Photo submitted – Dave Warner (left) and Tanner Jaquay (a Little Falls High School Senior) livestream a Herkimer Originals basketball game during the 2022-2023 season.

The Creative Outpost interns are back and ready to stream another team’s home games this summer, as the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs kick off their season opener at home on Thursday night, June 1st, against the Utica Blue Sox.

The Creative Outpost is a non-profit 501c3 organization focused on creative content, film, and media education. Its intern program exposes participants to vital broadcast media skills such as video editing, graphics operation, teleprompter operation, camera work, commercial creation, and the direction and production of live streaming events.

Creative Outpost Executive Director Dave Warner stated, “We kicked this program off last fall when Scott Flansburg, owner of the ABA basketball team called the Herkimer Originals, asked us to live stream all their home games. He even went so far as to allow one of our interns to do play-by-play and analysis for each of the games.”

“We had six interns involved in the program, and hundreds of people could view the team from two different angles. From everything we’ve heard, it was a huge success,” he said. “The team owner was happy, and so were the fans.”

Travis Heiser, the owner of the Diamond Dawgs, was on-hand during several of those games and asked if the Creative Outpost could also produce the team’s home games.

“I had a chance to see the response from the Originals fans, and I wanted an opportunity to provide that same kind of experience for our fans and the player’s parents and friends from around the country, who might not be able to make the game.”

Warner stated, “We’ve invested a lot in the equipment, technology, and training of our interns so that we can give have a real professional feel to the game. We’ll put a headset on the current play-by-play caller, Pete Pagliaro, and then have a home plate camera, one on the first base line and another on the third base side.”

Interns will be working the cameras along the sideline and producing the show from inside the press box, selecting the camera angles that people see, as well as playing commercials for the sponsors.

Heiser said, “It’s great to see these high school and college students get involved in this kind of activity. It’s giving them some real-world experience and an opportunity to put something on their resume that is very unique.”

“Putting this kind of production on for each game is a lot of work, but I love the fact that this kind of experience can change students’ lives if it’s a positive one. We learned a lot during that season with the Originals, and if they want us back, we’ll be even better next season,” stated Warner.

If you can’t make the Diamond Dawgs game in person, you can view the game on their website at

Have an Apple TV or Roku device? You can view the games there by searching for Creative Outpost and then loading the app.

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