Effective communication is hard, complex and ever changing. As we look ahead into the future of visual communication I’m reminded of a key lesson learned while working in silicon valley during the dot com rise in 1999. Mainly to embrace failure. But most importantly – fail fast and often. So yes, at Broadcast Atlanta we are embarking on a metamorphosis of sorts. Expect changes. Expect new directions. Expect some failures and pivots. But we are doers. We will try. We will get up and start the each day with excitement for lies ahead.
More than 50 interviews with Atlanta’s leaders included (this post has been updated)
ATLANTA, GA – Local video production company donates 15 years of archive footage including VIP interviews, aerials and street photography to The Atlanta History Center’s Digital Program.
“The Atlanta History Center is honored to be the repository of Broadcast Atlanta. This incredible collection of archival news footage will be an indispensable resource for historians, documentarians, journalists, and others who chronicle Atlanta in the 21st century.” Sheffield Hale, President & CEO, Atlanta History Center
As an early adopter of short form video production, Broadcast Atlanta captured dozens of Atlanta’s civic, political, sports, entertainment and business leaders in contextual interviews and events since 2007. Notable examples include Mayors Shirley Franklin, Mayor Kasim Reed, Carol Tome (Home Depot and UPS), Sam Williams (Metro Atlanta Chamber) Ambassador Andrew Young, Laura Turner Seydel and Secretary Sonny Perdue.
The collection includes raw footage and 200 published web shows including “BAD TV” (Broadcast Atlanta Daily), “The Greener Atlanta Show”, “Decatur Now”, and “Families’ First”.
The evolution of the city’s commitment to sustainability is prominent along other upstart community initiatives such as the inaugural Decatur Book Festival and the Beltline.
The donation to The Atlanta History Center coincides with a donation by Broadcast Atlanta and Jonathan Greenhill to the Refugee Council Archives of 100 hours of documentary footage from of the 2015 European refugee crisis (Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia).
“This commitment to The Atlanta History Center and the Refugee Council Archives at The University of East London’s Library at Docklands ensures that the history we witnessed here and abroad is forever available to future historians and filmmakers.” Jonathan Greenhill, Owner, Broadcast Atlanta.
Broadcast Atlanta was founded in 2007 by Jonathan Greenhill and has produced film and photography projects in 18 countries.
The Atlanta History Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 and is considered a top destination in the Southeast.
We started international productions in 2011 and in 2013 our studio in Prague, Czech Republic opened with five editors and three photographers. Since then we have produced client projects throughout Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. In 2021 we expect to expand into Asia.
What a year 2020 was for everyone in the Broadcast Atlanta family of crew, clients and partners. In order to adjust to the normal we accelerated some plans to take better position us to meet our clients’ needs.