I’m still here; a desperate title to my latest entry, and one to define a peculiar and surreal time in my career. How in the world can I still be working into the 7th month of international travel restrictions? Answer: I’m privileged to have clients that look to me to tell their stories and communicate their crucial work to donors, stakeholders and the public at large. Here are a few highlights of videos I’ve edited and produced over the last few months. The majority of the shots were mined from my footage archive, with a bit of supplement from Pond5.
The above piece was made for Corus International, a new ensemble of organizations working to end extreme poverty by harnessing the combined powers of the private for-profit and development-aid sectors. This is currently airing in ads on LinkedIn in order to introduce the new umbrella organization to professionals working in international development.
This DRTV (Direct Response Television) commercial aired on cable TV across the US this summer to raise funds for ChildFund’s efforts to alleviate the hunger caused by recent lockdowns around the globe.
Lutheran World Relief is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of its founding this year (along with the United Nations, I might add). This video recounts the organization’s founding to respond to the humanitarian crisis after World War II, spurring donors to continue to support unreached neighbors in need throughout the world.
As an organization focused on children and youth living in poverty, ChildFund highlighted International Youth Day with the video above. Using their mobile phones, youth from places like Brazil, Philippines and Indonesia tell how COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns are impacting their lives and education. It’s a reminder that while we’re facing a global pandemic, it’s the world’s poorest that have been affected the most.