9/8 Central, a full-service video production company, partnered with Pronk Studios, a livestreaming company, to produce, film and edit a 12-episode series that focuses on Clemson Football. The series gives a behind the scenes look at some of the most memorable Clemson Football games with special commentary from on-air personalities, staff and alumni.
“It’s always fun talking to people who were on the field to get the insider stories of what really happened. We all have our perceptions as fans watching in the stands, but pulling back the curtain makes for an interesting story,” said Will Stewart, 9/8 Central founder and Pronk Studios partner.
While 9/8 Central produces, films and edits video, Pronk Studios serves as the livestreaming service. They livestream social media shows, podcasts and corporate videos. The brain child for the show came from Pronk Studios partners – Mark Childress and Richmond Weaver.
“I had an idea for a show that really celebrated the very best moments in Clemson Football history. So, I took the idea to the Clemson Athletics Department and the rest is history,” said Mark Childress, Pronk Studios partner.
The companies are still in the process of editing and filming the remainder of the episodes. The first episode which was released on June 6 featured the Tigers 27-23 victory over Syracuse in the 2018 season.
“Storytelling is an ancient art. Our ancestors did it around a fire. Today, we do it on screens. But, even though the methods for delivery have changed, the need for human connection remains the same. We believe that everyone deserves a voice,” said Stewart.
Each episode will air at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays on WSPA Channel 7 in the Upstate, as well as WJBF in Augusta, WCBD in Charleston, WACH in Columbia and WBTW in Myrtle Beach. This project was developed in collaboration with Clemson’s multimedia rights-holder JMI Sports. First episode aired June 6.
About 9/8 Central
9/8 Central is a video production company located in Greenville, South Carolina. We specialize in commercials, shorts, corporate documentaries and television. To learn more visit www.98c.org.
About Pronk Studios
Pronk Studios is a livestreaming company located in Greenville, South Carolina. We help individuals and companies create unique shows that they can use as marketing tools. The sets they use look like what you would see on ESPN and on talk shows like Ellen. To learn more visit www.pronk.tv.