Legacy Films

StoryKeep specializes in conducting intimate interviews on film/video. They record and gather family stories to create personalized videos, books, and oral histories. Conversion of archival analog media (slides, silent films, and memorabilia) is one aspect of thier service.

Heirloom Lab – Tell Your Story
Very clean site, nice graphic landing page, nav is easy and unobtrusive.  Would be nice if could click landing page pics, but they’ve actually been created as a single image.  Solidly responsive display on mobile.  Could use more vid examples.  Ironically, it’s a SquareSpace site.

J&E Higham
Films and websites that communicate and showcase your vision
Good, clean site.  Feature vid big on landing page.  “Films” page easy to see at a glance what kinds of work they produce.  Well-organized, nice use of categories to offer related vids when viewing chosen vid.  Note: this site offers a lot of content.
Bad part is headlines are images, not text, and header is the same way = soft, blurry, not good resolution and display.  This site displays just OK on mobile — fonts are small, video grid doesn’t really display well.

Founded in 2004, Lucid Inc. is the documentary film studio led by Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol
Good example of a full-width, parallax site.  Displays particularly well on tablet, quite well on phone, pretty good on desktop if you’re into giant hi-res images.  Fonts are terrible on desktop, but surprisingly good on mobile.  Still images are great resolution, thoughtfully framed, visually compelling.  Click a pic to go to the vid page.  On mobile, vids use “endless scroll” style instead of grid, which looks great.  Solidly responsive.  Clean and well-organized.
Bad news is slower load times because of all the HUGE images on this site, but shouldn’t have that prob w/Molly.  Desktop “Work” landing page displays as 2×12 grid, which imo lessens impact of those great stills.

Corre Legacy Films
Contemporary design aesthetic, nice open feel.  Easy nav.  Great copy.  A good example of text as brand identifier, a.k.a. “logo.”  Nice that he talks about his inspiration for the work in nav bar “How It Began.”  Nice lede pics, liking the landing page top message, but hate the centered text.  Fonts get small on mobile, should all display the size the captions and quotes do.  Some kind of weird code issue causing flickering of top quotes when scrolling.

Grit and Thistle Film Company
Another good one, clean, easy nav, uncluttered even though good amount of content.  Another instance of the “endless scroll” style of vid boxes instead of grid.  Navigation is tedious for mobile, but fonts are good.  “Endless scroll” text here works better on desktop than mobile (too much text for phone).

Eidolon Films
Eidolon Films is an Emmy Award-winning production company that specializes in crafting cinematic and powerful documentaries and non-profit videos that have significant impact. We produce for a wide range of non-profit clients, as well as independent film for national broadcast on PBS. With the creative mantra “show don’t tell” at the core of our process, we combine stunning visuals and immersive sound with universal human stories. As a result, our work has helped non-profits raise millions of dollars in scholarships, institutional and programmatic support, and has been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.

Pennylane is a strategic video marketing firm. Specializing in corporate video and documentary style filmmaking. Our filmmakers tie the human element to your business or organization through storytelling and visuals.

City Lore
Founded in 1986, City Lore’s mission is to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs.  We document, present, and advocate for New York City’s grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions.  We work in four cultural domains:  urban folklore and history; preservation; arts  education; and grassroots poetry traditions. In each of these realms, we see ourselves as furthering cultural equity and modeling a better world with projects as dynamic and diverse as New York City itself.

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.

We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.

The Moth
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.

Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.

Moth stories dissolve socio-economic barriers, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome challenges and see with new eyes.

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