Lately we've been hard at work traveling through 50 years of Bar Kays history for their 50th anniversary gala on December 4th. This week the Greater Memphis Chamber picked up the story and featured it here!
Heading back to college is no easy task when you haven't set foot inside a classroom for two decades, or find yourself betwixt by the complicated pathways through an education system that looks entirely different than it was when you remember it. For those aspiring adults who aim to pursue a college degree at any age, Graduate Memphis has made it their mission to help adults in Shelby County go back to school.
Over the last couple of weeks we've been out of the office filming companies around Memphis for the 5th annual Small Business Awards, produced by the Memphis Business Journal. This project has taken us from the gorgeous showrooms of Artisent Floors to the bustling room full of energetic kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis, and everywhere in between.
It's time for a change in education, and no one knows that better than the passionate folks at Seeding Success. Now in our second project with the cross-collaborative action network, we had the chance to put together a 90-second animated piece to rally the residents of Shelby County around common outcomes like 3rd grade literacy, 7th grade math proficiency and college readiness
Our home city that snuggles up to the meandering, 2300 mile river is a hotbed for individuals pursuing rich, genuine artistry that we've been proud to be a part of since we first got started in 2011. Last month we had the great pleasure to film six artists and creators for a recent film that's slated to debut at the inaugural Blur Summit in Brooklyn at the end of this year.
Changing the name and brand of a 180 year old health care organization is no easy task; especially when that organization created the first hospital in Tennessee, served the sick patients who suffered during the many health-related epidemics that have blanketed the Delta region and covers a 150 mile radius across three states.
By the time you finish reading this post, someone in the U.S. will have taken their own life. It's one of the bleak but ever hidden realities that surfaces every thirteen minutes that we don't like to acknowledge. However, there are some folks that believe it's time to start talking about it.
Leadership comes in many shapes, sizes and age groups. At least that's what we learned through our most recent project with the community development superstars over at Leadership Memphis.
For our most recent project with the Memphis Business Journal we were charged with producing a 60 second video to play at their annual "Book of Lists Bash" that would communicate the class and prestige that the catalogue is so well known for.
Change doesn’t come overnight, or even a few nights. But it does come; and organizations like the Memphis Urban League of Young Professionals and Leadership Memphis are making it happen. Over the past year we have had the fine opportunity to support a couple of Memphis’ most ambitious and hard-working organizations that are working to change their communities and transform the city in relevant and lasting ways. Their legacies and work in this city have woven a unique story; and boy do we love telling a good story.
Memphis Urban League of Young Professionals
A couple months ago we had the chance to film the MULYP’s 2013 Empowerment Conference with guest speaker Aaron Arnold, CEO of Music is My Business. This all day conference centered around educating and empowering young professionals through seminars and insights offered by seasoned professionals in their various fields, who attested to what it takes to find success in today’s world. Prodigi Principal Chris O’ Conner even spoke on one of these panels alongside Aaron as a matter of fact, and gave some insight into the marketing and branding knowledge he’s gleaned from his own journey leading Prodigi Arts. You can read the Tri-State Defender’s recap of the event here
Feel compelled to join? We hoped that would happen.
Every year professional and community development organization Leadership Memphis brings together some of the city’s most influential leaders to view Memphis through a different lens, and expose them to all the incredible work that goes on everyday. The 2013-2014 Executive Class kicked off with a three day tour and orientation, where we captured class members in action as they climbed rock walls, built Kinect sets from memory, and took a tour of the world-class Orpheum Theater.
Below are some stills from our shoot. Check back later to see it come to life. or better yet, enroll today!