17 Sep Video production & storytelling
Lee Ann is accomplished at using video to explain difficult subjects in terms everyday people can understand. She also really enjoys making them. She shoots, edits and produces her own videos, using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere to compose the final product.
She is amazed at the prices other production companies charge to do a lot less, often with insufficient understanding of the topic and how to explain it straightforwardly. This video on the potential of nature and heritage tourism as an economic development strategy for Laurel, Delaware, was produced in conjunction with a nature tourism assessment involving local stakeholders.
Merging passions for community and multimedia
Partnering with the University of Delaware’s Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative, Lee Ann helped the Town of Leipsic publicize its first annual Waterfront Oyster Festival. She produced two videos, including this one with her drone, to tell the story of Delaware’s Working Waterfront and life on the water.
Lee Ann was hired to develop a website for the West Side Grows Together, a comprehensive community-building initiative on Wilmington’s west side. As part of her engagement, produced a series of short videos for the website — including this documentation of the effort of community and business leaders to make their streets more walkable, safer and attractive to visitors and customers.
Lowering costs and improving lives with weatherization
This particular video was produced at her own initiative for Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to help explain the Weatherization Assistance Program from the perspective of homeowners, small businesses and the people planning and performing the work.
Explaining complex science to citizens
The following video, “Who Will Care for the Appoquinimink?” was also shot and produced at her own initiative to help explain where pollution in the Appoquinimink Watershed comes from.