Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Silver Spoon Expands Staff, Operations in Los Angeles

22/11/2021

Silver Spoon Expands Staff, Operations in Los Angeles By SVG Staff

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 12:11 pm

Print This Story | Subscribe

Story Highlights

Silver Spoon has augmented their real-time animation and virtual production capabilities with new production team hires as well as plans to expand operations to Los Angeles (in addition to their New York base) as the company continues to grow and innovate in real-time production. The virtual production boom during the pandemic saw Silver Spoon support projects such as the Super Bowl, CBS's March Madness, and Fox's avatar singing show Alter Ego.

Tao Li is joining Silver Spoon as director of Technology and Innovation

Tao Li joins Silver Spoon as its Director of Technology and Innovation after over a decade's experience in audiovisual programming. After starting out in technical programming roles on cruise ships, Tao then worked across the board in entertainment, from cultural establishments such as the MET Museum and theatre productions in Broadway to audio-visual (AV) rental companies. Before joining Silver Spoon, Tao worked under Lucid Creative as the Director of Technical Productions, mounting concert shows with artists like Madonna, Shakira, Fleetwood Mac, and Childish Gambino. Drawing from technical capabilities across visual mediums, Tao will ensure that Silver Spoon remains cutting-edge in its implementation of new technologies across their real-time productions.

Discussing his new post, Tao says, I'm excited to be joining Silver Spoon and diving deeper into the emerging industry of virtual production and real-time content. I believe Silver Spoon's work will continue to set us apart as industry leaders while developing new capabilities and technologies and hope to deliver some industry firsts in the process!

Tao Li is joining Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon's new Lead Systems Designer, Matthew Houstle, joins the team after a decade in the live entertainment industry. Having worked as a disguise programmer on many award-winning Broadway shows, Matthew's project highlights in his career include Beetlejuice: The Musical, and recently working on projection mapping the Brooklyn Bridge for a New York City Covid Memorial Ceremony. Before joining Silver Spoon, Matthew recently worked as an AV Technologist designing AV systems at NBBJ | ESI Design. In the new role, Matthew's aim is to expand Silver Spoon's capacity in audio-visual entertainment in an exciting emerging strand of the industry.

Matthew states, We are in a magical time of innovation and expansion in the augmented reality space, and Silver Spoon is right at the front of it all. I'm excited to grow and learn with Silver Spoon, and contribute my skills, ideas, and passion to this world.

Dan Pack, Managing Director at Silver Spoon, comments on the recent growth: With increasing demand for innovative virtual production elements in previously traditional broadcast sectors, Silver Spoon aims to lead at the forefront of new technologies and content creation. This expanded team is just a glimpse at how we are maximising both our technological and creative delivery, and we're looking forward to not only seeing how the industry develops, but pushing that development independently.
LINK: https://www.sportsvideo.org/2021/11/22/silver-spoon-expands-staff-oper...
See more stories from svg

More from Sports Video Group

26/01/2022

New SVG Sponsor Spotlight: Zero Density's Onur Can Gulenc on the Increased Use of Real-Time Virtual Effects

New SVG Sponsor Spotlight: Zero Density's Onur Can Gulenc on the Increased U...

26/01/2022

Discovery Lines Up Improved Expert Analysis, Updated Cube for Beijing Winter Olympics Coverage

Discovery lines-up improved expert analysis and an updated Cube for Beijing Wint...

26/01/2022

BBC Sport Unveils Innovative New VR Studio for Beijing Winter Olympics

BBC Sport unveils innovative new VR studio for Beijing Winter Olympics By Heather McLean, Editor Monday, January 24, 2022 - 18:35 Print This Story BBC Spo...

25/01/2022

It's a New Era for CBS Sports Golf as PGA TOUR Takes Over Onsite Facilities

It's a New Era for CBS Sports Golf as PGA TOUR Takes Over Onsite Facilities The broadcaster's production, announce teams will remain in place for covera...

25/01/2022

Detroit Red Wings Radio Reverts to World-Feed Model for Three-Game West Coast Swing

Detroit Red Wings Radio Reverts to World-Feed Model for Three-Game West Coast Sw...

25/01/2022

In Massive Esports Deal, ESL Gaming and FACEIT to Merge Under Saudi-Backed Ownership Group

In Massive Esports Deal, ESL Gaming and FACEIT to Merge Under Saudi-Backed Owner...

24/01/2022

Beijing 2022 Preview: NBC Olympics Will Deploy the Most Production Technology Ever at a Winter Olympics'

Beijing 2022 Preview: NBC Olympics Will Deploy the Most Production Technology E...

24/01/2022

Super Bowl LVI: Pepsi Halftime Show Gets a Preview

Super Bowl LVI: Pepsi Halftime Show Gets a Preview Five-star rap super show bets it all on the bass By Dan Daley, Audio Editor Monday, January 24, 2022 - 11:...

24/01/2022

Super Bowl LVI: NBC Sports' Fred Gaudelli Previews Production Plans for Super Gold Sunday'

Super Bowl LVI: NBC Sports' Fred Gaudelli Previews Production Plans for Sup...

21/01/2022

Ratings Roundup: CBS Sports, Nickelodeon Leads NFL Super Wild Card Weekend

Ratings Roundup: CBS Sports, Nickelodeon Leads NFL Super Wild Card Weekend By SVG Staff Friday, January 21, 2022 - 7:00 am Print This Story | Subscribe ...

21/01/2022

Behind the Mic: Mike Tirico Pulls Double Duty With Winter Olympics Primetime Show, Super Bowl LVI Pregame Show

Behind the Mic: Mike Tirico Pulls Double Duty With Winter Olympics Primetime Sho...

21/01/2022

CFP National Championship 2022: College Football Playoff's Digital-Video Push Culminates in Epic Title Weekend

CFP National Championship 2022: College Football Playoff's Digital-Video Pus...

21/01/2022

X Games Aspen 2022: ESPN Brings Back Crowds, Debuts 5G-Powered Immersive Viewing Experience on App

X Games Aspen 2022: ESPN Brings Back Crowds, Debuts 5G-Powered Immersive Viewing...

20/01/2022

Fast, Furious, and Futuristic: Extreme E Celebrates Successful First Championship and Looks Ahead to Second Season

Fast, furious and futuristic: Extreme E celebrates successful first championship...

20/01/2022

YES Network Celebrates 20 Years With the NBA's Nets

YES Network Celebrates 20 Years With the NBA's Nets From New Jersey to Brooklyn, it has been an exhilarating ride for the broadcaster By Ken Kerschbaumer, ...

19/01/2022

Nerd Street Gamers' Todd Berman and Anthony Perno on the Local, Large-Scale Impact of The Block

Nerd Street Gamers' Todd Berman and Anthony Perno on the Local, Large-Scale ...

19/01/2022

Nerd Street Gamers Targets Local Esports Community With The Block' in Philadelphia

Nerd Street Gamers Targets Local Esports Community With The Block' in Phila...

18/01/2022

Arena Television: OB Trucks Put Up for Sale Ahead of Kit Auction in February

Arena Television: OB trucks put up for sale ahead of kit auction in February By Will Strauss, Editor Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 14:50 Print This Story 3,...

18/01/2022

Extreme Cold Poses Extreme Challenges for Audio Teams

Extreme Cold Poses Extreme Challenges for Audio Teams Very low temps hamper people and equipment producing both broadcast and in-venue sound By Dan Daley, Aud...

18/01/2022

SVG Systems Integrator Summit Returns on March 3 to Address Latest Industry Trends

SVG Systems Integrator Summit Returns on March 3 to Address Latest Industry Tren...

14/01/2022

Composing a Theme: Premier Hockey Federation Sings a New Song

Composing a Theme: Premier Hockey Federation Sings a New Song Boutique agency Audiobrain crafted the league's anthem for branding and broadcast By Brandon ...

14/01/2022

NFL Playoffs 2022: ESPN Prepares To Make Monday Night History on NFL's Super Wild Card Weekend

NFL Playoffs 2022: ESPN Prepares To Make Monday Night History on NFL's Super...

14/01/2022

Sinclair Broadcast Group Renew Extended Market, Digital Rights Agreement with the NBA

Sinclair Broadcast Group Renew Extended Market, Digital Rights Agreement with th...

14/01/2022

NFL Playoffs 2022: Nickelodeon, CBS Sports Are Back With Slime-Filled Wild Card Game, Real-Time AR Graphics

NFL Playoffs 2022: Nickelodeon, CBS Sports Are Back With Slime-Filled Wild Card ...

13/01/2022

The SVG Podcast: 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship An SVG Edit Team Roundtable

The SVG Podcast: 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship An SVG Ed...

13/01/2022

Second-Annual SVG Teams Summit To Focus on Social Media Content, Digital Production Tools on Thursday, Feb. 3

Second-Annual SVG Teams Summit To Focus on Social Media Content, Digital Product...

13/01/2022

NFL Playoffs 2022: Fox Sports Begins Postseason Push With 1080p HDR Production for NFC Wild Card

NFL Playoffs 2022: Fox Sports Begins Postseason Push With 1080p HDR Production f...

12/01/2022

CFP National Championship 2022: Georgia's Cohesive Digital Brand Spotlights Team's Season-Long Success

CFP National Championship 2022: Georgia's Cohesive Digital Brand Spotlights ...

12/01/2022

CFP National Championship 2022: Crimson Tide Productions Keeps Coverage Fresh With Focus on Players

CFP National Championship 2022: Crimson Tide Productions Keeps Coverage Fresh Wi...

11/01/2022

The Kids Are Alright: Two Father/Son Teams Handle Audio for Colts-Jags Game

The Kids Are Alright: Two Father/Son Teams Handle Audio for Colts-Jags Game It's a first for a major-network NFL broadcast By Dan Daley, Audio Editor Tue...

11/01/2022

SVG New Sponsor Spotlight: Phenix's Jed Corenthal on Serving Up High-Quality, Low-Latency Sports Streaming Opportunities

SVG New Sponsor Spotlight: Phenix's Jed Corenthal on Serving Up High-Quality...

11/01/2022

SVG Voices: Fox Sports, WWE Detail What It's Like to Work in the Sports-Video-Production Industry

Many fans know the names and faces that reside in front of the camera, but a hig...

10/01/2022

CFP National Championship 2022: SEC Network Offers Studio Programming at Multiple Sites, Dual Hometown Radio Calls

CFP National Championship 2022: SEC Network Offers Studio Programming at Multipl...

10/01/2022

CFP National Championship 2022: ESPN, Game Creek Video Overcomes Cold Weather, Tight Timelines To Erect Mega-Compound

CFP National Championship 2022: ESPN, Game Creek Video Overcomes Cold Weather, T...

10/01/2022

CFP National Championship 2022: ESPN's MegaCast Offers 4K Skycam, New Take on Film Room

CFP National Championship 2022: ESPN's MegaCast Offers 4K Skycam, New Take o...

10/01/2022

CFP National Championship 2022: ESPN Plans Unprecedented Goal-Line Coverage With Four POVs Shooting Down at Pylons

CFP National Championship 2022: ESPN Plans Unprecedented Goal-Line Coverage With...

07/01/2022

Arena Television: Administrators' Report Confirms 282 Million Financial Black Hole

Arena Television: Administrators' report confirms 282m financial black hole...

07/01/2022

Dare to Dream Virtual Event Gives Sports Industry Chance to Connect with Next Gen Production Professionals

Dare to Dream Virtual Event Gives Sports Industry Chance to Connect with Next Ge...

07/01/2022

Our Most Extensive Production Plan Ever': Premier Hockey Federation Broadcasts Full Season of Games Live for the First Time

Our Most Extensive Production Plan Ever': Premier Hockey Federation Broadcas...

07/01/2022

New York Giants' Don Sperling on This Season's Special Halftime Presentations, Marvel Collaboration

New York Giants' Don Sperling on This Season's Special Halftime Presenta...

07/01/2022

New York Giants Pack 2021 Calendar With a Handful of Halftime Ceremonies

New York Giants Pack 2021 Calendar With a Handful of Halftime Ceremonies Presentations celebrated a pair of franchise legends, 2011 Super Bowl-winning team By ...

06/01/2022

SVG Sponsor Spotlight: Kiswe's Ryan Mahoney on Powering Live Streamed Alternative Broadcasts During the Pandemic

SVG Sponsor Spotlight: Kiswe's Ryan Mahoney on Powering Live Streamed Altern...

06/01/2022

SVG Summit Mainstage Sessions Now Available to Watch On Demand

SVG Summit Mainstage Sessions Now Available to Watch On Demand By SVG Staff Thursday, January 6, 2022 - 1:32 pm Print This Story | Subscribe Story Highl...

05/01/2022

Tech Focus: Bodypacks, Part 1 - Wireless Transmitters Reflect RF-Industry Challenges

Tech Focus: Bodypacks, Part 1 - Wireless Transmitters Reflect RF-Industry Challe...

05/01/2022

SVG SportSound Year in Review: COVID Continued To Drive Innovation

SVG SportSound Year in Review: COVID Continued To Drive Innovation Sports returned to home venues, but REMI still played a major role By Dan Daley, Audio Edito...

05/01/2022

Tech Focus: Bodypacks, Part 2 - Wireless Transmitters Are Smaller Than Ever, More Flexible

Tech Focus: Bodypacks, Part 2 - Wireless Transmitters Are Smaller Than Ever, Mor...

05/01/2022

SVG Sit-Down: Lawo's Johan Boqvist Looks at Sports Radio's Next Century

SVG Sit-Down: Lawo's Johan Boqvist Looks at Sports Radio's Next Century Podcasts, immersive audio,' IP will be major factors By Dan Daley, Audio E...

04/01/2022

New AIMS Working Group Aims To Improve Education, Training for IP-Media Professionals

New AIMS Working Group Aims To Improve Education, Training for IP-Media Professi...

04/01/2022

2022 Winter Classic: In Record-Breaking Cold, Turner Sports Rises to the Occasion of Its First Marquee NHL Event

2022 Winter Classic: In Record-Breaking Cold, Turner Sports Rises to the Occasio...

28/12/2021

2021 in Review (Part 2): A Year Unlike Any Other as Live Sports Productions Navigated a Pandemic-Altered World

2021 in Review (Part 2): A Year Unlike Any Other as Live Sports Productions Navi...