The International Baccalaureate is a leader in global education, offering a continuum of programmes that challenges school-aged students to think critically, become more culturally aware, and lead meaningful lives. This curriculum is offered through certified IB World Schools, of which there are over 5,000 on the planet. Whoa! When tasked with making a promotional video that shows this, we worked with the IB to identify the right educators — and through them, the right students — to speak to the IB ethos.
What is IB?
A lot of people think “IB” is a credit you get in a high school. And it is! But it’s also so much more. We partnered with the International Baccalaureate to explain once and for all “What is IB?” From age-specific curriculum from three to 19 years old to its reach in 97 countries(!), we produced a branding video that shows its offerings and universal impact on the education community.
Make Local Global
Working with the IB team at their Global Centre in Bethesda, Helena and Loizou prepared a plan that would use DC-area IB schools to present a very international student population. Victoria and proud IB-dad Favata conducted preliminary interviews with a diverse cast of teachers and students, learning about their favorite projects within each programme. On-site, Jun staged and directed specific shots of IB classes, which Justin seamlessly edited with a splash of b-roll from African and Asian IB schools. While the final video shares personal experiences with IB, it carefully reflects the organizations’ universal themes of curiosity, inclusivity, and academic rigor. As with all IB videos, this featurette was translated in several languages and shared widely to prospective school administrators, parents, and students.
And While We’re Here
Looking to make the most out of the new video project, we worked closely with the IB marketing and HR teams to produce a spin-off video for their recruitment efforts. While filming IB staff at their office, we asked additional questions about the organization’s international culture, professionalism, and commitment to improving education across the globe. In many ways, the “Working for a Better World” video appropriately parallels “What is IB,” showing that IB’s staff remains committed to the same principles of collaboration and innovation that defines its school programmes.
Victoria is an Associate Producer + Project Manager at LAI Video, helping her clients to identify, conceptualize, and execute fresh and compelling stories.
As the Vice President of Creative at LAI Video, James offers his docu-style and motion graphics expertise to transform brands and campaigns. He’s won numerous accolades, including two Emmy® Awards as a Director, for his incredible storytelling and vision.
Helena is Leading Authorities’ Senior Vice President of Client Services, responsible for growing business among its clientele of national associations and corporations. During her 25 year tenure with LAI, she’s built relationships across diverse industry groups and identified common needs in content strategy and communications.
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Jun is the Director of Photography for LAI Video. His sharp eye and even sharper focus have earned him a reputation as an industry-leading cinematographer. He started his career freelancing before becoming a staple on the LAI Video team.
Donovan is one of LAI Video’s multi-talented cinematographers and editors. His smooth grip and creative eye has produced feature-length action films, imaginative music videos, and award-winning shorts.
As LAI Video’s Senior Writer and Editor, Justin moves people to action with his impeccable command of language and narrative. With a decade of experience in technical writing, editing, and project management, Justin balances detail and emotion to create award-winning videos.
Mike is LAI Video's Motion Graphics Designer and an integral part of all animation and design projects. His knack for style and storyboards helps our clients visualize their project and build successful brands.