OUR WORK

+ National PBS Broadcast TV Series

Retirement – The New Reality

90 minute, HD, National Primetime PBS Broadcast documentary, Hosted by Paula Zahn

Millions of Americans have had to change their retirement plans in the wake of the financial meltdown.  Issues faced by retirees today challenge the fragile assumptions of the American dream.

Retirement – On Our Own

60 minute, HD, National Primetime PBS Broadcast documentary, Hosted by Paula Zahn

The ways of the past are gone.   Americans are realizing that with a longer life span comes a greater burden. 

Retirement – Hazards and Vicissitudes

60 minute, HD, National PBS Primetime Broadcast documentary, Hosted by Paula Zahn

For nearly 62 years, we’ve seen them coming, now, they’re ready to retire.  The Baby Boomers are again challenging American traditions.

 

+ Long-Form Media

Marriage – Just a Piece of Paper?

60 minute, HD, National Primetime PBS Broadcast documentary, Hosted by Cokie Roberts

Everyone assumes marriage is good for the individual and the society in general.  Is it?

Between Two Worlds – The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce

30 minute documentary, HD, Hosted by Elizabeth Marquardt

Even those whose parents have an amicable divorce experience a profound and lasting inner conflict, one that shapes their moral and spiritual identities into adulthood.

A Still Small Voice

60 minute, SD, PBS Broadcast documentary and international distribution, Hosted by Bill Kurtis

The mystical and contemplative experience, the perception of the divine through meditation, emotion and intellect, and the potential for human transformation can come in distinct and diverse forms.

Tell Hamoukar

60 minute documentary, HD, production halted 9/11/01
Produced for Professor McGuire Gibson, Oriental Institute and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Only eight kilometers west of the Syrian-Iraqi border, this ancient buried city is one of the largest archeological sites in the Khabur River basin and may be one of the oldest cities in human history.

 

+ Short-Form Media

Eisenstein Musical Analysis

4 minute animated presentation of Sergei Eisenstein’s editing principles

Applying music structural analysis principles to the visual and time art of film editing can increase the impact of any message.

Political Montage

60 second compulation of 30 second commercials created for a variety of reform candidates

High pressure, big stakes, fast changing and dynamic - political media should cut through the background noise and charge the audience to act.

Farnsworth House

2 minute video news release, Chris Robling Reporting

Built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1951, it is one of the most famous examples of modernist domestic architecture.  It is now a National Trust Historic Site.

 

+ Historic/Archival

Retirement Revolution – A History

30 minute lead, archival film and photography, HD production, National PBS Broadcast documentary, Hosted by Paula Zahn

How American society treats their elders is in part a reflection of our tumultuous past.  Big decisions confront us now.  A revolution in retirement tradition may be necessary.

Harold Washington - The Life and Times

60 minute, SD, PBS Broadcast, CBS O&O documentary, Hosted by Robert Hooks

Harold Washington’s election as Chicago’s first African-American Mayor and the power struggle that followed inspired a progressive movement that crossed racial and cultural lines and changed a city.

Museum of Broadcast Communications - Interstitials

3 minute interstitial edited for the Museum of Broadcast Communications

Actress, comedian and former game-show host best known for her television roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls.  Her career has spanned over 70 years.

Museum of Broadcast Communications - Interstitials

3 minute interstitial edited for the Museum of Broadcast Communications

Musician, actor, comedian and writer who created the concept of late night television talk shows.

 

+ Multimedia

Oaks of McHenry County

30 minute documentary, Animated Still Photography

The great oaks are disappearing.  Their history is intertwined with ours and only we can reverse their decline.

Nobel Prize

7 minute, 3 Screen, 8’ x 30’ multimedia presentation for the official Nobel Prize Traveling Exhibit showing in museums around the world

The University of Chicago has the highest concentration of Nobel Prize winners in the United States.  This proud history of academic excellence continues today.

Crucifixion

60 minute, Archival Film, PBS Broadcast documentary, Hosted by Professor Don Browning, Professor Emeritus, the Divinity School, University of Chicago

The power of a creative force evokes in us a startling awareness of our place in the universe.