“In 2016 we built a very small studio for Mike at the law firm with a control room down the hallway,” says Walthall. “About a year ago they had an opportunity to get more space in their building and wanted to expand with a production suite that met their broadcasting and internal needs. They’d seen a production suite we did for an Oklahoma City church and liked it, so I got to work on 3D mockups and renderings. Levin Papantonio went from a 14-square foot studio to a 3,500-square foot production suite with a TV studio, podcast room, green room, offices and even a mock courtroom where they can train young attorneys.
“This was a real pet project of mine with both of us based here in Pensacola, so I was able to be very hands on,” Walthall notes. “It reminded me of my early days in the industry.”
Walthall chose Analog Way’s Picturall Twin Compact Mark II with two DPH104 splitters for the new production suite. “We needed to be able to route anything anywhere and not keeping plugging and unplugging cables like we did before when displays were driven by a triple head to go box,” he explains. “We needed the real deal now, and Picturall was certainly the right product.
“I’ve known the guys at Analog Way for years, and the fact that Midwest and South Regional Sales Manager Brian Smith is locally based meant he could come in and do the set up and train the production team who were able to grasp the software rapidly,” Walthall adds.