Who Watched Emergency! The TV Show?

The story behind this meeting I was able to be onsite for is pretty amazing. The 50 year celebration for the (amazing – and part of my childhood) TV show Emergency! was scheduled for 2021. With COVID gathering regulations in place, the 50 year anniversary celebration was postponed. Lucky for me, I was on another event and Denny Hare the producer for the Emergency! 50 year event was a part of that meeting, we talked, I was invited to join the team for the now delayed 51st celebration of the TV show! The theater was amazing. The tech “pit” was literally under the audience seating with 5′ ceilings (note all the caution tape in photo!).

I did get to see, but not formally meet, Randy Mantooth (John Gage) and Kevin Tighe (Roy DeSoto) and the real Engine 51! Sometimes work is just amazing!


Troy @ TLC

By |2022-08-29T15:10:37-07:00September 2nd, 2022|Personal|

Inside – Backstage – Outside

A few quick photos of my life last week (in San Diego) onsite as the GFX Op for another corporate event. Front of House (in the ballroom) – Backstage (at my ‘office’) – and enjoying a break outside.

Troy @ TLC

By |2022-08-29T14:51:12-07:00August 31st, 2022|Personal|

Troy in Barcelona

Presentations happen throughout the world. Luckily I have the opportunity to travel much of the globe assuring presentations happen, such as this meeting in Barcelona, Spain (bottom photo taken on one of my free evening away from the ballroom of the always inspiring Sagrada Família)

By |2022-07-18T11:17:20-07:00July 22nd, 2022|Personal|

Presentation Work in Orlando

Presentation design can take you many places, and work with some of the best people ever! Earlier this year TLC Creative provided the onsite GFX support for a multi-ballroom corporate event in Orlando. All went great, and we had a great time (no pictures of Lori & Troy’s extended stay day at Epcot!).

  1. Main ballroom where big screens and big presentation content are back!
  2. Lori backstage developing the ultrawide presentations (we used a 58″ x 28″ PPT slide size setup for the event)
  3. The graphics team escaping to Enzo’s Hideaway (a not so hidden resteraunt at Disney Springs)
  4. A week of work, and a lot of presentation computers as Troy & Lori head to the airport (and we shipped the other cases of gear!)
  5. Hey, it’s Orlando, had to share some Mickey Ears!
By |2022-07-19T18:41:16-07:00July 20th, 2022|Personal|

Mac Computer-to-Computer AirDrop is Amazing!

This week’s office for me is surrounded by a fleet of Macbook Pro’s for this event (running Mac PowerPoint). I am definitely a Windows person, but every time I have Macs to work on the magical tool is using the Mac OS AirDrop to seamlessly transfer files between computers – it is absolutely amazing (and missing on Windows computers)!

Troy @ TLC

By |2022-06-02T18:22:16-07:00June 3rd, 2022|Personal|

Microsoft MVP Summit

I am honored to have the invite from Microsoft to attend the 2022 Microsoft MVP Summit that is happening this week! It is a virtual 3-day conference, so lots of really great time with the PowerPoint team Program Managers, Devs and the other MVPs for PowerPoint (of course in person hanging out together in Seattle/Bellevue would be better!). As I note every year, almost every conversation is under NDA, so not much I can report here – but I am always encouraged by the compassion and drive the PowerPoint team has for constantly improving the app!

(also, the MVP event artwork is from Microsoft – not something I created)

Troy @ TLC

By |2022-03-28T21:05:40-07:00March 29th, 2022|Personal|

TLC Creatives’s Top 10 of 2021

2021 has overall been a very good year here at TLC Creative Services. Here is a quick slide deck the team created (thank you Amber!) exported as a video showcasing our Top 10 2021 highlights.

Everyone here at TLC Creative Services is looking forward to 2022, and hope 2022 is looking great for you!

By |2021-12-22T12:49:00-07:00December 29th, 2021|Personal, PowerPoint|

Your vs. You’re

When we put out a hiring listing Lori and I have the task of evaluating 200+ resumes. One of our rules is if there are typos in the cover letter or resume, that person is removed from the review process.

In a recent email, a solicitation, this one did not make it past the first paragraph before I deemed it ready to delete. Then I went back to it to capture the above screen capture for this blog post!

The email contained several spelling, punctuation, and content errors… I have read the statement multiple times and I not certain if the meaning was “you are” (you’re) or that I was physically scaling (which just is a creepy weird thing) – either way, this is a poor prospecting email and I am guessing does not receive much traction in people following up.

Troy @ TLC

By |2021-11-04T06:45:42-07:00November 5th, 2021|Personal|

“Show” Computers for Event Presentations

Running presentations for a corporate event. Just a fun photo of my view.

  • Top left computer (on a riser/stacker) is the primary show computer that have the daily master show presentation, and dual output of presenter view to the presenter confidence monitor to view presentation notes
  • Top right computer (on a riser/stacker) is the backup show computer loaded with the same daily master show presentation and run in sync so there is a backup system should anything go awry (always have redundancy for live events!)
  • Lower left device is an ipad mini running a presenter timer app – connected to the second presenter confidence monitor
  • Right of the lower right computer is a D’San cue light for presenters to control their presentations (note: this unit can have the remote turned on/off) to prevent slide advances when a presenter is not on stage)
  • Lower right computer is the production computer, because there is always presentation edits and requests during the event and the show computers are dedicated to the live event, so an “offline” computer is where tasks are completed (note: using MS Teams to host presentations, opened in the desktop app, enables updates to the active presentation)

Troy @ TLC

By |2021-10-05T04:19:57-07:00October 25th, 2021|Personal, Resource/Misc|

Greetings from Scotland

Last week in Florida with a group of presentation people (at the 2021 Presentation Summit), and this week in Scotland experiencing the UK! So what is the PowerPoint – Scotland connection? Same as all corporate events, being the behind the scenes presentation expert to assemble daily master show files assuring the speaker supplied slides all seamlessly integrate (page size, fonts, linked media and more – ugh!), then supplying the computers and running the presentations. After a year + of virtual only events, it is great to be travelling and onsite with people again!

Troy @ TLC

By |2021-10-05T02:49:48-07:00October 7th, 2021|Personal|
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