Video

We love the art and craft of filmmaking -- and we love the storytelling possibilities it allows.

 We get entrepreneurs (we've been there).  We get corporate (been there, too).  And most recently, we've been honored to give back via our work with a non-profit social impact organization.   Yup -- on it.

Here's a bit of our most recent work.

Creative brief: our client wanted a series of short videos describing his approach to psychotherapy for use on his new web site. This is the final cut of all pieces as one longer clip. What was especially delightful was our collaboration.

In addition to our regular work, we now provide stock footage like this through Shutterstock.

This 4K aerial work was done in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

Creative brief: Our client wanted to introduce a new web-based service and asked us to create the launch video. 

Creative brief: short web ad for a career fair aimed at recent graduates.

 

Creative brief: 3 minute short introducing local small business owner (guitar instruction and recording studio) which tells a story of competence, passion, approachability, and fun. The one simple declarative sentence we aimed for whenever a potential student sees the video: "I want to go THERE!" Technical notes: Canon 5D Mk II, Panasonic GH2, Arri Fresnel lighting, Rode NTG-2 on boom into Zoom H4n.

 

We were delighted to partner with North Light Community Center on this PSA and enter it into the 2014 Philly doGooder Hackathon, where it was selected as a finalist! A safe haven in Manayunk since 1936, North Light Community Center serves some 3,000 Philadelphia neighbors annually through a variety of programs for children, teens and families. Buildings and streets don’t make a neighborhood; people do. Original score by Sidewalk Atlas. Technical notes: a pair of Canon SL1's; Zoom H4n; variety of diffusers and reflectors; variety of Canon glass.

Sequence shot for a European film production company as part of a larger commission

 

Creative brief: Demonstrate utility of a new heat relief product for audiences far beyond initial target. Focus on specific use cases with different actors in different settings, integrated with still product shots using rostrum/Ken Burns effect. Use rapid pace, many edits, edgier music, multiple camera angles, lenses, locations. Technical notes: shot with Canon 5D Mk II, multiple L lenses, Cartoni Focus tripod and fluid head in ambient light

Creative brief: capture the community effort to build a new playground at North Light Community Center. This clip was used as part of an internal communication for a major pharmaceutical company whose employees volunteered their time to the effort. We used a Panasonic GH4 with Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm lens set at f/5.6, ISO 200

Test footage with Canon Rebel SL1 and EF-S 55-250mm IS STM lens

We did an assignment for planet5D, one of the premier digital video blogs.  Here's B-roll for one of our equipment reviews.

Winning Entry for whadif Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter Pet Concierge Campaign by Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions

Another winning entry -- one of four finalists -- for the "NAPA Salutes the Military" campaign by whadif?  Delighted that our work resonated so well with NAPA's target audience.  We had an absolute blast bringing the concept to life.


 

Creative brief: Engage target audience (hot-flashing peri-menopausal and menopausal women) to visit the e-commerce web site for a new hot flash relief product. Use humor, location, and era to overcome buyer objections and reframe menopause in a more empowering way. Technical notes: Shot with a Canon 5D Mk II, ambient light. Music by Frank Sinatra


 

Creative brief: Leverage a seasonal event (Mother's Day) to engage target audience (hot-flashing peri-menopausal and menopausal women) to generate traffic to a new hot flash relief product web site. Use humor, authenticity (between mother and daughter) color palette and contrasts to overcome buyer objections and reframe menopause in a more empowering way. Technical notes: shot with Canon 5D Mk II with Canon 28-70L/2.8; audio recording with Zoom H4n with Rode NTG-2 on boom