The annual Chamber Awards require a series of videos interviewing the award recipients and a testimonial. Over the past three years we have worked with the Chamber to produce this series.
The turnaround time from the (top secret!) decision on the award winners to the award ceremony itself is usually around 4 weeks, and in that time we need to produce eight videos for screening at the ceremony.
The interviews themselves are conducted by Erin Leonard of the Chamber, and are always a joy to film as she is so meticulous in her preperation and approach to the individual recipient.
The main challenge is the turnaround time, four weeks to produce eight videos is an incredibly tight deadline for our editor; so our need to get the interviews as soon as possible vies with the challenge of scheduling interviews with some of the busiest people in Asheville. These two constraints create a very dynamic and unique experience for us! It’s telling that one Amplified team member actually planned her wedding around when the Chamber Awards would be falling!
The videos are screened at the awards in place of speeches, and this allows the time-management of the event to be closely choreographed. After the event the interviews are available on the Chamber's YouTube channel to be shared via social media, and it’s exciting for us to see the interviews being shared so enthusiastically!