Edkey, Inc provides high quality, flexible education during COVID-19.

Edkey, Inc has been serving students in Arizona since 1999 and currently has 16 school sites and an online school so they are able to provide in-class education, a hybrid solution or everything virtually.

They are an amazing non-profit organization that goes into a community, finds out what the needs and wants are of the parents in that community and then has the flexibility to make it happen for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

They have small class sizes and are also the only charter school program in the world offering a deaf program and an emotionally disabled program.

If you would like to learn more about Edkey or the Sequoia Charter School program, visit them at www.edkey.org.

Baerclaw Productions was honored to work with the Edkey team again on a series of videos including a welcome back message to the students and a wide array of social media videos to help promote the program, answer questions for new families joining the Edkey family and really just explain what makes their program so unique and successful.

The Baerclaw Productions team handled everything on the day of the shoot with a three-person crew including a teleprompter operator and then returned to our office to do all of the postproduction in open captioning for the Welcome Back video.

If you need to produce videos for your organization, let Baerclaw Productions be ‘Your Resource For ALL Things Video!’. Give us a call today at 602-789-8396.

If you’d like to see more of the Edkey videos, please visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/BaerclawProductions/videos.

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Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino & Resort COVID-19 Thank You

COVID-19 has changed all of our lives but for the employees at the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and Resort, it was minimized by actions taken by the Community and Tribal Leaders. Baerclaw Productions was honored to produce this video as a way for many of the employees to say thank you for maintaining their pay and benefits while the Casino and Resort were shut down. When you need to produce a video, let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! We are Baerclaw Productions.

Video Blogs – Add Polish To Your Video

Hi, I’m Bill Baer with Baerclaw Productions and today I want to talk with you about putting a little polish on your video blogs.

In an earlier post, we gave you some tips on how to shoot your own video blogs and make them look the best they can be.

If you want to take it to the next level, we can help.

When you send us your video, we can add your name, company, contact information.

Perhaps most importantly, we can add open captions, that way, even if your video blog is viewed with the volume off, your message will still get through.

We can also add a closing graphic with your logo, contact information, email address.

Are you interested?

If so, I’ve got a special offer for you.

If you like this post, we’ll polish up your next video blog for free!

If you want to add polish to your video blogs, let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! 

We are Baerclaw Productions.

Video Blogs – You Can Do This!

Hi, I’m Bill Baer with Baerclaw Productions and since we’re all in the middle of a pandemic, most of us are working from home and a video blog may be your best way to connect with your customers.

Today, I’ve got some tips on some things that you can do to create the best video blogs that you can from your home office.

Now whether you are using a smartphone, a tablet or a camera, make sure that it’s on a tripod, at eye level, nobody wants to look at your ceiling.

If you don’t have a microphone, make sure that your camera is close enough to you to get good audio.

Now let’s talk about lighting, I want you to take two lamps and put them at 45 degree angles  about arm’s length away from you on your desk, this will give you a real nice, smooth light across your face.

And here’s one more tip, change your screen saver on your computer to your company logo and change the settings so that your computer never goes to sleep, that way, your logo will always be in the background.

If you have questions about creating video blogs, let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! 

We are Baerclaw Productions.

Thank you front-line responders and Mercy Care AZ!

While most of us are working from home, our front-line responders don’t have that option and for their sacrifice, we are eternally grateful. Mercy Care Arizona wanted to make sure that our healthcare workers and front-line responders understand how much we all appreciate what they are doing and the team at Baerclaw Productions had the honor of producing this social media message on behalf of Mercy Care Arizona. Using stock video and production music from our in-house audio library, we produced this short video that will be used on all their social media channels and beyond.

If you need video production services, let Baerclaw Productions be ‘Your Resource For ALL Things Video!’.

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THE BEAUTY AND MAJESTY OF NATIVE AMERICAN RESERVATIONS IS MASKING A HARSH REALITY.

The numbers are staggering.

  • 29 percent of employed Native Americans live below poverty level.
  • 61 percent of Native children live in poverty or low-income households?
  • 23 percent of Native American families live with food insecurity.
  • There are 90 – thousand homeless Native Americans in the US… more than any other population…
  • Where there is housing, it’s estimated that 40 percent of that housing is incomplete or sub-standard.
  • 13% of Native Americans hold a college degree, approximately half the rate of Caucasian Americans.
  • Most people think that Indian gaming on our reservations is a game changer… providing automatic wealth and prosperity for every Native American… but the numbers show a different story.
  • About 25 percent of all tribes in the US conduct Indian gaming… but only 10-15 percent of the tribes actually prosper from it.

These are just some of the facts that we learned when working with Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA). They have been working tirelessly since 1990 developing and delivering a relevant mix of services to help their Native American partners addressing critical needs that contribute to self-sufficiency and help end the cycle of poverty.

To bring their story to life, they selected Baerclaw Productions to produce a series of videos, seven in all, to cover a wide range of topics to raise awareness of realities on the reservations and why it’s important to support Native causes.

Award winning actor Wes Studi is the host of all of these videos that were shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico and have been shown on television, the internet and used across multiple social media platforms. Baerclaw Productions handled all of the script writing, field production and post-production for these videos utilizing our experience and expertise gathered since we opened our doors in 1997.

You can view all of the videos by clicking on these links:

Reservation Treaties History – What Americans Need To Know – https://youtu.be/q0lSVf6zQc4

Realities On The Reservations – By The Numbers – https://youtu.be/ROXVcQQt5XY

Indian Casinos – Easy Money Or Not What You Think – https://youtu.be/wDrcTbSRYLI

Education And Taxes – No Free Rides – https://youtu.be/pFJgioHFw7M

Foundations And Other Donors – There Is Hope In Native-Led Solutions – https://youtu.be/4qdd6z9bi_k

Compilation Video – https://youtu.be/HpA9ZbKNShY

PBS Video – https://youtu.be/7Ymb_R7Kwbk

When you’re ready to bring your story to life, let the award-winning team at Baerclaw Productions be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! Call us today at 602-789-8396 or visit our website at https://baerclawproductions.com.

As a nonprofit, get your crowd ready for paddle time!

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When it comes to fundraising, you know it’s critical to explain your value proposition to your existing and potential donors whether they are looking at your website or attending one of your events looking for a reason to make your mission their mission.

A professionally produced video is a great way to tell your story and Baerclaw Productions is honored to have been selected by Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition for the last three years to create their identity piece which was shown at their annual Gala right before paddle time and this year’s event was another huge success!

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This year’s video combined their staff, Executive Director, volunteers and clients, who they call neighbors, talking about what it means to them be involved with this amazing organization.

We also gathered a number of testimonials that were used for social media promotion of their Gala and can be used in the future to promote their organization and future events.

If you’d like to know more about VVCC, please take a few minutes and visit their website at https://vvcaregivers.org/ and learn about their commitment to making sure that no senior is left isolated.

If your nonprofit is looking for an experienced video production partner who understands what it takes to show your organization and mission are worth supporting, the Baerclaw Productions team is here to help. Let us be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! Visit our website at BaerclawProductions.com or give us a call at 602-789-8396.

Producing north of the border, a great local crew and an amazing shoot!

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For the last 25 years, I’ve been based out of Phoenix, Arizona and despite growing up in the Chicago area, I have to be honest, my blood has thinned and I’m not much of a fan of cold weather. All that being said, when the phone rings with a producing job for a Fortune 10 company north of the border, I had to dig out my woolies.

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The first thing I had to do was a little research because the shoot had to take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada. After figuring out where that was, securing a local crew and checking the weather, I started packing for a roughly 48-hour round trip that included about 34 hours on the ground. From when I took off in Phoenix to when I arrived at the hotel in Saskatoon, the temperature had dropped almost 90 degrees – before factoring in the wind chill, it was 20 below!

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Luckily our shoot was inside which was great – so was our local crew! The team at Bamboo Shoots, https://bambooshoots.ca/, was amazing from pre-production planning all the way through follow up after the shoot. Our six-person production crew included two cameras, one on a Ronin and Easy Rig, audio, DIT and make-up. At all phases, they were very helpful and offered up suggestions and recommendations and were a joy to work with. If something needed to be done, moved, re-arranged or juggled, it was done with a smile. The team made me look good and allowed me to focus on what I needed to do which was to make our interviewee feel comfortable, complete the interview and make sure that all of the broll that we needed was gathered. If I ever have to go back to Saskatoon for a shoot, they will be my first call.

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The shoot went very well and we got the story that out client wanted. I also learned something new – where Saskatoon is! I hope the next time I get to visit there, it’s the summer! All in all, it was a great trip and I’m happy to be back in Arizona, even if it’s only in the mid 60’s.

As a producer with more than 30 years of experience, I’m always happy to go anywhere if there’s a great story to tell – even if the temperature never gets above zero.

Have you ever been on a working oil rig?

Until recently, I hadn’t been but field producing work took me back to the great state of Texas to produce a training video for a new product revolutionizing the drilling industry. Working with a great crew based out of College Station, the shoot went well and all of the postproduction was completed in our Phoenix based offices.

What a great learning experience and now I can check it off my ‘to do’ list. Take a look at the pics, if you look closely, you’ll see cattle in the background. If you ever need to shoot a video in the College Station area, connect with my new friends at Frame By Frame productions, fxfinc.com.

If you need a field producer for your next project, let me know. We’ll find the crew and get the job done. Field producing is just one of the many services that we offer here at Baerclaw Productions, when you have a need, let us be Your Resource For All Things Video!