In late February the Central Piedmont Community College Foundation contacted us to produce a video tribute to former college President Dr. Tony Zeiss for the World Affairs Council Gala at the Westin Hotel in Uptown, Charlotte, NC in early May. The video would be shown at the event to introduce Dr. Zeiss and should be between 5 and 7 minutes in length.
The video would include a list of Who’s Who of Charlotte Business and Civic Elites. We had background with the Foundation producing 2 prior tribute videos for Dr. Zeiss, one on his 25th Anniversary as President and then another upon his retirement.
The previous projects about Dr. Zeiss focused on his personality and leadership at the college, this project was primarily focused on his Global initiatives to help recruit international companies and then develop the programs to train students to work at these companies.
The list of interviewees reached 20 leaders of Government and Business in Charlotte, Raleigh and Germany and somehow extracting a compelling story that had pace and stayed within the time limit of 5-7 minutes.
From our previous projects we knew that we could count on our partners at CPCC to help with locations, scheduling and video and image assets. CPCC provided locations for us to shoot many of the interviews, an auditorium for Green Screen shots and security clearance to shoot aerial footage of the campus and the Little Sugar Creek Greenway.
And in the End:
We produced a well paced tribute video that included 18 Interviewees and came in at 6 minutes and 30 seconds in length. Enjoy the video below.