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Kohl Childrens Museum, Powered by Nature Exhibit

Powered by Nature
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago


Watch excerpts from the touchscreen interactive that is part of Kohl’s “Powered by Nature” Exhibit. This interactive game allows children 3-6 years old to safely use simple tools, such as magnifying glasses and mirrors, to harness the Sun’s energy. Seven virtual experiments were designed to prompt children to assess problems, set parameters and predict the outcomes. Pee-wee scientists take to the technology like ducklings to water!  1:24

Lunch Room Exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Lunch Room
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center


ILHMEC's Miller Family Youth Exhibit helps students 8-13 learn skills to stand up to bullying and explores the larger issues of inclusion and exclusion.

One area of the exhibit takes the form of a lunchroom, the place where kids often get the message whether they are “in” or “out” of the social scene. Our job was to help explain a three dimensional puzzle to visitors when docents aren’t available to help. We used a “lunch tray cam” to give an intimate point of view.  1:38

Out In Chicago

Out in Chicago
Chicago History Museum


We crafted 55 minutes of video for the exhibit. Each exhibit area opens with a nearly life-sized, vertical video portrait of a greeter from Chicago’s LGBT community.

Our crowning achievement is a 22-minute strand made up of 12 mini-documentaries about how LGBT people construct home and family. The video is “sticky.” People tend to settle in to watch the whole loop. Often, there are tears as these personal stories unfold.

Each video is carefully distilled from a
90-minute interview that will become part of the Studs Terkel Oral History Archive at the Chicago History Museum.  1:20

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The Chicago Catholic School Experience
Chicago History Museum


One of several videos we produced for the CHM’s Catholic Chicago exhibit, this film nicknamed “Plaid” intercuts first-person reminiscences with a flashy runway show of Catholic School uniforms modeled by students representing the vast diversity of Chicago’s Catholics. The whole project, including four videos, took seven weeks from start to delivery.  1:12

Make a difference - Miller Family Exhibit

Make A Difference – Miller Family Youth Exhibit
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center


Providing a segue between the somber halls of the Holocaust Museum and its bright and colorful children’s exhibit, this video was designed to introduce parents and kids to the motivational theme of the exhibit. Graphically, it sets out the places where we can all have influence: school, neighborhood and community. It then asks visitors to exercise “the power of one.”  :45

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!Que Artrópodos Hay En Mi Hogar!
Zoológico de Mayagüez, Puerto Rico


Five lively and energetic videos make up the set produced for the new insect and butterfly houses at the Zoo in Mayagüez PR. All in Puerto Rican Spanish, and aimed at the elementary school audience, the stars are the insects indigenous to Puerto Rico. Visitors must step across a floor wriggling with rear-projection centipedes and spiders to enter the exhibit. Kids revel in the creepy-crawlingness of it all.  :56

Morton Stewardship

Stewardship
The Morton Arboretum


The Morton Arboretum relies heavily on the commitment and dedication of its volunteers. This video encourages visitors to become part of TMA through volunteering and training to become stewards. Stewardship takes a volunteer’s commitment to another level, involving a person in the rehabilitation or maintenance of a particular area of Morton’s 1,700 acres and giving them a sense of ownership. But Morton’s stewards will gladly tell you that the pay-off is not one sided at all. Stewards gain as much as they give, if not more.  1:16

Morton Stewardship

Knoch Knolls

Knoch Knolls Nature Center cantilevers out into the DuPage River, actually putting its feet into the current. In a LEED design by Bluestone & Associates, visitors are greeted by a touch screen with 5 videos introducing them to the how the river was formed, which animals make the river their home and how humans have interacted with the river.   1:16

 

television

   
The Real Adam Smith - PBS

The Real Adam Smith
Markets & Morality
Ideas That Changed the World
PBS


In these two hours, host Johan Norberg explores how the world has changed dramatically because of the life and ideas of one of the most influential thinkers in modern history-- Scottish philosopher and economist Adam Smith. He was the first to promote ideas of inclusive, market-based economies in societies where people were free to work and live as they saw fit. He gave us modern economics and strongly believed that societies could not function without morality and ethics. Roger developed, wrote, and produced these shows for Free to Choose Network. Premieres across the PBS network in Spring 2016.

Power of the Poor - Switzerland

Power of the Poor – Switzerland
PBS


Economist, Hernando de Soto, takes us on a journey around the world to examine the economies of developing nations. As a child, De Soto traveled between his home country of Switzerland and Peru, countries that once had the same GDP. Questioning why one country prospered while the other’s economy devolved, sparked his interest in global economics.  2:10

The Secret World of Air Frieght for the Discovery Channel

Unlikely Heroes of the Arab Spring with Hernando de Soto
PBS


This one-hour documentary, hosted by Hernando de Soto, is an eye-opening exploration of the volatile economic conditions that led to the 2010 Arab Spring uprisings. We start at Ground Zero for Arab Spring, the humiliation and suicide of Mohammed Bouazizi, a small Tunisian vendor. Through the words of his family and friends, as well as stories of small business people across the region, the show demonstrates that the Arab Spring and today’s continuing turmoil are less about politics or religion than economics and exclusion. Byzantine laws and corruption have obliterated any chance for prosperity.  2:10

The Secret World of Air Frieght for the Discovery Channel

Living on the Wedge
Wisconsin Public Television


A fun, upbeat road trip through Wisconsin’s artisanal cheese regions. We hear the artisans’ personal stories and see them apply their particular methods to milk and rennet. The result wins awards on a world stage and dispels the misperception that Wisconsin only produces bulk “yellow cheese.” Nominated for a James Beard Award for Best Television Documentary.  1:04

The Secret World of Air Frieght for the Discovery Channel

The Secret World of Air Freight
Discovery Channel


We flew 65,000 miles for this one-hour documentary, mostly in the cockpits and bellies of giant air freighters across North America, Europe, and Asia. We followed cargos ranging from 55 thoroughbred horses from Lexington KY to Hokkaido, Japan, 3 plane-loads of CART racing cars and equipment from Indianapolis to Australia and millions of bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau from southern France across the globe in this all-out pantheon to the speed of our world economy.  1:17

 

education

   
The Secret World of Air Frieght for the Discovery Channel

The History of New Mexico
digital textbook app & videos
Central New Mexico Community College

CNM attracts a wide range of students from all over New Mexico. Distance learning is a fast growing component of their classes, as many students live in far-flung corners of the state. They needed to make online learning engaging and make subjects come alive for those students who don’t have top-level study skills. They also wanted to involve faculty and student employees in the book’s production. The result is a lively 300-page history text, with over 1,000 images, 50 video interviews, 24 web videos, 20 animated maps, 42 historical maps, over 200 weblinks, and a 650-word interactive glossary. Each of the chapters has a self-assessment quiz and the book nests easily within the Blackboard Collaborate program for teacher monitoring and feedback..

The Secret World of Air Frieght for the Discovery Channel

Where Did My Money Go?
izzit.org


We’ve all experienced the “sticker shock” of getting our first paycheck and finding that the amount is a lot less than the total we were imagining. “Where Did My Money Go?” is fun, fast-paced and designed to help high school students understand the numerous taxes we pay, many of which we’re not even aware of paying. Produced for Free to Choose Network as part of their consumer financial literacy campaign.   2:10

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Fundamentals of Geometry
Discovery Education


Whether it’s a building reaching into the clouds, a high speed rollercoaster tipping over the edge of a high drop, or the cell structure of a plant, geometry can be seen everywhere. Discovery Education’s Math TechBook introduces the idea that we live in a world of geometry in “The Fundamentals of Geometry”, answering the question, “What do I need math for?”   :58

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Science in Progress:
Units of Mass
Discovery Education


A lively animated open whisks us into the realm of physics to show us that even though candy bars and baseballs might be weightless in space, their mass is exactly the same everywhere in the universe. Astro-physicist Daryl Haggard, of Northwestern University’s Dearborn Observatory, takes us into the center of a black hole so massive, it warps the orbits of surrounding stars. “Units of Mass” is one of six videos for Discovery Education’s on-line textbook for high school.   :58

Student vs Teacher

Student vs. Teacher
Discovery Education


What would happen if you went head to head against your teacher in a foot race? Who would win? This animated short, part of Discovery Education’s Math TechBook, puts those questions to the test and asks how you can use math to determine who will cross the finish line first.   :58

The Big Shrink - Discovery Education

The Big Shrink
Discovery Education, Math Textbook


Too much stuff to carry in your backpack? Shrink it! Not enough food to feed your guests? Make it bigger! “The Big Shrink,” a short animated video for Discovery Education’s Math TechBook, asks whether a shrink ray would make life easier or not, while also introducing students to the concept of scaling and proportion.  :57

Collision! Free Speech and REligion

Collision! Free Speech and Religion
Free to Choose Media


Freedom of Speech is the cornerstone on which all other freedoms are based. This thought-provoking documentary looks at a growing global controversy: what has precedence, free speech or freedom of religion? Should we limit free speech to spare the feelings of religious people? Designed for a senior high school or university audience, or to be viewed at one time or in four sections, the film looks at contemporary and historical references to show how freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and free speech are inextricable entwined.  1:24

Discovery Education - Deforestation

Science in Progress: Deforestation
Discovery Education


Trees make life on our planet possible. Yet every year, billions are cut down to satisfy our need for lumber and paper products. As trees fall, global carbon dioxide levels rise, changing the Earth’s climate. Scientist Matteo Garbelotto looks to the future and shows what is possible if governments, activists and local people work together to solve this global problem. “Deforestation” is one of six titles Trillium produced for Discovery Education’s on-line textbook for high school students.   :58

Morton Stewardship

Stewardship
The Morton Arboretum


The Morton Arboretum relies heavily on the commitment and dedication of its volunteers. This video encourages visitors to become part of TMA through volunteering and training to become stewards. Stewardship takes a volunteer’s commitment to another level, involving a person in the rehabilitation or maintenance of a particular area of Morton’s 1,700 acres and giving them a sense of ownership. But Morton’s stewards will gladly tell you that the pay-off is not one sided at all. Stewards gain as much as they give, if not more.  1:16

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Stuntman
Discovery Education


Falling from a ten story building sounds like a nightmare, but for stuntmen, they “jump” at the opportunity to perform such daring feats. This animated short for Discovery Education’s Math TechBook, gives students an inside look at how filmmakers create these death defying stunts using quadratic equations and functions.   :58

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What's So Taxing About Taxes?
izzit.org


Who pays the most taxes and why? Four high school students set out to find the reality of who is actually responsible for creating the money our government spends – the taxpayer. And we’re not the only ones who have shouldered the burden of taxes. This animated segment reveals that taxes have been levied by ancient Egyptian pharaohs, the Greeks during times of war and Roman emperors. The British even placed a tax on soap -- you can imagine what London used to smell like. 2:23

Make a difference - Miller Family Exhibit

Make A Difference – Miller Family Youth Exhibit
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center


Providing a segue between the somber halls of the Holocaust Museum and its bright and colorful children’s exhibit, this video was designed to introduce parents and kids to the motivational theme of the exhibit. Graphically, it sets out the places where we can all have influence: school, neighborhood and community. It then asks visitors to exercise “the power of one.”  :45

websites

 

 

spatulatta website

Ashe Legal Group
Branding, identity, website


The corporate legal business is in a period of great change and the Ashe Legal Group is at the leading edge of it. It combines traditional legal services with software technology to deliver far greater value--and faster turnaround--to clients. We developed a detailed brand brief, logo and identity design, and a full set of graphic materials, including an eye-catching temporary website and presentation for a large RFP. We're currently developing the fuller website and video. Visit the website >

spatulatta website

Spatulatta

Our multiple award-winning website, Spatulatta.com, now in its 7th year, has over 350 step-by-step recipe videos. It’s the website where kids teach kids—and the parents who love them—to cook. Spatulatta brings families together through the joy of cooking. It helps turn chaotic mealtimes into quality family time and gives kids the tools they need to make a lifetime of good food choices. The Spatulatta Cookbook, published with Scholastic, has sold over 70,000 copies.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl website

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl

The quiet, progressive mayor of Evanston IL, Elizabeth Tisdahl, needed a place to aggregate her accomplishments and where her constituents could contact her directly. The website has been very successful in connecting the voters with the executive office.
Visit Mayor Tisdahl's website >

Celeste Watkins-Hayes website

Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes

University professor, researcher and writer Celeste Watkins-Hayes is a force to be reckoned with. She defines herself as a servant/scholar bringing her skills to restore people to health and build community. Author of the book, The New Welfare Bureaucrats, Dr. Watkins-Hayes has a way of looking at social systems from a totally different perspective.   Visit the website >

hhr.org - Health Hardship and Renewal website

Health, Hardship & Renewal

Designed to appeal to academics and laypersons alike, the website presents the findings of the HHR research teams’ longitudinal study of women living with HIV/AIDS. Publishing papers such as “From Dying From to Living With AIDS,” the team reveals the new frontier of a health crisis.  
Visit the website
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Hinsdale Center for Reproduction

The Hinsdale Center for Reproduction

The Hinsdale Center for Reproduction headed by prominent fertility specialist, Dr. Michael Hickey, wanted to promote their style of personal care and medical philosophy that makes them stand apart from factory-style fertility clinics. Were Rewriting copy for SEO and producing an education page has made visitor numbers skyrocket.
Visit the website >

food

   
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Kenmore Trade Show Video
Sears


James Beard Award-winning chef Graham Elliott introduces a new high end Electrolux range. Designed to be used at press conferences and trade shows. it is largely without sound. It was shot in less than two hours to accommodate Chef Elliot’s hectic schedule.  1.26

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Living on the Wedge
Wisconsin Public Television


A fun, upbeat road trip through Wisconsin’s artisanal cheese regions. We hear the artisans’ personal stories and see them apply their particular methods to milk and rennet. The result wins awards on a world stage dispels the misperception that Wisconsin only produces bulk “yellow cheese.” Nominated for a James Beard Award for Best Television Documentary.  1:16

 

 

training

 

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CSI: Continue Step Investigation
Beltone


Working hand-in-hand with Beltone’s training department, we produced a series of witty programs delivered on both DVD and the web. The scripting is chock full of insider jokes and the roles are played by Beltone training staff. It is an example of our ability to direct non-professional talent. 1:46

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Don’t Add Insult to Injury: Sleep
National Safety Council Defensive Driving Courses


The NSC has put their trust in Trillium for over twenty years. We’ve produced more than 70 safe driving videos for them, working closely with instructional designers and graphic artists. This video is part of a series about inattention behind the wheel and intended to work in an instructor-led classroom situation. 1:40

 

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Alive At 25! Improv Jam
National Safety Council Defensive Driving Courses


One of a series of short videos designed to work within a four-hour course for young drivers with multiple traffic offenses. This show is designed to stimulate role-playing. We worked with young actors to draw out situations that fit the issues, then turned on the camera. The result is spunky, witty and 100% improv. 1:17