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CCI Timeline

1978
January 26, 1978

CCI Is Incorporated

CCI is incorporated and starts with leased facilities from cable company

July 19, 1978

CCI Produces Videos For Large Local Organizations

CCI produces videos for Harris Corporation, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Christian Life Ministries

July 20, 1978

CCI Works With Evangelist Pat Robertson

CCI works with evangelist Pat Robertson at FGBMF Religious convention

CCI works with evangelist Pat Robertson producing multi-camera coverage of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship multi-day Religious convention

1979
July 11, 1979

CCI Produces Video For Port Canaveral

CCI produces Port Canaveral’s first video called Port Canaveral Entrance Central Florida.  Working with Glen Cheek, Director of the Canaveral Port Authority, CCI wrote and produced this overview video about the Port including extensive aerial videography.

September 18, 1979

Bob Dance Dodge

Bob Dance Shoot

CCI produces commercials for Bob Dance Dodge. “Where Everybody Rides”  Bob bought aggressive TV ad schedules and would buy out all the commercial slots in late night movie shown on Central Florida TV Stations.  He saturated the market place and even occasionally ran his spots nationally.  Everybody saw Bob Dance’s commercials which helped put CCI on the..Read More

1980
February 19, 1980

First Multi-Camera Mobile Production Unit

CCI builds first multi-camera mobile production unit

CCI builds first multi-camera mobile production unit.   This truck really got CCI into Live Broadcast television.  It was used by the BBC to cover the 1st Space Shuttle Launch and CNN for several live events and launches.   The truck was eventually nicknamed “Big Blue” as it was our only all..Read More

1981
January 5, 1981

CCI Moves To Current Location

CCI moves to current location at 7980 North Atlantic Avenue, Cape Canaveral.  CCI builds out a near silent 1000 square foot studio with redundant air conditioning and large double doors to accommodate vehicles and large props.  The facility initial build also included a control room and an edit suite.  Later additional edit suites, audio booth..Read More

March 20, 1981

CCI Produces Live Coverage For CNN

CCI produces live coverage of condominium collapse for CNN

CCI produces live coverage of condominium collapse for CNN

April 12, 1981

Live Coverage Of First Space Shuttle Launch

Live Coverage Of First Space Shuttle Launch

CCI produces live coverage of First Space Shuttle launch for the BBC

1982
November 15, 1982

Aerobic Video

Aerobic Video for plain folks

CCI videotapes an aerobic video. We recorded the video at a hotel on Merritt Island. The video was marketed to be for plain folks.

1983
September 12, 1983

CCI Produces How To Play Your Best Racquetball Hosted By World Champion Jean Sauser

CCI Produces How To Play Your Best Racquetball Hosted By World Champion Jean Sauser

CCI Produces How To Play Your Best Racquetball Hosted By World Champion Jean Sauser

November 14, 1983

Florida’s 18 Best Golf Holes

Florida's 18 Best Golf Holes

CCI produced “Florida’s 18 Best Golf Holes.” One of the golf professionals we worked with was Seve Ballestros.

1984
January 20, 1984

CCI Produces Event Production For Redken

CCI produces event production for Redken Cosmetics Internation Convention in New Orleans

CCI produces event production for Redken Cosmetics International Convention in New Orleans

April 10, 1984

CCI Produces Live Coverage Of STS-3 For CNN

CCI produces live coverage of STS-3 for CNN

1985
February 8, 1985

CCI produces live satellite conference for Coca-Cola

CCI produces live satellite conference for Coca-Cola

March 15, 1985

CCI produces a number of live satellite teleconferences for Westinghouse Power

CCI produces a number of live satellite teleconferences for Westinghouse Power

CCI produces a number of live satellite teleconferences for Westinghouse Power live from PA, NC and FL

September 26, 1985

Satellite Conference for Westinghouse

Satellite Conference for Westinghouse

Westinghouse Power Generation live conferences get noticed and an invite to make the satellite presentation live the Edison Power Institute Annual Conference in Palm Springs CA.  CCI produces the live satellite conference for Westinghouse, connecting Palm Springs with live feeds from Florida, North Caroline and Pennsylvania.

1986
August 5, 1986

CCI produces a series of training videos for EVC Soldering

CCI produces a series of three training videos and an inspection reference video about Military Spec Soldering for EVC Soldering.  Project including shooting materials at the Navy’s China Lake as the Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) since it was a primary training center for Military Spec Soldering.

September 16, 1986

CCI builds state of the art computer based editing facility

1986 Office

CCI builds state of the art computer based editing facility

November 10, 1986

CCI produces videos for Gannett intorducing USA Today and Florida Today

CCI produces videos for Gannett introducing USA Today and Florida Today

1987
July 6, 1987

CCI works with Premier Cruise lines and “Get Aways with the Rich and Famous”

CCI works with Premier Cruise lines and Robin Leach to produce an episode of “Get Aways with the Rich and Famous”

1988
February 19, 1988

CCI Wins Best of Show Addy for video for Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

CCI Wins Best of Show Addy for video for Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress that was shown to 1-800 operators so they could see the hotel for themselves.  The video is one of four videos CCI produced for the Grand Cypress working with Frailey & Wilson Advertising.

1989
August 27, 1989

CCI produces live coverage of the Delta / BSB launch, 1st US Commercial Rocket Launch

CCI produces live coverage of the Delta / BSB launch, 1st US Commercial Rocket Launch

CCI produces live coverage of the Delta / BSB launch, 1st US Commercial Rocket Launch

August 29, 1989

CCI Becomes the Leading Producer of Commercial Space Launch Broadcasts

CCI captures second contract to produce live TV coverage of a commercial space launch.  This sets the stage for CCI to become the dominate producer of live coverage of commercial launches, eventually producing coverage for McDonnell Douglas, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Orbital Sciences, Sea Launch, ILS, ULA and ATK.

1990
March 9, 1990

CCI produces a series of trainng videos about aircraft loading equipment

CCI produces a series of trainng videos about aircraft loading equipment for FMC that require shooting in Memphis and London

August 15, 1990

Ted Leonsis Industry News Network 1st Broadcast

Ted Leonsis

CCI provided video production services for for the premiere of Industry News Networks.  Live from Redgate’s Vero Beach Offices in Indian River County Florida, Ted Leonsis unveils his new network.

1991
June 14, 1991

CCI Shoots High Speed Video for Litton Laser

CCI Shoots High Speed Video for Litton Laser

CCI Shoots High Speed Video of Laser Guided Missiles at Avon Park Bombing Range for Litton Laser.  The shoot utilized three special high speed video imaging cameras.

November 18, 1991

CCI produces live coverage NCAA college basketball

CCI produces live coverage NCAA college basketball for TV 43 and TV 56

1992
May 12, 1992

CCI acquires new larger multi-camera mobile production unit #2

CCI acquires new larger multi-camera mobile production unit #2

CCI acquires new larger multi-camera mobile production unit #2.  Unit quickly gains nickname “Great White”.

July 19, 1992

CCI produces coverage of Molson Beach Volleyball series for Sports Channel

1992 - CCI produces coverage of Molson Beach Volleyball series for Sports Channel

CCI produces coverage of Molson Beach Volleyball series for Sports Channel

December 4, 1992

Common Ground Music Video

Common Ground Music Video

CCI produces a music video for the band Common Ground. The the Abaco Islands were selected as the location to shoot the video.

1993
February 15, 1993

Kenny Rogers Records in Audio Booth at CCI Cape Canaveral

Kenny Rogers in our audio booth

Kenny Rogers was performing at the King Center in Melbourne, Florida and needed to record audio for the television series he was hosting, The Real West. We captured a picture of him in our audio booth during the recording.

June 19, 1993

CCI produces UCF Recruitment Video

CCI produces UCF Recruitment Video

1994
June 29, 1994

CCI produces video for the Northwest Florida Water Management District

CCI produces video for the Northwest Florida Water Management District

October 23, 1994

Commercial with Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson Lakes of Melbourne

CCI had the pleasure of working with Florence Henderson on a commercial for The Lakes of Melbourne

November 8, 1994

World’s Greatest Magic

Franz Harary

CCI works with Magician Franz Harary to make a Shuttle disappear for the TV Special “Worlds Greatest Magic.”

1995
February 9, 1995

Seminole Indian Museum

Seminole Indian Museum

CCI completes a short film for the AH-THA-THI-KI Museum about the Seminole Indians. The film was to illustrate the need to preserve the rich Seminole history.

April 14, 1995

CCI produces video and commercial for Estes Model Rockets

CCI produced a video and a commercial for Estes Model Rockets.

CCI produces a marketing presentation and a commercial for Estes Model Rockets. CCI hired students to be in the videos to launch model rockets.

September 19, 1995

“CCI donates a full video production to Rotary Club

“CCI donates a full video production to Rotary Club for the “Whiz Kids” to help acquire computers for children ”

December 8, 1995

Division II Women’s Volleyball Championship

Division II Women's Volleyball

CCI produces the NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Championship. The championship was held at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.

1996
June 15, 1996

CCI donates a full video production to the Salvation Army

CCI donates a full video production to the Salvation Army to help raise funds for new much needed building

July 8, 1996

Success TV

Success TV

CCI produces Success Central Florida Television. It is hosted by Steve Rondinaro and Amanda Arnold. We shot a local businesses and the set pieces in the CCI studio. CCI edited the show. It aired on local TV.

November 20, 1996

Gatorland

Gatorland

CCI videotapes the alligator show at Gatorland

1997
April 19, 1997

CCI donates a full video production to Point Man Ministries International

CCI donates a full video production to Point Man Ministries International

“CCI donates a full video production to Point Man Ministries International to provide help Vietnam veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Video wins ITVA Golden Palm Gold Award and Gold District Addy from American Advertising Federation”

October 15, 1997

Cassini Launch

Cassini Launch

CCI provides produces live coverage of the launch of the Cassini Spacecraft on a Titan IVB rocket. The launch was from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. CCI planned & constructed complete temporary broadcast facilities at KARS Park, Merritt Island for multi-camera production coverage for European Space Agency for their..Read More

1998
April 15, 1998

Cemkote

Cemkote metal coating

CCI shoots video about metal coating for the next millennium at Cemkote.

August 19, 1998

CCI first to Live stream rocket launch broadcast to internet via Broadcast.com

CCI first to Live stream rocket launch broadcast to internet via Broadcast.com

October 29, 1998

John Glenn Shuttle Flight

John Glenn Shuttle Flight

CCI supported Ohio TV station WBNS / Ohio News Network with coverage of Astronaut John Glenn’s flight on the Space Shuttle Discovery.  This complete Mission Coverage STS-95 wins a regional Emmy for Live Team Coverage of News Event.

December 9, 1998

CCI Builds Quarter of Million Dollar State-of-the-Art Digital Post System

CCI Builds Quarter of Million Dollar State-of-the-Art Digital Post System

1999
March 14, 1999

CCI Builds web development center with in-house servers

CCI Builds web development center with in-house servers and Fat Pipe Connectivity

March 27, 1999

CCI Produces Live coverage of First Sea Launch – Zenit Demosat

First Sea Launch - Zenit Demosat

CCI Produces Live coverage of First Sea Launch – Zenit Demosat

May 19, 1999

CCI John Glenn Space Shuttle Coverage wins Emmy

Emmy for John Glenn Launch Coverage

CCI John Glenn STS-95 Space Shuttle Coverage wins Emmy for WBNS-10TV.

2000
May 11, 2000

CCI has two TV Programs Air on the same night for the first time

CCI has two TV Programs Air on the same night for the first time

November 25, 2000

Corporate Video Produced by CCI for Sea Launch Judged Best in State by FMPTA

Corporate Video Produced by CCI for Sea Launch Judged Best in State by FMPTA

November 26, 2000

CCI produces Bud Light Volleyball Tournament

CCI produces Bud Light Volleyball Tournament Series for Sunshine Network.

CCI produces Bud Light Volleyball Tournament Series for Sunshine Network.

2001
February 6, 2001

Hilton Hotel Corporation CD wins Addy for CCI

Hilton Hotel Corporation CD wins Addy for CCI

February 27, 2001

CCI Successfully Produces 3 Live Broadcasts for 3 Events in One Day

Communications Concepts, Inc. (CCI) successfully performed live broadcast coverage of three events in three different cities in Florida on Tuesday, February 27, 2001. Each production team was covering a different type of event, including Sunshine State Conference Basketball Tournament in Lakeland, Florida; a Titan rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air..Read More

November 1, 2001

CCI Acquires New State of the Art Chyron Graphics System

CCI Acquires New State of the Art Chyron Graphics System

2002
April 30, 2002

CCI produces live webcasts “Space Congress Today”

39th Space Congress

CCI produces live webcasts called “Space Congress Today” for the 4 days of the 39th Space Congress.  We also shot interviews in the exhibit hall to be added to the live show.  Also included were several on set interviews.  Some of our interview guests were Vance Kaufman, Mike McCauley, and Brig...Read More

June 16, 2002

2nd Corporate Video Produced by CCI for Sea Launch Judged Best in State by FMPTA

2nd Corporate Video Produced by CCI for Sea Launch Judged Best in State by FMPTA

August 2, 2002

CCI Acquires New Multi-Camera Mobile Production Truck #3

MACK Truck

CCI Acquires New Multi-Camera Mobile Production Truck #3.  The truck was CCI’s largest analog truck and became our main mobile production unit for several years.  It gained the nickname “Mack” the same as the truck manufacturer signified by the Chrome Bull Dog on the front of the truck.

August 22, 2002

First Atlas V Launch

First Atlas Launch

CCI produced the broadcast for the first Atlas V launch (AV-001). CCI used our production truck with 3 cameras and a full crew to create the broadcast and a satellite truck to transmit the broadcast. The satellite customer was Eutelsat. Here is a highlight video about the launch.

2003
March 22, 2003

CCI donates a full video production

CCI donates a full video production to Harmony Farms to help with special needs with horse therapy

October 21, 2003

CCI adds additional Mobile Production Unit #4

CCI Acquires New Multi-Camera Mobile Production Truck #3

CCI adds additional Mobile Production Unit #4

2004
January 19, 2004

Communications Concepts, Inc. Wins Three Crystal Reel Awards from FMPTA

Communications Concepts, Inc. Wins Three Crystal Reel Awards from FMPTA

July 30, 2004

Tom Ridge visits Port Canaveral

Tom Ridge visits Port Canaveral

CCI records the visit of then Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, to Port Canaveral.

November 12, 2004

CCI donates a full video production to Hidden Potentials

CCI donates a full video production to Hidden Potentials

November 19, 2004

CCI produces promotional videos for Space Adventures

CCI produces promotional videos for Space Adventures for tourist flights to the International Space Station

2005
January 11, 2005

CCI produces multi-camera coverage of the Durmend Futures Tour Woman’s Pro Golf

CCI produces multi-camera coverage of the Durmend Futures Tour Woman's Pro Golf

CCI produces multi-camera coverage of the Durmend Futures Tour Woman’s Pro Golf

March 18, 2005

Beach Boys Concert

Beach Boys Concert

CCI provided production support for a Beach Boys concert at the Cocoa Beach Pier.

2006
January 10, 2006

CCI opens new high definition (HD) production facilities

CCI opens new high definition (HD) production facilities

CCI opens new high definition (HD) production facilities

February 16, 2006

CCI produces six episode competition reality series, Skating’s Next Star

CCI produces six episode competition reality series, Skating's Next Star for WE Women's Entertainment

CCI produces six episode competition reality series, Skating’s Next Star for WE Women’s Entertainment.The entire series was shot in ten days using a CCI Multi-Camera production truck to shoot all ice skating competitions and three single camera crews shooting all the back stories.  The show went into immediate post at..Read More

September 4, 2006

CCI Produces Live Satellite Event for Harris Corporation on CNBC’s Morning Call

CCI Produces Live Satellite Event for Harris Corporation on CNBC’s Morning Call

October 24, 2006

CCI Wins Premiere Theaters National Short Film Contest

CCI Wins Premiere Theaters National Short Film Contest

CCI Wins Premiere Theaters National Short Film Contest

2007
February 24, 2007

CCI Wins Three Gold ADDY Awards, Takes Home Best of Electronic, and Best of Show

CCI Wins Three Gold ADDY Awards

CCI Wins Three Gold ADDY Awards, Takes Home Best of Electronic, and Best of Show

2008
October 24, 2008

CCI produces coverage of entire Soyuz ISS mission

CCI produces coverage of entire Soyuz ISS mission for Malaysian Government

CCI produces coverage of entire Soyuz ISS mission for Malaysian Government live from US, Russia, and Kazakhstan

November 11, 2008

CCI produces ONE GIANT LEAP- 50 Years of the American Space Program with premier at KSC & Documentary Channel.

CCI produces One Giant Leap

CCI produces One Giant Leap – 50 Years of the American Space Program with premier at KSC & Documentary Channel. The documentary, hosted by Corbin Bernsen includes exclusive interviews with Space Shuttle Astronaut Hoot Gibson; Mercury/Apollo Astronaut Alan Shepard’s daughter, Laura Shepard; Apollo/Skylab Astronaut Bill Pogue; Space Shuttle Astronaut Jon..Read More

2009
March 24, 2009

CCI Honored with 6 Awards including Best of Show at 2009 Space Coast Addy Awards

CCI Honored with 6 Awards including Best of Show at 2009 Space Coast Addy Awards

June 24, 2009

CCI Builds New large Multi-format HD/SD Digital Multi-camera Production Unit

large Multi-format HD/SD Digital Multi-camera Production Unit

CCI Builds New large Multi-format HD/SD Digital Multi-camera Production Unit

September 15, 2009

ESPN College Football Live

ESPN College Football Live

CCI was there for College Football Live on ESPN for the Miami vs FSU game. CCI provided lighting for the ESPN set on the field. CCI used a grip truck and lighting with daylight balanced HMI lights. We also provided a camera operator and lighting director. The Hurricanes blew past..Read More

2010
January 27, 2010

CCI adds 1 Ton Light and Grip Trailer to its fleet to support commercial and entertainment productions

CCI adds 1 Ton Light and Grip Trailer to its fleet to support commercial and entertainment productions

CCI adds 1 Ton Light and Grip Trailer to its fleet to support commercial and entertainment productions

August 10, 2010

CCI produces Television / Radio series the “Best of Health”

CCI produces Television / Radio series the Best of Health

CCI produces Television / Radio series the “Best of Health”

September 27, 2010

Health First Video Shoot

Health First Left Channel

CCI supported leftchannel productions when they came to Melbourne to shoot video that will be used for a commercial for Health First. CCI provided several crew members and our 1 ton light and grip trailer. The shoot was for 2 days and went to multiple locations in the Melbourne area.

2011
June 9, 2011

CCI builds new high end compact HD Production Trailer to meet client’s tightening budget needs

Production Trailer

CCI builds new high end compact HD Production Trailer to meet client’s tightening budget needs

June 24, 2011

CCI provide production services for all US scenes shot on location for Japanese movie Space Brothers

CCI provide production services for all US scenes shot on location for Japanese movie Space Brothers

Communications Concepts, Inc. (CCI) handled all location production in Florida for Japanese Movie – Space Brothers.  The Kennedy Space Center and other Space Coast locales were the backdrop for scenes for this full-length live action movie.  “Space Brothers” put a popular manga series of comic books on film for the..Read More

July 6, 2011

CCI delivers Live Segment of Windfall Film’s Last Space Shuttle Documentary for Discovery Network’s Science Channel

CCI HD Production Trailer

CCI delivers Live Segment of Windfall Film’s Last Space Shuttle Documentary for Discovery Network’s Science Channel

2013
January 1, 2013

CCI celebrates 35 years in business in Brevard

CCI celebrates 35 years in business in Brevard

February 24, 2013

CCI produces a series of Computer Based Training modules (CBT) for AAR

CCI produces a series of Computer Based Training modules (CBT) for AAR

June 25, 2013

CCI creates interactive touch-screen displays for Valient Air Command’s Warbird Museum

VAC touchscreen

CCI creates interactive touch-screen displays for Valient Air Command’s Warbird Museum

August 31, 2013

Firebrand Games Solar Flux

Solar Flux Video Game at KSCVC

CCI produced a video to promote the Solar Flux video game.  CCI provided equipment, crew and talent for the shoot.  The video was a collaborative effort with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and The Space Coast Office of Tourism.

2014
May 24, 2014

CCI Produces web series Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch

Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch for NASA and KSC VC

CCI Produces web series Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch for NASA and KSC VC

June 24, 2014

CCI develops i-Pad App for Safran

Safran App

CCI develops i-Pad App for Safran

November 13, 2014

CCI STEM program for kids, America’s Animal Astronaut Heroes

America's Animal Astronauts

CCI STEM program for kids, America’s Animal Astronaut Heroes premieres at the Air Force Space and Missile Museum.

2015
January 24, 2015

CCI starts offering proposal support services

CCI merges The Proposal Network into CCI and starts offering proposal support services

February 12, 2015

CCI show Great American Car War premieres on Discovery’s Velocity Network

Car Wars Promo

CCI show Great American Car War premieres on Discovery’s Velocity Network

July 29, 2015

CCI produces promos and 1st event for Buzz Aldrin’s SharedSpace Foundation

CCI produces promos and 1st event for Buzz Aldrin's SharedSpace Foundation

CCI produces promos and 1st event for Buzz Aldrin’s SharedSpace Foundation

December 28, 2015

CCI develops first of several web app solutions for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

CCI develops first of several web app solutions for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

CCI develops first of several web app solutions for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

2016
January 1, 2016

CCI acquire 4K Cameras and a 3DR Robotic Drone for production and 4K Large Flat Screen TVs for AV support

CCI acquire 4K Cameras and a 3DR Robotic Drone for production and 4K Large Flat Screen TVs for AV support

March 9, 2016

CCI produces for four 4K UHD videos for Vision Engineering

4K UHD videos for Vision Engineering

CCI produces for four 4K UHD videos for Vision Engineering

May 29, 2016

CCI donates event production Transverse Myelitis Association and Zach Robbins Family

CCI donates event production Transverse Myelitis Association and Zach Robbins Family

CCI donates event production Transverse Myelitis Association and Zach Robbins Family

2017
March 24, 2017

CCI produces video for Safran USA about presence at Heli-Expo in Dallas, TX

CCI produces video for Safran USA about presence at Heli-Expo in Dallas, TX

CCI produces video for Safran USA about presence at Heli-Expo in Dallas, TX

May 12, 2017

Space Coast Office of Tourism

TDC Luncheon

CCI provides AV Support for the Space Coast Office of Tourism at the Annual Tourism Day Luncheon. CCI brings in screens, projector, camera and crew. CCI has worked with the TDC at this event for a number of years.  

September 30, 2017

Heard Construction

Heard Construction

CCI produces a video for Heard Construction to show the work done for the Brevard County School District.  In addition to ground shooting with we also used our drone to capture work that was done in high exterior places.

2018
January 26, 2018

CCI Celebrates 40th Anniversary

CCI 40th Anniversary

CCI celebrates 40 years in business.

April 14, 2018

City of Cape Canaveral Recognizes CCI

Cape Canaveral honors CCI

The City of Cape Canaveral recognizes CCI for 40 years of exemplary service to the Cape Canaveral community. Mayor Bob Hoog presented CCI President Jim Lewis with the award at the Cape Canaveral Founders Day Festival.