PINE STREET INN VIDEO

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Pine Street Inn, one of Boston’s largest providers of shelter and support for the city’s homeless population. In recognition of this milestone, and to give back to the community, we here at Indresano Studios have embarked on a documentary project with the Pine Street Inn in an effort to highlight the important work the Pine Street Inn provides to the city of Boston. The goals of this project are to give voice to Boston’s homeless community and to spread awareness of the resources still needed to support and re-house the city’s homeless population.

A moving quote from a Pine Street Inn Guest

The team’s first objective was to collect stories. The most effective way to dehumanize the issue of homelessness is to spread personal stories, experiences, and words.

The Indresano Studios team strategizes how to best capture these personal stories

Our team had the opportunity to interview three homeless men, John, Ray, and Jamil, on the first day of the shoot. In the interviews, our team learned details about each man’s past that led them to homelessness, their struggles to find housing and their hopes and goals for the future.

A behind the scenes glimpse at the video shot
Our media pipeline allows us to monitor and rate clips as they are happening
The Indresano Team got the chance to interview a former Pine Street Inn guest in his new home

The team’s 4th interview of the day was with Nelson, the director of the Pine Street Inn’s Outreach Program. The Pine Street Inn has multiple vans traveling Boston 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to help bring the Pine Street Inn’s support to people in need, rather than leaving them on their own to secure transportation to the shelter.

Nelson, Director of Pine Street Inn’s Outreach Program

Our team also had the distinct privilege of accompanying the outreach team on a particularly snowy night. Members of the outreach team supplied blankets, hot food, and other forms of support to members of Boston’s homeless community.

A homeless man receives a blanket and a ride to the Pine Street Inn from the snowy Boston night
Mike, an Outreach worker with Pine Street Inn, talks to a man to ask if he wants a ride to the Pine Street Inn shelter.

As this project progresses, we hope to bring further updates to our readers. For now, it’s back to work on the Pine Street Inn’s 50th anniversary video!

To see more of our video production work, check out our website at www.indresano.com/video

THE BEST MISERABLE DAY WE’VE HAD

A mix of freezing rain, wind, and snow really put a damper on our shoot for the Pine Street Inn, but it turned out to be exactly what we needed! Shooting the promo piece for the Pine Street Inn in such dismal weather conditions not only gave us the opportunity to bring our video concept to life, but also gave us the chance to experience what it was like to be exposed to such harsh elements for an extended period of time. Going into the shoot, no one could have predicted the feelings we would all have at the end of the day. There was an overall greater appreciation for the warm homes we are fortunate to return to each night. We felt an extreme sense of pride creating such a strong awareness video for the Pine Street Inn to help fight homelessness. Take a look through our photos and experience what this long but fulfilling day was like!

Take a look at our finished commercial!

DSC_3286It wasn’t easy blocking off 3 busy streets!
Our producers were able to get the permits to block off Necco, Melcher, and A Street.

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Boston Police helped keep the streets clear for our production.

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Special effects artist Krystle getting our actor ready in the production trailer.

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Norman’s looking the part and ready for action.

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The details matter.

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Well…it was working just fine a second ago.

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Ashley in the zone for the camera.

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Getting the right angles for each scene is important.

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Anyone need an umbrella?

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 Keeping this baby dry was a challenge, but we succeeded.

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Getting our main shot.

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Film crew on set.

DSC_3291Keeping our Norman warm and dry!

A HOME IN EVERYONE OF US

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In the hustle and bustle of holiday activities, we invite you to take a pause and reflect on the meaning of home. As those less fortunate than ourselves struggle to find shelter this holiday season, we are reminded that charitable work is like the beacon that guides us back to that place of warmth, compassion, and love. Michael Indresano Photography has joined with Pine Street Inn, the leader in the fight against homelessness, to carry on the mission of hope. The moral address in us is a place we can all call home.