for Matt Wolfe
Showtunes Theatre Company
Showtunes was in need of a logo redesign to find an image that could offer a streamlined, easy to identify visual brand. But more importantly, I led the company through several conversations as part of a larger marketing strategy. The result was the following transformation in the logo and tagline which served to clarify messaging and future strategy development.
Website Design and Content Creation
Image of Old Website
I performed a complete rebuild and redesign of the company's website, including the production of new video content, to update it from an older format to a vertical scrolling format optimized for desktop and mobile.
The new format was designed to function more like a landing page and incorporated lightboxes to keep the experience linear and streamlined. I also re-designed and re-formatted the company blog. All of the content for the blog has been written by me.
Video Production and Editing
The following videos were created for a specific audience of partners and owners of small law firms. They address felt needs and concerns attorneys share around the legal lead industry and establish the company as premium brand.
Promo for the "Cherry Picker" Bonus Feature
"Managed Risk" Online Promo
The following was the center of a suite of videos produced for this company to use on their website and in social media advertising. I directed the shoot and edited the content. The videos were designed to help business professionals see the benefits of improvisation training for individuals, teams, and corporate cultures.There was an urgent need for this business to be able to demonstrate the experience of their training workshops to professionals from industries unrelated to the arts. This company has performed training for Microsoft, Boeing, the University of Washington, and many other prominent corporations in Seattle. You can see the entire suite of videos here.
Seattle Children's Theatre
Seattle Children's Theatre faced a considerable challenge in marketing their World Premiere of Mwindo. It was based on African mythology and featured a story that was very unfamiliar to American audiences. While interning with their administration team under Artistic Director Linda Hartzell, I created this suite of "behind the scenes" videos to help preview the show to their audience. The videos feature production designs, original music from the sound design, and also authentic samples of a children's choir from Africa recorded by my mother as part of her work.
Showtunes Theatre Company
During the 2015-2016 Season, Showtunes presented a reunion concert of a former Seattle institution, The Washingtonians. There were two primary challenges in marketing this project. First, we had to reach and mobilize the old fanbase. Second, we had to narrate what the Washingtonians were to a new generation of Seattleites who had no memory of the group. The choir hadn't performed for 12 years. The Washingtonians were a unique blend of choir concert, sketch comedy, and music theatre elements and required some narration to help convert ticket sales. One part of the solution was this short documentary on the group targeted on social media to music theatre fans in Seattle. As with many of my projects, my resources were limited in terms of camera equipment and in this case, archive footage, but the result under limited technical conditions was effective.
The Alba Acting Method
The "Alba Method" is a very rare and unique acting technique. As such, it's also a difficult task to convince actors to give it a try. Following an introductory workshop held in Seattle, I interviewed participants and the instructor to create an introductory video that would help introduce potential students to both the instructor and the technique. I believed that testimonials from fellow professionals and a view into the passion and integrity of the instructor would help convert sales for a growing community around the method. This was part of a small suite of videos created for the campaign.