Colonial Bike shop has been a huge part of the Seacoast riding community — especially in supporting kids learning to ride and race. At a recent weekly race series I started playing around with my new voice activated GoPro 7 black — and threw this together for their social media. Thankful for places like Colonial and guys like Pete Mead who dedicate so much time to getting kids involved with wheels … especially with all the not so positive alternatives out there.
Emmanuel College recently embarked on a 50 million dollar fundraising campaign. Crowley Digital has deep experience in helping the educational sector raise money, in fact over 100 million in the last five years. The film was launched privately about a month ago and has helped raise 25 million so far. We like to think we helped this process along …. looking forward to the next 25 million.
This was supposed to be a fun project. An iconic choir director from the Saint Paul’s Choir School (only remaining all boys choir school in the country) leaving, going back home to England. And then I begin to realize what a loss this is for the kids, the school, the city of Boston … me too. My family has attended his concerts — as well as the Pope, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and millions around the world. A kind, authentic guy with a gift of transforming any voice into a masterpiece. Peace Out John.
Eliot Hospital was finding that their new urgent care center was not getting the traffic they needed. People in southern New Hampshire were accustomed to heading to Manchester to their other urgent care facility. So, we created a piece with real doctors, saying real things, to get real people in the door. Within two weeks of production the ads were running on Manchester’s local WMUR. Not that anyone wants people to get hurt or injured, but traffic is up in Bedford with a little help from Doctor Kev … and thirty seconds with Crowley Digital.
Yes it’s one of our earlier films, but five years ago when it was new, it helped launch a 75 million dollar campaign. That campaign wrapped up and now the building stands tall on the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy. It was on this film that we introduced what we called a “trailer” - a piece that was embedded on ipads and sent around the country to gain seed money for the campaign. That little campaign helped raise 5 million dollars and helped pave the way for more mainstream giving that would occur afterwards.
When you think it’s too cold, just remember the silver lining: Winter Sports. As a tip to the current Polar Vortex, I thought I would re-release this old time favorite. Thanks to my assistant Scout for assisting in the production of this small film.
It’s hard to believe this is 7 years old now. This was one of the films that helped me decide despite being a pro-photog for 10 years, it was time to move into motion. I was running with a different crew, and at that time experimenting with the fastest cameras of the day (this was shot at 240 fps). It almost made me want to try skateboarding … almost.
During a recent hour-long timelapse of Emmanuel College’s new high-rise dorm, I pulled a single still and sent it along to my client. They loved it and turned the photo into a two page spread. Classic example of being open to creative ways of integrating technology and media.
When the Los Angeles Kings decided to leave town and bring their farm club closer to California — the New Hampshire Monarchs needed a fresh start. No more free rides, a deep connection needed to be made with the community. Bodies in seats is essential. We worked with them to create a quick pregame hype-vid and a new social campaign to continue to draw the team and the community closer together. Here’s the hype vid — which was presented at their home opener Friday night (October 19, 2018).
You just can’t believe it, everything seems normal, the boys look like any other boy. Until they sing — and then it’s like nothing you’ve ever heard. I would compare it to professional sports, the play is clearly at a different level. But they’re just kids; how is this possible you ask? Well it is, and the boys of Saint Paul’s Choir School in Harvard Square are just simply amazing. You have to hear it to believe it. I believe.
my wife: "we are hosting two kids from Somaliland for a week"
my wife: "yup -- they can't risk going home to Africa -- they may not be able to return to school"
me: "that sucks"
my wife: "one of them is an elite runner -- could become an all American"
me: "that's cool -- maybe I get some footage of him running"
HERE IT IS
Seeing Tom back on the field sparked some old memories of the vid we did for Best Buddies and Zenith back in 2012. I will never forget how he showed up in a massive rain-storm to golf with a group of guys on the Cape. The players were sure he wouldn't join them for that part of the Best Buddies fund-raiser. But alone he arrived, in his Mercedes, running through the parking lot with his bag of golf-clubs covering his head. He then proceeded to beat every player, including the owner of the club, proving his across the board athleticism. Although this was six years ago, and one of the first videos we produced, the vibe is still spot on.
The colors of summer, the colors of vacation, the colors of Maine. Hand picked on a backdrop of ground-pine. They taste as good as they look.
Crowley Digital is delighted to add the University of New Hampshire to our academic portfolio. Headquartered in the Seacoast of New Hampshire for over fifteen years, we've always admired and benefited from having a great school so close by. Celebrating many of the school's successes and recent recognition of being voted the safest college campus in America (by National Council for Home Safety and Security) -- we went to work helping to create and spread that message to the International students worldwide. Great kids, great school ... great times.
Just a quick welcome back to a great spot on planet earth, located in East Burke, VT. If you like bikes and single track trails and beer ... well you get the idea.
Fun to look back on some of our past projects. This was our first of five for the Museum of Science. Recognizing the importance of girls in STEM, we helped create a piece that was later shown at a Gala to celebrate the museum's role in promoting and connecting women within the community to those fields.
Not sure how often my vids pull in over 40k hits. So, yeah I'm going to celebrate here a bit. Big shout-out to my fellow two wheel junkies for not being afraid to show some face. I'm hoping another 40k is just around the corner.
Our 4th film for Emmanuel College. Just a quick hit piece to remind kids that they would not be near Boston, but in the middle of Boston. And, to remind the parents that every student gets an internship, so when they graduate, every student has a shot at getting that first job...fast.
Mountain biking is a sport that heads quickly to the top of the chart for me. It's a bit of an addiction -- but as addictions go -- not a bad one. For years, I would mountain bike as far into winter as I could. This usually meant until the snow was too deep for my wheels to spin. Happily I would then transition to another favorite sport of cross country-skiing. In the winter of 2016, I was lucky enough to secure what is called a Fat-Bike, which really means large wheels, that allows a rider to roll through many more inches of snow than a traditional bike would.
In the summer, while getting ready to go for a quick lunch-ride, I left my Santa Cruz Tallboy LT in the driveway. I got sidetracked by a phone call from a client. When I returned to the bike, rain had begun to fall. I quickly pulled the bike up and the abstract below was what remained. This inspired me (as well as a number of good friends) to try another image after a recent snow-storm with my Trek Farley, Fat-Bike. Almost exactly 6 months apart, they each tell a different, but interesting story. Roll on.
You know you've got it good when you're doing what you love ... twice. Once by being on a mountain bike; twice, by filming -- while being on a mountain bike. Thankful to SELT (Southeast Land Trust) for allowing me to re-discover the sounds of silence. There have been times while filming in this extensive (1500 acre) forest in Barrington, NH -- that the only sound is my breath, or heartbeat ... or both. The photo below shows my old 2003 resuscitated photo-backpack and retrofitted Santa Cruz Tallboy. Twice is nice.