We worked with CPTV to create two hour-long documentaries about how we get clean water in Connecticut, how it gets taken away and why all that is so important. These two clips show our use of drone footage to highlight the vast beauty of our reservoir system and the Connecticut River, which is recovering after years of being a receptacle for untreated wastwater.
In our project with the City University of New York's Macaulay Honors College, we helped students learn about critical thinking skills for a course called Science Forward.
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.
We love all the work we've done with foundations and nonprofit organizations. So we made a demo reel that we hope will inspire others to tell their stories through video.
Get a peek into the stories of a wounded soldier who gets a new lease on life from a guide dog ... a school that's turning the tide of hopelessness for girls in Kenya ... a returning war veteran struggling with single motherhood ... and a legendary actor with a big heart and an extraordinary vision.
The challenge: Produce nearly 900 videos – each explaining a single vocabulary word -- to accompany a series of middle school textbooks for publisher William H. Sadlier.
The solution: We think of ourselves as problem-solvers. With a limited amount of time and no budget to hire actors, we devised a series of short skits that could be shot quickly. We then found a local children’s theater group to participate. Using props and as much humor as possible, we delivered a series of fun videos that students will learn from and remember.
The challenge: Produce a documentary exploring the challenges facing the newspaper industry through the eyes of one struggling Connecticut newspaper.
The solution: We like to take initiative. This project didn’t come from a client, nor did it have funding. Inspired by an article about the imminent closure of The Bristol Press, we decided the newspaper’s journey and its larger implications just made a great story. We captured the story as it unfolded – from capturing a quiet newsroom on Christmas Eve to covering press conferences when government officials tried to step in. We found a partner in Connecticut Public Television and ultimately won an Emmy award for On Deadline: Is Time Running Out for the Press?.
The challenge: Provide Human Relations Media with a program that will warn high school students across the country about the dangers of abusing prescription drugs.
The solution: We always consider our audience. We know kids like to hear from other kids, so we found real teenagers who had struggled with prescription drug abuse. Then we had them talk with one another in a group about their experiences. We enhanced the show with music video techniques and cutting-edge graphics.
The challenge: Explain The Hartford’s loss control operations to internal and external audiences.
Our solution: We believe any concept can be interesting. The key, in this case, was department director Al Relyea. His passion for the job came through as he explained how the devastation of the Great Chicago Fire spurred an entire industry to help businesses prevent losses. We got a behind-the-scenes look at The Hartford’s labs to show how they protect all kinds of companies – from theater production troupes to golf ball manufacturers.
The challenge: Help the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future to enhance the image of the nursing profession and recruit new nurses, in the face of a severe nursing shortage.
Our solution: We say doing research pays off. So we auditioned about 70 nurses and selected six with the most compelling stories to tell. Then we offered a glimpse into their lives on and off the job, including one woman who gave up a high-powered career in international business to follow a passion to become an ER nurse.