Well done Elevate Phoenix!

I was proud to provide voice over services for the 3rd Annual Father’s Day Match For A Cause which benefits Elevate Phoenix. As the edits of the pre-recorded event were completed, I wrote the scripts and was the voice of the on-course commentator.

With a potential audience of more than 84 million households, this year’s match featured Tom Lehman and son Thomas against Lee Janzen and his son Connor at the Westin Kierland Golf Club.

In case you missed it or want to watch it again – here’s the link to view it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsgK4sgruBg.

Elevate Phoenix is an amazing organization started and headed by Tom Lehman that serves 5,000 students annually. Their mission as a non-profit is to deliver long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth by employing a holistic approach to meet each child’s needs.

To Elevate Phoenix, that means full-time salaried teacher-mentors, year-round programming, cross-age mentoring and a long-term relational approach in four areas: accredited classes, mentoring, reading & literacy, and graduation and post-secondary plans.

They teach vision, courage, respect, caring, responsibility, positive work ethic and integrity. The students learn career mindedness, decision making, goal setting, communication, leadership and problem solving skills.

There is still time to donate to this amazing organization! If you’d like to learn more about them, visit https://elevatephoenix.org/.

This is my third year helping out and I can’t wait for the 2023 Father’s Day Match For A Cause!

Ford Motor Company Fund chooses Baerclaw Productions

Ford Motor Company Fund is part of an amazing program called ‘Ford Driving Skills for Life’ and when they brought their program to Phoenix, they turned to Baerclaw Productions to help them spread their message through the local media.

Baerclaw Productions was on-site early in the five-day event to gather video and interviews with both participants, their parents and of course representatives from the Ford Motor Company Fund. Those video elements were then condensed into a video news release which was made available to all of the television stations so that they could help spread the word.

The free half-day courses provide hands-on experience for newly licensed drivers to improve their skills in four key areas – hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed and space management. They also talked with the young drivers about distracted and impaired driving.

Since 2003, the Ford Driving Skills for Life has helped more than one million drivers in all 50 states and 46 countries around the world. For more information on the program, you can visit www.drivingskillsforlife.com.

Since 1997, the Baerclaw Productions team has been producing award winning internal and customer facing videos and we can do the same for your organization. Our recent client list includes Shamrock Farms, Clutch Solutions, Ford Motor Company Fund, Mercy Care, TriStarGold, Adamar Industries, Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition, Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), Aetna, Kaboom Racks and the Match For A Cause supporting Elevate Phoenix.

If you have any video production needs, let Baerclaw Productions be Your Resource For ALL Things Video!

Fortune 500 company Frontier Communications selects Baerclaw Productions

Frontier Communications is the latest Fortune 500 company to partner with Baerclaw Productions as their video production partner. This project involved a series of short videos to talk directly with their independent sales force because their reps were telling Frontier that they wanted to hear more from the company and Baerclaw Productions was the solution to use the power of video to deliver the message.

Their host for the videos briefly highlighted all of the things that Frontier Communications is doing to make being a valued partner easier and how they were committed to creating a partnership where everyone wins.

Frontier Communications Video Shoot 2

The videos, which were shot in a studio utilizing two Sony XDCam cameras and a teleprompter, covered all of the exciting products, packages, and bundles for all things internet that Frontier is rolling out including their state-of-the-art solutions and extremely competitive pricing to arm their partner community with the tools needed to win with Frontier Communications.

The ultimate goal is to reinforce Frontiers’ place as a premier partner for their independent sales force, a company that they want to do business with again and again and one that they are proud to align with.

Message delivered thanks to the efforts of the Baerclaw Productions team.

Since 1997, the Baerclaw Productions team has been producing award winning internal and customer facing videos and we can do the same for your organization. Our recent client list includes Shamrock Farms, Mercy Care, Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition, Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), Aetna, Kaboom Racks and the Match For A Cause supporting Elevate Phoenix.

If you have any video production needs, let Baerclaw Productions be Your Resource For ALL Things Video!

Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition is made up of SUPERHERO’S

That’s the theme for this year’s virtual gala and Baerclaw Productions is honored to once again help them share their story.

No Senior Left Isolated – that’s the vision of Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition (VVCC) and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, they provide support for adults, or their ‘neighbors’, who need assistance to maintain their dignity, independence and quality of life at home – without charge.

The services they provide include transportation to medical and other appointments, rides to the grocery store, shopping, and other errands, business assistance such as bill paying and sorting, and handy person help. Volunteers also provide respite assistance to in-home caregivers and patient scribe assistance during medical appointments.

Since 1992, they have been making an impact in the lives of thousands of neighbors around the Verde Valley and that became even more important with the onset of Covid-19.

What started with thousands of wellness check phone calls quickly evolved into a program to provide assistance in navigating the vaccination registration process, provide transportation to and from the resulting appointments, and ultimately a program to provide those vaccinations in the neighbors’ homes. According to Kent Ellsworth, the Executive Director of VVCC, “We have many older adults who are homebound, cannot drive, and are not able to navigate the online vaccination registration process. We want to do whatever we can to relieve this stress, keep them safe, and get them vaccinated.”

SUPERHERO’S INDEED!

With appropriate safety precautions in place, we interviewed their executive director, a board member, volunteers and of course the people that they serve to better explain why they are SUPERHERO’S.

The end result is their Gala Video, social media clips to promote the event and the organization, a volunteer recruitment video and a video that they can share with potential donors so that they can continue the amazing work that they do!

Since 1997, the Baerclaw Productions team has been producing award winning internal and customer facing videos and we can do the same for your organization. Our recent client list includes Shamrock Farms, Mercy Care, Frontier Communications, Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), Aetna, Kaboom Racks and the Match For A Cause supporting Elevate Phoenix.

If you have any video production needs, let Baerclaw Productions be Your Resource For ALL Things Video!

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Duke’s of Air Arizona OTT Commercial

Baerclaw Productions was proud to partner with Marketing With A Flair to produce an OTT commercial for Duke’s of Air Arizona. If you live in the East Valley, you’ve probably seen it.

We started with their existing jingle and came up with the creative to bring it to life using video which meant we had to create a hot and sweaty homeowner who’s AC unit had stopped working.

Get video of a technician arriving on the scene to save the day and take the story from beginning to end.

Here’s a link to one of the versions that we created – Duke’s of Air OTT Commercial

Here’s a link to a ‘behind the scenes’ video that our friends at Marketing With A Flair created.

Since 1997, the Baerclaw Productions team has been producing award winning internal and customer facing videos and we can do the same for your organization. Our recent client list includes Shamrock Farms, Mercy Care, Frontier Communications, Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition and Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), Aetna, Kaboom Racks and the Match For A Cause supporting Elevate Phoenix.

If you have any video production needs, let Baerclaw Productions be Your Resource For ALL Things Video!

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Moving can be a real Baer – pun intended!

After 19 years in North Phoenix, the Baerclaw Productions team has a new den in the Scottsdale Airpark and there were a lot of lessons learned along the way.

Our old office
A glimpse into our new office

1. Don’t keep anything that you haven’t used/touched in more than six months.

2. Offer Up and Craigslist are a great way to sell many of those things and can help pay for the move.

3. While everyone on our team offered to help with the move, we made the right decision and hired professionals to do the heavy lifting.

4. When moving computers, complex edit bays and sound booths, label every cable before the move to make putting it back together so much easier and quicker.

5. You are going to move too much stuff so know where the dumpster is at your new place.

6. Fill out your change of address form with the post office as soon as you can, they are buried and short staffed right now so there’s going to be a delay in getting your mail.

7. Let you vendors know about your move in case their bills get caught up in the previously mentioned postal service delays.

8. Phone and internet service isn’t always just plug and play.

9. Be nice to your new neighbors and let them know that you’ll be settled soon.

10. Celebrate the new office, invite everyone to come by and see it and get back to doing the great work that you’ve always done!

Baerclaw Productions edit bay #1

Since 1997, the Baerclaw Productions team has been producing award winning internal and customer facing videos and we can do the same for your organization. Our recent client list includes Shamrock Farms, Mercy Care, Frontier Communications, Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition and Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA), Duke’s of Air Arizona, Aetna, Kaboom Racks and the Match For A Cause supporting Elevate Phoenix.

A lot has changed in our business since we started the business (we used to deliver projects on VHS tapes for clients to review) and now our address has changed, but that’s it, we still look forward to being Your Resource For ALL Things Video!

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Home office video to informational video – Check!

Just because most of us are working from home doesn’t mean that we can’t produce high quality videos to promote our businesses.

In previous posts, we’ve talked about lighting, sound and camera angles but today, we want to take it one step forward and show you what we mean by using a real world example that we created.

One of our clients, PWNA, Partnership With Native Americans, needed to create an informational video about the services that they offer and how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issues that Native Americans have been dealing with for years and how the work that PWNA is doing on a daily basis is making a huge difference.

The challenge was that the video needed to be created quickly, the CEO is not close to our Phoenix offices, and travel was not an option either for him or our crew due to the pandemic.

The solution was simple – using his laptop, Josh Arce, the President and CEO of PWNA, recorded his message and then sent us the video files.

The great thing is he didn’t have to do it in one take, he could look and listen to different takes and select the one that he liked best. We then used the takes that he liked best, existing video and pictures that we had in our AVID edit systems from previous projects and created an informational video that they are using in many places and ways to raise awareness and support.

The first picture was grabbed from the raw video that we received.

The second picture is what you’ll see in their video after the video was reformatted and color corrected.

Which picture would you rather use to promote your business, service or mission?

If you’d like to see the entire video, please click on this link – https://youtu.be/3R-ywuGgDEs

If you’re ready to produce a video to promote what you do, please check out our previous blog posts and if you have questions or need some help, the Baerclaw Productions team is ready to help.

We’ve been in business since 1997 and we look forward to being ‘Your Resource For ALL Things Video!’.

www.baerclawproductions.com

602-789-8396

Bosho, that’s greetings in Potawatami.

My name is Joshua Arce.

I’m a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas and I’m President and CEO of Partnership With Native Americans.

PWNA is a Native-led, Native serving non-profit that has aided tribal communities since 1990.

Each year, we’re improving the lives of 250,000 Native Americans.

Our mission is providing immediate relief and long-term solutions to address disparities on impoverished and geographically isolated reservations.

Let me give you a few numbers to explain what the tribes are up against.

23 percent of Native families live with food insecurity, just not enough healthy food.

Only 13 hold a college degree, about half the rate of Caucasians.

Up to 61 percent of Native children live in poverty or low-income households.

When disaster strikes, outside help is slow to come and health care is a real challenge fueling higher rates of diabetes and other chronic illness.

So where do we start?

Well, honestly, it all starts with you.

Native Americans have the highest need in the U.S., yet less than one percent of charitable giving supports Native causes.

Year-round, PWNA is providing critical goods and services to the tribes.

We help with food boxes, fresh produce, and bottled water

K through 12 school supplies, scholarships, and mentoring.

Leadership training, emergency preparedness training, and emergency relief when disaster or a pandemic strikes.

Our top priorities now are emergency deliveries for Covid-19 relief and hunger.

So much work has been done, but there is more to do.

We hope you will join us in championing hope for a brighter future.

Iwgwien. Thank you.

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.

Baerclaw Productions

15810 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite 3

Phoenix, AZ 85032

602-789-8396

www.baerclawproductions.com

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.