What We Do
Starr live Events is a sole proprietorship business, basically, a freelance service offering Teleprompter packages, Live Streaming, and Video production for a variety of applications.
It all began in Texas and eventually moved to Los Angeles, Ca. on three different occasions.
On camera rigs, Presidential style glass for lecterns and conferences, DownStage Confidence monitors, On stage wedge cabinets for LIVE music events.
We use Telescript AV software and we provide and maintain our own equipment.
Live Streaming / Webcasting
We are limited to Live Steaming. We can Stream a Live event with up to 5 cameras, using LiveU Solo, Vmix, and other tools to stream back to a destination of your choice.
We can handle such events as Weddings, virtual meetings, conferences, long-distance learning, training, seminars, press conferences, LIVE music events, graduations, school assemblies and much more.
In addition to that, we are able to host a virtual LIve Stream, remotely by bringing in remote feeds into a multi-view and pushing the stream (program) back out to a CDN, website, or social media platform of your choice.
We can host small virtual meetings via Vmix and Vmix Call, Bring in up to 8 remote guests or one single stream, no external collaborations at this time with other virtual meeting services such as Zoom, Webex, Skype, etc
We are also capable of broadcasting video for LIVE remotes via SRT and a LUVEU Broadcast unit. Note, if using LiveU , we need a 48-hour advanced notice so we can secure a LiveU broadcast Unit since we do not keep on in-house.
(We rent them)
We specialize in ENG and EFP style shooting, adding additional support for documentary filming, TCA / Junkets, red carpet arrivals, and high-quality industrial and corporate video productions including training videos.
LIVE remote broadcasts
We are also capable, to some degree able to provide remote broadcast video feeds to support a LIVE broadcast.
If high-speed internet is available to us on-site, we can beam back a low latency feed via SRT via our Vmix portal.
We also have access to LiveU cellular bonded broadcast units from one of our rental vendors in the Los Angeles area. We’d need at least 48 hours to book that and test it before we go LIVE in the field with it.
We are familiar with the LU200, and LU300 broadcast units. We set up Comms and IFB via Zoom or one of many other methods that you may prefer including old-fashioned dial-in over the phone.
We can also provide editing services for small to medium size projects.
We serve Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Studio City, and many other places in the Thirty Mile Zone, aka TMZ
Meet the Owner
Since 1989, Jimmy Maddox has been around the block a few times in local radio, news, entertainment, and most recently, LIVE events.
He the sole proprietor of Starr Live Events which include video productions, Live Stream and
Jimmy is involved with everything from TV and film production, scrolling lyrics at music concerts, LIVE streams, Documentary shooting to prompting presidential speeches, which include scrolling speeches for former President Obama and VP Joe Biden.
Based in Toluca Lake, Ca, his earlier years were spent working as a freelance videographer and editor in the Los Angeles, Ca market for local news and
E! Entertainment TV, shooting video of numerous red carpet arrivals, TCA junkets, Behind-the-Scenes movie sets, long-form documentaries (E! True Hollywood Stories), and other noteworthy events.
He had a short stint as an aerial videographer for Air 7 HD, KABC TV’s news helicopter in 2006-2007.
It all started in Texas where he got it feet wet in videography, video journalism, editing, newsgathering, and later, Live Streaming.
If interested, read on.
We don’t Cold rent our Gear out, we rent it out with an operator, and at that is almost always the owner of the company.
We DO NOT normally “rent-out” our
Production / Grip equipment but rather use it to
support the services we offer.
Our Business Philosophies
If we are working on a LIVE show and unable to answer the phone immediately, it is most likey due that we are tied up due to a show/production in progress or in mixed company.
In such cases, an assistant may try to answer our calls.
Emails work best when we are under the gun.
They can be answered faster.
But if we are unable to respond on the first phone call attempt, rest assured we’ll get back to you within the hour or by end of the day.
A verbal quote is just an estimate.
An emailed quote is pretty much the set price unless actual time work changes or other conditions change.
*For expedited convenience we can also email you an electronic invoice via Square or Bill.com for instant payments
*For added confidence and assurance we prefer a 3 hour minimum set up time for Presidential Teleprompter Services
45 min set up for on-camera Teleprompter.
*We realize there could be last-minute changes to the schedule.
If hours worked differ from the quote, we may adjust and finalize quotes accordingly.
Our policy is to get compensated at our agreed price upon delivery of:
1. Goods (ie; thumb drives, Dropbox links, DVDs etc.)
2. Services (Teleprompter performances)
If you or your parent company’s policy is to invoice out, we will require a 50% deposit upfront at least 7 days in advance before the first date of performance. We will not accept any NET invoicing beyond 30 days.
We preferably accept company checks or credit cards, VISA, Mastercard, Discover or AMEX.
Electronic invoicing is acceptable. We are already set up with Square, Paypal, and Bill.com
Please contact us for any further questions.
Thank you, the guys from Midnight Creative™ Productions.
So When you consider the price or quote, we hope that you’ll appreciate what you’re actually getting in return.
We want you to be happy.
Because understand that you are paying for more than just a worker to fill the needs of your production, project or event.
You are also buying our experience.
You’re paying for our hundreds of hours of past errors and experimentations.
You’re buying years of previous frustrations as well as moments of joy and successes.
Whether we are doing video production, editing, photography, graphics work, voice-over recording, or teleprompting for you or your project/event, know that you are getting someone reliable, dependable, and with real-life experience in our industry.
Our Rates are determined by the following considerations.
Please remember, we are self-employed.
We are Freelancers.
We don’t get paid vacation.
We don’t get paid sick days.
We don’t get bonuses for outstanding performances nor for Christmas Holidays.
We don’t have insurance plans nor do we qualify for unemployment.
Also, the skill sets among us freelancers have come at high costs and lots of experience.
To be compensated fairly justifies our time invested to prepare for your job’s task as well as the time we have to spend on your project to prepare for a great performance.
Remember that the Self Employed love being their own boss, but that love doesn’t pay debts.