As discussed in an earlier post, we took the onslaught of a pandemic as an opportunity to better position Broadcast Atlanta for a future full of unexpected change. We had the right idea. Since that post Russia invaded Ukraine (a place Broadcast Atlanta has a history) and has changed the geopolitical landscape of Europe for the next 50 years; and Monkeypox seems to be the latest pandemic. All this is on top of COVID 19 and the January 6 Capitol riot that was, and arguably still is, the crisis of the day. It seems our collective civic life is in daily turmoil.
Moving forward, Broadcast Atlanta is leaning in and building upon previously announced initiatives including our on-going donation of archives to the Atlanta History Center, and a similar pledge of historic documentary footage from our (Prague) Studio B3 production “Fragments of a Crisis” film to the Refugee Council Archives at The University of East London’s Library at Docklands, the archival partner of The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Here is a preview of new fall 2022 projects that we are excited about:
BroadcastATL.com, our new content platform launching Sept. 15, will showcase ready-to-share content packages and e-commerce (BroadcastAtlanta.com will remain our corporate site for global production clients);
New long-term projects including a 3-year documentary project on the rebuilding of Ukraine;
Niche content portals and series providing coverage of artificial intelligence, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act projects, and a soon-to-be-announced series in the food and beverage space.
All of our initiatives build upon our legacy of content knowledge expertise in sustainability, economic development, and global trade and immigration topics.
I’ll share more details and additional news as we progress through the next few months. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
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 with 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.
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