October 22, 2012


Though they may not be all that recent, there are some new postings to my website under the 'recent work' section. The first of the posted projects is a sizzle reel for Bechtel Corporation. This was our second year working together to produce a video to kick off their annual Global Business Meeting, and this year, they wanted a video that would match their annual report in both content and visual style. Once again, most of the resources at our disposal were corporate still photography, but this year they did have a small amount of video that could be used. I tried to use the video in a way that would mix in with the still photos and not be an awkward or disjointed contrast to them. After the videos original debut, we also made versions in French and Spanish.

The second project was a labor of love done as a fan. Many of you know I am involved with the Angel City Brigade, a supporter group for the 2011 Champion LA Galaxy. After winning the MLS Cup last year, we started this season with high hopes, only to go through several weeks of losses and find ourselves ranked at the bottom of the entire league. The video was my rallying cry about our passion for the team whether we win or lose. More than other sports, soccer allegiance is about pride in your city, so the video was also meant to be a love letter to LA. Again resources were limited - the Galaxy did not contribute or grant rights to any footage, so most of the content is photography by ACB member Sylvia Desperto that I mixed with time lapse footage I found of Los Angeles by Matthew Givot and Tom Hawkins. In a happy coincidence, the team started winning again after the video was released.

Finally, I've also posted a graphics package for the television show 'Natural Companions' on Veria tv network. This was a redesign for an already existing show about holistic health and wellness for pets. They wanted a cleaner, modern design that could be flexible around a lot of elements and done on a tight deadline. It began airing a few months ago.

You can check out videos of all three of the projects here:
  • jonberrydesign.com: recent work
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