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Leading the Way with New Projection Mapping Technology

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – July 11, 2013 – Cybis leads the way in new technology with innovation and creativity for their largest audience yet. Cybis is a creative media and event productions company. On June 26, 2013, Cybis debuted their first ever complex projection mapping stage design at the annual National Leadership Conference held by Health Occupations Students of America, for an audience of nearly 8,000 members.

Projection Mapping is an exciting new way to bring content to life on-stage by transforming any surface or object into a projection canvas to create stunning visual effects. Cybis designed and constructed an entirely customized cube-based set, spanning most of the 54 foot stage. The set featured an archway for VIPs to enter, a large area for photos and videos, a 40’ multipurpose floating top lip, and several other supplementary locations to project textures and other content.

This production was extremely unique because it required collaboration across all four of the Cybis divisions: Creative, Total Show Management, Scenic and Stage Design, and Event Technology. For viewers, this massive stage allowed them to become fully absorbed in the message and content of the show, thanks to the highly dynamic and exciting content which Cybis designed from scratch. Sponsor logos, photos, videos and key text were projected on every surface of the set, with customized locations based on where VIPs stood and the camera angles.

“This project challenged our creative team to think of content placement and graphics design in a whole new way,” said Cybis Technical Director, Allen Ellis. “This stage allowed us to use our entire set as a canvas in harmony with lighting to create a powerful experience to engage our viewers,” said Ellis.

Cybis has proudly partnered with HOSA since 2007, providing state of the art and cutting edge technology. Using creative media, Cybis has raised HOSA’s national presence, rebranding the organization and producing a full suite of marketing collateral. “National HOSA is an excellent example of how Cybis is paving the way with technology,” said Cybis Founder and CEO, Jeff Douglass. “This is only the beginning of the innovation and creativity.”

About Cybis
Cybis consists of four distinct divisions: CREATIVE, TOTAL SHOW MANAGEMENT, EVENT TECHNOLOGY, and SCENIC & STAGE. Cybis delivers red carpet treatment, award-winning creative media and total project management. Cybis produces live events nationwide with audiences ranging from a couple hundred to over 8,000. Productions include Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, White House events, student leadership organizations and many more. Team Cybis delivers branding, broadcast-level motion graphics and video production, live show design, and integrated print and digital marketing solutions that stir and excite. Cybis has been around for seventeen years, produced hundreds of events, and inspired a cumulative total of nearly half a million live audience members, plus millions of people who have unknowingly seen their work. We love our work and it shows. Visit www.thinkcybis.com.

About HOSA
HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health occupation instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership. Visit www.hosa.org.

Developing Creative Content for The Mall at Millenia

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – May 21, 2013 – Cybis Communications was chosen by The Mall at Millenia to produce original content for their 12-screen, custom-designed high resolution LED display that serves as the Mall’s entertainment showpiece in Grand Court. The Mall set out to partner with a firm that could push the envelope on creativity and maintain the upscale, elegant, and high-end image that the Mall upholds. Cybis, headquartered in Orlando, FL, was chosen among agencies nationwide to be the creative genius behind this invigorating project. Cybis began developing concepts in October and commenced production in January, developing new video and audio content, exclusive to the Center’s image of sophistication, style, and luxury. The content varies from high-end fashion pieces to fantasy-like motion graphics to playful creative artwork that leaps outside the boundaries of traditional digital artwork. Guests will be transported from the high seas to the depths of outer space, and captivated by beautiful water and smoke forms that bend the very fabric of physics. The screens will also feature the latest fashion trends from the Videofashion Network, showcasing current and dynamic collections and designers from across the globe. Founder & CEO of Cybis Communications, Jeff Douglass, states, “We are extremely proud to be a part of this evolution for The Mall at Millenia. This project expands our ten-year relationship with The Mall at Millenia and represents the finest work of our immensely talented and committed team.”

The LED screens are truly a focal point and source of energy, often thought of as the heartbeat of the Center. The Forbes Company is committed to delivering the best of technology and creativity for our guests. We enter into this revitalization of the screens with excitement and confidence in the work Cybis is providing.
Steven Jamieson, General Manager of The Mall of Millenia

Cybis’ Creative Director, Clayton Carter, states, “The most exciting thing about this project is that it has challenged our team across countless disciplines to conceive, create, and present stories which are as captivating as they are memorable. The stunning design of these twelve LED screens are a bold complement to the Mall’s world-class architecture, and we are proud to be crafting such innovative experiences for their guests. Creating this library of inspiring new content for the Millenia screens is a dream come true for many of us. For years we’ve walked through the Grand Court and admired the screens’ potential for transporting guests to imaginative new worlds. Now we have the opportunity to get hands-on with the screens and bring our dreams to life with new, exciting, artful and enthralling new content that is unlike anything you’ve seen anywhere else. We think this new tapestry of unexpected art, fashion and music will be a delight for The Mall at Millenia’s guests, and will certainly top off an experience they’ll never forget.”

Cybis Communications and The Mall at Millenia have proven to be the perfect duo. No other shopping center in the nation has utilized technology in this unprecedented format, making The Mall at Millenia a clear leader in the industry of high fashion. Cybis’ mission since its beginnings has been to use cutting-edge technology, attention to detail, and youthful creativity to make an impact unique and true to their client’s vision. This opportunity has enabled Cybis to exercise their own vision to be a leading creative communications company, admired worldwide for collaboration, innovation, results, and superior value.

The Mall at Millenia is recognized among the world’s most renowned retail destinations. Cybis Communications is poised as the perfect partner to unveil this new chapter and transformation for their next decade of success. The installation of the new LED screens in their Grand Court exemplifies the Mall’s continued investment and commitment to world-class fashion, creativity, innovation, and technology.

About Cybis Communications:
Cybis consists of four distinct divisions: CREATIVE, TOTAL SHOW MANAGEMENT, EVENT TECHNOLOGY, and SCENIC & STAGE. Cybis delivers red carpet treatment, award-winning creative media and total project management. In addition to multimedia, Cybis produces live events nationwide with audiences ranging from a couple hundred to over 8,000. Productions include Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, White House events, student leadership organizations and many more. Team Cybis delivers branding, broadcast-level motion graphics and video production, live show design, and integrated print and digital marketing solutions that stir and excite. Cybis is celebrating its 18th anniversary, having produced hundreds of events, and inspired a cumulative total of nearly a million live audience members, plus millions of people who have unknowingly seen their work. “We love our work and it shows.” Visit www.thinkcybis.com.

About The Mall at Millenia:
Conveniently located just minutes from every major attraction in Orlando, The Mall at Millenia’s overall shopping experience includes the opportunity to take advantage of a wide range of experience-enhancing services and amenities, including personal shoppers, trunk and fashion shows, special signature events, full-service salons, valet parking, a full-service concierge, currency exchange, multi-lingual staff and VIP “meet and greet” program, as well as an onsite U.S. post office. Daily shopping hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Many restaurants are open through midnight 7-nights per week. For more information, call (407) 363-3555 or visit the Mall’s Web site at MallatMillenia.com, available in multiple languages, including: English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Japanese.

2012 Florida Companies to Watch

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – September 21, 2012 – Cybis Communications has been recognized as a recipient of the 2012 Florida Companies to Watch (SM) award, an honor presented by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida. In its 2nd year, Florida Companies to Watch is presented by SunTrust Banks and the University of Central Florida in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation and with special support from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Fifty companies from across the state of Florida will receive their recognition at an awards gala on Friday, October 19th at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Florida Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates privately held second-stage companies headquartered in the state. To be eligible, applicants must employ between 6 and 99 full-time equivalent employees and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.

Among the honorees in 2012 is Cybis Communications.

About Cybis Communications:
Cybis consists of four distinct divisions: CREATIVE, TOTAL SHOW MANAGEMENT, EVENT TECHNOLOGY, and SCENIC & STAGE. They deliver red carpet treatment, award-winning creative media and total project management. Cybis produces live events nationwide with audiences ranging from a couple hundred to over 8,000. Projects include Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, White House events, student leadership organizations and many more. Its creative team delivers broadcast-level motion graphics and production, and integrated print and digital marketing solutions that stir and excite. Cybis has been around for seventeen years, produced hundreds of events, and inspired a cumulative total of nearly half a million live audience members, plus millions of people who have unknowingly seen our work. We love our work and it shows.
Visit, www.thinkcybis.com

About second-stage businesses and Florida Companies to Watch:
Florida Companies to Watch is unique because of its focus on second-stage companies and the wide-ranging industries they represent. The impact of these companies on Florida’s economy is immense, and this year’s honorees are examples of such companies in the state. During 2007-2009, Florida’s resident companies averaged more than 110,000 second-stage establishments according to YourEconomy.org, an online resource of the Edward Lowe Foundation. Those second-stage companies employed nearly 2.5 million workers.

Looking at the contributions of these companies, nearly 6 percent of Florida’s resident establishments were in the second-stage category; however, they generated 31 percent of jobs in the state. For more information: www.Florida.CompaniesToWatch.org and www.YourEconomy.org.

About the program presenters:

About GrowFL:
Economic Gardening is a philosophy that embraces strategies to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state and is the basis for the entrepreneurship programs at the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL). Initially created in 2009 as a pilot program, GrowFL, at the University of Central Florida, is now a critical component to Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the state’s overall economic development strategy. GrowFL focuses its efforts on initiatives that strengthen the service offerings of entrepreneurial support organizations throughout Florida and by delivering critical research and strategy support to help second-stage growth entrepreneurs prosper. GrowFL has helped more than 400 companies create more than 1,400 new jobs statewide since 2009. Website: www.growfl.com

SunTrust Banks, Inc.:
SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation’s largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of March 31, 2012, SunTrust had total assets of $178.2 billion and total deposits of $130.0 billion. The Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing and investment banking services. SunTrust’s Internet address is www.suntrust.com.

About the Edward Lowe Foundation:
The Edward Lowe Foundation inspired the creation of the Companies to Watch program to celebrate second-stage entrepreneurs and their companies. Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a Michigan-based nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through recognition, education and research with a focus on second-stage companies—those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. The foundation also encourages economic gardening, an entrepreneur-centered strategy providing balance to the traditional approach of business recruitment. For information, visit www.EdwardLowe.org.

About Florida Department of Economic Opportunity:
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts. This new approach helps expedite economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.floridajobs.org.

Cybis Communications Announces Four Divisions

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – August 21, 2012 – Cybis Communications was proudly selected by Visit Orlando to provide design, technology, and production leadership for their Annual Industry Insights & Marketing Luncheon. As a proud sponsor of the event, Cybis used their time on stage to announce their four new divisions: CREATIVE, TOTAL SHOW MANAGEMENT, EVENT TECHNOLOGY, and SCENIC & STAGE.

Cybis (www.thinkcybis.com) was selected to produce one of the most prestigious local events here in Orlando. On August 17, Cybis brought a fresh, vibrant style and cutting edge technology to show Central Florida what’s up next. Cybis knew it was time to Connect locally so they took this time to announce their next milestone and felt there was no better way to do it than at the event themed “Connect360.” (www.visitorlando.com)

Cybis officially announced their expansion beyond events and presented the new Cybis Communications Group. CYBIS Creative specializes in design, branding, commercials, motion graphics, and presentations. CYBIS Total Show Management focuses on producing, scriptwriting, stage choreography, webcasting, and interactivity. CYBIS Event Technology’s concentration is in video productions, sound, and lighting. And CYBIS Scenic & Stage produces stage décor and tradeshow booth design and fabrication.

Team Cybis has always collaborated and connected with the same zeal that Visit Orlando employs to bring together attractions, hospitality, transportation, and the arts, in order to break records. Now, Team Cybis is poised to CONNECT with Orlando and across the world.

Tune in to Visit Orlando’s webcast to hear the big reveal live and to check out all the other wonderful things Orlando has to offer as they Connect360.

About Cybis Communications:
Cybis is a powerhouse creative media & event production company delivering red carpet treatment, award-winning creative and total project management. In 2012, Cybis was named Florida’s Top Companies to Watch and in 2011, Cybis was recognized by Event Solutions as “National Technical Support Company of the Year.” Cybis produces live events nationwide with audiences ranging from a couple hundred to over 8,000. Projects include Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, White House events, student leadership organizations and many more. Its creative team delivers broadcast-level motion graphics and production, and integrated print and digital marketing solutions that stir and excite. Cybis has been around for seventeen years, produced hundreds of events, and inspired a cumulative total of nearly half a million live audience members, plus millions of people who have unknowingly seen our work. We love our work and it shows.

Local Talent Wins National Award

Orlando, Florida – Local event production and creative media company Cybis Communications receives national recognition at the Event Solutions Spotlight Awards in Las Vegas, NV. Cybis earned the award “National Technical Support Company of the Year” after months of open voting on Event Solutions’ website by its peers, clients and industry experts.

For University of Central Florida alumnus and Cybis founder, Jeff Douglass, the award represented a milestone in his company’s path toward raising the standards in the industry. Douglass is also proud of his support promoting Orlando’s local talent by recruiting the best from Central Florida schools including UCF and Full Sail University. “Thanks to our ambitious and energetic team, our small company is on the map as a national leader in production services. I am excited Team Cybis has been recognized for this prestigious award alongside some of the best of the best,” said Douglass.

Event Solutions’ annual Spotlight Awards are held at the magazine’s “Idea Factory” Trade show, which is attended by the nation’s top leaders in event planning and production. The trade show and awards ceremony attracts such experts as Josh McCall, Chairman & CEO of Jack Morton Worldwide, who was inducted into the award’s Hall of Fame at this year’s event. The “National Technical Support Company of the Year Award” nominees are judged on such criteria as creative application, cutting-edge technology, overall quality and more, by industry experts before being named a finalist. After that, magazine’s subscribers – compiled of event and meeting planners and producers – as well as fans of the companies themselves, evaluate the finalist portfolios and vote on their choice of top performer in each category.

Cybis Communications Corporation is a creative media and event productions company. Founded in 1995, Cybis has grown on the core principle of exceeding the expectations of its clients. The company’s designs, motion graphics, stage environments, scripts, video presentations and live show productions have been experienced by over 300,000 people nationwide.

For more information about Cybis Communications or to schedule an interview with Founder and Executive Producer, Jeff Douglass, please call Jeff at 888-844-6529 x777 or email jeff@63.134.242.208.

Team Member Highlight: Allen Ellis

Allen Ellis grew up in the small quaint town of Harmony, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles from Pittsburgh. This was a farm town where high speed internet access was non existent, but that didn’t stop Allen from getting into technology and video production. His first exposure to production was when he was 8, when he went on a tour of the local TV Production facility. From then on, he was hooked! When he was 11 years old, his family got a camera for the household, and that brought on Allen’s first project, a Star Wars Fan Film he created with his cousins! He admits it had some pretty cool light saber effects in it. After that, Allen self-taught himself whatever there was to know about the different softwares and programs that were out there, using forums people would post online.

Allen first began to work with Cybis in May of 2011. But his history with Cybis began a while before that. He had first heard about Cybis when he was about 17 years old, and he was browsing opportunities in Orlando through Craigslist, even though he was still living in Pennsylvania. Cybis stood out to Allen because it mentioned on it’s website that it didn’t matter how much experience you had, but how much you wanted to learn; and that was very important to him. He also appreciated how Cybis combined live events with creative media. Allen was so intrigued by Cybis that he emailed Jeff himself, in 2009, letting him know he would be visiting Orlando for a few days and would love to check out Cybis and get a tour. Not at all weird right? To his delight, Jeff said yes! So Allen got his tour of our 1 S. Orange office, and got some great advice from Jeff to take back with him to Pennsylvania. In 2010, Allen decided to move to Orlando, and he joined our Team a year after that. He started off as a freelance Motion Graphics Designer; and what an impression Allen must have made, because 2 months later, he was offered the Full-Time job of Senior Motion Designer!

“When I met Allen, he impressed with me with how much he was already accomplishing on his own. Allen’s passion for the creative industry and eagerness to delve into our technical/show side made him a perfect candidate for joining Cybis. Since then, Clayton and I have fought over his talents…. Would Allen be designing & animating or drafting technical plans or directing a show? It’s a game of tug and war between all divisions of Cybis! In the end, I’m just grateful to have Allen on our team, especially during this important growth period for Cybis. Today he is leading projection mapping one day and drafting our new website the next. Allen is incredible and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together in the years to come!” – Jeff Douglass
Clearly, Allen has done so much for Cybis and he enjoys getting to be part of all of Cybis’ divisions. Did you know he’s the only Certified TriCaster Operator in Orlando, and is 1 of the 5 certified operators in Florida? Pretty impressive. While he’s a master at setting up TriCaster, his favorite project, well type of project, is projection mapping. He loves that it allows the creative half of his brain to work with the technical half. It challenges everything he knows with motion graphics and animation, and applying all of that with a technical side. He’d love to one day get to create on-site graphics for a national broadcast such as the Oscars and/or to make a creative commercial that would have national exposure. I predict this being an easy goal for Allen to reach in the future!

“I always enjoy Cybis, it’s a lot of challenges wrapped into one and every day is different; that’s what I like most about it.” -Allen Ellis

Well Allen, we always enjoy you! With the challenges you take on and the vision you see to help Cybis continue to grow, you are truly a valued member of the Team, and we are lucky to have you on board!

CYBIS WINS GOLD – HORIZON INTERACTIVE AWARDS

Cybis claimed gold in one of the most prestigious awards in the field of interactive and creative media. The Horizon Interactive Awards recognized Cybis in the Promotional Video and Motion Graphics/Effects Video categories. The awards continued with a silver and bronze award along with recognition as a 2014 Distinguished Agency. Check out our winning works:

 

Promotional Video – Gold Award:

“You Never Called” – Cybis Promotional Video

 

Motion Graphics/Effects Video – Gold Award:

“The Future Starts Now” – HOSA NLC 2014 Intro Video”

 

Short Film / Documentary Video – Silver Award:

“Dancin’ in the Rain” – The Mall at Millenia

 

Self Promotion/Portfolio – Bronze Award:

Cybis Website 4.0

 

About the Horizon Awards:

The Horizon Awards, now in its 13th season, is a competition that recognizes, promotes and awards the best web sites, videos, online advertising, print media and mobile applications. Each year, the Horizon Interactive Awards receives thousands of entries from all over the world and a volunteer panel of industry professionals, from diverse multi-media, graphic design, advertising and marketing backgrounds, review the entries to determine the work that is to be recognized.