Produce a Video
Promotion, Advertising, Social Media, Nature, Science, Education, Animation: We have the skill, experience, and imagination to create emotionally engaging documentary video in any style and at any scale.
Work with our client to clearly define the audience and goals for the series, and create a concept that will engage and inspire.
Write scripts, schedule interviews, and do whatever needs to be done to bring in projects on deadline and on budget.
Top-quality video recording: in the studio, at events, in our client’s office or home, or in the field.
Structuring narratives into emotionally arresting visual experiences.
CWFNJ has been working a consortium of partners to tackle a largely unknown problem with wide-ranging ecological effects – the deposits of abandoned crab traps and other fishing tackle that collect at the bottom of bays and other waterways. In New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay, decades of these abandoned traps create deadly conditions for crabs, fish, and threatened species like the area’s beloved Diamondback Terrapins, who enter the traps looks for food, and either drown or slowly starve to death. In the innovative program highlighted in this short documentary, fishermen are hired off-season to fish for these traps, pulling them up from the bottom of the bay and delivering them to the local power utility who burn them to produce electricity. This creates an additional source of income for local fishermen, additional power for the region, and a cleaner and safer bay for everyone. To capture this story, we used a wide range of techniques – from talking-head interviews to aerial videography to specialist wildlife videography to braving the freezing waters of the bay in boats in January!
Research to Prevent Blindness has been one of the world’s most important sources of funding for research into treatment for eye disease since its founding 60 years ago. To celebrate this milestone, they commissioned an anniversary video that featured some of the exceptional scientists who have been beneficiaries of this support. Time was very tight, though, between getting the go-ahead to create this piece and when they needed it delivered, so we sent our videographer on a whirlwhind tour – conducting interviews in six different cities around the country in just ten days! RPB was thrilled with the result, and so are we.
A small parochial high school in the Fort Green neighborhood of Brooklyn, Bishop Loughlin Memorial has a remarkably outsized place in the history of Track and Field. Thanks to a series of truly exceptional head coaches, their teams have racked up decades of championships at the local, regional, and national levels. This short documentary tells the story of Loughlin track through interviews with students past and present and dozens of archival materials from their archives.
“CitizenRacecar has an unparalleled ability to highlight the essence of your project. They understand what motivates your target audience, and they create a narrative flow that engages that audience. I consider CitizenRacecar to be singularly adept in telling conservation and environmental stories that resonate in a deeply compelling way. Their compatible, professionally assured manner helps bring together disparate partners and components into the filmmaking process.”
“CitizenRacecar took what I thought to be a pretty nice video and transformed it into one that was truly beautiful, fun, and effective. Not only do they have the eye for what would work - more important is what would not work! Their use of language makes me proud to send to our clients and prospects.”
“CitizenRacecar produces amazing videos, and they make the process very easy for their clients. They’ve consistently made me look very good and very smart to my board, colleagues, and donors!”
“CitizenRacecar does an outstanding job! I have worked with them on several podcast series and they are professional, easy to work with, and tell an amazing story. These podcasts do an exceptional job of conveying complex scientific concepts in a way that anyone can enjoy, and they are an invaluable part of our public outreach efforts.”