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BELLS & WHISTLES

“How did they DO that?!”

We thrive when asked to pull off an effect we’ve never seen before. Getting to explore the limits of what’s possible is one of the best parts of our work. There’s nothing quite like that sense of wonder that comes from not knowing how an effect is achieved.

We’ve installed wireless cameras into old-fashioned props to give audiences an up-close-and-personal view to the stage. We’ve turned actors into digital ghosts using ASCII characters in real-time. We’ve had actors on different continents pass props between each other and place them on tables that don’t exist in real life. We’ve automated cameras that can point themselves at the action, no operator required. How? Don’t worry–we’ve got it handled.

MULTIMEDIA MINDSET

Theater is changing. Let’s change with it.

By embracing new technologies, we can find new ways to tell the stories that excite us. In the same way that playwrights from different artistic backgrounds will have myriad ways to approach a given topic, using design and technology tools from different disciplines expands the range of what’s possible.

Live video on stage? A green screen booth in the wings? A robotics department? Pressing one “go” button that triggers lights, sound, projection, and cue lights all together? Count on it.

INCLUDE EVERYONE

Audiences can be anywhere, anytime.

If we learned anything working in the arts during the pandemic, it’s that there’s no place like home. Some folks couldn’t WAIT to be back in a brick-and-mortar theater. On the other hand, audiences who would never be able to attend a performance in-person could suddenly see projects that would have been inaccessible. 

Live simulcasts and video-on-demand are wonderful tools in the toolbox of any performing arts organization. The audiences that want to be in the orchestra can attend in person, and remote audiences provide extra engagement and ongoing revenue sources after-the-fact. 

High-quality simulcasts and streamed archival performances are opening doors to new audiences worldwide. Be a part of making theater accessible to new generations of arts lovers: work with us to immortalize your work with hybrid theater performances.

PROCESS

They've got this.

That’s what we want you to feel during every part of our process. Our team brings our arts background to this bespoke process; we know that you’ll do your best work when you’re well taken care of. We chat with you about your goals, the needs of your project, any challenges that might come up, and then make it happen.

Top to Bottom

Most of our projects go something like this:

  • We have an initial FREE consultation where we go over your projects and its specific needs
  • We generate a modular proposal that accomplishes all of your goals (and gives you some flexibility in how it’s executed)
  • Once you’ve accepted the proposal, we’ll put together a contract that clearly lists tasks, areas of responsibility, and a timeline
  • As the date of your project approaches, we’ll provide updates and ask you for anything else we need (“Has the venue provided you with the WiFi password yet?”)
  • An amazing “day-of!” Whether you’re working with us to edit a sizzle reel, simulcasting a conference for the world, or recording the finest live performance of your life, we want to take all that stress away and make sure you can focus your energy on what really matters.
  • Afterwards, we provide you with more archival material and analytics than you can shake a stick at (or fill up a hard drive with).

We meet you where you’re at. 

If you’re technically-minded and want to drill into the details of video delivery codecs, we’re happy to nerd out about bitrates. If you want to point us at a problem and not hear from us again until we’ve got a solution (or three), we’ll be back soon. 

Don’t just feel prepared, be prepared

We’ll meet with you as needed to chat through the project, our progress, and any changing needs. There’s nothing like a quick production meeting to put your mind at ease. Or if you’re more of a “this could have been an email” person (we get it), just shoot us a quick request for an update and you’ll know where we’re at.

PRICING

Options for Every Budget.

Everyone deserves a bespoke experience, including your billing department. We’ll work with you to develop a clear budget and scope of responsibilities, so everyone can focus on doing their best work (and not worry about the numbers).

Modular Proposals:

Our most popular pricing model by far. Based on your specific needs, we put together a proposal that includes various options you can mix-and-match. Know that you want our crew, but want to play around with using two cameras or three? Thinking about bumping up to a truly luxurious audio quality? Need to run the plan by the rest of your team first to figure out where you want to invest? Our modular proposals give you all the flexibility you could ever want.

Pre-Determined Budget

If you’ve got a dollar amount in mind, we’ll talk with you about what we can accomplish on that budget (and where to get the most bang-for-your-buck). We custom tailor all of our plans to your project’s priorities, so the most attention is paid to the most important areas.

Pay-As-You-Go:

We’re flexible! Maybe you aren’t sure of the scope of your project yet, or you want to be able to adjust the goals as your needs develop. We’re happy to enter into a partnership that can grow and change alongside your project.

Flexible Invoices

We invoice you automatically over time so you don’t get hit with a huge bill upfront. Plus, we’re a local small business–you won’t be dealing with a faceless billing department, you’re dealing directly with the business owners.

Clear Contracts

Our contracts contain clear charts of responsibility for all assets from pre-process to wrap-up. There’s never any last-minute scramble to find the right music (while the audience is beating down the door), because everyone involved knows who’s bringing what to the table.

We believe in transparency and equity. You’ll always know exactly what you’re getting, line item by line item. Give yourself the peace of mind that comes with hiring a dream team that delivers exactly the experience you’ve been waiting for.

ACCESSIBLE BY DEFAULT

Interpretation, Captioning, ASL, and More.

Accessibility is a core value here at Transcend Streaming. During the early pandemic, we championed the use of human-crafted captions during live performances–not just glitchy robo-captions, and not just for pre-recorded content. Everyone should be able to fully engage with the content, no matter where they’re coming from. Now, we’ve carried that principle forward with focuses on multi-language interpre`tation, captioning, and American Sign Language.

 

Give your audience the choice to listen to a presentation in English or in Spanish. Help them hear your message clearly by letting them toggle subtitles on and off (and we don’t mean AI-generated “close enough” language).

Do all of that, and more, with Transcend Streaming.

See how our past clients achieved dynamic, accessible, and engaging events with these success stories:

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REGINA TAYLOR

THE BLACK ALBUM. MIXTAPE. BLOCK PARTY.

 


A virtual presentation and award ceremony celebrating the black album. mixtape. collaborators and their work.

 


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Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2022 Banner "The Power of Human Connection" "July 29 - August 7"

PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION

BAPF 2022

 

The 45th Bay Area Playwrights Festival launched a new hybrid structure with virtual and in-person attendance options for audiences, and a mix of digital and in-person staged reading processes chosen by the playwrights.

 

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orfeh and anthony wayne singing in front of music stands with the once bitten logo on the bottom left

THE BAD KIDS

ONCE BITTEN

 

Hybrid performance and capture of a new musical’s first 29-hour reading.

 

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transcend streaming logo with a play button on the pot and pothos growing
transcend streaming logo with a play button on the pot and pothos growing
transcend streaming logo with a play button on the pot and pothos growing
transcend streaming logo with a play button on the pot and pothos growing
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THE BAD KIDS
HOW TO REPAIR A MECHANICAL HEART

 

Hybrid performance and capture of a new musical’s developmental process.

 

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UNATTENDED BAGGAGE

COWL GIRL

 

A queer superhero rom-com

 

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concept album artwork for how to repair a mechanical heart a new musical based on the novel by jc lillis

THE BAD KIDS

 
HOW TO REPAIR A MECHANICAL HEART

 

Hybrid performance and capture of a new musical’s developmental process.

 

VIEW PROJECT

orfeh and anthony wayne singing in front of music stands with the once bitten logo on the bottom left

THE BAD KIDS


ONCE BITTEN

 

Hybrid performance and capture of a new musical’s first 29-hour reading.


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36

UNATTENDED BAGGAGE

 

COWL GIRL

 

A queer superhero rom-com.

 

VIEW PROJECT

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2022 Banner "The Power of Human Connection" "July 29 - August 7"

PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION

 

BAPF 2022

 

The 45th Bay Area Playwrights Festival launched a new hybrid structure with virtual and in-person attendance options for audiences, and a mix of digital and in-person staged reading processes chosen by the playwrights.

 

VIEW PROJECT

image of drag jester in front of a digital firework with the house of yes logo on the bottom left

HOUSE OF YES

 

PSYCHEDELICS IN PSYCHIATRY

 

Digital manipulation of a live performer to evoke a psychedelic experience.

 

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transcend streaming logo with a play button on the pot and pothos growing
transcend streaming logo with a play button on the pot and pothos growing
transcend streaming logo with a play button on the pot and pothos growing
transcend streaming logo with a play button on the pot and pothos growing
transcend streaming logo with a play button on the pot and pothos growing

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