This is part of a unique museum exhibit at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum in Essex, MA. I produced this video using photographs from the Museum's collection, video I shot of archived issues Gloucester Times Newspapers, kindly made available by the Sawyer Public Library, and one 16mm newsreel. My goal was to bring the history of the Thebaud alive for both children and adults using only the assets stored away in the Museum's collection.
In the small New England village of Essex, Massachusetts, with a slightly smaller population than it had in 1780, there is a small regional museum that exists because in the passage of 250 years, these villagers built over 4,000 wooden fishing vessels. In fact, the American Fishing Schooner was invented and perfected in Essex, Massachusetts.
Now, the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum tells the story of such a remarkable endeavor, and does it in a way that keeps history alive and engaging for school groups and visitors of all ages.
The lifeblood of museums are the members, and this video was made to encourage visitors to "Join Up!," and stay active in the support of the museum's important mission.
I made this video for the museum using a wide variety of old films, battered VHS tapes, and photographs. There was a lot of color and gamma correction to be done! The video runs in a loop every day the museum is open.
One of the most memorable projects I had the privilege of working on in 2013 was the 100th Anniversary Boston Children's Museum Gala Video. It was conceived by Jim Broderick, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Boston Children's Museum. Graphic and creative development as well as editorial work was lead by James Waldron of James Waldron Design in Newburyport.
I had the opportunity to be the 2nd unit videographer on footage James and I shot for the video. Photography came from many sources, but much of the stand-out photography was Bill Gallery of Greene, RI. Working with the talented Doug Hammer of Dreamworld Productions, we provided the soundtrack design and master mix.
This is an outstanding institution, and it was a pleasure to be involved.
The Essex Shipbuilding Museum is located on the grounds of the A.D. Story Shipyard. In this small village of Essex, MA, in the basin of the Essex River, more than 4,000 wooden ships were built. The American fishing schooner was invented here. I created this video to help raise money to interpret, educate and preserve the proud New England history of Essex. I hoped to summarize the the story of the Essex shipwrights and mission of the museum.
“A Legacy of Love” was produced to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Fragment Society of Boston. The video premiered on October 19, 2012, the 200th Anniversary of the founding meeting of the Society on October 19, 1812. A women’s charitable organization, operated solely by volunteers, the Fragment Society provides clothing and bedding to needy families, especially children, and has remained true to its mission, uninterrupted, for 200 years.