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Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus gave a State of the County Address on Wednesday, April 10. This is the fifth State of the County Address Neuhaus has given to discuss the progress being made in Orange County affairs. He was introduced by good friend Arnold Amthor, the Town of Montgomery and Village of Maybrook Police Chief. Overall, the address highlighted the many accomplishments of the past year, as well as his visions for the future of Orange County. Neuhaus has been working with the local legislature over the past year to ensure that Orange County will remain stronger than ever.

A few of the accomplishments highlighted throughout the address are as follows: New classes were added to BOCES programs in the fields of Health Career Training and English as a second language. Stewart International Airport saw a spike in job creation thanks to the addition of Norwegian Airlines. The airport also saw a 63 percent increase in passenger volume. The county has also launched a new campaign aiming to inform local parents, students, educators, and law enforcement about the dangers of sexting and cyberbullying. Additionally, property values in the county are on the rise and sales tax revenue rose $15 million dollars in value between 2016 and 2017.

The county will be implementing new initiatives over the next year to stay successful as well. Currently, the county is working with local medical providers to reduce health costs for local residents and focus on areas of health which were not specified in care before. In addition, the county will be implementing a program which allows drones to fly in medicine, such as epipens, to those without easy access to those medications. County Executive Neuhaus will also create a program to develop labor and trade apprenticeship requirements for those working on publicly financed construction projects.

Ellenbogen Creative Media, based out of Kingston, NY, was responsible for gathering live, multi-camera footage of this event. This is Ellenbogen’s third year working with Orange County to film this event in conjunction and under the direction of Focus Media of Goshen, NY. Ellenbogen recorded the event via the Livestream Live Broadcasting website. Footage of the event was also shared on Orange County’s Government Website in its entirety. It was recorded in High Definition and Livestreamed for a large viewing audience. The footage from this event was also edited into roughly a two-minute news reel video with a next-day turnaround by Ellenbogen’s own Steven Miele to ensure the content was released to the public in a timely manner. The Orange County State of the County Address was broadcasted live between two different cameras for a smooth, seamless look.

For those not familiar with Live streaming, this is the concept of watching news happen as it is being filmed, with the help of the internet, given the fact that the interested watchers have an access to the internet through cox internet plans or similar packages. Media, such as video content, is broadcasted in real-time to viewers online or via social media in an effort to help them experience events as they are happening in real-time. Live streaming is essential in political events and campaigns since it can ensure transparency between government officials and constituents in ways that other forms of media cannot. Live streaming also enables government officials to share information with people in a timely manner and helps them stay up-to-date on what is happening in their community and around the world.

It was a busy week for our crew as they spent two days in New York City arranging for part of the DE-CIX Annual Summit on the state of the internet. Ellenbogen Creative Media was brought on to provide and manage the audio and technology portion of the international summit at Sabey Data Centers in Manhattan. We provided the screening monitors with truss systems and event lighting as well as handled all audio and some video connectivity during the webcast of the live event.

At task was the issue of connecting New York to Frankfurt, Germany. The Ellenbogen team worked with both local and overseas venders to make this happen via webcast, and overall it was a complete success! So how did our crew manage both locations at the internet summit? Via internet of course! Ellenbogen sound engineer Chris Heitzman, explains “We actually used FaceTime to work with our counterparts in Germany. It was a great tool to quickly and easily make things happen for a seamless production! Not having met them prior to the Summit, it was great putting a face to a name and feeling more like a team.”

Pulling off a summit of this magnitude took a lot of work in the ‘paying attention to detail’ department. Ellenbogen Creative Media CEO, Jeremy Ellenbogen, commends the work of the team, “Our crew has the expertise to manage any project from simple neighborhood press conferences to something as intricate as this international summit. I have tremendous faith in our work and couldn’t be happier with the seamless job they did for DE-CIX. At Ellenbogen, we have the tools and experience to handle anything. It was exciting to work with a crew in Germany knowing that our efforts are being viewed by a worldwide audience!”

The DE-CIX Summit was webcast with a live switch between New York and Frankfurt with an audience reach around the globe.

The Recent Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation’s ‘Thought leaders master series’ held on Oct 1st 2013 was huge success. Keynote speaker, former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, engaged an audience of 400 business leaders in New Windsor, NY on the hot topic of Cybersecurity.

Due to the size of the venue, HVEDC needed to get Giuliani on the big screens throughout the building so everyone could see and hear him speak. The team at Ellenbogen produced a multi-camera HD live switched feed (known as i-mag or image magnification) to three giant projection screens throughout the rooms. The live switched feeds also went to recording devices to be used as content for HVEDC on their website as a highlights video.

On September 24th, The Ellenbogen Group attended Regeneron’s “End of the Summer Party” in Tarrytown, NY. The event was webcasted for all employees located in offices in Rensselar, NY, Basking Ridge, NJ, as well as field-based employees across the United States, allowing them to partake in the celebration.

The company had just been named the “#1 Company in the World to Work for in the Biopharmaceutical Industry,” by Science Magazine’s Annual Survey. This accomplishment was the most recent in a string of corporate milestones including two FDA approvals and a positive recommendation for approval for a Regeneron drug for use in Europe. The productions of a webcast and five-minute highlight video featured regional dignitaries, such as United States Congresswoman, Nita Lowey, NY State Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, and other Westchester County officials. Principals from Regeneron, included CEO Dr. Leonard Schleifer and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. George Yancopoulos.

The Ellenbogen crew of five, used multiple SONY HD video cameras and premiered our Blackmagic ATEM video switcher and webcasting system to bring Regeneron’s vision to life. This project exceeded Regeneron’s expectations, establishing a partnership and future productions for events and other projects for the leader in Life Sciences Industry.