NEWS & OTHER STUFF…
I worked up this video for The Hatch Foundation based out of Denver Colorado. They partner with individuals, organizations, and communities to enhance fund-raising efforts. The Foundation helps families and children in need.They do good work, check them out: www.hatchfoundation.com.
These photos come from a video assignment that took me to Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, and Mozambique for three weeks in March/April of 2012. I was focused on video production, but still found a bit of time to take some pictures. I’ll post some video in the coming weeks.
Produced, Edited, Written and Narrated by Chris Mattle.
Take an in-depth look at the issue of poverty housing and the families it affects — and see what Habitat for Humanity is doing to address the need. This video was produced with two field staff on each shoot. The goal was to provide Habitat for Humanity with an introductory video touching on the large variety of work done by the non-profit while introducing families served by the organization. The piece has been used to raise millions of dollars globally and has nearly 20k views on youtube. The film “Habitat: What We Build” won a variety of Telly Awards in the top level silver category.
In early 2011 Habitat for Humanity provided me with the seed for their current campaign. The goal was simple – to include the word “build.” Original thinking was to go after a simplistic “one word” RED type of campaign. I worked with Habitat leadership to identify their main goals, and actualized what would become there […]
Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, and began construction on its 500,001st house in Paterson, N.J. on October 3, 2011. Volunteers and homeowners are joining Habitat for Humanity Kenya and Paterson Habitat for Humanity in celebrating the milestones as part of events being held worldwide to mark World Habitat Day. This video was created to celebrate this important milestone. Producer, After Effects Editor: Chris Mattle
In June 2008, a flood devastated Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A year later more than 500 Habitat AmeriCorps members came together in Cedar Rapids for the annual Build-a-Thon, families featured in this piece qualified for new homes built during the event. This video was used as a promotional tool for the Build-a-Thon. Additional Producing and Videography provided by Jason Asteros. Producer, VO, Script, Editor: Chris Mattle
Iowa: Wake of the Flood
In June 2008, a flood devastated Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A year later more than 500 Habitat AmeriCorps members came together in Cedar Rapids for the annual Build-a-Thon, families featured in this piece qualified for new homes built during the event. This video was used as a promotional tool for the Build-a-Thon. Additional Producing and Videography provided by Jason Asteros.
Producer, VO, Script, Editor: Chris Mattle
Less than two weeks after the earthquake in Haiti, fellow video producer Andrew La Fontaine and I traveled to document the aftermath. We crossed into Haiti from the Dominican Republic with a convoy of various humanitarian organizations from around the world. I have never witnessed greater need. Attached is a small amount of the video we captured. Video and photo material could never fully capture the apocalyptic conditions. These people need your help. Please donate.
Chris Mattle lead production from concept through script and final delivery. This piece was filmed over a three month period visiting nearly ten different countries. Our crew consisted of three with only two in the field for each shoot. The piece is available in three different languages and is used as an introduction to the Habitat for Humanity global capital campaign.
Habitat for Humanity International welcomed representatives from many of its 1,600 U.S. affiliated organizations to its national conference, Jan. 20–23. The theme of the event was “No Hands but Yours.” I created many of the visual tools used for the event; my favorite was this little video which kicked off the conference. I wrote it leaning heavily on the conference theme. It’s simple but I’m pretty happy with it. Thanks to Habitat Photo Editor Bob Jacob for talking the beautifully detailed hands photos!
The main conference sessions, Jan. 21–23, included speakers Ron Terwilliger, chairman of Trammell Crow Residential; Renee Lewis Glover, CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority; Jonathan T.M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International; and Stacy Allison, author of books such as “Beyond the Limits: A Woman’s Triumph on Everest.”