Living the Dream

How would you respond if everyone in your community told you that girls don't go to school?  This powerful story follows one woman's responses to all that life brought her way.

Rosa, a young Mayan woman, sits alone. She stares into the camera and for the first time shares her story. She has wrestled with rejection, forgiveness and the fight to keep her child alive. Now 27, she must overcome her past to follow the dreams she once thought impossible. For more info and to support Rosa and women in her community attend university, please visit www.LivingonOne.org/Rosa A Living on One Production Directors: Hannah Gregg www.HannahnGregg.com Sean Kusanagi www.SeanKusanagi.com Producers: Chris Temple www.LivingonOne.org Zach Ingrasci www.LivingonOne.org Editing and Cinematography - Sean Kusanagi www.SeanKusanagi.com Camera Operator - Ryan Christoffersen www.imdb.com/name/nm5460656/ Original Score - Ian Temple www.SontagShogun.com Colorist - Hannah Gregg www.HannahnGregg.com Assistant Editor - Alex Ivany Re-recording Mixer - D. Chris Smith, MPSE www.EclipseSoundDesign.net Executive Producer - Mike Lang, David Doss & Jeff Klein Website - Y-Designs http://y-designs.com/ Special Thanks - Living on One Donors, Perkapotomus & Mayan Families Translation - Zoe Mara, Loren Miranda, Carlos Cabrera, Jeanette Sip-White, Ruth Joya, Leslie Ruiz, Mariale Campos, Kevin Rojas, Laura Toffano, Jose Carlos Lagos, Megan Pena-Ariet, Cecilia Toscana


SEARCHING FOR EMAILS

This is an amazing story of how one man's dream can change his community forever.  

In the Annapurna region in Nepal a man has made an extraordinary vision come true. He has brought internet access to places that even today can only be reached after several days travel on foot. By now he has managed to connect over 60.000 people to the world wide web and raised the region's standards of health, education and prosperity. His name is Mahabir Pun.

A LIVING HOUSE

Redfitz, a storytelling outfit in NYC, shares a story spanning 5 generations and the home that connects them all.  

 

Experience the first 11 minutes of the feature film, Starboard Light, an inspiring documentary spanning five generations that asks whether a family makes a house or whether a house makes a family? Watch the rest at: http://thestarboardlight.com/watch

REFLECTIONS

This series of photos incorporates old photographs into current moments, reflecting the past. Can you imagine how you would incorporate your old photos and video into a Legacy composition?

‘Reflections of The Past’ is an award-winning photo series by commercial advertising photographer Tom Hussey. The photographs show an elderly person looking pensively at the reflection of his/her younger self in the mirror. Hussey was inspired by a World War II veteran who said “I can’t believe I’m going to be 80. I feel like I just came back from the war. I look in the mirror and I see this old guy.”

It’s beautiful, touching and something everyone will go through at some point in their lives. Check out the full series here.

A Marriage to Remember

Some of the most meaningful memories are the hardest to share.  This story, produced by the New York Times, does a great job using archived photos and video, along with professional camera work, lighting and composition to share this meaningful story.

In this short documentary, the filmmaker Banker White explores how Alzheimer’s disease has revealed the strength of his parents’ marriage. Produced by: Banker White and Anna Fitch Click here to follow us: vimeo.com/newyorktimes Watch more videos at: nytimes.com/video Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/nytvideo

HANDLESS

This is a great portrait of a musician with amazing talent.  Rossangeles tells the story with great style, incorporating an humor and authentic personality into the story.  We feel like we can actually connect with Mark and would love to meet him!  What a great tribute to Mark!

 

Mark Goffeney is a musician living and playing in San Diego California. Video by Ross Harris and Stanley Gonzales. Shot and edited by Ross Harris. Location audio and mix by Stanley Gonzales. Color grade Jeremy Ian Thomas. http://rossangeles.net http://bigtoerocks.com


CAREER STORY

Our life is often defined by our work.  Our work, defined by our life.  This video, created by one of our favorite videographers: Dustin Cohen, features an overlooked man who has lived a long life of hard work, grit and determination.

Conrad Milster, Pratt Institute’s chief engineer, has worked in the Brooklyn power plant nearly his entire adult life. Starting as a mechanic in 1958, he later became one of only four chief engineers in the plant’s 127-year history, taking over the official duties in 1965. He’s been there ever since. For the last six decades, Milster (now 79 years old) has lovingly maintained the nineteenth century steam engines that provide heat and hot water to Pratt’s campus. “We have our hands full,” says Milster. “If the plant stops in the winter, Pratt stops.” In addition, Conrad is the person behind the infamous “Pratt Cats,” responsible for the 12-14 felines that wander the campus and call the steam plant home. An important figure in Pratt’s history, Milster has extended his impact on the Pratt community through a generous gift—the Phyllis and Conrad Milster Endowed Scholarship—that provides scholarships in perpetuity to students in Pratt’s Industrial Design program. The scholarship is named for Milster and his late wife, Phyllis, who passed away in 2011. --- Filmed by Dustin Cohen, Autumn Eakin, and Christine Ng. Edited by Saela Davis. Coloring by Daniel Silverman at MPC. Sound Editing/Re-Recording by Chris Foster. And special thanks to Greencard Pictures, MergeLeft Reps, and Pratt Institute. See more photos here: http://www.dustincohen.com/STORIES/CONRAD-&-THE-STEAMPLANT/1/thumbs

The Watchmaker

A lifetime of work creates an amazing story.  Dustin Cohen wows us again with another great story. Have you dedicated your life to one singular goal?  How would you want to share your story?

Made in Brooklyn Episode 2: The Watchmaker David Sokosh Directed by Dustin Cohen Edited by Michael Hurley View the photo essay here: http://dustincohen.com/STORIES/THE-WATCHMAKER/thumbs/ Watch all of the Made in Brooklyn films here: https://vimeo.com/channels/madeinbk Learn more about Brooklyn Watches and David Sokosh: http://www.davidsokosh.com/


GOLF GAME

Story can revolve around a person, a place, or a hobby.  The importance is the connection between the story and the subject. Take a look at this video story about a 102 year old golfer and notice the artistic way the footage is captured and the story is told.

Ida Pieracci is a San Jose Country Club legend. At 102 years of age, she holds the course record with eleven holes-in-one and is still regularly playing golf today. What's the key to a long, happy life? "Just being a good kid!"