Promotional documentary
The challenge
To tell the story of Yale's Environmental Leadership & Training Institute in a way that gave their science a human face,
and was relatable for donors and supporters.
Watch the full video (12 mins)
From the start...

Elti had only five weeks to produce this video from start to finish. So we quickly dove into understanding their operation and worked with ELTI to identify the key messages to be communicated. From there we leveraged our international journalism contacts to rapidly set up shoots in Panama, the Philippines and Connecticut.

In the field with ELTI in Panama
As the footage came in...
We translated and subtitled the Spanish and Tagalog dialogue, and storylines started to emerge. Even though the first rough cut still had big gaps for the Philippines footage in transit, ELTI Director Eva Garen and her team were able to assess the overall structure and assure us we were headed in the right direction.

And in the edit...

We edited in the additional footage and fine-tuned the content with ELTI's help. With the days counting down before a key presentation, it was simply a matter of mixing in finished music tracks from our composer, building out the graphics, and giving the pictures a final polish.

Leyte Island, Philippines
What the client said...
WOW!!!! I just watched the video and I actually have tears running down my face. I have never seen the program presented in such a beautiful and powerful way. I cannot thank you enough.
Eva Garen, Director - ELTI
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