Hudson River AT RISK
Ongoing web series on current and historic environmental risks to the Hudson River. These films were only a single component to the Hudson River Stories project, with the full scope of the storytelling and reporting taking place over long form journalism pieces.
We’re inspired by contrasts and elevated by shared passions. Our speciality is helping other people, institutions and brands find their voice through film making. A synthesis of inspired camera work, the written word and plain old good taste produce results that capture imaginations and make lasting impressions.
THE CREW & YOU
We’re a team and that makes us greater than the sum of our parts – and when we get down to work, our clients become part of that team. This creative collaboration is the bedrock of any production; brainstorming together, sharing ideas and testing them all contribute to success. Our most valuable asset isn’t the gear we pack, or the speed at which we work, but our ability to help others find their stories and express them in memorable ways.
Theres no substitute for good taste. This goes beyond the type of camera being used, the scale of the budget, or the reputation of a big name. Style, pacing, feel; somewhat intangible values that when manifested just right, create a universally satisfying result. Whatever good taste is, you know it when you see it. Check out our work, we think you’ll see it.
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RESTORING THE CLEARWATER
For nearly a year the historic sloop ‘Clearwater’ was out of the water, on land, enduring what wooden boats have historically endured forever: Restoration. Onshore, swathed in tarps and protective sheets, the nearly 60-year-old wooden boat was carefully mended and updated. Built under the visionary leadership of musician/activist and Hudson Valley resident Pete Seeger, the ‘Clearwater’ continues to fulfill the original mission he envisioned, to help educate and share the plight of our local Hudson River environment as it luffs its sails and roams America’s “First River.”
The documentary follows three Hudson Valley residents over the course of a 10-week storytelling workshop. Along the way, the participants experience the transformative power of true storytelling; they face mental illness, childhood neglect and addiction head-on; and, ultimately, share deeply personal stories about love, loss and triumph.