Challenge: A Big Ask on a Tight Timeline
Our team loves a good challenge, and the Portland Chamber of Commerce was happy to oblige. Just a few weeks before their annual awards, they reached out to us to produce spotlight videos highlighting the work of each awardee. These award recipients included high-profile founders, partners and CEO’s from across the business community, and each video needed to also feature voiceovers from a host of other community leaders. That meant filming the city’s busiest people during the last throes of a pandemic, all in less than a month.
Solution: Fix it in “Pre”
Our team took on the mammoth task of planning, coordinating and executing several shoots with Maine’s elite leaders with minimal time for client reviews and limited access to subjects. So we leaned heavily into detailed pre-production, complete with pre-vis materials, social distance measures, at-home recording plans and complex call-sheets catering to limited schedules. To top it all off, our team had to ensure disparate shots and audio would edit seamlessly together for a cohesive, striking experience.
Outcome: An Event to Remember
Our team delivered five distinct spotlight videos, which served as the centerpiece of the Chamber’s event, in less than a month. Each film featured a distinct tone to complement the personalities of the award recipients while matching the high production value and celebratory energy of the evening. It’s no exaggeration to say that the audience laughed and cried with each new spotlight video, and we were proud that the evening’s organizers insisted that the final product made for the best event to date.