National Geographic

A compelling & informative story

The National Geographic Society hosts world-class exhibitions at their onsite museum located in the Washington, D.C., headquarters. 45/RPM partnered with National Geographic's award-winning museum team to produce all video content needed for the much lauded exhibition, "Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes."

DELIVERABLES

  • 4 separate videos for 4 different applications
  • Specialized formatting and processing of video for newly released Spin Browser device
  • Extended interview of Stephen Wilkes
  • Customized audio for 3 separate museum applications, all focusing on the attendee experience

THE CHALLENGE

Creating cohesive and compelling video pieces by intercutting existing field footage and original content while maintaining continuity is a creative challenge. Plus, producing content to be displayed in several different lighting conditions and over an experimental interactive device called the Spin Browser is a technical challenge. But crafting a video experience that celebrates the heart and effort of the exhibition’s artist and his pieces was a fulfilling challenge.

THE APPROACH

  • Captured a compelling, heartfelt, and beautiful interview of Stephen Wilkes in his Connecticut studio.
  • Poured over 2 TB of footage (literally watching every second), categorizing, selecting, and assembling the very best pieces.
  • Reviewed 100s of individual frames and transformed time lapse footage into high-resolution stills specifically for the Spin Browser.
  • Conducted final color correction and grading onsite in the museum. Insuring an unforgettable experience for museum guests.

OUR EXPERTISE

STRATEGY
  • Creative Concept
CAMPAIGN
  • Content Creation
PROJECTS
  • Video Production
  • Post Production
  • Installation User Experience

VIDEO

STEPHEN WILKES DAY TO NIGHT

Museum installation video for the National Geographic headquarter museum that summarizes Stephen Wilkes Day to Night project.

COMPELLING MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

A museum experience that transports visitors into the field and behind the scenes of photographer/artist Stephen Wilkes during his nearly year-long, around the world journey as he created “Day to Night” photos for National Geographic. The exhibition is a powerful celebration of Stephen’s efforts and the wonder of the resulting photographs. "Day to Night" and the videos 45/RPM produced are still touring the world.