LAI Video’s Top Ten Highlights of 2019
Kicking off a new decade, the LAI Video team has much to be thankful for. Whether forging new client partnerships, taking on innovative projects, or expanding our team, we achieved a series of “firsts” in 2019 that we are eager to build upon as we look to the year ahead:
1. THE BUILDINGS BUSINESS
Throughout the past year, our team has supported some of the biggest regional and national players in the built environment industry with ambitious video campaigns. Whether producing docu-style case studies for FOX Architects, using composite animation for Newmark Knight Frank, or illuminating an unfinished property with projected visuals for HITT Contracting, we deployed cutting-edges storytelling techniques to market in this evolving sector.
2. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE
Fourth grade robotics? In-class aerobics?? Our team continued its partnership with DC Public Schools, highlighting Hendley and Ludlow-Taylor elementary schools as inspiring case studies. Our Design Lab videos show what’s possible when schools and communities get creative about education!
3. WELCOME TO OUR AMAZON OVERLORDS
We’re thrilled to work with one of the most renowned companies on Earth, helping them promote their incredible Girls Tech Day event to international audiences.
4. LAI VIDEO SPEAKERS AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND
LAI Video’s very own roster of speakers presented at a number of marketing and industry conferences, including The Video Show, Women in Film and Video’s Animator Roundtable, DC Design Week, the International Franchising Convention and the American Society of Association Executive’s Key Professional Associations Committee (to name a few).
5. WORKED ON INTERNAL CAMPAIGNS THAT WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT
You heard it here first! In 2019, we worked on some big internal communications campaigns with some big-name clients. From launching shark tank-style competitions to rolling out new products and services, we reinforced internal marketing projects to speak to thousands of employees across the country.
6. ENTERED THE GREAT STREAMING WARS
Our feature-length documentary about strokes, A Teachable Moment, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Having produced a true work from the heart, we couldn’t be happier to broaden the film’s reach and raise awareness of its critically important message through a prominent streaming platform, like Amazon.
7. FILMED A MUSEUM
When the Department of State asked us to celebrate the artisans responsible for preserving its prestigious Diplomatic Reception Rooms, we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of history. And as we watched our short films debut at the Secretary of State’s re-opening reception, we we were honored that our work could make an impact at the highest levels of government.
8. FEATURED IN A MUSEUM
LAI Video was proud to be featured in DC in Motion’s latest animation exhibit, Next Stop, an art gallery showcase at Dupont Underground. Our team’s talented motionographers prepared a collaborative submission that creatively interprets the DC commuter experience, aptly titled “Metrovania.”
9. MADE A MUSEUM
In keeping with our team’s annual “pop-up” installation, we converted an LAI Video Edit Bay into the HelloJustinProject. Senior Scriptwriter + Editor Justin Kelly was surrounded with framed contributions from local artists. While the gallery was promptly closed and dismantled at the end of the day, many hellos were given.
10. WON AN EMMY
A testament to our team’s exceptional creativity, passion, and expertise, LAI Video was to receive our first-ever Emmy Award in 2019. Our work on the hard-hitting political reality show, The Swamp, was recognized for outstanding Program/Feature in Politics and Government.
11. WE HAD FISH!
Our cinematographers, animators, writers, producers and account reps are now proud now the proud parents of… guppies. Sporting multicolor, metallic coats, guppies Keanu, Holmes, Sephy, Raphael, and Henry bring a level of branchial dexterity we didn’t know we were missing, but absolutely needed.
12. WE HAD BABIES!
And we couldn’t be more thrilled to have expanded our family with yet another newborn LAI Video baby.
As we look to the future, we are excited to fuel this momentum, inspire new audiences, and take our clients’ creative visions to new heights. We have laid an auspicious foundation for 2020, and we’d love for you to join us in the making of marketing magic. Thank you for a fantastic year, and we look forward to the projects, partnerships, and adventures in store!
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