We partnered with the American Industrial Hygiene Association and their new #IAmIH project -- an awareness campaign designed to highlight the people behind the industrial hygiene profession. We devised a series of short day-in-the-life vignettes to embody the IH community and jumpstart an industry-wide storytelling campaign. 

Hint: It Has Nothing to do with Your Teeth!

A lot of people don't know what the heck "industrial hygiene" is and are surprised to learn about its role in maintaining workplace safety. We know we were! Similar to other human interest documentaries, we worked closely with AIHA to identify the right professionals. The type of folks who will clearly illustrate the responsibilities of the job, its diversity and have a story that will lend itself to a video format. We poured over stellar submissions, considering a cast of characters with careers in government, law enforcement and even theme parks. With our champions secured, Favata and Cat began preliminary interviews and hit the road. 

Identifying the professionals
LAI Video Team on the ground

Warning: Safety Goggles Not Included

Kicking off the series with Bob Kirby, the crew traveled to the Michigan State Police Department to both shadow and direct the IH professional. Jun improvised handheld and slider shots as Bob walked us through his sprawling forensics lab, describing the profession as an ever changing challenge -- something that is both science and art. Tiffany cut together the pilot for the new I Am IH series, which presented Bob as just one of the many rock stars within an industry. The award-winning episode debuted at AIHce 2017 as a rallying cry for all IH professionals to submit their own video stories. The multimedia campaign continues with both crowdsourced material and produced installments that round out the first of many "seasons" to come.

Meet the Nerds

Catherine Church

Having survived nearly a decade in the Great White North (AKA Canada), Cat now produces all-American videos.

Tiffany Lewis

Tiffany's unmistakable style makes otherwise flat statistics and images burst with excitement and life.

Jun Young Yang

Jun has been traveling everywhere (including a place called Anguilla) to document special events and create unique images for clients.

James Favata

James specializes in exploring new avenues, and who knows, together you may even end up off the map.

De'Von Wellesley

De'von has a diverse background; from filming in night clubs to fashion models and music videos.

Dan Crane

Dan is that everyman character in a movie that the audience will best relate to.

James Loizou

Perhaps best epitomized by his signature red sneakers and tie, James Loizou enjoys walking a fine line between creating and business-ing.

Tim Reber

Tim Reber is the Executive Director of Client Services. Before becoming a nerd he spent 13 years working in live event production. Impressive? We think so.