Short Documentary Style


Craft3

Capital is the Engine Behind Healthy, Resilient Communities

ASSIGNMENT: Marketing

HOW DO YOU GET PEOPLE TO KNOW YOU AFTER YOU REBRAND? CRAFT3 TURNED TO STORYTELLING, AND RETAINED STUDIO KATE TO TELL FIVE POWERFUL STORIES ABOUT ITS WORK.

Studio Kate has helped us figure out what we want to accomplish. Through every step, Kate and I have been in contact to make sure we are capturing the right message. It has resulted in a great, diverse group of videos.
— Jennifer Janda - Marketing Manager, Craft3

Maasai Children's Initiative

Bucking Tradition to Provide Education to Girls in the Maasai Mara

ASSIGNMENT: Fundraising

STUDIO KATE PARTNERED WITH A U.S.-BASED NONPROFIT, THE MAASAI CHILDREN’S INITIATIVE (MCI), TO TELL THE STORY OF HOW ONE WOMAN IS BRINGING EDUCATION TO GIRLS OF THE MAASAI MARA. THIS VIDEO PROVIDES MCI WITH AN INVALUABLE FUNDRAISING AND AWARENESS-RAISING TOOL; WATCH AND SEE.

Kate brings the perfect combination of artistry, direction and compassion to her work. For the Maasai Children’s Initiative, the result was a video that captures the essence of our program in less than five minutes. It’s already helped us gain new supporters and inspire existing donors to give again.
— Anne Atwell, Development Director, Maasai Children's Initiative

Beaverton School District &
Nike School Innovation Fund

Skilled Graduates are Everybody’s Responsibility

ASSIGNMENT: Community Engagement & Event

STUDIO KATE’S DEEP EXPERIENCE WITH EDUCATIONAL ISSUES MEANT WE WERE A PERFECT MATCH WHEN THE STATE’S THIRD LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT NEEDED DIGITAL STORIES. THE DISTRICT NEEDED TO CONVEY TO THEIR COMMUNITY THAT, IN SPITE OF ONGOING BUDGET STRAINS, THEY REMAIN COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE, INNOVATION, EQUITY AND COLLABORATION. INSPIRATION STARTS HERE.

Kate and her team were highly responsive and helped guide us toward the right video messages to convey the stories we most needed and wanted to tell. It was very important for us to tie the videos into our Beaverton School District strategic plan and Kate was skilled in understanding the nuances and worked hard to get the right footage. The videos really help solidify the key messages of the Beaverton School District. We are using the videos on our website where we have attached the long and short versions to each of our four pillars of learning. We will definitely be using the videos for a few years. It has been very helpful to get people to understand who we are as a school district.
— Maureen Wheeler

Kitzhaber for Governor 2014

It’s Time That Hard Work is Rewarded by a Better Life

ASSIGNMENT: Campaign

COWBOY BOOTS. JEANS. BELT WITH BIG SILVER BELT BUCKLE. THESE DETAILS TELL A STORY.


Project Helping Hands

Volunteerism Changes Lives

ASSIGNMENT: Fundraising & Awareness Building

WORKING IN AFRICA FEEDS OUR SOUL, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE GET TO TRAVEL WITH A MEDICAL TEAM THAT WORKS WITH OVER 200 PEOPLE A DAY. THROUGH THIS VIDEO, WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN ONE OF THE MOST REMOTE AREAS OF THE WORLD AND DISCOVER THE SIMPLE ACTS THAT CHANGE LIVES.

The final product is so beautiful, and the response has been awesome. One can hear a pin drop at the conclusion of the video as people ponder what they have seen. Thank you for using your incredible talents to help the less fortunate.
— Jeff Solheim, Founder, Project Helping Hands

Oregon Business Association

A Day in the Life of a Passionate Leader

ASSIGNMENT: Event

THE OREGON BUSINESS ASSOCIATION HAD A FORMULA FOR THEIR EVENT VIDEOS. WE’RE NOT SO INTERESTED IN FORMULA. WE LOVE OURSELVES A GOOD STORY.

The videos Studio Kate has done for us are absolutely gorgeous. Kate really adds a human element to the work and creates emotional moments for an audience of 500 to 800 people who are watching each year at our event.
— Gina Williams, Public Affairs Director, Oregon Business Association

Hood River Cherry Company

A Family Story Sells Juicy Produce

ASSIGNMENT: Marketing

THIS VIDEO MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE RIGHT THERE, WALKING THROUGH AN ORCHARD WITH KATHRYN AND BRAD. THAT VIEWER EXPERIENCE CREATES BRAND LOYALTY. HOOD RIVER CHERRY COMPANY CALLED STUDIO KATE TO PRODUCE A SHORT VIDEO TO TELL THEIR STORY TO CONSUMERS AND WE ARE THRILLED TO SUPPORT THE MARKETING OF SOME OF THE BEST CHERRIES IN THE WORLD (YOU CAN GUESS WHAT FUELED US DURING THE SHOOT!).

Studio Kate is highly professional and creative. We loved that Kate worked well with our design director (GoodWorks) and took the time to understand exactly what shots were needed. Studio Kate turned out a beautiful video and set of photos for us that fit seamlessly with our brand and the launch of our new website.
— Katy Klein, Owner, Hood River Cherry Company

Oregon Cultural Trust

A Nonprofit Sustains Culture Throughout Oregon

ASSIGNMENT: Fundraising

THE OREGON CULTURAL TRUST NEEDS OREGONIANS TO UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE WAYS THEY CAN SUPPORT CULTURE IN OREGON. TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM, THEY SENT STUDIO KATE TO SEVEN LOCATIONS TO BRING HOME STORIES OF OUTSTANDING PEOPLE DOING OUTSTANDING WORK TO PRESERVE AND ADVANCE OREGON CULTURE. WE NOW LOVE OREGON – AND THE OREGON CULTURAL TRUST – EVEN MORE.


National Policy Consensus Center & Oregon Consensus Center

Collaboration Brings Together Ranchers and Environmentalists for the First Time

ASSIGNMENT: Educational

OREGON CONSENSUS TURNED TO STUDIO KATE TO SHOWCASE AN EFFECTIVE CONSENSUS PROCESS THAT IS HELPING RANCHERS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS COME TO AGREEMENT IN EASTERN OREGON.

This video has been exactly what we had hoped for. We have been showing it at association meetings, conferences, and to commissioners around the state and the response is always the same: “Awesome -– now I get it!” Thanks, Studio Kate!
— Laurel Singer, Director of Training Programs, National Policy Consensus Cente

Children's Institute

One Quiet Nonprofit Leads Education Reform in Oregon -- by Working with Five-Year-Olds

ASSIGNMENT: Fundraising Event

WE LOVE GREAT IDEAS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY HELP KIDS SUCCEED. WHY NOT MERGE EARLY LEARNING WITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS? HERE IN OREGON, THE CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE IS ON IT.

A key component of our annual fundraising event for the past several years has been Studio Kate’s videos. They help us inspire and motivate more than 400 donors by telling the story of our Early Works schools with elegance and humanity. Kate’s efforts are an invaluable – and effective – component of our fundraising.
— Swati Adarkar, CEO and President, Children's Institute

Oregon Medical Association

Financial Support for Medical Students Is Critical to Oregon’s Health

ASSIGNMENT: Fundraising Event

THE OREGON MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CALLED STUDIO KATE TO HELP START A SCHOLARSHIP FUND FROM SCRATCH. STUDIO KATE MANAGED THE PROJECT, BRINGING IN TOP NOTCH FUNDRAISING COUNSEL TO STRUCTURE THE FUND AND A DESIGNER TO DEVELOP WEBPAGES AND PRINTED MATERIALS. OUR VIDEO FEATURES OMA LEADERSHIP AND STUDENTS MAKING THE CASE. IT ALL FITS TOGETHER IN A COMPELLING, EYE-OPENING PACKAGE. SEE FOR YOURSELF.

Kate was great about really listening and understanding our needs, our background, overall communication strategies, and our branding. She was very inclusive and enjoyable to work with. Obviously Kate did more than just a video — she and her team did planning and logistics and helped us to make sure that our launch of the video was professional and clean.
— Jennifer Nordgaard, Director, Membership & Marketing, OMA

Write Around Portland

Writing Heals

ASSIGNMENT: Fundraising Event

IF YOU’VE EVER KEPT A JOURNAL, EVEN FOR ONE DAY, YOU KNOW THE LIFE-CHANGING POWER WRITING CAN HAVE.

Kate took the time to get to know Write Around Portland’s programs and mission. She set us on the right path with her guidance during the planning stages. Throughout the process, she considered our feedback and helped us think through the final product. In the end, we have a video that perfectly captures the mechanics and the heart of our programs.
— Robyn Steely, Executive Director, Write Around Portland

CareOregon

One of Oregon’s Biggest Insurance Companies Empowers Nurses  -- and Decreases Inefficiencies

ASSIGNMENT: Overview of Training Program

WE SHOT IN THREE HOSPITALS OVER SEVEN DAYS, WITH TWO CAMERAS, SOUND, AND A GRIP. THE RESULT? SIX TRAINING VIDEOS AND EVEN MORE LOVE AND RESPECT FOR NURSES.

I can’t say enough about what Kate brought to this project. It was so comforting to be around a true professional. She was a very effective guide, and helped me in thinking of things I need to consider to make my program stronger. I appreciate that advice as much as the video itself. She was interested in how the videos could have broader impact.
— Barbara Kohnen, Business Development Director, CareOregon

Northwest Health Foundation

Targeted Funding Increases Participation of Minority Groups in Policy Change

ASSIGNMENT: Awareness Raising

THE NORTHWEST HEALTH FOUNDATION DISCOVERED THAT TELLING CLEAR STORIES OF THEIR WORK WAS THE IDEAL WAY TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO FOLLOW SUIT.


Climate Solutions

A Farmer in Western Washington is on the Cutting Edge

ASSIGNMENT: Educational

A DAY ON A FARM IN WESTERN WASHINGTON HIGHLIGHTS HOW FARMERS, ACADEMICS, AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE JOINING FORCES TO SOLVE A GLOBAL ISSUE.

At Climate Solutions, we’re increasingly turning to video to reach our audiences and influence policy change. Kate has the ability to turn complex concepts into compelling visuals that move the message.
— Gregg Small, Executive Director, Climate Solutions