Training

Training should at least get your attention, if not kick your butt.

Our pals at the Royal Canadian Navy told us that a few trainees quit the dive program after viewing our video on dive emergency procedures. And that's a good thing. 

So we can make training content, and we can also do hands-on video training with your communications team to help them produce better content in-house.

Dive Emergency Procedures Excerpts
Client: Canadian Forces, Royal Canadian Navy Fleet Dive Unit

Some trainees quit after seeing this film! And that, our client tells us, means this film is working. In the dive world, training can mean the difference between life and death. Our client agreed to create an unusually personal piece that stands out among military training films. It was created to go beyond procedures to create a film “by divers, for divers” with powerful results.

Bike Safety
Client: Dalhousie University

Working with The Dalhousie Office of Sustainability and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, we put together this handy guide to safe cycling in Nova Scotia. The goal was to entertain and get a laugh while still getting across the tenets of bike safety, as well as some other essential life lessons.

Compliance
Client: Canada Revenue Agency

The joy of animation is that you can create visual environments to bring even the driest subject to life. Ensuring compliance in tax filing is not likely to feature in a top 10 of “most glamorous jobs”, but presenting the search for wrongdoing as a detective story created intrigue and curiosity. Just another example of the CRA making innovation a part of their culture.

Safe at Sea
Client: Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

There is a narrative in Nova Scotia of fishermen defying the elements and risking life to make a living on the sea. This is the culture that the Safe at Sea Alliance is trying to change. We wanted to tell the human story of the needless, preventable tragedies that tear families and communities apart. In an act of generosity and bravery, fishermen and their families shared their experiences.

Social Determinants of Health Series: Donna
Client: Annapolis Valley, South Shore and Southwest District Health Authorities Population Health Working Group

Donna’s story is not new. A young girl, growing up in rural Nova Scotia, is part of a family dealing with many challenges. On the surface, she's full of character and curiosity, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. The Population Health team wanted to highlight the complex range of social determinants that influence anyone’s health.

Excise Duty (Internal Video)
Client: Canada Revenue Agency

If a visit from the taxman is enough to strike fear into the heart of the average Canadian, imagine the reaction for a micro-distillery in Lunenburg when the excise officer knocks on your door. Fortunately, Ironworks’ owner Pierre Guevremont had everything in order.  This film enabled us to shoot at this unique location, and shine a light on one of CRA’s roles.