Dixon Hall Video

Project Requirements

Dixon Hall, a social service provider in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood, commemorated it’s 80th anniversary. Quiet City Design was asked to produce two documentary videos to be used in various ways, including in a major fund-raiser gala. The first video was to document the history and services of Dixon Hall, and the second to profile the Dixon Hall Music School.

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The Process

With hundreds of archival photos available, the historical documentary was developed in a video editing suite to animate and synchronize images with a recorded voice and music track. The DHMS video was produced in the same way, using actual Dixon Hall Music School students’ recordings. It featured two inspiring profiles of students who have achieved success and recognition on national and international levels. Both videos were scripted and narrated by CBC Radio’s Susan Reisler. Interview material of people supported by Dixon Hall was incorporated into the historical video for first-hand accounts.

The two videos were formatted for broadcast and webcast quality. Used at the fund-raiser, the videos were displayed on high definition LCD screens located around the banquet floor. Both videos were uploaded to the new Dixon Hall website as well as used by the staff in private and corporate presentations.

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Finished Results

Both videos were very effective during the fund-raiser gala, resulting in stronger donor support. The DHMS video message was reinforced by the live performances by its students. Ms Reisler’s familiar and personal voice brought a deeper level of intimacy to the videos, engaging the live audience during the fund-raiser.

  • visually stimulating photo montage
  • emotionally charged for strong donor support
  • multiple formats for variety of presentation

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More Project Elements

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5HFbDMe4sM  |  httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHcWwp5r08s

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