National Order of the Arrow Conference

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National Order of the Arrow Conference

Last week, several Portland satis&fy members took a week of their personal time to volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America. Together with a crew of 120 fellow Scout leaders from all across the country, they produced 4 original shows over the course of 5 days, for the National Order of the Arrow Conference. Held at the Kimon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.

Paul, one of our technical designers, worked on this show for the 8th time since 2002. This year he was director of the Day in Review crew that was tasked with shooting video of all activities throughout the week long conference and editing a video to be shown by the start of show each evening. Paul's crew of 8 included a scheduling wizard, a video cataloger, a still photographer, a video editor, and four videographers. Over the course of five days they created 500 gigabytes of video files which were sorted and edited into a total of 21 minutes of final content.

Nick, another of our amazing video engineers, worked his second National Boy Scout Conference. Nick was tasked to engineer the Video Village, running the Barco E2 and ATEM 2/ME. He wrangled 18 video sources, output to 12 distinct destinations including several LED video walls. Our summer video department intern, was on Nick's crew and got quality hands on time with the ATEM, video cameras, Playback pro, decimators, and fiber distro. He also got the opportunity to technical direct the live camera switcher. 

Thank you to all involved and for donating so much of your time and talents.

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Ketel One - Botanical Launch

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Ketel One - Botanical Launch

KETEL ONE BOTANICAL 

In May of 2018, Rosie Lee reached out to satis&fy to partner on a project for Ketel One. Earlier that month, Ketel One debuted their new Botanical line which is low in calories, has no carbs, and that will strike home with the health-conscious consumer. The event featured a workout class as well as the opportunity to enjoy the new line of vodka.

Hosted at the 620 Loft & Garden in Roc Center, satis&fy worked closely with Rosie Lee to meet the designated budget, hit deadlines, and bring the design to life. Satis&fy were tasked with producing all scenic elements, technical production, and gifting. The majority of scenic items were created in house and satis&fy worked closely with partner vendors to execute the additional elements. 

The final result was a successful media and influencer event that drove social engagement and generated buzz for Ketel One’s new product. 

 

Photos by Thomas Mitchell and Ketel One

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FreePort High School Mural

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FreePort High School Mural

The Freeport High School Mural was completed on May 9th by a Maine company called Better Letter Hand Painted Signs. Tessa, the owner of BLHPS, also runs the Portland Mural Initiative, which aims to bring contemporary art into the public spaces of Portland, Maine and its surrounding areas. The track and mural were paid in part by Nike and dedicated to Joan Benoit Samuelson. Joan wont gold medal in the full marathon race at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the first time the marathon was in the Olympics for women. Joan lives in Freeport, Maine and grew up in Cape Elizabeth. We were excited to partner with Tessa and her company because of their involvement in beautifying Maine with art and their community involvement.

Additionally, due to the variability of Spring weather in the northeast, it was great having her team be able to jump on and off the mural in between their other projects when the weather allowed. The school was extremely helpful with the project giving up indoor storage space for the paint and materials. During the community day on Saturday, May 5th, which Joan attended, we had about 30 community volunteers, both children and adults, come out to help paint. The mural was made as a “paint by numbers” so that any skill level could jump in to paint. The amount completed over the course of the day was staggering.

Thank you to all involved and for this great opportunity to contribute to the community.

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Summer Internship - Still Accepting Applications.

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Summer Internship - Still Accepting Applications.

SATIS&FY OFFERS SCENIC + TECHNICAL DESIGN INTERNSHIPS FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN GLOBAL EVENTS + PRODUCTION

SATIS&FY continues to provide immeasurable experience and inspiration to local young minds. A global leader in events and production – satis&fy continues to seek talented industry leaders while currently developing educational programs to benefit students of all ages. Working with one of the most respected global teams in the industry, the satis&fy internships engage students in real projects and hands-on experience relating to all elements of the show. The educational track is well rounded and falls in line with the company’s “one-stop solution” business model – inspired by the German trainee program in Europe. University students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply for the upcoming summer internship program taking place June 26 – August 30, 2018 - by sending a current resume, letter of interest, and portfolio samples to Gayle Ritt at gayleritt@satis-fy.com. Internships in the areas of project management, scenic, and technical project management & production are currently open. Deadline for Summer term applications is June 15 and students are reviewed on a first come basis. School credits available where applicable.

“The satis&fy internship has been an incredible opportunity for me to grow and learn. By working with industry leading professionals and seeing how a world class production comes together, I have a new understanding for how I fit into this industry. The team at satis&fy has been incredibly supportive of me, allowing me to grow and advance my knowledge more than I thought possible over the course of a summer.”

– Nick Krane / Broadcasting / Mt. Hood Community College – satis&fy technology intern summer 2017

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Design Week Portland 2018 - RECAP

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Design Week Portland 2018 - RECAP

DESIGN WEEK PORTLAND 2018 // Creativity Through Collaboration was a beautiful success last night at Swanson Studio in Portland. For the second year – satis&fy collaborated with this groundbreaking photo studio and a collection of creative influencers from around the globe -- to present a panel discussion and Q+A to inspire the design community at large! Our own Managing Director, Elaine Skinner added her great vibe and inspiration to the panel and the satis&fy production team created yet another fantastic environment for the event.

 

Photos curtesy of Swanson Studio

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Welcome to our new Managing Directors

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satis&fy USA hires new Managing Directors for Portland and New York, while Nancy Schacht, our previous Managing Director, takes on the role of Global Project Management. 

satis&fy USA continues to grow with two new Managing Directors -- Alexandra Jacques (New York) and Elaine Skinner (Portland). After a decade with the company and leading the launch of both Portland and New York – serving as Managing Director of both offices, Nancy Schacht has been promoted to Global Director Project Management. Congratulations to all and looking forward to the unique insights and creative spirit of our new leadership!

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NANCY SCHACHT, Global Director Project Management [RIGHT]

As Global Director PM, Nancy Schacht will oversee projects throughout the world for satis&fy’s nine offices, located in 3 countries. She will take on this new role after a decade with the company, working within the project management department in many of the world offices and successfully launching the US HQ branches in Portland [Hillsboro] and New York [Brooklyn] - serving as Managing Director. 

 

ALEXANDRA JACQUES, Managing Director – New York [CENTER]

Alexandra joins satis&fy NY as Managing Director with a great passion for watching projects come to life.  “When you are able to ideate, create, and execute an event and then see the fans reaction to it, it is the greatest feeling,” she says after spending years working with some of the highest profile clients and events -- most recently working as the Director of Events for Madison Square Garden. Alex’s main role there was creating activations to promote the teams and properties outside the Garden, including ideating and executing team events to hosting huge fan fest's and more. She has also worked with the US Olympic Committee, Red Bull, and countless other partners over the years. 

 

ELAINE SKINNER, Managing Director – Portland [LEFT]

Elaine Skinner joins satis&fy’s Portland office as Managing Director, yet she is no stranger to the event and retail world. Working on both creative and production teams in the past, partnering with Microsoft, Samsung, and Mini. Most recently, in her role as Managing Director of SET Creative in Amsterdam, she  partnered with Nike and Jordan on massive brand activations across Europe and was fortunate to collaborate with satis&fy.  “I was blown away by the calm, positive energy and team camaraderie. I always felt like I had a partner throughout, working hard with a smile, the perfect combination.” She looks forward to joining the s&f team!

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Chicago - House of Go!

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Chicago - House of Go!

Celebrating the launch of Nike’s revolutionary Epic React shoe our US teams joined forces in Chicago to bring the one-of-a-kind  ‘House of Go’ to life. The state-of-the-art treadmill studio within offers complimentary classes tailored to all fitness levels – with coaching and music to motivate! The “fun house” style retail atmosphere and interactive exhibitions visually showcased the soft, springy, and light attributes of this ground breaking running shoe.

Nike Chicago  |  669 N Michigan Ave  |  Chicago, IL 60611

photography by Tim Jarosz

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