Educational Video Production at a Water Treatment Plant

January 30, 2020 | Andy Linda


Two steps forward…

Spring of 2018. eIMAGE was awarded a contract to do an educational video production about Redding Water Utility’s water treatment and distribution system. We wrote a script and by mid-July the final version was approved. We were ready to shoot…

Daniel Gamburg prepares an underwater GoPro shot while Angela Gamburg shows it to the lab tech.

…One Step Back…

Then the Carr fire broke out on July 23rd and burned until it was contained on August 30th. The main water treatment plant almost burned down, the secondary plant was threatened, thousands of people lost their homes. Our educational video production was shelved.

But the Water Utility decided to make lemonade out of the lemons it was given. Creative thinking on the part of our client, Jaclyn Disney, turned the disaster into an opportunity. She proposed to have us produce a series of Public Service Announcements about the Carr fire and how the Water Utility coped during the emergency. After all, they put out a heroic effort to keep the water flowing which helped save the community. So we produced five PSAs which then played on television and in movie theaters throughout the winter holiday season. Read about this PSA Video Production on our blog.

Recording voiceover with outdoor ambiance.

…and a Happy End!

March 2019 came along and to our great delight the original educational video production was back on. We dusted off the old script and shot it in three days with a 3-person crew. It’s our specialty to keep the production lean and economical. But we don’t skimp on quality, we even recorded and delivered this project in 4k with 5.1-channel surround sound!

Daniel Gamburg shoots while Andy Linda records surround sound.

The educational video production was a hit. The client loved it and it is now featured on the Water Utility’s website. The Utility also uses it when educating schoolchildren and the community at large about its mission.

Getting a water meter close-up.

Our client Jaclyn, writes, “City staff was consistently impressed with the professionalism, efficiency, and ingenuity of the eIMAGE production crew and we highly recommend their services for any film project. We were very pleased with the outcome of this production, as eIMAGE made a relatively technical topic engaging, accessible, and educational. We anticipate working with them for future projects.” Now that’s a successful educational video production!

Shooting in the treatment plant’s underground vault.

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