The pandemic has been hard. Full stop. (Death, illness, and isolation are not happy-making things.)
What hasn’t been difficult is working with a wonderful set of clients. We’re firing on all cylinders for a crazy-amazing group of people and organizations. Here’s just a brief taste:
My relationship with HumanGood is one of the most fruitful collaborations of this part of my career. We are working on all kinds of projects using all of my skills: design/art direction, marketing consulting, music, film, photography, voiceover, film producing and event producing, etc. etc. … I just returned from a quick filming trip to the Bay Area last night (photo above). So rewarding.
The Planetary Report
I love this magazine. Getting to tell — visually — the story of space exploration from a nongovernmental perspective (The Planetary Society is fully funded by memberships, like National Geographic) is sheer joy. This issue had some COVID-era complications: we couldn’t get the paper that the magazine is usually printed on. At. All. Nowhere in the world. So we had several quick phonecall meetings, made some new paper dummies, weighed it to make sure postage was not going to increase, and leaned into the pivot and printed on a new paper. I press-checked it right before leaving to film in the Bay Area this week, and it looks beautiful.
Many more stories to tell, but I’ll save those for later. If you’re looking for a communications expert who knows their way around visual marketing — print, internet, broadcast — give me a call. We have lots of energy to make magic for you as well.
This is still one of my favorite projects! The Planetary Report is a quarterly magazine published by The Planetary Society. I have been its art director for the past several years, and we make beautiful, informative art every time!
It’s fun to watch your baby head out into the world and be read by thousands of people, keeping them educated and informed about science. Very proud of the work we do on this.
On September 29, a world premiere jazz work was performed in Pasadena, CA. We were there to film it, and we posted the edits only three days later!
Our only regret: because the sound board was hard-wired into the venue, we were not able to pull a feed (or better yet — a multi-track feed with ProTools) from the soundbooth. So everything you hear is from our mics placed throughout the room.
However we’re proud that we were able to pull this off in such a short time, and that the client is happy with the result!
The Baseball Reliquary held its 21st annual Shrine of the Eternals induction ceremony on July 14, 2019 at the Pasadena Central Library, Pasadena, California. Honorees included the 2019 Hilda Award recipient Ralph Carhart, and the 2019 Tony Salin Memorial Award recipient Bob Busser. Chris Epting delivered the Keynote Address. The inductees were Billy Beane (accepted by Zak Basch), Lisa Fernandez, and J.R. Richard.
Two days later, Loren Roberts and Hearken Creative had already edited the entire event, and posted it to YouTube. Editing and posting quickly makes for better fan/user engagement, and the video has already been watched dozens of times in the past few weeks.
Do you need video (production and post-production) for your event or marketing campaign? Call us now.
Editor of The Planetary Report Emily Lakdawalla joined me today as I approved magazine proofs coming off press. We had a blast, and account manager Gwen Lloyd gave us the grand tour of their print facility. Check it out — Emily filmed some of the fun machines running:
Grateful to Emily Lakdawalla and Mat Kaplan for a lovely mention on the most recent edition of Planetary Radio. Emily was discussing some of the newest features of The Planetary Report magazine — including the quarterly spacecraft-locating-map-feature “Where We Are” — with Mat. I’m grateful for the decades-long partnership that we have with The Planetary Society, and look forward to even more fun with them in the future.
We have a multi-year relationship with The Baseball Reliquary, a sort of “people’s Baseball Hall of Fame.” Not only do we film many of their events (such as the one below), we set up their YouTube channel and have begun populating it with archival footage that the Reliquary has provided to us. Pretty fun, right?
Check out the video, and enjoy some of most fantastic baseball music that you have ever heard, courtesy of 2018 inductee Nancy Faust!
Once again we have published a beautiful issue of The Planetary Report, the quarterly magazine of The Planetary Society (Bill Nye is the CEO). I’m so excited for everyone to see the beautiful artwork and infographics that we did for this issue.
Not only are we doing the magazine for The Planetary Society, but we also support the marketing department: we just finished developing a life-size standee of Bill Nye to be used at conventions and trade shows!
Don’t forget to contact us for any marketing/design/art-direction needs you have.
Our win for this week was getting Bill Nye’s newest quarterly magazine off press and ready for mailing. We’re placing a lot of emphasis on infographics in order to explain complex scientific principles and processes involved with space science and exploration. The hope is that people become even more excited and invested in space science through our magazine. Head over to http://www.planetary.org to become a member and get your own copy of the magazine!