GBIG stands for the Green Building Information Gateway. It’s a website created by the U.S. Green Building Council to share information and statistics about LEED certified buildings across the globe. We were asked to create a video for the site’s launch that showcased not only the functionality of the website, but also its many applications across sectors. We achieved this goal by combining energizing music, a concise script, beautiful video footage, and dynamic motion graphics. This piece was created to play at Greenbuild 2010 to open the meeting and announce the theme, Generation Green. We wanted to convey the universality of the sustainability movement by casting participants from all age groups and ethnicities. The theme’s logo featured a collection of cubes, so we decided to create a cube that could be passed among the video’s participants from shot to shot. Through this “blockingThe U.S. Green Building Council has launched an effort to build a LEED Platinum-Certified orphanage in Haiti. As part of the initial phases of this project, USGBC asked MagicWig to create a verite-style video that would capture the heart of the cause, document the groundwork as it is laid, and encourage viewers to get involved with support. MagicWig crew followed USGBC and the Architects from HOK to Haiti for a week to capture this footage. The finished video aired for 7,000 people in Toronto’s Air Canada Centre as part of the Opening Plenary at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.Each year we produce videos that celebrate the accomplishments of The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership Award Winners. These distinguished individuals are top in their fields, and we travel to the winners to document their achievements and conduct on-camera interviews with them. We generally have only 1/2 day to shoot the videos, and sometimes as little as 1/2 hour with the featured subjects. We come well-prepared with interview questions and strategic plans for b-roll coverage in order to maximize the footage needed to create these 2:00 pieces.We were asked to capture the essence of this artistic installation celebrating the impact of the Monotype font throughout its hundred year history at the Tribeca Skyline Studio in New York.In addition to staging and producing video content for USGBC's annual Greenbuild conference, we also cover the entire event on site, from educational presentations to networking, entertainment and interviews. This piece recaps Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto, was used online to refresh the experience and promote future attendance at the conference.Why Greenguard? is a branding video that establishes what the Greenguard seal is and why customers should look for it on interior products. For this video, we began by creating a visual pitch that involved using motion graphics to illustrate the difference between poor quality and healthier indoor air. From there, we created a script, cast a narrator, and chose music. The video was shot against a green screen using treadmills for the walking shots and camera tracking markers, so that that motion graphic elements could be added in later and move appropriately with the camera. Shot with the Panasonic HDX-900 edited in FCP and composited in AE. 3D Animation created in Maya. This is a Silver Telly Award Winning Video for Visual Effects.This video, created to tease the theme for the 2013 Greenbuild Conference & Expo (“Greenbuild NationThis is the movie Trailer for our award-winning feature film, So Right So Smart, narrated by Daryl Hannah. This documentary celebrates the business that have begun to take positive steps toward an environmentally-sustainable future, and showcases those that are “doing well by doing good.We created this piece to kick off the Opening Plenary of Greenbuild 2009. The theme was 'Main Street Green,' and we used the meeting logo and assets to create this animation. The video played at night on Chase Field's jumbo screen, energizing over 7000 attendees. This video won a Silver Telly in the 32nd Annual Telly Awards, in the category of 'Use of Animation.'We were very proud of this award-winning piece. Rodale Institute is a nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. We created this piece as a way to communicate their mission and work to a variety of live and web audiences using simple, universal imagery. This piece won a Silver Telly in the SIRSY is a nationally-recognized band that hails from our home town. This is a music video for their song 'Revolution,' which is also featured in the opening credit sequence of our documentary So Right So Smart. Our Director/DP liked the song so much, he also shot and edited a live music video for the song at- wait for it- Revolution Hall in Troy, New York. How's that for appropriate? Revolution song ©2007 SIRSY
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