Lenovo contacted Richter for help creating a series of media assets to supplement their CEO’s annual presentation to employees. This presentation is vital to the internal Lenovo Culture and is meant to acknowledge accomplishments, plot the future and inspire their people. Hosted by a CEO with a larger-than-life personality, the event was to have a global audience split between Chinese and English speakers. This would be challenging enough, without Corona restrictions hitting in the weeks leading up to the event. All of a sudden, an event that usually would have the benefit of the electricity of a live audience would have to become a digital meeting. How to inspire thousands through their computer screens?
The Richter team came up with a plan for a comprehensive set of assets in the Lenovo CEO’s beloved space theme.
First, there would be two high-end animated videos to open and close the presentation, combined with three shorter, matching videos to introduce the sections of the presentation. Each would feature a voice-acted script in English, with Chinese subtitles, to guide viewers through the presentation. An accompanying PDF slide deck would be shared with the viewers.
With an incredibly tight deadline, the Richter team sprung into action. Lead by our lead animator, Nick Greenlee, all assets were delivered and approved on time for the event.
“When I first heard about this and who it was for, I knew it would be a fun project — like I was making a video for myself. I wanted to create an awesome Sci-Fi video to get them really interested, and so that’s what we did. This project had me jumping out of bed early and staying up late. It was exciting and a pleasure to be a part of.”
Nick Greenlee, Director of Animation
Simply put, the event was a smashing success! In the words of one key Lenovo team member, involved in the process:
“I would like to express my gratitude for your tremendous contribution to make our kickoff outstanding. We just had it today and we heard great feedback from our employees on Art’s (CEO) keynote and videos. They were even asking your contact information. Thank you soooooooo much for partnering with us!!!!! The moment I had conversation with Ben, I knew we had a strong partner and creative team on board. That’s why I have been quiet on providing feedback, because there were nothing I didn’t like.Thank you again, hope to have another event with you!”