Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas

LAI Video joined together with LAI Live and LAI Speakers to host a brand new event called, Inspire: Leading Authorities' Day of Ideas. Designed as a day-long, TEDx-style conference, the meeting needed some creative firepower to quickly roll call ten speakers without dragging the show down. But these little video nuggets we used to introduce each speaker also had to be uplifting, you know? Inspiring even.

Telling the Story of Storytellers

The incredible lineup of speakers at our 2018 Inspire conference 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. Tiffany and Dylan devised a series of "bumpers," or short videos that teased specific biographical bits with playful graphic cutouts. Working with Jun in the studio, we recorded footage of specific props to represent each speaker -- boots, globes, phones, tube TVs! Anything to compliment and clash with the vector graphics and create a collage of mixed-media compositions. A visual combination of like and unlike things that reinforce ever-changing, relentless inspiration.

Telling the Story of Storytellers
Tease but Don't Spoil!

Tease but Don't Spoil!

Rob laced each 30-second stinger with a rich sound design of 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 conference kicked off with the biggest overture -- an opening video that previewed the series's visuals and tone for a day, as promised, of ideas.

Meet the Nerds

Tiffany Lewis

Tiffany's unmistakable style makes otherwise flat statistics and images burst with excitement and life.

Dylan Lynch

Dylan knows a thing or two about being a client at LAI Video, because he once was one!

Anthony Jacoway

Under his calm exterior, Anthony is simmering with big ideas and a bottomless reserve of the latest industry trends. 

Jun Young Yang

Jun has been traveling everywhere (including a place called Anguilla) to document special events and create unique images for clients.

Maddie Abram

Maddie spends her days managing marketing events and encouraging the nerds to make fun and exciting intro videos.

Kate Burns

Kate leads the team of marketing nerds and is responsible for executing key projects for the firm.

James Favata

James specializes in exploring new avenues, and who knows, together you may even end up off the map.

Tori Furphy

A mother of two and a work mother of a dozen - Tori operationalizes a perfectly rewarding client experience.

James Loizou

Perhaps best epitomized by his signature red sneakers and tie, James Loizou enjoys walking a fine line between creating and business-ing.