Video Samples

Rush University Medical Center Find-a-Doctor Profile Videos: Overview

Rush Powers Media is collaborating with Rush University Medical Center's marketing team to produce 30-to-60-second video clips for each doctor at the hospital. These videos bring the physician's credentials and personality to life and accompany their Find-a-Doctor online profile. Our responsibilities on the project include appointment scheduling coordination and project management, as well as shooting and interviewing each doctor, editing each interview into a clip for review, supervising the review process, and delivering the final version of each doctor's clip in a web-ready format. This overview video demonstrates a sampling of the different types of the nearly 450 doctors that have participated in the project thus far. It also features testimonial interviews from patients discussing how the videos have enhanced their healthcare experience. The Find-a-Doctor video profile campaign was awarded Best Healthcare Provider Online Video in the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition and has received several other awards.

UIC College of Education Recruitment Video

Rush Powers Media contracted with the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago to produce a recruitment video. The video illustrates the quality of the college's faculty, programs and students, and the success of its graduates. The story is told using event coverage, on-the-fly interviews and campus b-roll coupled with high-energy editing, graphics and music. Our role in the project included creative development, script writing, shooting, interviewing, graphics creation, video editing, and delivery of the finished video in web-ready and HD presentation formats.

About Global Integrity

Global Integrity hired Rush Powers Media to produce an "About" video that could be shown at meetings and presentations--and posted on their website. Our involvement included creative development, production planning, 3-D graphics creation, soundtrack creation, script writing, voice-over recording, video editing, and delivering the finished product as a high-definition file for presentations and in a web-ready format.

Orchard Village Promotional Video

Orchard Village hired Rush Powers Media to produce a promotional video that could be shown at fundraising events and meetings, posted on their website and used as an icebreaker to enhance other marketing opportunities. Our involvement included creative development, production planning, shooting interviews and documentary footage, video editing, creating graphics/text animation, and delivering the finished product on DVD, as a high-definition file for presentations, and in a web-friendly format.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America/UPS Road Code Kickoff Video

Rush Powers Media worked in collaboration with creative agency Marketing Support Inc. to produce a kickoff video for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America/UPS Road Code initiative. Our role included creative development, illustration, motion graphics creation, voice-over recording, audio/video/music editing and delivery of the finished video. This was named the Winner of the 2013 Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival and a Gold Winner in the 2012 MarCom Awards. 

Rush University Medical Center Find-a-Doctor Profile Videos: Connie's Story

Rush Powers Media is collaborating with Rush University Medical Center's marketing team to produce 30-to-60-second video clips for each doctor at the hospital. These videos bring the physician's credentials and personality to life and accompany their Find-a-Doctor online profile. Our responsibilities on the project include appointment scheduling coordination and project management, as well as shooting and interviewing each doctor, editing each interview into a clip for review, supervising the review process, and delivering the final version of each doctor's clip in a web-ready format. This patient testimonial video demonstrates how one of these profile videos significantly enhanced a patient's healthcare experience. The Find-a-Doctor video profile campaign was awarded Best Healthcare Provider Online Video in the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition and has received several other awards.

Hawthorne Race Course: "Down to the Wire" TV Commercial

Rush Powers Media was hired by Hawthorne Race Course to develop a TV and radio campaign for their 2012 racing season. The "Down to the Wire" theme was created to convey the high-energy thrill of live horse racing to general sports fans, as well as racing enthusiasts. RPM's responsibilities included creative development, voice-over casting and recording, and 3D motion graphics.  The TV commercial aired on broadcast and cable networks in the Chicagoland area.

Global Integrity Open Government Timeline Video

Rush Powers Media continues to collaborate with the non-profit organization, Global Integrity. This video was created to kick off a presentation on the New Frontiers of Open Government at the Open Government Partnership Summit in London. RPM used motion graphics and music in conjunction with photos and headlines to create a dynamic animated timeline that set the tone for the event.

The Center for Urban Education Leadership Promotional Video

Rush Powers Media contracted with the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago to produce a video for the launch of its Center for Urban Education Leadership. The video illustrates the mission of the newly created Center and highlights several success stories from the University's doctoral program in Urban Education Leadership, which the Center supports. Our role in the project included creative development, script writing, shooting, interviewing, graphics creation, video editing, and delivery of the finished video in web-ready and HD presentation formats.

Rush University Medical Center Find-a-Doctor Profile Video: Laco Lane Mace II

Rush Powers Media is collaborating with Rush University Medical Center's marketing team to produce 30-to-60-second video clips for each doctor at the hospital. These videos bring each physician's credentials and personality to life and accompany their Find-a-Doctor online profile. Our responsibilities on the project include appointment scheduling coordination and project management, as well as shooting and interviewing each doctor, editing each interview into a clip for review, supervising the review process, and delivering the final version of each doctor's clip in a web-ready format. This campaign was awarded Best Healthcare Provider Online Video in the 2012 Internet Advertising Competition and Merit Honor for Healthcare Services Special Video Production in the 2012 Service Industry Advertising Awards.

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education Colloquium Series

Rush Powers Media was hired by the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Education to cover its three-part World Class Education Colloquium Series. We recorded several keynote speeches and panel discussions at each event--which we edited, added visuals such as PowerPoint slides, and delivered as full-length events and abbreviated highlights clips. We also simultaneously recorded sit-down interviews with key attendees at each event. We edited the best responses from the interviews into a series of distinct clips, each of them addressing 1-2 questions. The clip above features the best responses from attendees of the final event to the following question:

What have we learned from examining other countries' educational systems during this colloquium series?

Chicago Bulls Free Agent Sales Pitch: Carlos Boozer

Rush Powers Media were one of three production companies hired to produce a series of 21 videos for the Chicago Bulls' 2010 free agent campaign. The videos were presented on an iPad to the seven top free agents the Bulls were pursuing in the summer of 2010. The following link shows the video that played when Carlos Boozer--the only top free agent the Bulls signed (of the original seven they pursued)--powered up the iPad that was sent to him. We produced the lead, customized video for all seven free agents. Plus, we produced several other videos that were included on the iPad. We also shot several interviews with Bulls players/staff, as well as White Sox and Bears players for the project.

ICIJ Promotional Video

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) hired Rush Powers Media to produce a promotional video that could be shown at international conferences/meetings and posted on their website. Our involvement included creative development, writing/recording voice-over narration, shooting interviews, video capturing web pages, overseeing the gathering of interviews and photos from journalists around the world, video editing, creating 3-D motion graphics and delivering the finished product on DVD and in a web-ready format.

Casa Central Scholarship Fund Video

Rush Powers Media developed this Scholarship Fund video with Casa Central to use as a fundraising tool at meetings and events. The video incorporates testimonials, b-roll footage, music and animated photos and graphics to create a compelling story. The Scholarship Fund video was one of two videos we produced for Casa Central's Hard to Reach campaign--which targeted families in Casa Central's community that were most in need of their services. Our role in the production of these videos included creative development, script writing, shooting, interviewing, graphics creation, video editing, and delivery of the finished videos in web-ready, DVD and HD presentation formats.

Boxeo Fitness Instructional/Demo Video

Rush Powers Media was hired by Rey Perez, a former professional boxer and current fitness instructor, to produce a demonstration video for Boxeo Fitness--the Latin dance/boxing hybrid workout he created. Our role included everything from concept development, script writing and logo/graphics creation to shooting, video editing and delivery of the final product on DVD and as a web-ready file. 

Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA: Addressing Patient Concerns

In conjunction with Rush University Medical Center, Rush Powers Media contracted with Sports Medicine/Orthopedic specialist Dr. Brian Cole to produce five promotional videos for his website, CartilageDoc.org. The videos provide a general overview of his practice, as well as address more specific topics and patient concerns. Our role in the project included shooting the interview with Dr. Cole, collaborating with him to determine how the content should be used, storytelling/video editing and delivery of the finished clips. We also created a list of footage that we felt would best illustrate the interview content we shot, and played an advisory role to the resident in Dr. Cole's practice who captured all of the footage in clinic, rehabilitation and surgical settings.

Donate Life Illinois Public Installation Video

Rush Powers Media collaborated with Carolyn Grisko & Associates, a strategic communications firm, to produce a 10-minute public installation video for Gift of Hope's National Donate Life Month campaign in April 2011. The video was originally installed in The Thompson Center in downtown Chicago, then continued to be publicly displayed around the state of Illinois for the remainder of 2011. Our responsibilities on the project included creative development, motion graphics creation, video editing and delivery of the final video as an HD file for display. (Note: This was a video-only project. There is no sound.)

Hawthorne Race Course: Camel and Ostrich Race

Rush Powers Media produced this video for Hawthorne Race Course to recap the atmosphere and activities at their annual Camel and Ostrich Race event. The video was used as content for Hawthorne's social media outlets. Our role in the project included shooting video coverage of the event, music and video editing, and motion graphics creation.

U.S. Cellular: Calling All Communities

For their 2011 Calling All Communities campaign, U.S. Cellular awarded a total of $1 million to the 18 schools across the country who garnered the most votes. Three of the winning schools were in northern Illinois. Rush Powers Media was hired to shoot footage and interviews at the parties that U.S. Cellular threw at each Illinois school to celebrate their $50,000 awards. We then quickly edited the footage into short, event highlights videos that were posted on U.S. Cellular's website.

Carolyn Grisko & Associates E-Newsletter

Rush Powers Media produced a quarterly e-newsletter video for Carolyn Grisko & Associates, a strategic communications firm. Our involvement included creative development, shooting, video editing and delivery of the finished product in a web-ready format.

Nature Conservancy B-Roll

GreenMark Public Relations hired Rush Powers Media to shoot and edit footage for their client, the Nature Conservancy. After spending a half day documenting a group of Chinese scientists' visit to the Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, we edited and delivered the footage as a b-roll package in HD for broadcast news coverage and as web-ready file for online promotional campaigns. 

Illinois Early Childhood Fellows

Rush Powers Media produced this promotional storytelling/recruitment video for Illinois Early Childhood Fellows. The video is a web-only companion piece that conveys the experience of being an IECF fellow and mentor, and the kind of person who would make a good candidate for the fellowship. Instead of being a detailed overview about the program, this video supplements the information on the IECF website (http://www.ilearlychildhoodfellows.org/). Our role included creative development, shooting, video editing and delivering the finished clip in a web-ready format.

Illinois Revenue & Jobs Alliance: Frank Kirby

The Illinois Revenue & Jobs Alliance hired Rush Powers Media to produce a series of 10 videos to enhance their campaign in support of legislative bill SB 1849. The videos included a series of interviews with horse owners whose horses compete at Illinois race tracks and Illinois union leaders, plus corresponding b-roll footage.  Our role included creative development, interviewing, shooting, video editing, motions graphics creation, and delivery in a web-ready format.

The Center for Public Integrity 20th Anniversary Video

The Center for Public Integrity hired Rush Powers Media to produce a promotional video for their 20th anniversary. The primary audience for the video is current and potential funders. Our involvement included creative development, shooting interviews and b-roll, video capturing web pages, acquiring footage, video editing and storytelling, and delivering the finished product on DVD and in a web-ready format.

Urban Initiatives: Axelson Award Winner

Rush Powers Media produced three video clips for the award ceremony at the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management's 12th annual symposium. After the finalists in each category were announced, the winner was revealed via the video clip playing on two large screens in the banquet room. Urban Initiatives was the 2011 Excellent Emerging Organization winner. The winners received their clip on DVD and in a web-ready format for use in future communications efforts. Our role in the project included script writing, voice-over recording, video editing, graphics/text animating and delivering the finished product in multiple formats.

The Bridge Youth & Family Services: Axelson Award Winner

Rush Powers Media produced three video clips for the award ceremony at the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management's 11th annual symposium. After the finalists in each category were announced, the winner was revealed via the video clip playing on two large screens in the auditorium. The Bridge Youth & Family Services was the 2010 Alford-Axelson Award (Small Category) winner. The winners received their clip on DVD and in a web-ready format for use in future communications efforts. Our role in the project included script writing, voice-over recording, video editing, graphics/text animating and delivering the finished product in multiple formats.

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education Event Coverage

Rush Powers Media was hired by the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Education to cover their three-part World Class Education Colloquium Series. Each colloquium included the recording of the keynote speeches and a panel discussion, plus we recorded sit-down interviews with several of the key attendees at the events. We edited the footage down into shorter, more web-friendly clips and added PowerPoint slides, text IDs, graphics and music when appropriate. The clip above is a 7-minute overview of the highlights during the first colloquium's keynote speeches and panel discussion.

 

 

IPFW Orientation Section 2: Academics 101

Rush Powers Media collaborated with Tandemodus--a brand strategy and graphic design firm--to produce video clips for IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's) first-ever online student orientation site. Our involvement included shooting/directing/audio, animating graphics, editing video and delivering five clips--including this student-hosted section on academics--in a web-ready format.

Welcome to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Rush Powers Media collaborated with Tandemodus--a brand strategy and graphic design firm--to produce video clips for IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's) first-ever online student orientation site. Our involvement included shooting/directing/audio recording, animating graphics, editing video and delivering five clips--including this welcome from the university's chancellor--in a web-ready format. 

What is the Midwest Democracy Network?

Rush Powers Media produced this promotional storytelling/recruitment video for the Midwest Democracy Network, a nonprofit alliance of political reformers and policy researchers. Our involvement included creative development, shooting interviews and additional footage, video editing, creating motion graphics, and delivering the finished product on DVD and in a web-ready format.

Gun Control Press Conference: McDonald v. Chicago

The Joyce Foundation hired Rush Powers Media to edit together highlights from a McDonald v. Chicago press conference in Washington, D.C. The media event focused on the Supreme Court case that challenges the constitutionality of Chicago's handgun ban and other gun control regulations. The Joyce Foundation posted the highlights clip on their website and used it in communications efforts for their gun violence program.           

The Learning Institute Testimonial Videos: What separates them?

Rush Powers Media produced a series of six testimonial video clips for The Learning Institute's website. Our involvement in the collaboration with the educational company included creative development, writing questions, shooting interviews with seven of their clients, editing the interviews into six distinct clips, adding graphics, text animation and music, and delivering the clips in a web-ready format.            

The Learning Institute Testimonial Videos: Customer Service

Rush Powers Media produced a series of six testimonial video clips for The Learning Institute's website. Our involvement in the collaboration with the educational company included creative development, writing questions, shooting interviews with seven of their clients, editing the interviews into six distinct clips, adding graphics, text animation and music, and delivering the clips in a web-ready format.            

Z-Boys Story: Lords of Dogtown Act 1

Dave Powers was the producer and director of this MTV2 documentary-style show about the history of professional skateboarding. It was a promotional special for the film Lords of Dogtown (directed by Catherine Hardwicke, starring Emile Hirsch and Heath Ledger) that was hosted by Jim Shearer and features interviews with skateboard legends Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva, as well as the cast and director of the movie.             

Playlistism: SwiMP3 Segment

Dave Powers was the writer and producer of the investigative, news magazine-style series Playlistism on MTV2. He also field produced/directed some of the pieces in the show, including this segment about the SwiMP3, a revolutionary underwater MP3 player.             

Life In the Fast Lane Act 1 (Part 1)

Dave Powers was the co-producer and co-shooter of this MTV2 documentary-style special about the global car culture phenomenon. The show follows car customizer RJ DeVera and pro drag racer Christian Rado.

Hip Hop's Toughest Rhymes

Dave Powers was the co-creator, producer and eventually supervising producer of the hit MTV2 show Hip Hop's Toughest Rhymes, one of the most popular and longest-running original series in the channel's history. This is a portion of Act 1 of a 2005 episode. It includes videos by Trick Daddy and Busta Rhymes.

MTV2 Celebrity Interview Show Highlights

Highlights from MTV2 shows--including MTV2 Hip Hop, MTV2 Rock, Subterranean and 120 Minutes--where Dave Powers prepared the interview questions for the host, directed the host, guest talent and crew in the field or studio, and conducted an additional interview with the guest talent.            

Crash Course: Fat Joe

During his time as Supervising Producer of Sprint TV's SEE Music--a music television channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones--Dave Powers co-created several weekly shows, including Crash Course--an in-depth look at an album and/or an artist. The Fat Joe Crash Course on his album "The Elephant in the Room," profiled both the artist and his latest album, and included an interview with Fat Joe. For this particular Crash Course, Dave wrote the script, directed the host reads in the studio and post produced the finished segment.            

Jazmine Sullivan "Need U Bad" Video Shoot

During his time as Supervising Producer of Sprint TV's SEE Music--a music television channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones--Dave Powers oversaw the writing and editing of daily news segments, weekly shows and artist features. Occasionally, he wrote and produced segments himself, including this Jazmine Sullivan profile/making-the-video clip.

Joyce Foundation Panel Discussion on New Media: Highlights

The Joyce Foundation hired Rush Powers Media to record a 90-minute panel discussion on microtargeting, netroots mobilization and e-advocacy. We edited the footage down into an introduction, three featured presentations, and a Q&A session. In addition, we edited a six-minute overview of the event (the clip above) and a 60-second teaser to drum up interest in the content. All of these clips were posted on The Joyce Foundation website and incorporated into an email blast.

Joyce Foundation Panel Discussion on New Media: Teaser

The Joyce Foundation hired Rush Powers Media to record a 90-minute panel discussion on microtargeting, netroots mobilization and e-advocacy. We edited the footage down into an introduction, three featured presentations, and a Q&A session. In addition, we edited a six-minute overview of the event and a 60-second teaser (the clip above) to drum up interest in the content. All of these clips were posted on The Joyce Foundation website and incorporated into an email blast.             

Redistricting 101 (Part 1 of 5)

George Mason University hired Rush Powers Media to record two 90-minute presentations/Q&A sessions at a conference on redistricting in the Midwest. We edited the footage down into several smaller sections that were posted on midwestredistricting.org. This clip captures the introduction to a presentation given by Justin Levitt (The Brennan Center for Justice).            

A Midwest Redistricting Discussion Q&A (Part 2 of 4)

George Mason University hired Rush Powers Media to record two 90-minute presentations/Q&A sessions at a conference on redistricting in the Midwest. We edited the footage down into several smaller sections that were posted on midwestredistricting.org. This clip captures a Q&A exchange between a conference attendee and presenters Mike McDonald (George Mason University) and Justin Levitt (The Brennan Center for Justice). 

Celebrity Hosted Shows on MTV2

Highlights from MTV2 shows where Dave Powers wrote the on-air copy for celebrity talent and directed them in the field or studio during the shoot.            

Sprint TV Music News: Nas on Barack

During his time as Supervising Producer of Sprint TV's SEE Music--a music television channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones--Dave Powers oversaw the writing and editing of hundreds of daily news segments. Occasionally, he was able to break away from the office and interview an artist. He sat down with legendary rapper Nas a couple of days after Barack Obama's historic acceptance of the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. 

Mark Wahlberg and Ludacris on Max Payne

During his time as Supervising Producer of Sprint TV's SEE Music--a music television channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones--Dave Powers oversaw the writing and editing of hundreds of daily news segments. Occasionally, he was able to break away from the office and interview celebrity talent for a story. He caught up with Mark Wahlberg and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges at a media event a couple of days before the release of their film Max Payne, then wrote and post produced the story for air.

Soulja Boy Tell'em "YouTube"

During his time as Supervising Producer of Sprint TV's SEE Music--a music television channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones--Dave Powers produced several artist profile segments. For this clip, Dave interviewed Soulja Boy Tell'em, wrote the voice-over copy and post produced the editing of the finished product.            

Rainn Wilson "The Rocker"

During his time as Supervising Producer of Sprint TV's SEE Music--a music television channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones--Dave Powers oversaw the writing and editing of hundreds of daily news briefs, weekly shows and feature segments. Occasionally, he was able to break away from the office and interview celebrity talent for a feature story. He caught up with The Office's Rainn Wilson at a press junket for his film "The Rocker," and wrote and post produced several feature segments about the movie--including this one about Rainn's preparation for his role.

Who Is Hurricane Chris?

Before assuming the role of Supervising Producer of Sprint TV's SEE Music--a music channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones--Dave Powers produced several segments for the fledgling channel. He field produced this artist profile of Louisiana rapper Hurricane Chris on the set of his "Hand Clap" video (while simultaneously shooting a "Making the Video"-style segment), then post produced both segments back in the Sprint TV studios. This is an example of a profile without any voice-over narration. The entire story is told by the relevant characters' interviews, music and images.            

Airbourne Interview: Playing Festivals in the UK and Europe

Roadrunner Records hired Rush Powers Media to produce, shoot, edit and deliver a series of eight web-ready interview clips that were used as pre-album-release promotional materials for Australian rock band Airbourne. The clips appeared on the band's official site and Roadrunner Records' website. 

Airbourne Interview: Writing/Recording New Album

Roadrunner Records hired Rush Powers Media to produce, shoot, edit and deliver a series of eight web-ready interview clips that were used as pre-album-release promotional materials for Australian rock band Airbourne. The clips appeared on the band's official site and Roadrunner Records' website. 

Rock Band Covers Lil Wayne

During his time as Supervising Producer of Sprint TV's SEE Music--a music television channel exclusively available on Sprint mobile phones--Dave Powers oversaw the writing and editing of hundreds of daily news segments. Occasionally, he'd also write and post produce segments, which was the case with this story about rock band Framing Hanley's popular cover of rapper Lil Wayne's smash hit "Lollipop." The segment includes a portion of a SEE Music phone interview with Framing Hanley's frontman, Nixon.

Community Media Workshop: Why Attend MMC Conference?

Rush Powers Media produced a series of promotional video clips for the Making Media Connections conference hosted by Community Media Workshop, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization. Our involvement included creative development, shooting testimonial interviews and additional footage during the two-day event, editing the video clips and delivering the finished product in a web-ready format. To view all of the video clips in this series, visit the Making Media Connections Videos section of the Community Media Workshop website.