Award-Winning Video Production

Film and video give us a powerful way to tell stories and reach audiences. In addition to traditional filmmaking techniques, I love working with advanced motion graphics/animation and am a licensed drone pilot. 360 videos for VR experiences are also quite fun.

ASOFH: The Story of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival

This 19-minute documentary video celebrates the remarkable 25-year history of The Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford, which features an annual national competition for young organ students with winners receiving awards to further their music education. This project involved 7 on-camera interviews and filming in multiple locations. Pipe organs featured include the magnificent Austin pipe organ in Mortensen Hall at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT.

ASOFH: Organ Extravaganza! at the Bushnell

A short promo video of Alexander Pattavina, the 2019 1st prize winner of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford’s Young Professional Competition, who talks about this year’s “Organ Extravaganza!” concert. Filmed at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts using the rarely heard Austin organ, with its 5,409 pipes installed into the mammoth sidewalls of Mortensen Hall. Crafted by Hartford’s Austin Organ Company in 1929 and fully restored in 1988, it is one of the finest instruments this world-renowned firm ever built.

Trinity Lutheran Church – Welcome Video

A short video to welcome potential visitors to this historic church. This video is displayed on the homepage of the larger website project.

Elizabeth Park Conservancy: Welcome Video

This documentary-style video project delves into the rich history and stunning beauty of one of Connecticut’s most beloved parks. This project included motion shots, drone filming, animation, and colorization of historical photographs. The video welcomes guests in the newly renovated Garmany Visitor Center.

Elizabeth Park Conservancy: Kid’s Kiosk – Flowers

Short animation sequence from the larger Kid’s Kiosk interactive touchscreen kiosk project.

Short Film: Esprit Mortis

This award-winning short film project is a sci-fi / fantasy piece set to a Maroon 5 song. Advanced visual effects and 3D modeling were used to bring the action to life.

The Shore Line Trolley Museum: Aerial Drone Footage

Drone footage for a documentary production about the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, CT.

Quickie Production: EV Overview – Tesla Model 3 Performance

A quickie production shot on an iPhone during the 2020 pandemic.

The University of Vermont Health Network: Connecting Patients and Healthcare Teams

Motion graphics animation project highlighting the multiple locations of the UVMMC Network. This series of videos were created for social media promotions.

VR Videos: CT 360

360 degree VR videos showcasing various Connecticut locations such as Southford Falls, East Rock Park, Essex Rail Bike, Wepawaug Falls, and Eli Whitney Falls.

Quinnipiac University: School of Communications Kiosk

Animated portion of the larger SoC interactive kiosk project.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Best Memories

Attractor video portion of the larger Best Memories interactive photo booth kiosk project.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Creating the Zallinger Mural

One of the videos from the larger Age of Reptiles interactive kiosk program.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: CT Rocks! (main intro)

One of the videos from a web project that explored the fascinating geology of Connecticut.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: CT Rocks! (geologist intro)

One of the videos from a web project that explored the fascinating geology of Connecticut.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: Sir David Attenborough Accepts the Verrill Medal

An editing project of Sir David Attenborough. Extra-large captions were needed for this to be shown in an auditorium at Yale.

2001 Lotus Esprit V8 Twin Turbo

A short motion graphics project.

Michael Micinilio – Pastel Artist

Live demo of chalk art in New Haven, CT.

Elizabeth Park Conservancy approached Kent Golden about creating a new video that would introduce the public to the glories of the Park. We hoped for a nice video – we got an amazing, exciting, and powerful introduction to all the wonderfulness of Elizabeth Park. Kent used all the input we gave him, created new stills and video, and merged it all into a video that has me verklempt every time I watch it! He is a magician!

Ann Drinan
Development Director
Elizabeth Park Conservancy