UIC College of Dentistry: Obesity Prevention Training
Rush Powers Media collaborated with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry to produce a series of obesity prevention training videos that have been incorporated into their curriculum. The scripted scenarios portrayed in each of the four videos demonstrate examples of how dentistry professionals could help address the issue of childhood obesity. Our role in the project included collaborating with the UIC College of Dentistry to determine the shoot strategy, shooting each scenario with a three-camera setup, video editing, motion graphics creation, and delivery of each finished video.
Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA: Addressing Patient Concerns
In conjunction with Rush University Medical Center, Rush Powers Media contracted with Sports Medicine/Orthopedic specialist Dr. Brian Cole to produce five promotional videos for his website, CartilageDoc.org. The videos provide a general overview of his practice, as well as address more specific topics and patient concerns. Our role in the project included shooting the interview with Dr. Cole, collaborating with him to determine how the content should be used, storytelling/video editing and delivery of the finished clips. We also created a list of footage that we felt would best illustrate the interview content we shot, and played an advisory role to the resident in Dr. Cole’s practice who captured all of the footage in clinic, rehabilitation and surgical settings.
Rush Powers Media collaborated with Carolyn Grisko & Associates, a strategic communications firm, to produce a 10-minute public installation video for Gift of Hope’s National Donate Life Month campaign in April 2011. The video was originally installed in The Thompson Center in downtown Chicago, then continued to be publicly displayed around the state of Illinois for the remainder of 2011. Our responsibilities on the project included creative development, motion graphics creation, video editing and delivery of the final video as an HD file for display. (Note: This was a video-only project. There is no sound.)
The Rush Powers Media team developed this highlight video so prospective and existing clients could quickly gain insight into the type of video production work we do and our general approach to video storytelling. The video uses images from RPM-produced projects, text/graphics and music to provide a snapshot of the services we offer.
Rush Powers Media collaborated with marketing and communications company Agency360 to produce this video for Hawthorne Race Course to recap the atmosphere and activities at their annual Camel and Ostrich Race event. The video was used as content for Hawthorne’s social media outlets. Our role in the project included shooting video coverage of the event, music and video editing, and motion graphics creation.
For their 2011 Calling All Communities campaign, U.S. Cellular awarded a total of $1 million to the 18 schools across the country who garnered the most votes. Three of the winning schools were in northern Illinois. Rush Powers Media was hired by Carolyn Grisko & Associates, a strategic communications firm, to shoot footage and interviews at the parties that U.S. Cellular threw at each Illinois school to celebrate their $50,000 awards. We then quickly edited the footage into short, event highlights videos that were posted on U.S. Cellular’s website.
Rush Powers Media produced a quarterly e-newsletter video for Carolyn Grisko & Associates, a strategic communications firm. Our involvement included creative development, shooting, video editing and delivery of the finished product in a web-ready format.
GreenMark Public Relations hired Rush Powers Media to shoot and edit footage for their client, the Nature Conservancy. After spending a half day documenting a group of Chinese scientists’ visit to the Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, we edited and delivered the footage as a b-roll package in HD for broadcast news coverage and as web-ready file for online promotional campaigns.
Rush Powers Media produced this promotional storytelling/recruitment video for Illinois Early Childhood Fellows. The video is a web-only companion piece that conveys the experience of being an IECF fellow and mentor, and the kind of person who would make a good candidate for the fellowship. Instead of being a detailed overview about the program, this video supplemented the information on the IECF website. Our role included creative development, shooting, video editing and delivering the finished clip in a web-ready format.
Marketing and communications company Agency360 hired Rush Powers Media to produce a series of 10 videos to enhance the Illinois Revenue & Jobs Alliance campaign in support of legislative bill SB 1849. The videos included a series of interviews with horse owners whose horses compete at Illinois race tracks and Illinois union leaders, plus corresponding b-roll footage. Our role included creative development, interviewing, shooting, video editing, motions graphics creation, and delivery in a web-ready format.
The Center for Public Integrity 20th Anniversary Video
The Center for Public Integrity hired Rush Powers Media to produce a promotional video for their 20th anniversary. The primary audience for the video is current and potential funders. Our involvement included creative development, shooting interviews and b-roll, video capturing web pages, acquiring footage, video editing and storytelling, and delivering the finished product on DVD and in a web-ready format.
Rush Powers Media produced three video clips for the award ceremony at the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management’s 12th annual symposium. After the finalists in each category were announced, the winner was revealed via the video clip playing on two large screens in the banquet room. Urban Initiatives was the 2011 Excellent Emerging Organization winner. The winners received their clip on DVD and in a web-ready format for use in future communications efforts. Our role in the project included script writing, voice-over recording, video editing, graphics/text animating and delivering the finished product in multiple formats.
The Bridge Youth & Family Services: Axelson Award Winner
Rush Powers Media produced three video clips for the award ceremony at the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management’s 11th annual symposium. After the finalists in each category were announced, the winner was revealed via the video clip playing on two large screens in the auditorium. The Bridge Youth & Family Services was the 2010 Alford-Axelson Award (Small Category) winner. The winners received their clip on DVD and in a web-ready format for use in future communications efforts. Our role in the project included script writing, voice-over recording, video editing, graphics/text animating and delivering the finished product in multiple formats.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education Event Coverage
Rush Powers Media was hired by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Education to cover their three-part World Class Education Colloquium Series. Each colloquium included the recording of the keynote speeches and a panel discussion, plus we recorded sit-down interviews with several of the key attendees at the events. We edited the footage down into shorter, more web-friendly clips and added PowerPoint slides, text IDs, graphics and music when appropriate. The clip above is a 7-minute overview of the highlights during the first colloquium’s keynote speeches and panel discussion.
During his time as Supervising Producer of Sprint TV’s SEE Music—a music television channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones—Dave Powers oversaw the writing and editing of hundreds of daily news segments. Occasionally, he’d also write and post produce segments, which was the case with this story about rock band Framing Hanley’s popular cover of rapper Lil Wayne’s smash hit “Lollipop.” The segment includes a portion of a SEE Music phone interview with Framing Hanley’s frontman, Nixon.
Rush Powers Media collaborated with Tandemodus—a brand strategy and graphic design firm—to produce video clips for IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s) first-ever online student orientation site. Our involvement included shooting/directing/audio, animating graphics, editing video and delivering five clips—including this student-hosted section on academics—in a web-ready format.