I have been telling stories in one shape or another for over 30 years. As a professor of philosophy and world religions I taught and read stories that have been with us for thousands of years, as a National TV talk show host, I learned how to draw out personal stories from Prime Ministers, authors and celebrities.
For the past four years I was employed at TELUS Studios as a Senior Producer and was given the opportunity to hone my craft and learn the art of video story-telling. Many of the stories featured below were filmed while working on one of most creative video teams in Canada.
Currently I am also the Executive Director of Run for Water and have the opportunity to tell compelling stories of how clean water changes lives in the developing world.
Falling Frogs specializes in helping your company or organization craft compelling memorable video stories.
The Challenge: The Fox family wanted to create a video memorial wall to Terry's legacy outside of BC Place. It had to be a silent film and it would loop every day.
The Solution: We decided to tell Terry's story using only the real objects that represented his journey. It was like a living moving museum.
The Result: This internationally award winning film has been viewed by millions of people as it continually lives on as part of the Terry Fox Plaza in downtown Vancouver.
The Challenge: TELUS wanted to celebrate how their customers gave back to the community in unique ways.
The Solution: We decided to showcase the amazing artistry of Robert who is a wet plate photographer who donates portraits of under privileged women to boost their confidence.
The Outcome: The charity Dress for Success was thrilled at the end result, their exposure grew immensely as a result of this video and TELUS was able to push this content and donate to the cause.
The Challenge: The BC Lions wanted to create a 30 second tv spot to promote their playoff game but they didn't have a big budget and they only had five days.
The Solution: Within a day we came up with a concept that only involved a director and a camera operator. We pre-storyboarded the shots and filmed one game and then edited it in under three days
The Outcome: The game was a sell-out and created a level of excitement in the city of Vancouver.
The Challenge: Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre wanted to raise their profile and increase donations to their charity.
The Solution: We chose to focus on one little boy named Oliver and how he learned to speak for the first time using new technology. This story moved thousands of people to learn more about the charity.
The Outcome: It reached over 1.7 million twitter impressions and had thousands of youtube views resulting in newspaper articles and public interest.
The Challenge: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra wanted to highlight their free kids concerts series.
The Solution: We followed a day in the life of a little boy who had never been to an Orchestra performance before.
The Outcome: Thousands of people of been made aware of the free kids concerts and this story allowed the VSO to attract new sponsors to their program.