Happy 18th Disability Day, GCDD

And we're happy at SplendidVid that we've been along for so many of the Disability Day festivities since 1999. We crafted a touching tribute to those 18 years.  It serves as a memorial to the 18 years of activities at the state capitol in Atlanta, Georgia.  The folks at the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities will...

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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA

July 26, 2015 The Americans with Disabilities Act is a landmark piece of legislation that mandated changes in everything from sidewalks to doorways. What it really accomplished, though, was providing freedom and independence to millions of people. 25 years later, we helped tell the story of the nationwide commemorations of...

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SplendidVid tapped again for high fashion client

Fivesse liked our videos so much for its initial rollout of high fashion, high concept, utilitarian gym bags for busy women, they picked us to trumpet the addition of a new product line: beach bags.   We think they are onto something by going after educated professional women. Women earn nearly 60% of undergraduate degrees in the...

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3-D graphic used to tell complex Superfund site story

3-D graphic illustrates complex Superfund cleanup in Houston Ship Channel

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SplendidVid delivers high fashion video for high fashion client

Our latest client Fivesse makes unique gym bags and accessories for women and asked us to create videos which capture that uniqueness. So we reviewed videos of the competition, crafted copy and a video look to reflect their branding philosophy and created a striking animated graphic look out of their logo. (Sounds like ad agency work,...

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SplendidVid video makes a difference in someone’s life

"No dessert could have been as sweet," blogs Doris A. Fuller, Executive Director of Treatment Advocacy Center, about the success Eric Smith is having in his courageous battle against mental illness. We at SplendidVid are thrilled too. The video we wrote and produced for Treatment Advocacy Center was instrumental in Eric's receiving proper treatment. Eric and his...

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Hard-hitting look at the case against Chevron in Ecuador

We produced this video for Chevron's 2013 annual shareholder meeting in California, then produced versions in Spanish and Portuguese for Chevron websites. SplendidVid helped write the piece, found all the voice talent, produced the graphics and edited all three versions. We produced these videos on a tight deadline, making all the complex pieces come together...

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Junkman’s Daughter taps SplendidVid for massive holiday advertising campaign

Venerable Atlanta retailer Junkman’s Daughter, the renowned, independent retail cornerstone of Atlanta’s Little 5 Points shopping district, picked us to create a TV spot for a huge marketing push on Comcast Atlanta. The task: in one evening of shooting,  capture the depth and breadth of the 10,000 square foot store, an Atlanta institution since 1982. Funky fashion and footware, unusual gadgets and gizmos, costumes and accessories, all in thirty seconds. Impossible!

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Can you be so sick you don’t know you’re sick?

One of the biggest "gee whiz" responses from our first project for the DC-based non-profit, Treatment Advocacy Center, concerned the brain condition known as "anosognosia." It took me a while to learn how to pronounce it correctly, but it keeps a person from understanding his or her illness. It's been documented in those with Alzheimer's...

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Creative Thank you videos

Kennesaw State University in Georgia is one of our favorite partners. We have worked on a series of fund-raising videos with them. One of the challenges of any capitol campaign involves creating appropriate 'thank you's" that get noticed. The first example below shows...

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Kennesaw State University – creating recognition

Kennesaw State University had a brand recognition problem. It is the third largest university in the state of Georgia. But people were unfamiliar with it, its growth and its transformation from a commuter school to a live-on-campus with a robust community and academic life.

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A difficult social issue and a possible solution

How should we deal with the mentally ill among us who are not receiving treatment? It's a delicate issue. We've become used to seeing mental illness around us - homeless people in vacant lots and under highway overpasses. We see the headlines when behavior turns violent. Tucson. Blacksburg. Carson City. Even back to the assassination attempt...

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Newell Rubbermaid

The SplendidVid team is particularly proud of our 2011 version of the Newell Rubbermaid presentation video. We were provided a series of power point images, logos and stills and turned it into a rocking animated show opener.

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Stories told in the first person: Georgia Council on Development Disabilities

The concept was to show people with disabilities as just that: People.

So GCDD and SplendidVid produced a mini-documentary on the 40th anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1971 that looked back at 40 years of change, examined the lives of people with disabilities today and looked ahead to the challenges that remain.

All in the words of those who live with disabilities.

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Treatment Advocacy Center

What to do about the mentally ill among us who are not receiving treatment? Here’s a possible solution from Treatment Advocacy Center.

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Lifehouse “All In”

Task:  Shoot and edit new music video for Lifehouse.

Process: Intense collaboration with band management, label and director Jesse James Dupree for quick turnaround.

Outcome: Prominent placement and multiple airings on music platforms around the world.

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Dallas Austin

Task: Collaborate with Dallas Austin to create series of videos for the Dallas Austin Experience live shows.

Process: Shoot HD footage and acquire appropriate stock footage for three- to five-minute videos shown on high-tech large screens during concert. Ten weeks from start to finish.

Outcome: Videos currently in use.

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Big Company Webvideo

This video, commissioned by our friends at Edelman, was shot, edited and web ready in less than 48 hours. Amazing, huh?

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Corporate Presentation

Here’s a video commissioned by our friends at Edelman for an important corporate meeting at a Fortune 500 company.

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SplendidVid webvideo – talk directly to your customers

You might find it hard to believe, but this video was conceived and produced in just a couple of days. That’s how we can deliver high quality video at reasonable cost. We have years of experience organizing efficient shooting and editing schedules and we know how to work well with your creative team to tell your story in a unique and compelling way. Contact us to find out what we can do to help solve your webvideo problems.

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SplendidVid: All you need to know in 44 seconds

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The DocuSpot: Our Innovation

We at SplendidVid have come up with the innovative DocumentarySpot, a completely natural and truthful way to expose products.

The concept uses real people who use real products in real life- a solution for advertisers and marketers who are looking for a less contrived way to appeal to customers.

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Everwell.com

Client: Everwell.com, a medical media company which produces video medical profiles for viewing in  physicians’ waiting rooms.

Task: Inspirational medical profiles on a strict budget.

Process: Discipline to organize a self-contained one day shoot, one day writing, two days editing.

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Church’s Chicken

Task: Educate Church’s Chicken employees on issues related to the bird flu.

Process: Produce and shoot video of real Church’s employees learning best practices for healthy and safe food preparation with background interviews with CDC experts.

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Chevron

Chevron: The Real story of Texaco Petroleum in Ecuador
Task: Tell Chevron’s side of the story regarding one of the largest lawsuits in history, which claims Texaco (later purchased by Chevron) polluted the Amazon region of Ecuador while drilling for oil. Many international news organizations covered the story, including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg News.

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Uncle Dave Dougherty, a classic banjo player

Task: Create a music video and music CD with limited budget.

Process: Two birds with one stone: one-day, four camera-shoot of  a live performance,  mixed on the fly, two days of editing.

Outcome: Professionally shot and mixed DVD and audio CD which has been released.

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CleanSkies.tv and The Sierra Club

Task: Turn The Sierra Club’s syndicated radio program into TV for use on CleanSkies.tv, an internet only news channel specializing in environmental and energy issues.

Process: Work with Sierra Club to identify Sierra Club resources which were visual and self-contained. Shape these resources into short blocks of TV programming.

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Susan G. Komen For The Cure

Task: Create a documentary based on complicated research and government studies to highlight issues important to the organization.

Process: Analyze the research to articulate a story line. In this case, the issue was communities which have a higher-than-average breast cancer mortality rate.

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Georgia Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities

Task: Produce and shoot on a tight budget a video profiling people who benefit from the Council’s work, highlighting the organization’s major legislative rally.

Process: Two days shooting, three days editing.

Outcome: Five-minute video for web use on many disability- oriented internet sites, in addition to DVD distribution.

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ChoicePoint

Task: Explain the varied ways ChoicePoint’s information technology and database solutions benefit society. The need arose after a high profile data breach at ChoicePoint.

Process: Produce, shoot and edit a video to be distributed to state and federal decision-makers as well as ChoicePoint stockholders and business partners prior to the start of Congressional and legislative hearings on data security.

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TNT Network for NASCAR

Task: Edit series of features for TNT NASCAR telecasts chronicling behind the scene process of staging a NASCAR race in each race city for nascar.com.

Process: Travel to six NASCAR locations, produce, shoot and edit self-contained pieces specific to each location in four days.

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Michelle Malone

Task: Produce, direct and edit music video for “Feather in a Hurricane

Process: Work with artist to conceptualize video. Shoot time one day; edit time four days.

Outcome: Critically-acclaimed video airing nationally

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