Arts Across America with Yo-Yo Ma
We house all of the work we produce for our clients. This means that at any time we can repackage the final product to infuse new emotion or appeal to a different audience. With the Arts Across America series, we provided two additional edits to The Kennedy Center, all of which paint a new picture of arts in America, the individuals helping to extend arts to our youth, and the children who benefit from this amazing outreach.
We worked with Yo Yo Ma on the Arts Across America series and with Black Violin for the Kennedy Center Turnaround Arts Program. We shot a lot of footage on each occasion, so we were able to piece together additional material for The Kennedy Center.
The Kennedy Center Gala
When The Kennedy Center decided to create a video introduction honoring the recipients of their 2019 Award for the Human Spirit, they knew we’d be perfect for the task.
We were asked to write and produce a 6-minute video introduction honoring Chicago based philanthropists Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan, and Academy Award-winning actor and producer Forest Whitaker. Pat and Shirley Ryan were honored with this year’s Distinguished Philanthropist Award for their charitable contributions to the arts, education, healthcare and beyond.
Forest Whitaker was honored with the Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award for his involvement with The Kennedy Center Turnaround Arts Program and the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative. Our video introduction reflects on the life and legacy of these amazing individuals by showcasing their involvement in the arts and how their selfless deeds have inspired citizens at large to connect through artistic expression.