May 12, 2020 \ Geoff Birmingham
Video Production with Zoom

Video Production with Zoom

Needless to say, video production is currently a bit different than what it was a couple months ago. As a reflection of this, we were recently asked for the first time to participate in a video production with Zoom. Reach Out and Read (ROR) is an organization we've enjoyed working with on several occasions. They partner with pediatricians in an effort to educate families on the value of parents...

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May 4, 2020 \ Geoff Birmingham
Monday Motivation: International Institute of New England (IINE)

Monday Motivation: International Institute of New England (IINE)

  Back in April, we started a weekly "Monday Motivation Series." Over the years, we've worked with a lot of great nonprofits, and we thought that going back to the archives to pull out short excerpts from their videos would be a neat way to highlight the good work they do. One very obvious example is The International Institute of New England, which works to resettle immigrants and refugees....

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April 13, 2020 \ Geoff Birmingham
Monday Motivation: The Boston Nature Center

Monday Motivation: The Boston Nature Center

 Reflection Films has had a lot of wonderful nonprofit partners over the years. While in quarantine, we decided that we wanted to use some of our time to give them a shout-out. To do that, we thought we'd start a Monday Motivation video series. The goal is to share a video clip that: 1. highlights the work of the nonprofit 2. is no more than 60 seconds long 3. hopefully inspires! This first...

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February 24, 2020 \ Geoff Birmingham
Case Study: KIPP MA Video Annual Report

Case Study: KIPP MA Video Annual Report

We recently produced a video annual report for KIPP MA. KIPP MA has five charter schools in Lynn and Boston that educate approximately 2,200 students. Their mission is to prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond. In addition to educating students from grades K-12, KIPP MA is also active in their communities, offering free classes...

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January 8, 2020 \ Geoff Birmingham
A Video to Make You Smile

A Video to Make You Smile

 We present you Smiles 2019, our 7th version. At the end of each December, we enjoy revisiting the footage from that year's clients and collecting the fun moments that inevitably arise during filming. We then assemble those into a short montage that (for us, at least!) is a real delight to watch. And we hope the same applies to you! If 93 seconds of smiling happiness leaves you craving...

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December 16, 2019 \ Rachel Jellinek
Culture Reframed: Solving the Public Health Crisis of the Digital Age

Culture Reframed: Solving the Public Health Crisis of the Digital Age

 Culture Reframed raises awareness and provides education and resources in order to build resistance and resilience in kids to hypersexualized media and porn culture. As the mother of a 14-year-old boy, it was upsetting, though not surprising, to learn: How accessible porn is to both young children and teens How violent the images are and how hard core is now mainstream How much...

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September 17, 2019 \ Rachel Jellinek
Character Design for Animation: Two Healthcare Videos

Character Design for Animation: Two Healthcare Videos

    One of my favorite parts of animation projects is working on character design for animation.  Recently we had the pleasure of creating a series of animated patient education videos on diabetes in English and Spanish for Boston Medical Center (BMC). The goal was to develop videos that were informative and visually compelling in support of the guidance patients get from their...

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June 27, 2019 \ Geoff Birmingham
Case study: UMass Lowell, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace

Case study: UMass Lowell, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace

The Objective UMass Lowell wanted to create a series of instructional videos, both informative and engaging for their audience. The Challenge As part of a toolkit for creating a healthy workplace, The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) at UMass Lowell wanted a series of videos to help team leaders facilitate meetings more effectively. Their initial idea was to have...

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January 30, 2019 \ Geoff Birmingham
A Video to Make You Smile

A Video to Make You Smile

  Back by popular demand, our 6th (almost) Annual Smiles Video. It began in 2010 when, at the end of the year, I was archiving the year's footage and came across smiling, happy folks. I decided to put together a smiles montage for the fun of it and send it out as a Happy New Year's salutation. This year's video was created and delivered a little later than usual, but the sentiment remains...

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December 12, 2018 \ Rachel Jellinek
International Institute of New England (IINE) Golden Door Award Tribute Video

International Institute of New England (IINE) Golden Door Award Tribute Video

It is with great joy that we learned that the International Institute of New England (IINE)  recently raised over $1 million at its Golden Door Awards event honoring MIT President Dr. L. Rafael Reif.  We had the pleasure of creating a tribute video in his honor.   In my opinion, one excerpt from Dr. Reif’s speech perfectly sums up the value that immigrants bring to our community: In...

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