Educating Communities for Parenting, Pew, Mendelssohn Club, & CAEL

As we plow along into February, we find ourselves with full weeks of filming, editing, and graphic design, but yet more in front of us than behind. This past week and the week ahead mostly focus on local arts, culture, education, and other important non-profit causes, which make up a core component of our client work.

For starters, Crystalline Studios is very excited to be working on a new project with Educating Communities for Parenting, a group that offers a variety of programs and services for children, youth, and teen parents in the Philadelphia area. We will be working with ECP to create a script, conduct interviews, and build an overview video using footage gathered during these sessions combined with pre-existing stills, to screen at an upcoming event in May. The goal? Help ECP raise awareness for their cause and contribute to future fundraising efforts with a clear and concise pitch. We also expect the video to help ECP expand their presence in the world of social media, and will be assisting in the optimization of the video for web, as well as the posting of the video to ECP’s website and YouTube pages.

In addition, Crystalline’s video work with Weston Sound continues in the world of music and arts. This past week, we documented a fascinating panel as a part of the Philadelphia Music Project held by our friends at the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. The panel’s subject: Curating a Great Music Festival, featuring panelists who have curated festivals big and small, including Ashley Capps of Bonnaroo. Crystalline and Weston documented the event with three cameras, and will be cutting them together into a comprehensive video of the event for Pew’s archives so they can continute to present such innovative programming in years to come.

Continuing our non-profit work, Crystalline’s editing suite hosted our third voice-over recording session with Dorothy Wax of The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Dorothy has been recording audio for training sessions which teach effective career counseling. This week was our third session with Dorothy out in our offices in Norristown, PA, and we covered Module 3 out of 5 – approximately 15 pages – in a mere hour and a half session. (Of course it helps that Dorothy’s prior life was in the world of radio.) Post-session, some minor tweaks and edits were performed, and then the files were sent digitally to CAEL before Dorothy even made it home from our session.

This coming week, Crystalline (again, in conjunction with Weston Sound) will be conducting a video interview with Andrea Clearfield, composer of music for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensembles, dance, and multimedia collaborations. The interview, which will be edited together with footage, stills, and audio Ms. Clearfield has gathered in Nepal, serves as a part of a larger promotional effort on the part of The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia to promote their unique upcoming concert “Rituals: East/West“.

Much more to announce for the coming weeks, including much more from the world of Philadelphia-region arts, culture, and non-profits!