th year of operation.  The company has been supplying video services in webcasting since 1998.  MTI works with a variety of associations and non profits on a regular basis

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.

GMF contributes research and analysis and convenes leaders on transatlantic issues relevant to policymakers. GMF offers rising leaders opportunities to develop their skills and networks through transatlantic exchange, and supports civil society in the Balkans and Black Sea regions by fostering democratic initiatives, rule of law, and regional cooperation.

Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, nonprofit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.

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