The incredible lineup of keynote speakers at our 2018 and 2019 Inspire conferences ranged from world-renowned travelers and social media tinkerers to TV personalities and political cartoonists. We needed to find a cohesive way to setup these leading authorities to take the stage, but still do right by their individual stories and personal brands. Favata and Tiffany devised a series of "bumpers," or short videos that teased specific biographical bits with fast-moving, playful visuals. The first year, Jun recorded footage of specific props in our studio to embody each speaker—boots, globes, phones, tube TVs! Anything to compliment and clash with the vector graphics and create a collage of mixed-media compositions. The second year, we went full duotone, treating every photo and video clip of the presenter with a brilliant flourescent palette.
Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas
LAI Video continues to co-host Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas along with its sister-businessesLAI Live and LAI Speakers. Designed as a day-long, TEDx-style conference, the meeting needs some creative firepower to quickly roll call ten speakers without dragging the show down. But these little video nuggets need to also be uplifting, you know? Inspiring even.
Telling the Story of Storytellers
Tease but Don't Spoil!
Rob and Anthony laced each 20-second stinger with a rich sound design, that included a funky tune or soundbites from the speakers themselves. We didn't want to take away specific talking points from the upcoming speech or, heaven-forbid, steal a punchline(!), but we did want to present a prelude of catchy concepts. The conferences kicked off with the biggest overture — an opening video that previewed the series's visuals and tone for a day, as promised, of ideas.
As our Creative Director, team leader, and motionography expert, Tiffany embodies LAI Video’s innovative identity. Throughout her 12 years of extensive creative, strategic, and production experience, Tiffany has earned two Emmy® Awards and widespread industry recognition.
As the Vice President of Creative at LAI Video, James offers his docu-style and motion graphics expertise to transform brands and campaigns. He’s won numerous accolades, including two Emmy® Awards as a Director, for his incredible storytelling and vision.
Anthony is LAI Video's Director of Technical Services and an integral part of our Emmy® Award-winning team. Depending where and when he is needed, you can find Anthony editing, animating, color-correcting, filming, directing, designing, or generally making our team better.
As our Associate Creative Director, Rob Kramer leads the animation team and directs a range of client projects. With his suite of production and design skills, he creates one-of-a-kind styles that seamlessly mesh with your narrative.
Jun Young Yang
Jun is the Director of Photography for LAI Video. His sharp eye and even sharper focus have earned him a reputation as an industry-leading cinematographer. He started his career freelancing before becoming a staple on the LAI Video team.
Maddie spends her days managing marketing events and encouraging the nerds to make fun and exciting intro videos.
As Vice President of Operations and Client Experience, Tori manages all aspects of LAI Video’s production and delivery. She’s led LAI Video’s project management for over a decade, building our award-winning portfolio and team into what it is today.
James Loizou leads the team at LAI Video, building the Emmy® Award-Winning agency from scratch over the last 15 years. His innate balance of creativity and methodology guides our team forever forward towards innovation.