Fundraising Video | Treehouse Shakers Gala 2017

by Jul 6, 2017Fundraising Video0 comments

Watch: Treehouse Shakers’ Gala 2017 Fundraising Video

We have worked closely with Treehouse Shakers Directors Mara McEwin & Emily Bunning for years and love the work they do for children. We love working with them!! They just celebrated their 20th anniversary season, and in order to create something special for their annual gala, they asked us to create a fundraising video showing a full accumulation of their work over the last decade!

It was the perfect time to showcase the many wonderful shows and fun and inspiring performances Treehouse Shakers has created. We wanted to make an institutional and fundraising video that describes to the viewer who Treehouse Shakers really is.

To show that, we needed to make a beautiful piece that shows the story of Treehouse Shakers and showcases the impact they have on their audiences. We interviewed audience members – mostly children – and made sure to capture the kids watching performances.

This was a really fun video to put together. Emily, Mara & I all went to Stephens College, so I feel a deep connection with them and the work they’re doing. I love that they create productions that give children a chance to interact. I bring my own kids and nephew to see Treehouse performances, because they are so much fun. The arts are so important for our kids!! Thank goodness for 20 years of Treehouse!

This gala fundraising video was edited by Ashli Bickford for Nel Shelby Productions.

Nel Shelby is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and 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 also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.

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