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If you're attending NAB Show this year, be sure to drop by the Create Innovation Theater today at 1:30p PST to see VIVA'...
04/17/2023

If you're attending NAB Show this year, be sure to drop by the Create Innovation Theater today at 1:30p PST to see VIVA's own Chris Barnett join disguise to discuss the latest innovations in virtual production and storytelling.

Amazing news everybody, we've been selected as a finalist for this year's BizBash Event Experience Awards!We are incredi...
01/23/2023

Amazing news everybody, we've been selected as a finalist for this year's BizBash Event Experience Awards!

We are incredibly honored to be recognized in the Best Invitation-Only Event category for our work on the Norwegian Prima: Venice Travel Partner & Media Event.

Thank you to our Client partners at Norwegian Cruise Line and the superstar VIVA team who brought this project to life. Fingers crossed!

10/15/2022
We are proud to support   and their newest ship, Prima, the first in a new class of ships. Below are photos from last ni...
08/29/2022

We are proud to support and their newest ship, Prima, the first in a new class of ships.

Below are photos from last night's immersive experience in which included a memorable performance by the captivating .

07/20/2022

We are excited to announce that we are implementing HTC’s VIVE MARS CamTrack at our virtual production studio. This new system shrinks a complex workflow, delivering highly accurate camera-tracking in an easy to deploy format.

Our Maryland-based studio is quickly becoming the most cutting-edge virtual production facility in the DMV. With state-of-the-art broadcast control rooms and extraordinary content studio creative talent, our clients are reaching wider audiences with greater impact.

07/01/2022

Wishing you a safe and fun-filled weekend. Happy 4th of July.

We continue to "Show Out" for  , celebrating the creative employees who live their LGBTQ+ identities out loud.Meet Execu...
06/22/2022

We continue to "Show Out" for , celebrating the creative employees who live their LGBTQ+ identities out loud.

Meet Executive Producer and Pod Leader Dusty Heinzmann.

​​For as long as I can remember I’ve dreamed of getting married and having a family. I longed for a traditional wedding – even though I knew it would be different. The different part being that I would marry a man. At times I worried this would never be possible, but in the summer of 2015 same-sex marriage was legalized in the U.S.

Serendipitously that year I met the man of my dreams. We celebrated a beautiful sunset coastal wedding in Costa Rica with family and friends and two years later we began to grow our family. We welcomed our first son in 2020 and our second son in 2022. Every day is an exciting adventure. My family is my “why” for everything.

We are blessed beyond measure to have such an amazing support system -- one that includes VIVA, a company that unconditionally values a family first environment.

It’s   month and we are continuing our celebration of VIVA employees who live their LGBTQ+ identities out loud. Meet Jes...
06/15/2022

It’s month and we are continuing our celebration of VIVA employees who live their LGBTQ+ identities out loud.

Meet Jessica Grey, Manager, Finance & Operations.

Always in a hurry to grow up, I’ve immersed myself in fast paced environments. As a kid this meant staying busy with extracurriculars. As a young adult it meant working in the organized chaos of a high-profile kitchen. With exceedingly high expectations, I fell in love with the hustle of the hospitality industry -- and found other things to love as well: my wife.

Our world, which largely revolved around restaurant responsibilities, was like a well-choreographed dance that revealed extraordinary beauty. That’s what it was like working side by side with Charisse for 6 years. As different as we are, we balanced each other with tremendous grace. Getting married was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Finally, I had actually grown up. It also slowed me down.

A few months later I found myself at VIVA Creative. With the same drive for quality and excellence that permeated my professional path in hospitality, VIVA provided a familial and inclusive culture where creativity had no bounds. Our work has many of the elements of a high-functioning synchronized kitchen, but also the balance that I experience at home. At VIVA I am not in a rush, and I know I have the trust and support I need to achieve the expectations I set for myself long ago.

Our   is on display this month as we continue to  celebrate the creative employees who live their LGBTQ+ identities out ...
06/08/2022

Our is on display this month as we continue to celebrate the creative employees who live their LGBTQ+ identities out loud.

Meet Creative Strategist Josh Tjaden

I learned the meaning of “conscientious” at a very young age when, upon taking my kindergarten report card home, my teacher remarked on my willing participation in class and general stick-to-itiveness. It was welcome praise, and I’ve worn it as a badge of honor ever since. But there was another comment that I didn’t quite understand. Why was being “overly sensitive” something I needed to improve upon?

Unfortunately, that early and accurate assessment of two fundamental aspects of my personality was a precursor to a years-long struggle with my identity as a q***r man. What started as a general sense of not belonging led to a full understanding of my sexual identity and worldview. During that time I also learned that by being more attuned to the struggles and realities of others’ I was able to find purpose, through using my voice and skillset in the service of social causes.

Prior to joining VIVA, I spent much of my 20s and 30s in the nonprofit sector working to fight HIV/AIDS, help in the repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, and advance legislation to achieve full equality for LGBTQ+ people. Through this work I found purpose and formed a chosen family of like-minded people from around the world, all committed to making the world a better place for each of us - no matter our background or beliefs. And the work continues through my involvement in the gun violence prevention movement with G**s Against Guns and other volunteer, grassroots activism.

We’re living in a time when we desperately need to find common ground, and empathy sadly seems to be in short supply. I steadfastly believe the most effective way to find that common ground is through clear communication and by being purposeful and persistent. The world may have changed in countless ways, but that conscientious, “overly-sensitive” 5-year-old boy is still looking for ways to make it just a little bit better.

This month, we are "Showing Out" for  , celebrating the creative employees who live their LGBTQ+ identities out loud.  M...
06/01/2022

This month, we are "Showing Out" for , celebrating the creative employees who live their LGBTQ+ identities out loud.

Meet Senior Graphics Designer Vlad Sarkisov

I was just 5 years old when I had my first solo art show in kindergarten. I remember it like it was yesterday. My parents and teachers were so proud. I knew – even then – that I was an artist. The year was 1982 and the events that led up to the Nagorno-Karabakh War in my home country of Azerbaijan were in full swing. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, living there today would be a death sentence.

As a child I was always creating. I spent hours sitting among the Mulberry Trees in my grandmother’s backyard, or in my mother’s office, writing, sculpting, and drawing. One of my works, a screenplay written on a manual typewriter, became legendary in elementary school thanks to my after school counselor, Julia. She pushed teams of kids to make costumes and design sets to enact the fictional world I’d invented. I realized that my creativity could inspire others to be a part of something bigger.

After immigrating to the States in 1997, I eventually joined a Russian speaking LGBTQ+ group in New York. We marched in the NYC Pride Parade and put together a live event to commemorate and celebrate Pride. There was no budget, so everyone contributed what they could: social activists, musical performers, comedians and many others brought their talents, which made for an amazing event. I contributed by creating posters, banners, flyers and all the imagery that demonstrated our impact that year -- another moment to mark the power of community.

At VIVA I use my experience to power teams of creative people – just as I did in my younger years. I’ve realized that my creativity largely stems from having experienced this world as a member of LGBTQ+ community, and I apply that daily to my work, by thinking outside the box and helping develop new ways to tell stories and inspire people to transform communities.

We are proud to support Honda’s  . Check out BAND, part 2 of the VIVA-produced docuseries: Driving the Legacy of Histori...
05/18/2022

We are proud to support Honda’s . Check out BAND, part 2 of the VIVA-produced docuseries: Driving the Legacy of Historic Black Colleges and Universities. Visit: https://www.hondabattleofthebands.com/

If we can’t add more hours to the day, productivity hacks may be the next best thing. Check out how VIVA Creative and ot...
05/17/2022

If we can’t add more hours to the day, productivity hacks may be the next best thing. Check out how VIVA Creative and others from the Fast Company Executive Board are most effective in a time crunch.

Implement these workflow strategies when deadlines are quickly approaching.

We are inspired by the earth every day 🌎. Just check out these photos taken by the most talented team on the planet.    ...
04/22/2022

We are inspired by the earth every day 🌎. Just check out these photos taken by the most talented team on the planet.

Just before the release of her acclaimed memoir, “Finding Me,” celebrated actress Viola Davis will join Oprah Winfrey fo...
04/22/2022

Just before the release of her acclaimed memoir, “Finding Me,” celebrated actress Viola Davis will join Oprah Winfrey for a special interview on Netfix, available now. We were proud to play a supporting role in amplifying the powerful story behind the book, which Viola hopes will inspire others to "rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you."

In this special event, Oprah Winfrey sits down with actor Viola Davis for an interview about her memoir, "Finding Me."

"These days, leaders from every industry are making mighty decisions about gathering, with costly and long-lasting impac...
04/21/2022

"These days, leaders from every industry are making mighty decisions about gathering, with costly and long-lasting impact," says VIVA Creative CEO Lorne Greene. And we're here to help.

Gathering is the vehicle we use to consciously shape the way we think and feel about the world.

For the poets of VIVA Creative,   offers another opportunity to flex.
04/18/2022

For the poets of VIVA Creative, offers another opportunity to flex.

Thank you Fast Company for asking VIVA Creative CEO Lorne Greene to join your Executive Board.
04/14/2022

Thank you Fast Company for asking VIVA Creative CEO Lorne Greene to join your Executive Board.

Surprise me. Dazzle and delight me. For Norwegian Cruise Line at Palazzo Pisani Moretta in Venice, Italy.
03/22/2022

Surprise me. Dazzle and delight me. For Norwegian Cruise Line at Palazzo Pisani Moretta in Venice, Italy.

On   -- and throughout the month -- we are proud to celebrate the many women who power our work.
03/08/2022

On -- and throughout the month -- we are proud to celebrate the many women who power our work.

02/24/2022

Feel that rumble in the distance? It’s the Honda Battle of the Bands ramping up for 2023! Gear up by watching, sharing, and liking this VIVA-produced docuseries on how Honda is Driving The Legacy of HBCUs. Watch the premiere on Feb 26!

We're thrilled to work with Norwegian Cruise Line on this project!
04/28/2021

We're thrilled to work with Norwegian Cruise Line on this project!

Custom content and b-to-b comms are key in building buzz for a safe comeback.. From Campaign US

Thank you, Modern Luxury, for the feature! To read more about VIVA Creative check out DC Magazine's April Issue!        ...
04/02/2021

Thank you, Modern Luxury, for the feature! To read more about VIVA Creative check out DC Magazine's April Issue!

Today, we're excited to share that we partnered with BET to help them launch BET Celebrates Her. Timed to go live with t...
01/20/2021

Today, we're excited to share that we partnered with BET to help them launch BET Celebrates Her. Timed to go live with today's historic Inauguration, the site features congratulatory videos from a range of voices and celebrities all celebrating Vice President Kamala Harris. Link in bio to see more.

VIVA was proud to help bring the   to life virtually this year. The annual holiday festival in Salt Lake City, Utah supp...
12/18/2020

VIVA was proud to help bring the to life virtually this year. The annual holiday festival in Salt Lake City, Utah supports Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital, raising funds to serve the nearly 100,000 patients the hospital treats each year. Link in bio to explore the festival and build your own tree!

We're proud to be a production partner for the latest episode of   featuring President Barack Obama. Using green screen ...
11/24/2020

We're proud to be a production partner for the latest episode of featuring President Barack Obama. Using green screen technology, Obama and Oprah appear to be sitting in the same living room, discussing his new memoir, "A Promised Land." In reality, they were on opposite sides of the country! Tune in now through Apple TV.

VIVA is finding mid-summer inspiration from virtual choirs.  We salute Grammy-winning Eric Whitacre on his release of "S...
07/22/2020

VIVA is finding mid-summer inspiration from virtual choirs. We salute Grammy-winning Eric Whitacre on his release of "Sing Gently", which connected 17,572 singers from 129 countries. As creative production partner for The Call to Unite, VIVA’s team recently produced an inspiring virtual choir with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, which you can watch here: https://livestream.com/accounts/26575064/events/9062104/videos/205472022

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