Bridging the Gap: A Case Study on Collaborating with Hybrid Livestream Seminar


The global pandemic forced educational institutions and professionals worldwide to adapt to remote learning and virtual experiences. In this case study, we share our collaboration with renowned photographer and filmmaker Norman Seeff, leveraging technology to create an engaging and interactive live seminar for students of the University of Nebraska. The event was designed to offer insights into the creative process while bridging the gap between remote attendees, overcoming the limitations of digital platforms, and fostering a sense of connection.


Dale Jensen, a member of the advisory board for the Rake School, initiated the collaboration with Norman Seeff. The goal was to organize a presentation where Seeff could share his insights into the creative process and its connection to human emotions. The presentation aimed to inspire students to embrace the unknown, step out of their comfort zones, and engage in intimate, personal experiences.


The hybrid livestream seminar featured a Zoom call with students from the University of Nebraska, full production integrated into the platform, and remote control of the presentation from Alberta, Canada. Norman Seeff delivered the seminar from California, providing an immersive experience despite geographical barriers.

The seminar began with introductions from Dale Jensen and Norman Seeff, followed by an interactive discussion on the creative process, emotions, and the importance of embracing uncertainty. Seeff encouraged students to share their personal experiences during the pandemic, exploring how isolation affected their connections with others and their creative endeavors.


The hybrid livestream seminar was a success, with students actively participating in the conversation and embracing the challenges of connecting with others through a digital platform. The event demonstrated the potential of technology to bridge the gap between remote attendees, fostering a sense of community and inspiring personal growth.


This case study highlights the importance of leveraging technology to create engaging and interactive learning experiences in a remote setting. The collaboration with Norman Seeff showcased the power of human connection and creativity, providing valuable insights for students and educators alike. As the world continues to adapt to new ways of learning and working, it is essential to explore innovative solutions that inspire growth, connection, and personal development.

Pathway to the Heart

Navigating Life with Empathy and Insight

Ryan Perez’s book “Pathway To The Heart” is a profound and inspiring journey through his life, marked by personal and neurodevelopmental challenges, including family turmoil and struggles with Autism, Dyslexia, and ADHD. His narrative delves into overcoming bullying, the transformative power of mentorship and community support, and the journey towards embracing his neurodiversity. Ryan’s entrepreneurial spirit shines through as he turns adversity into opportunity, underlining his philosophy of using the heart as a guide. This book is not just a personal memoir but a beacon of hope and resilience, offering valuable insights into the importance of resilience, adaptability, and the strength found in one’s unique life path.