Educational videos need to be clear and accurate, and they need to work for teachers. We work with researchers, universities, and science organizations to create engaging short films for the classroom, ranging in length from 3 to 20 minutes.
Advocacy films bring important messages to targeted audiences. They can be a powerful tool for an NGO or science organization to engage the general public or a particular group of stakeholders on a specific issue or policy.
Promotional videos can show people what your organization is all about. They are a critical tool to help NGOs, research centers, and businesses with fundraising, public outreach, and brand awareness.
Web shorts can be a great way to share cutting-edge science stories with a broad, diverse public audience. We work with individual scientists and top science media publishers to produce dynamic science stories for online audiences.
Broadcast documentaries can bring rich, nuanced stories to huge audiences. Day’s Edge has produced two hours of broadcast television and will finish another all-new broadcast documentary in 2017.
Short docs, from 5 to 20 minutes in length, are perfect for film festivals. They can dive deeper than web films, without the long production timelines or big budgets of broadcast and feature documentaries.
We can work with multiple partners, leveraging the reach and expertise of each organization to reach diverse audiences across platforms. If you already have funding for an outreach project, that’s great! If not, don’t despair. We can write grant proposals together, designing a unique outreach program that will make your research proposal stand out from the crowd.
Our producers are also award-winning still photographers. We’re equally at home telling stories with still images, video, or a combination of the two. Regardless of the medium, we’ll work with you to capture whatever visuals you can imagine – wildlife, landscapes, portraiture, photojournalism, and scientific images.
We offer professional training workshops for NGOs, universities, and other organizations. We design fully customized training programs, from 1-hour lectures, to 1-day crash courses, to week-long immersive field workshops. In the longer events, participants complete their first short film as part of the workshop.
Below are some of the results from our student workshops. Each of the videos below is the first film our students ever produced. In less than a week, they learned how to develop a science story, storyboard, use DSLR cameras, shoot, edit footage and sound, export a completed film, and upload it to the web. We’re always blown away by the results of just one week of training, and our students are too!