Rudolf Steiner School | Fundraising Film for their Spring Gala

by | May 24, 2017 | Promotional Video | 0 comments

Gala Video for Rudolf Steiner School in New York

Earlier this year, Christopher and I were talking to Eileen Diskin, the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at the Rudolf Steiner School. She was in need of a video to play at their annual gala – a heartwarming fundraising tool that could work for the school in different ways.

She wanted something to re-center people – to bring them back to what’s important about education, to reflect on why they send their kids to Steiner.

We were really excited about making a video for the school. The challenge was figuring out what else to say (they already have an institutional video that explains the Waldorf method of education and gives a sense of the school). After interviewing faculty, students (we interviewed our daughter, Gracie, too!) and parents, we decided that we wanted to focus on what people feel about Waldorf education – what makes it so special to them.

When we finished the film, Christopher and I had chills!! It truly encapsulates the feelings we have being at Steiner!

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“They teach you to see other people and how to be your own person.”

The film was shown at the School’s Spring Gala, and it was a huge hit!

Now it will be used to recruit new students, to inspire families and to raise more money for things like the Annual Fund. I am thrilled that Christopher and I were able to create this video and that it can live on, and continue to be watched and shared. I am so proud that my daughter is able to grow and learn in such an incredible environment!

Nel Shelby is Owner & Filmmaker for Nel Shelby Productions, her New York City-based company dedicated to dance videography and editing. Nel shares her mission to preserve and promote the art of dance with her husband, Christopher Duggan, a dance and wedding photographer. They collaborate on projects with dance companies of worldwide renown, up-and-coming choreographers, dance educators, dance schools and more. Nel is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival and is also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.