Client /

Nat Geo

Nat Geo
Nat Geo Picture

The National Geographic Society hosts world-class exhibitions at their onsite museum located in the Washington, D.C., headquarters. 45RPM 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."

Project /

A compelling & informative story



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.


  • 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 1000s 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.


Video Content

Live Action Video

Post Production

Color Correction

Special Effects

Management and Organization


Ideation to Installation

Story Telling

User 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 45RPM produced are still touring the world.