June 2017 Newsletter
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Thinkers. Innovators. Visualizers. Creators. We are far more than just video production services, we create communications to help you educate and engage with your clients.
From corporate communications to marketing, from education to engagement, we tailor experiences unique to you.
After an emergency incident tested airport operations at LAX they looked to Siemens Building Technologies for help. Together, they built a customized dynamic display console based on Siemens Siamos to monitor the airport’s situational awareness. We got to tell the story and go behind the scenes to get up close to critical airport operations.
The Association for Advancing Automation’s 2015 Automate show and conference showcased the latest tech and set a new attendance record. They brought us in to capture it all.
Learn about the amazing camera we’ve added to the arsenal, featuring full HD Motion Picture Quality and HD Slow-motion.
This documentary-style video, shot entirely in 4K, uses emotionally-charged, real-life success stories, reenacted by professional talent to tell Michigan Works’ story.
In this kickoff to a yearlong project for the nature center, we showcase this Michigan gem that captivates audiences young and old.
This piece illustrates the stories of childhood hunger through the eyes of teachers. They describe how something as simple as a sack supper can have a lasting impact on the life of a child.
How do you make a tradeshow go from ordinary to extraordinary? Watch this overview of Siemens’ booth at the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) show to get a glimpse of what music and vibrant video can do.
When it comes to domestic violence, Safe Haven provides much needed services to help women and children break the cycle of abuse. Our reenactment of the trauma that many experience helps to uncover the work of this great organization.
How do you explain the concept of a real-time mobile intelligence platform? We did just that for B2M Solutions, which helps retailers and distribution centers realize the maximum ROI of their mobile device deployment. Here’s how we take a complex technological topic and create an easy-to-understand video.
Sure, organizations sell great products. But, you need to go beyond the product to discover the difference that people are making day in and day out on the plant floor. Want to showcase your team? See how Siemens did it for a recent show.
It’s on everyone’s mind – safety. We helped Herman Miller create a safety video that takes a more creative approach than the traditional format. The piece blends B-roll and animation and is a great example of how to get critical information across in an engaging way.
Bradford White made some exciting upgrades to their plant’s capabilities and technology. We helped them share those enhancements with their website visitors.
For Dummies® is the best way to learn how to do… well anything! In this case, it is how to be a better photographer. This is just one of hundreds of videos we have produced for the popular series of books.
Want to take a complicated service and make it easy to understand? This whiteboard video for Siemens’ Rail Maintenance Services does just that – with a little fun sketched in.
A Grand Rapids Public Museum event launching an exhibit on prohibition required a unique production. We concepted and delivered this “silent movie”, highlighting the attractions of the museum and starring local public school kids.
Spotlight on the students and staff of Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
This feature-length documentary examines the meaning of philanthropy – a largely misunderstood topic. We assisted with editing hundreds of hours of video to create the documentary that has been screened at festivals and venues around the country. Take a look at some highlights from the piece.
Heroes Mickey Matson and his best friend Sully are at it again. This time, they’re saving our country from the evil plans of Admiral Ironsides. We caught up with the stars and moviegoers to create this Red Carpet wrap-up.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of production from Cynthia Kay in our Video 101 series.
We look in on Herman Miller’s NeoCon show and capture the excitement of the event.
We’re more than just video, we understand the importance of a refined message strategy. We leverage our varied expertise to advance your messaging strategy.
Helping you refine and communicate your message is our mission. We listen to your objectives and offer our ideas and unique perspectives.
We think you deserve the very best video production and media services to help tell your compelling story.
Our video production process focuses on straightforward communication. Strong messaging crystallizes from clear and concise communications. We take complex ideas and make them understandable through storytelling.
Our work is affirmed by the strength of our relationships. Our clients come back for more. With an expert staff and a state-of-the-art, high definition facility, every aspect of our process is designed to create results for you.
Is this a trick question? I can’t imagine doing anything else. I often say, "When you quit enjoying what you do, you should find a new job." In my case that isn’t likely to happen.
Honest (to a fault) Direct (most people like that) Caring (for family, friends and my community) Passionate (about life and work) Pushy (in a nice way). I know that is more than five words, but I do own the company so I get more words.
Michigan State basketball
Every day is different. Every day is a challenge. Every day I get to think with and for clients.
Spend time with those you love. Be passionate about what you do. Share your time and talents.
OK, this question was obviously intended for someone else. But, if you insist on an answer, it is going to spin class or walking six miles.
Parkmobile – it lets me use a parking meter without coins. I’m not a big fan of cash.
A movie star. I figured I’d learn how to be a producer so I could cast myself in the next Star Wars movie. It didn’t take long to get hooked on the production side of things and I’ve been happy here ever since.
UHF with Weird Al Yankovic. Times have changed… a little.
“Life’s too short to blend in.”
“Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.”
“We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too.”
A police officer. My grandpa worked for the Detroit Police Department and was one of the best officers of his time. For some reason I thought I’d be great at it.
Mary Poppins – it still is!
“I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.”
—THOMAS EDISON on inventing the light bulb.
It’s like Family Feud, we all have the same goal, but we might not agree on the answer, and someone will generally say something unexpected.
Creative. Precise. Entertaining. Non Sequitur.
The Settlers of Catan. Though I’m pretty dominant at Chutes and Ladders.
Key West, Florida or on the lawn at a Jimmy Buffett concert.
I love to create, to make something out of nothing.
Probably my Macbook Pro, I have a hard time going anywhere without it.
Not really a big quote guy but if there is a favorite it would have to come from Vince Lombardi. "Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
Dude, buy Apple stock, all of it!
My most recent favorite thing ever would be not having roommates.
I am inspired by anyone who has the motivation and determination to find what they love and do it, no matter what road blocks they come across.
I wanted to own my own video business focusing on the music industry.
See what some of our satisfied clients have to say.
"To me what makes Cynthia Kay great at what she does is that she’s always pushing us to get to the next level. That’s the kind of partner/consultant we want."
"CK & CO never disappoints. Through the lens of a highly qualified team, CK & CO consistently delivers. Doesn’t matter what we need. Even when we come to them with a half-baked idea, they are ready to brainstorm and create: all on time!"
"CK and CO does an outstanding job in managing the entire video production process. From pre-production planning to on-site recording to editing the final product, I trust CK and CO to create videos in-line with our vision that exceed our expectations in a timely manner and within our budget."
"Working with Cynthia Kay, you know you’re going to get professional quality video, fast. She and her team not only ‘get’ Siemens, but they are also realistic when it comes to getting projects done on time and within budget, which makes for a perfect combination."