Black History Month: Celebrating Modern-Day Black Excellence

Here at Indresano Studios, we’re firm believers in the strength of visual storytelling to amplify a range of narratives. This month, we’re thrilled to turn our focus to a group of remarkable individuals whose stories have been captured through our lenses.

In the spirit of Black History Month, we want to celebrate the rich tapestry of modern-day Black excellence. It’s a time to honor the resilience, achievements, and diverse stories that shape our present and future. We’re excited to shine a spotlight on the voices of those who are making history right now, from their personal triumphs to their incredible athletic feats and innovative creativity.

Impacting the Arts

L’Merchie, Keith, and Adrianna

Meet three inspiring people at the forefront of an organization harnessing the transformative power of art. The video we recorded for this nonprofit focuses on the role of art in fostering community bonds among minorities. They contribute their talents to heal divisions, strengthen community bonds, and drive social progress through art.

Darryl

Meet Darryl, a talented artist at a nonprofit dedicated to inclusive art programs. His creativity knows no limits, showing just how powerful art can be in overcoming challenges. In the video we made for this nonprofit, we capture Darryl’s unique perspective, highlighting how inclusive environments fuel creativity and dismantle barriers.

Inspiring Stories in Overcoming Homelessness

Marcus

Meet Marcus, a former army veteran who conquered homelessness through unwavering resilience. In the video we crafted about him, we learn about his inspiring journey which is a testament to strength and determination.

Sadea

Meet Sadea, a remarkably strong woman who transitioned from homelessness to finding a permanent home. Today, she works at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, reflecting her perseverance and enduring hope. The video Sadea is featured in shows how resilient she has been throughout her experience.

Athletic Icons

Jerod Mayo

Jerod Mayo is a football icon turned head coach for the New England Patriots. With eight remarkable seasons as a linebacker, Mayo’s transition to coaching adds another chapter to his enduring legacy. We took photos of him during his time playing for the Patriots.

James White

James White, the seasoned football running back, left a significant mark during his eight seasons with the New England Patriots. From his college days at Wisconsin to being a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, his story is one of dedication and achievement. Indresano Studios captured photos of him during the peak of his career.

Event Videos – Elevate Your Event with Powerful Videos

In today’s fast-paced event industry, captivating and engaging attendees is essential. At Indresano Studios, we excel in creating impactful videos that elevate event experiences.

Whether it’s a corporate conference, non-profit fundraiser, trade show, or any other special occasion, integrating videos into your events can enhance them significantly. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how event planners can leverage Indresano Studios’ expertise to create impactful videos that elevate their events.

Corporate Events

Corporate events demand a level of professionalism that can be conveyed through high-quality videos. Consider creating promotional videos that showcase the event’s agenda, key speakers, and the overall ambiance. Interviewing key stakeholders or creating highlight reels from previous events adds a personal touch, which attracts potential attendees and sponsors.

Nonprofit Impact

In the nonprofit world, event videos can be a powerful tool to showcase the impact of your organization’s work. Consider a video that highlights success stories, showcases the journey of those you’ve helped, and communicates your nonprofit organization’s broader mission. These videos can be emotional and inspiring, motivating attendees to become active supporters of your cause.

Check out this event trailer that our team created for an important cause. The full video was shown at an event hosted at the Museum of Fine Arts.

After the event, you can keep the momentum going by creating recap videos and highlights. This content can be shared on social media, event websites, or emailed to people. It serves as a powerful post-event marketing tool, reinforcing the positive experience and encouraging future participation.

Another crafted video produced by Indresano Studios made its premiere in the stunning ballroom at the Omni in Seaport.
Our video’s main focus, a man who triumphed over homelessness, takes center stage at a fundraising event, where our video played a central role.

Trade Shows and Expos

Trade shows and expos also benefit from the use of video. Exhibitors can leverage videos for engaging product demonstrations and new releases, attracting attendees to their booths. Event organizers can also create promotional videos showcasing key attractions. Overall, integrating video enhances the attendee experience and contributes to the overall success of the event.

Photo from a scout day at a convention center

Post-Event Usage

Create shareable video content to leverage social media’s influence. Use promotional videos and teasers to build excitement before events. Post-event, these videos become valuable assets for marketing and promotion. Share highlights on social media, embed videos on your website, and use snippets in promotional materials to extend their reach and lifespan.

The video we crafted featured on the home page of our client’s website

Enhance your events with our carefully crafted videos to leave a lasting impression. We go beyond the event to make sure your story stays alive through captivating post-event content.

Choose Indresano Studios to extend the impact of your events through the power of video. Check out more of our videos here!

Non-Profit Video: Pine Street Inn, Providing Shelter for Boston

With another brisk New England winter on the horizon, Indresano Studios reflects on Boston’s fortune in having Pine Street Inn as a beacon of warmth and shelter. As we anticipate colder days, our thoughts turn to those experiencing homelessness, finding solace in the fact that Pine Street Inn stands ready to provide not just shelter, but also compassion and community.

This overview video features the indomitable spirit of Sadea, a woman whose life was profoundly touched by Pine Street Inn’s resources.

In this thought-provoking video, we take you on an immersive journey through the diverse programs and initiatives offered by Pine Street Inn. From providing essential emergency shelter and nutritious meals to offering job training and comprehensive supportive services, Pine Street Inn takes a holistic approach to address the complex needs of individuals experiencing homelessness.

Supportive housing project in Jamaica Plain

Indresano Studios proudly supports Pine Street Inn’s resolute mission to combat Boston’s homelessness. Our goal is to capture the dedication of Pine Street Inn’s staff and volunteers, who tirelessly create positive change.

Compelling videos play a crucial role in nonprofit fundraising, forging emotional connections that inspire support and transform lives. As a Boston-based production studio, Indresano Studios specializes in helping non-profits share their impactful stories.

Through visually engaging narratives, these videos effectively communicate an organization’s mission, success stories, and the direct impact of donations. By harnessing the power of storytelling and multimedia elements, Indresano Studios aids non-profits in creating persuasive content that resonates with audiences, ultimately contributing to increased fundraising success.

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To see more of our video production work with non-profit organizations, check out our website – watch now!

Non-Profit Video: Pine Street Inn, Boston’s Beacon of Hope

Indresano Studios believes in amplifying voices that are often unheard. In the heart of our bustling city of Boston lies a shelter of hope and compassion – Pine Street Inn.

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Our studio has created a powerful video that captures the life and story of someone who was touched by Pine Street Inn, a beacon of support for individuals experiencing homelessness in Boston.

Check out our video below!

In this heartwarming video, we invite you to step into the world of Marcus, a man who found solace and support at Pine Street Inn during his darkest days. Witness the raw emotions, the personal struggles, and the resilience that shone through as Marcus navigated his path to reclaiming his life.

Marcus Quinn

Indresano Studios consistently strives to illuminate our community’s narratives through storytelling. We bring you a story of transformation, reminding us all of the strength that lies within each individual, no matter how challenging their circumstances.

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Pine Street Inn

We provide a comprehensive range of services, spanning on-location and in-studio shooting, authentic interviews, and compelling B-roll capture. Backed by a skilled team of camera operators and seasoned pre- to post-production experts, we excel in creating impactful visual narratives that deeply resonate with audiences.

Check out this behind the scenes video above with the finished result!

Indresano Studios is extremely proud to stand alongside Pine Street Inn in their unwavering mission to end homelessness in Boston. We capture the passion and dedication of Pine Street Inn’s staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to create a positive impact in the lives of those they serve.

Our collaboration amplifies unheard voices, aiding fundraising and fostering awareness. Fundraising can be difficult for non-profits, but a compelling video showcasing the impact of donations is crucial for inspiring financial support and making a real difference in people’s lives.

As a full-service production studio in Boston, Indresano Studios is passionate about working with non-profits to help them share their inspiring stories with the world.

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Explore our website for more on our work and how we can help share your impactful story – www.indresano.com/video-production/non-profit-videos.

Non-Profit Videos in Boston

Here at Indresano Studios, our team is passionate about creating videos that highlight the importance of non-profits, the employees who dedicate their lives to helping the community, as well as those who benefit from the work they do. That is why we work with non-profits in the Boston area.

The Importance of Non-Profit Videos

Fundraising is hard for any non-profit. Creating a video that shows the viewer exactly what their money goes towards, why it’s important to donate, and what a difference they can make in peoples’ lives, is a crucial step.

A video is something that can be played at any event, used on the website, sent in email campaigns, or published across social media. It is an easy way in this day and age to get recognition and familiarity.

We have created a new section of our website to showcase the work we have done with non-profits based in Boston. Let’s recap some of the non-profit videos we have made with Pine Street Inn!


About Pine Street Inn

Pine Street Inn is a non-profit organization vital to our community – it is one of Boston’s largest providers of shelter and support for the homeless. We at Indresano Studios eagerly offered to help show the world what that entails. Below are three of the impactful videos we have produced for them over the years.

50th Anniversary of Pine Street Inn Videos

These two videos were shown at the Pine Street Inn 50th Anniversary celebration where it was met with enthusiasm by many of Boston’s top corporate contributors to Pine Street Inn, as well as by the Mayor at the time, Marty Walsh, who is featured in the video. We were truly humbled by this project, and by the men and women of Pine Street who work 24/7 to eradicate homelessness in Boston.

Indresano Studios revisited Pine Street Inn to spotlight Boston’s homeless women, often overlooked and at risk. We showcased Pine Street’s dedicated shelter and housing for women, offering a glimpse into their lives and the support provided. From basic essentials to self-sufficiency programs, Pine Street offers hope and a fresh start.

Transform a Life Video

This project for Pine Street Inn was one of the most rewarding projects we have done. It shows how important it is to donate to their cause and how much it can change someone’s life.


We have won several awards for videos we have made for non-profits in the Boston area. It is incredibly rewarding to help them spread awareness and increase donations. A video is a great way to showcase everything you have to offer and what your non-profit does for the community.

We are a full service video production studio that handles all aspects of a shoot, including pre and post production. Everything from vision & conceptualization to editing & color grading is done in-house at Indresano Studios. This includes story boarding, casting, production, filming, editing, color grading to final deliverables – you name it, we do it.

60TH ANNUAL HATCH AWARDS WINNERS

Our team at Indresano Studios, a Boston based video production and commercial photography studio, worked hard during the 2020 pandemic to continue creating award winning video and photo work. We are so happy to share that our hard work paid off at the 60th Annual Hatch Awards!

You can view our Hatch Bronze award in the Film Category for our video Pine Street Inn: Rebuilding Lives for 50 Years here.

It was also a great honor to receive a Merit award in Design for our Bose Headphones video, which we created using entirely CGI. You can view the winning announcement here.

We also received a Merit award for our video Pine Street Inn: Rebuilding Lives for 50 Years in the Work for Good Category.

You can view our award winning video “Pine Street Inn: Rebuilding Lives for 50 years” below.

You can also view our award winning CGI video “Bose Headphones” below.

To see more of our award winning video and photography work, check out our website www.indresano.com.

 

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 humanize 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.