Friday, June 30, 2006

What I Can Do For You: Video Production, Photography, Workshops & Multi-Media Services

Petra Daher Productions

Contact: Petra Daher
New Media Consultant, Producer, Director, Instructor
(517) 487-2889

Are you considering producing a video but are not sure where to start? Let us walk you through the process. We can help you research, organize and script your project so that you can create the product that you want within your budget.

Digital Video Production
Including: Documentaries, Promotional Videos, Depositions, Insurance Inventories, Special Events, Genealogies Music Videos, Dramatic Production, Production Coordination, Editing, Writing, Script Writing, Talent (on air & voice over)

Creative Packages from Daher Digital Video

Create a family heirloom. Pass memories down from generation to generation by capturing them on digital video. Preserve family stories and history or capture a family reunion or special event on professional quality digital video.

The Process
Depending on the package you select, I will provide you with a list of questions to review. This gives you the opportunity to think about your answers and to remember your stories. A pre-interview will be set up for us to prepare for the videotaped interview. In a relaxed environment of your choice you will be guided through a life interview from pre-selected questions. The videographer, using state- of-the-art digital equipment, records the interview. For an additional fee the video can then edited; adding titles, photographs and other visuals. The resulting package is a custom DVD to be cherished! Multiple copies can be ordered.

The Life Story Interview
Share life experience, words of wisdom, family stories, and much more. Your video can be enhanced with personal photos and other visuals. This is the perfect holiday gift. Don’t wait until the memories are lost.

Kid’s on Video
Parents and Grandparents, do you love to take the kids in for yearly photographs? Here's a new way to preserve a stage of your special child’s life. In a fun, relaxed atmosphere, your child will delight in telling their stories, in giving their opinions, and expressing their uniqueness. A child friendly, skilled interviewer will discover your child's personality and talents. What will you discover about your child?

Ethical Will
Looking for an opportunity to record your beliefs, intentions, values, and wishes for the benefit of loved ones? An ethical will -- unlike your last will and testament -- is a structured way to leave a non-material legacy.

Video Tribute
Here's a great unique gift for the honoree. Coordinate friends and family to record a story about the honoree. Stories will be edited and written to DVD for you to present to the honoree on the special occasion. You'll love seeing the look on their face as they watch their video!

Sports or Music Portfolio
Are you preparing to apply for college and need a video portfolio of your skill? Do you want to post something on YouTube but need video help? Do you want to enter a contest, but have to send in a videotape example? We can take existing footage that you have and assemble it together or attend an event or event(s)to capture and create an unforgettable video montage, demonstration or performance.

Video Production Instruction
Interested in video? Adult and student curriculums are available. Let a certified video production teacher guide you through the creation of a Music Video, Documentary, Digital Editing or Videography. Or sign up for a class: “How to Communicate with the Media”, “Movie Making Boot Camp” “Improvisational Movie Making Challenge” or “Video for the Web”

Online Marketing, New Media Training, Project Management or Event Planning
Including: Films, special events, parties, conferences, online social networking, workshops, and fundraisers.

Fluent in many writing styles including grant writing, television scripting, journalism, essays and creative writing

Digital Photography
Including: Photojournalism, event documentation, portraits and digital images for the web.

Blog Design and Site Management
A Blog is an on-line journal or newsletter. It is an easy and inexpensive way to promote your product, business or mission. Set up could include a biography, price list, services offered, links, a calendar of events, pictures and even background music!

Here is an example of a Blog I designed for a small business owner:

Workshop Menu For Creative People
Digital Video, Multi-Media, Storytelling, Mask & Puppet Theater

Sign up for a class from Petra’s Movie Making Boot Camp including Music Video 101, Documentary Film, Digital Editing or Videography.

Or experience the magic of storytelling by exploring paper mache, collage, playwriting, puppet and mask making & street and puppet theater. Adult and student workshops are available.

Video Production Instruction
Improvisational Movie Making Challenge: Teams work together to make a movie in two hours. I provide the script and support. Afterwards the finished projects will be screened, DVD copies will be available for $12. each. For a script example and photographs of a past event, check out Indie’s Birthday Challenge.

Video for the Web: Work with a video producer to plan, organize and create a video for your website, a pod cast or to promote your business.

KTV Kid’s Television: A one to 8-week program including script writing, graphic making, basic video production and interview and newscast exercises. The young people will learn the steps of video production by creating a video rotating roles like camera person, interviewer, special guest and audio.

Mini-Documentary Workshop: a 4 to 8 week workshop. Students get the opportunity to make documentary, hands on with an experienced Director. Participants will select a topic, develop a script, and learn basic video production skills such as how to set up and run a camera, how to conduct an interview and techniques for using natural light.

Multi-media Workshops
Writing: Start by decorating a decoupage journal for your writing. Then I will provide ideas and exercises for exploring journaling, poetry and creative writing. Participants will select their favorite works and that will be used in the creation of group Zine or Blog.

Digital Photography 101: Bring your camera and learn about the basics of photojournalism, nature photography, portraits and taking digital images for the web. This will be a hands on learning experience. Take pictures, view them and discuss.

Digital Photography Photo taking Marathon: Fun for the entire family. An exercise in teamwork and creativity. Groups receive a list of people, places and things they must photograph. The team that completes the list first within the designated area and time frame wins. The event concludes with popcorn, a viewing of the photos and lots of laughter

Blog Design: Learn how to make a Blog. A Blog is an on-line journal or newsletter. It is an easy and inexpensive way to promote your art, product, business or mission. Set up could include a biography, price list, services offered, photographs, links, a calendar of events, pictures and even background music!

Community Storytelling
The Storytelling Throne: In this two hour workshop the group creates and decorates a storytelling throne and use a talking stick to practice storytelling and theater games, culminating with everyone having the chance to share a story or perform at the throne.

Mask and Puppet Making: Practice basic puppet making skills using recycled materials and creativity. Projects could include garbage art sculpture, paper mache masks, musical instruments, finger, stick, and sock puppets. Impromptu performances encouraged.

Shebang! A creative circle for woman. An inter-generational experience including honesty, storytelling, role-playing, nutrition, life maps, yoga, drumming, video diaries, photography, writing, art, and guest artists. Four to six week workshops

Organizing Giant Puppet Parades, Spectacles and Street Theater
View a collection of books, photos and video footage of Giant Puppetry, Street Theater and Parades in the USA, including Alien Frontier (Lansing) Wise Fool (San Francisco) and In the Heart of the Beast (Minneapolis) to explore the potential of performance options. Two-hour workshop

Making Giant Puppet on a Budget
Learn techniques for planning a parade, spectacle or performance and techniques for making giant puppets and accessories on a budget. 4 to six week workshops

Examples of Giant Puppets by Little Artshram Puppets

E-mail Petra at for more details, to schedule a workshop, or for a price quote.