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Lyman Orchards: A Story 275 Years in the Making

When it comes to a story, Lyman Orchards' is long and varied. For 275 years, the Lyman family has owned the same land, bringing it from a small family farm to a thriving organization that offers pick-your-own, retail, golf courses, corn mazes and more. We at Kinetic Media were proud to help tell that story of a special place in Connecticut with a tradition kept alive by so many generations.

 

 

 

The Nurse Effect: How Nurses Have Impacted Patients' Lives

Happy Nurses Week! Our latest production for Johnson & Johnson's Campaign for Nursing's Future is "The Nurse Effect," a series of videos where we hear about the ways nurses have impacted the lives of patients.

From Tom, who is living with HIV, to Julie, whose mother was in hospice care, these patients all shared personal and powerful stories that serve as a reminder of how important to our health and wellbeing. They become family members, counselors, confidantes and friends.

It was an honor to meet all the patients and nurses who participated. We saw plenty of happy tears and reunions!

Go here to see all the videos.

 

 

 

 

Kinetic Media receives three Emmy nominations in 2016

Happy to announce the Kinetic Media team has been nominated for three New England Emmy Awards!

"Waterworks," Part One and Part Two, were nominated in the categories of Societal Concerns Program/Special and Environmental, respectively. Both shows document how central Connecticut residents get a most precious resource -- water, and what happens to that water once its been used. For more info visit ctwaterworks.org.

"Keys to the Sky," about Pratt & Whitney's 90 years of history and legacy in the world of aviation, was nominated in Historical/Cultural Program/Special category. For more info visit keystothesky.org.

All three were produced with Connecticut Public Television.

Congrats to John O'Neill, director/producer, and Katie Warchut, writer/producer!

To see the full list visit newenglandemmy.org. The winners will be announced June 4.

The Water Life Cycle: Cleaning Wastewater for the Future premieres Tue. Nov. 24

Each year significant rain events force millions of gallons of combined storm water and untreated sewage into Connecticut rivers and streams. An ambitious project now underway, however, will improve our wastewater treatment systems and significantly reduce those overflows. 

Kinetic Media's latest production with CPTV -- Part Two of the documentary series Water Works -- details the important effort that goes into treating wastewater and keeping untreated sewage out of fresh water sources.

Tune in to CPTV for the premiere Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m.

 

 

Meeting tiny humans and the doctors and nurses who help bring them into the world

Adorable newborns. Excited new moms. Passionate doctors and nurses.

We got to see it all in our project with Stamford Hospital as they showcase their maternity services and help patients learn what to expect when they have their baby, from planning for possible complications to a healthy labor and delivery or a visit to the neonatal intensive care unit.

We enjoyed working with everyone and wish all the best to the new families! 

Our video about Having Your Baby at Stamford can be found here. To learn about Stamford's high risk pregnancy services, visit this page. And see our video about NICU services at Stamford here.

 

 

 

'Keys to the Sky' premieres tonight

CPTV's original documentary "Keys to the Sky" -- produced by Kinetic Media's John O'Neill -- premieres tonight at 8 p.m.

On Pratt & Whitney's 90th anniversary, the program tells the story of how the company helped to create the modern aviation industry while building the best aircraft engines in the world.

It examines the company’s origins and Rentschler’s revolutionary “Wasp,” the air-cooled radial engine that was immediately adopted for use by the US military.

And it tells the story of how commercial airlines, using Pratt & Whitney engines, began to make the world a smaller place as passengers could reach places they never had before.

If you miss it, tune in Monday, November 16 at 10 p.m. or Tuesday, December 15 at 8 p.m.

For more info visit keystothesky.org.

 

Our new CPTV program explores Pratt & Whitney's 'Keys to the Sky'

The history of aviation is full of stories – romance and danger, risks and successes. It is a testament to achieving what had once seemed impossible.

But before the industry could truly take off, it needed a proper foundation.

Frederick Rentschler had an early vision for that foundation, saying “the best airplane could only be designed around the best engine.”

Our latest collaboration with CPTV, "Keys to the Sky," explores Pratt & Whitney's 90 years of innovation and its role in our history of flight.

Learn more at keystothesky.org and stay tuned for the air date!

 

 

Helping students see science as a lens on the world

We're really excited to share a series of videos we worked hard this summer producing for The City University of New York's Macaulay Honors College. Part of a course called Science Forward, the videos help encourage critical thinking skills in various subject areas. Our videos for Season 2 include: Astronomy, Geology, Animal Communication, Water, Drug Discovery and Development, Tools of Seeing and Scientific Uncertainty.

We got to meet scientists who are studying deadly marine snails to develop new drugs. We learned about how birds practicing new songs can help us understand how babies begin to speak. And we traveled all around New York City, shooting in Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Plumb Beach, the New York Botancial Garden and more.

A huge thanks to the CUNY executive producers Lisa Brundage, Kelly O'Donnell and Joseph Ugoretz and Season 2 host, Astrophysicist Summer Ash.

To see all the videos, go to: http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/scienceforward/videos/

 

 

Water Works airs tonight on CPTV

When you turn on your faucet for water, do you ever wonder how it got there? 

It's no easy feat, as you'll learn when our documentary “Water Works: Bringing Pure, Clean Water to Connecticut” airs tonight, at 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television.

Kinetic Media's John O'Neill is the mastermind behind the program (AKA director and producer), which focuses on the Metropolitan Water District in Central Connecticut, while Rosemary O'Neill worked her magic writing the script. Katie Warchut was also a producer.

Get another sneak peek here, featuring some of our cool drone footage.