Getting Down to the Story
A little while back, we were asked by the Petaluma Community Foundation to produce a tribute video for Daymon Doss, the retiring Director of the Petaluma Health Care District. And while a tribute can range from a simple slide show to a full-scale pull-out-all-the-stops production, it’s very doable to take a simple, yet rich approach to telling a person’s story using interviews or voiceover in conjunction with photos and archival film footage. It’s all in knowing what questions to ask and how to follow interesting threads in someone’s life, and then putting our skills to work to condense everything down into an entertaining, compact story.
This is the tribute video we produced to honor Daymon. We hope you enjoy it.
It really makes sense for first responders (police officers, firefighters and others) to live in the communities that they serve. The community benefits from a quick response time and from the personal connection that comes from being an actual resident and not an “outsider.” Unfortunately, the cost of housing is Sonoma County is high, making it extremely difficult if not impossible for these service providers to live in the communities in which they work. The Housing Land Trust model directly answers that challenge. At their request, we produced this video profiling two first responders and their families, and how one community directly benefits from the Housing Land Trust’s model of affordable housing. We are pleased to present that video here and invite you to contact them to find out more about supporting their efforts.
One of the things video is so good at is paying honest tribute to the people who work with us and for us, and doing it in a way that touches the hearts of those who view it. Sutter Health is a quite a large organization, but one that really values its employees and staff, and we’ve been privileged to work with several hospitals within the Sutter system over the years to produce videos for their annual local Employee Service Awards gatherings.
For Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital’s Service Awards banquet honoring those with work anniversaries in 2016, we produced this tribute video using employee photos as well as images dating back to their hire years to help transport everyone back to when it began for each of this year’s honorees. We hope you enjoy it.