For over a decade The Women’s Sports Report has brought Columbus together to celebrate girls in sports. As a long-time partner of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, we’ve been committed to celebrating this event in innovative ways every year. In keeping with their “news desk” style theme, we chose to produce the virtual event with the hosts in a studio environment with a digital background utilizing an LED wall.

It’s important to our team that when we partner with a production service their primary focus is on the quality of service in addition to the expertise. For years, Bartha continues to deliver on exceptional customer service for us and most recently, demonstrated that they could provide the guidance and leadership we needed when we took an in-person event completely virtual. As we look toward future production needs, Bartha will remain a preferred partner for our events!

Jenn Cartmille, M.S, IMC & CTA, Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Operating from our studio spaces, we were able to help them reach their virtual audience with a professional broadcast that allowed interactivity and brought in several speakers virtually who otherwise would not have been able to participate. One way we were able to help them with their virtual experience was creating a custom website built around their goals for attendee engagement, which allowed for an easily managed streaming platform. Custom websites are a great alternative to purchasing a virtual platform and allows for more cost-effective customization and a more unique attendee experience. 

Another key to success was our dedication to pre-production. Through regular client meetings, rigorous production timelines, and rehearsals we were able to weave together the many moving parts of this event seamlessly, which included four high school sports teams, a keynote speaker and eight remote speakers.

Creatively we were able to not only design and build the custom backdrop and streaming site, but we also created lower thirds, countdowns, and other custom graphics. We were able to really push the normal expectations of a stream and create something unique to help celebrate girls in sports across Ohio.

As always, we can’t wait to push further next year and help celebrate the amazing things girls in Columbus are doing in sports!


Animation and Projection Create a Vibrant City

Experience Columbus promotes and sells Ohio’s energetic capitol city as a destination for tourism, conventions and other major events. The organization hosts an annual meeting early each spring to celebrate the city’s tourism and convention successes and share plans to bolster its opportunities for continued future growth as a meetings and events destination.

Bartha has a long-standing relationship with Experience Columbus and has supported the annual meeting with creative vision and technical expertise for more than a decade. For this year’s event, the Bartha team designed a set inspired by a portion of the city’s skyline. Each “building” of the set was a custom-built screen on which animated versions of the buildings were projected. Additional projection surfaces were added between the buildings to support graphic and video content, also produced by Bartha.


Throughout the program, the set was active with a series of different looks created by Bartha’s in-house animators, culminating with a purple-hued “looping nighttime look” that had downtown’s Scioto River reflecting off the buildings’ windows. It was a grand vision for the set and the Bartha team did an amazing job of bringing it to life.

As technology has changed and our guests expect more creative and dynamic programs, Bartha has stepped up and produced exceptional events. I have unlimited confidence in their ability to provide innovative, dynamic, and customized live event guidance.

Carol Allerding, CMP, CTA, Experience Columbus


When you’re producing an event for a global events company, you have to bring your “A” game. That’s what we set out to accomplish when we began designing and creating “True North,” the 2017 annual meeting for Experient, a division of Maritz.

With approximately 650 meeting planners in attendance, we wanted to engage what might be a difficult-to-impress audience with something they haven’t experienced before. We did this by designing a set that featured image mapping over six screens separated into three layers to create a series of dramatic scenic looks resulting in attention-grabbing tone, texture, depth and dimension immersing the audience in an epic and effective visual experience.


We were thrilled to partner with Do it Best to produce their 2016 Market Preview event. This event, intended for all Do it Best franchise owners, is where the company debuts all of the new products they will begin carrying for the year to come.

In addition to scenic design and producing the actual event, we were also asked to help out with branding, presentation design, and supporting animations for both the general session as well as the awards ceremony.


Hexagon is a leading global provider of information technology solutions. “HxGN LIVE,” its 2016 International Conference in Las Vegas was, attended by 2,500 customers, clients, engineers and developers from across the world. For this five-day conference, we produced daily general sessions and content – about 10 hours each day – for HxGN TV, the company’s YouTube channel. Also, we live streamed each of the five daily sessions.

Each day of general session had a dedicated host representing a different primary business within Hexagon and included new product introductions, robotics demonstrations, keynote addresses and awards presentations.

To meet the demand for varied content presentation, we set out to create an environment that was suitable to deliver messaging from different divisions offering very different products and services to a very diverse client base. To do this, we designed a set that was futuristic, flexible and visually stunning.


Two screens were imbedded in the set for more traditional content support options. A sliding-panel entrance was built into the set for a clean look and a cool arrival onto the stage. Four rows of LED lights above the set extended over the audience. A 6’ tall dimensional reproduction of the HxGN logo completed the look.

We designed custom looks for each of the five sessions. Content delivery was not limited to the traditional projection screens and, at times, the entire set transformed to support or illustrate a concept.


We partnered with Big Lots to produce daily general sessions and other elements for “My Big Lots,” the national retailer’s 2016 annual managers conference.

In addition to supporting keynote presentations, MC/entertainment components, holiday initiatives, training and awards, we utilized LED lighting tiles to provide versatile, easy and visually-appealing stage looks and message support. A dimensional interpretation of the Big Lots exclamation point served as the centerpiece of the set.

For Big Lots, the post-event follow up is as crucial to the success of its fourth quarter as the event itself. Immediately following the conference, managers receive a “meeting in a box” containing DVDs, handouts and other materials from the event to help them share news, training and motivation with their employees. The Bartha team edited video, designed print collateral and duplicated DVDs included in the box.