May 24, 2019
Baseball, it’s America’s pastime. So why not talk with an avid baseball fan about the sport and how Daktronics helps people take in a ball game? Justin and Matt round the bases with Kyle Harris, Daktronics account services manager and super-fan, to talk about his love for the game, some of the big projects the company is involved in and how the minor leagues swing for the fences with fun for their fans.
May 15, 2019
Justin and Matt go behind the scenes of live event productions at Purdue University with Les Eller, post-production manager for Hall of Music Productions, the university’s production house. Les shares some stories of producing events, third-party integrations and even how he’d get into deep discussions about Star Wars with the basketball team’s tallest player.
May 8, 2019
Angie Wilson returns to the podcast to talk about Daktronics Live Clips, a Show Control System improvement that brings broadcast-quality elements to live event productions. Angie gives a few feature updates such as customizable workspaces including putting buttons anywhere as well as how easy it is to plug-and-play Live Clips. She also gives a little preview to the Video Summit coming up just before the 2019 IDEA Conference.
May 1, 2019
While watching a sporting event on TV or streaming on the internet, something is almost always present and visible: the score. Matt and Justin were visited by Yani Figueras and Jhonneal Perez with AJT Systems, a division of Daktronics, which provides the dynamic graphics for those scores and other information to be shown on broadcasts. The team talks about their experience with ESPN, the PGA and even Axe Throwing.
April 24, 2019
Join Justin and Matt as they go behind the scenes with Digital Artist Gerry Shaw. He shares what he does on a daily basis and the programs he uses. He also talks about the importance of creating content for the specific displays and their dimensions, such as ribbon displays, and how the Daktronics Creative Services team helps customers see what a new display might look like in their venue. And that took us on a turn as we learned it can be hard to say the word “previsualization.”
April 10, 2019
Adam Kaminski joins Matt to talk about his role as a Daktronics Control Systems Specialist including training key operators on their new system after it’s installed. He also talks about other Daktronics services he helps to provide at all levels of events from high schools to the pros. He even shares a fun story about what it was like working on the new system at Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs.
April 3, 2019
Bringing new and exciting engagement opportunities to live events is at the core of CUE Audio’s plan. Ira Akers, the company’s co-founder and vice president of sales, visits with Justin and Matt to explain more about their inception, what they can do and a few projects they’ve worked on recently.
March 20, 2019
Mike Dewsnap, game-day producer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, visited Brookings for the Daktronics Football User Group and stopped in to talk with Matt about his life in event production from college to the pros. He gives some advice for those looking to get into event production, shares what he learned during the user group event and tells us what he’s most excited about for the upcoming Bucs season.
March 15, 2019
Before the 2019 March Madness tips off, Dustin Culhane, Daktronics professional services manager, joins Justin and Matt to talk about the company’s involvement in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Daktronics equipment is at 11 venues for 52 games this year.
March 13, 2019
Daktronics Services Manager Stephanie Walker joins Justin and Matt to talk about how LED display customers can prepare for the upcoming baseball season in 2019. Details are shared about getting displays up and running, control systems prepared, data and stats queued up, and more.