December 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.
When energy Transformation calls for powerful and user-friendly tools, Siemens PSS® Portfolio has you covered. With digital layers and thoughtfully designed software shots, we bring to light this comprehensive software solution.
Impressive robots and other automation technology are on display at the Automate conference. We brought along our own robot, a Freefly Movi M5 rig, to get amazing angles while exploring the show floor with the team from the Association for Advancing Automation.
To help students learn about Philanthropy we relied on the creative illustrations of our whiteboard artist. Taking this big word and breaking it down was key to capturing a K-12 audience for Learning to Give.
A video shoot in a candy factory – need we say more? OK, we will. This video showcases Siemens’ automation technology and how their solution helped Queen City Candy achieve their goals of efficiency, quality, and growth.
How do you introduce the building of the future, today? For Siemens, we searched our files for modern spaces and added dynamic digital layers. We also recorded narrative and with a few small adjustments, made the voice talent sound like a robot – and so, we bring you, the autonomous building.
The Feeding Our Future campaign will help Kids’ Food Basket double the number of West Michigan Children they serve. We created this video to explain the critical need and rally support at their campaign launch event.
In this kickoff to a yearlong project for the nature center, we showcase this Michigan gem that captivates audiences young and old.
Capturing video during an ambulance ride along sounds easier than it is. Still, we think we did a nice job telling the Cisco story that features their collaboration software, and how it’s used by Houston’s first responders.
This company overview showcases the vision of Public Thread, a cut and sew manufacturer with a focus on community and opportunity. Ensuring this video matched the creative culture and style of this unique organization was a biggie on this one.
This documentary-style video, shot entirely in 4K, uses emotionally-charged, real-life success stories, reenacted by professional talent to tell Michigan Works’ story.
We found ourselves in Monterrey, Mexico for this facility overview and brought Orville (our drone) along for the adventure. Check out Dematic’s expansive manufacturing plant for automated material handling technology.
Spread holiday cheer year-round and have a laugh while watching this social media advertisement we created with Geek My Tree.
Orville (our drone) helped set the scene for this inspiring story from interviewee, Jacob. Who wouldn’t want to enroll in Cisco’s Networking Academy?
The Inner City Christian Federation has helped thousands of West Michigan families find affordable housing in Grand Rapids. We highlighted their services with interviews from their passionate staff and created this piece for a fundraising event, but we made sure the it would serve them for years to come.
Bradford White Corporation is a group of American-owned companies that design and sell heating and storage solutions around the world. Their advanced design, commitment to education, and investment in America sets this company apart from the rest.
Retaining information, or in this case the results of a midyear cybersecurity report, can be easier to watch than to read. We took the printed report and added a little “graphic icon spice” to make it a bit more engaging.
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.
So many of our clients use their expertise to make a difference in their community. Through Siemens’ Green Footprints program, kids learn the importance of sustainability – and we had the privilege of capturing it and creating this wrap up.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of production from Cynthia Kay in our Video 101 series.
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.
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 were blown away by the creative talent of the CK team… the lively script, music, visuals, and final production – it came together so well and stretched our creative imagination into new areas.”
Global Head of Sales & Marketing
Siemens Power Technologies International
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, 4K-capable facility, every aspect of our process is designed to deliver 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."