Sample Group 1: Finished Program Excerpts

Please find details below for three of the videos from which excerpts were used to create the finished program excerpt reel.

Deepwater Horizon Texas Restoration Project

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Production objective(s), intended audience and credits:
As the most devastating oil spill in U.S. waters to date, the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) disaster left a significantly negative impact on our environment, particularly in the Gulf States. As one of the lead trustees, the Department of Interior (DOI) is involved in a number of projects for the DWH Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) initiative. To support the initiative, the DOI awarded a project to our partner and prime contractor, Pathways 2 Solutions, Inc. (PW2S) to provide professional photography, videography and post production services to augment its current stock of photos and to produce short videos for public outreach purposes. PW2S partnered with iostudio to shoot high definition aerial video at five U.S Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges located in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas, and to produce six videos for the public to understand the significant events that occurred at each of the many locations affected by the DWH oil spill.

The videos are to be placed on the DOI’s website and used during multimedia presentations, meetings and other outreach events. The intended audience includes the portion of the public that is interested in Gulf restoration, are invested in the Gulf and have already made an effort to visit the DOI’s websites and follow their social media. The videos intent are to help the audience understand that the DOI is taking an active role in restoring and protecting “public trust resources,” not only for wildlife and wild lands, but for the benefit of coastal communities and the Gulf States.

The first video focuses on the Laguna Atascosa and McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge Restoration projects in Texas. It consists of ground and aerial cinematography in addition to still photography. On-camera interviews drive the narrative, and sweeping aerial shots combined with impactful stills pulled from the footage capture the DOI’s vision to provide access and education for the public to understand the significant events that occurred at the locations affected by the DWH oil spill.

Credits:

  • Zack Wilson, Producer/Director/Principal Photographer
  • Monica Waller, Cinematographer/Video Editor
  • Greg Giblin, Cinematographer/Video Editor
  • Music sourced from the License Lab

Production medium and format with detailed information about camera(s) used in each video excerpt:
This piece was shot with a Canon DX Mark II (in 4k), a Canon 5d Mark III, and GoPro Hero 5. We used the DJI Phantom 4 drone to capture expansive aerial shots and recorded all interviews with Sennheiser shotgun mics and wireless lay kits, as well as a Zoom Hn6 audio recorder.

Hillsdale Kirby Center Five-Year Anniversary

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Production objective(s), intended audience and credits:
Hillsdale College is an elite, private, liberal arts institution in Michigan, founded on the principles of civil and religious liberties and the belief that learning is fundamental to upholding those liberties. Hillsdale came to iostudio to create a video for the five-year anniversary of its Kirby Center, a remote Hillsdale campus in Washington, DC.

We developed a concept to be filmed documentary style, that would celebrate the accomplishments of the center. The primary audience included funding partners and the video would showcase how their investments, both monetary and through time and engagement, are actively supporting future leaders of America. 

Interview subjects included Hillsdale employees and prominent figures in the nation’s capital. Our team lit and filmed the interviews so that they came through with intimate warmth, showing their heartfelt passion for promoting education around the principles of the Constitution. Using natural lighting we dramatically framed historic landmarks and footage of the Kirby Center, capturing powerful b-roll. The narrative was driven by soundbites from the interviews, and footage was seamlessly edited into an award winning video–a confident and educated rally cry to supporters that fosters a sense of respect and appreciation for the institution’s past, building on itself to lead into the future.

Credits:

  • Zack Wilson, Producer/Director/Principal Photographer
  • Monica Waller, Cinematographer/Video Editor
  • Music sourced from the License Lab

Production medium and format with detailed information about camera(s) used in each video excerpt:
The Kirby Center video was shot with Canon 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III cameras with Zeiss cinema lenses, and filmed utilizing a combination of natural and production lighting to capture compelling footage. Interview subjects were bathed in a mixture of soft light and natural light through windows. B-roll was filmed with the most dramatic light of any given day – morning and later afternoon “golden hour” into early evening.

MARSOC Heritage 

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Production objective(s), intended audience and credits:
Though it’s the youngest special operations force in the Department of Defense, MARSOC draws its lineage from the Marine Raiders–an elite special operations force in World War II feared by Axis forces. As MARSOC planned celebrations for its 10th anniversary, the command sought to tell the Raiders backstory. Recognizing our knack for storytelling, MARSOC’s lead agency, SAIC, hired iostudio.

Our solution was to interview past and current Raiders on camera to capture their sense of service, patriotism and unprecedented grit. We told the Raiders’ story, weaving in connections to the modern-day Raiders currently serving operationally around the globe. We also worked with the National Archives and Records Administration to secure exclusive photographs and film of Raiders training and fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II.

In the intensive post-production phase, our team removed the color from the new footage to create a consistent viewer experience when interspersed with the historic footage and photography. Additionally, we applied animation and other visual effects to bring the past to life.

Credits:

  • Zack Wilson, Producer/Director/Principal Photographer
  • Monica Waller, Cinematographer/Video Editor
  • Music sourced from the License Lab

Production medium and format with detailed information about camera(s) used in each video excerpt:
Interviews were shot with professional DSLRs, the Canon 5D Mark III and 7D. We combined these with archival footage from WWII with access granted by various agency partners, and footage we’d previously shot with professional DSLRs.



 

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