The Groove Productions offers video production services for projects that require personal, artistic vision, not just a technician. Of particular interest are projects that support non-profits working for social change and community and economic development. At the heart of our work is the collaborative process.
We begin with a realistic assessment of budget and organizational goals. We then invite folks into the pre-production process, accessing the expertise and experience of those who can participate in the crafting of compelling, moving stories.
Our services include soup to nuts production work to cinematography to editorial services. Recent and past projects include a video for the City of Durham and Clean Energy Durham about a neighborhood energy conservation program, a web video for the NC Museum of Art’s ArtNC arts education website, promotional videos for the NC Humanities Council, the Achievement Academy of Durham, and Genesis Home of Durham, freelance shooting and production for national and NC producers, and production, editing and compression of video for the web. We invite you to contact us with ideas and questions about projects you want to see created.
A selection of recent projects…
What People Are Saying
We cannot tell you how grateful we are and how wonderfully the videos have been received. You took time to find out what we wanted and asked the right questions to be sure the video conveyed our students and their work. And you did not just film here in our classrooms; you went around the community to capture the places that our students talked to you about. The saying is “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Well, your videos are worth a milllion! You captured the heard and sould of what we do and most importantly of our students.
– Sandy Ogburn, The Achievement Academy of Durham
The videos are, simply put, great. I am amazed at the magic you have done with what you had to work with…I appreciate being associated with such a project.
– Anthony Cole, NC Farmer and Participant in the “Seasons of Change” Video.
Kenny’s training in anthropology, his work as a classroom teacher, and his ongoing committment to community education allow him to think broadly and to connect on many different levels…He understands the non-profit world, possesses the intellectual acuity to take on wide-ranging subjects, and has a wonderfully developed sense of collaboration.
– Douglas Quin, Ex. Director of the North Carolina Humanities Council
Your video will continue to give Genesis Home visibility in the community, thus aiding us as we go about the business of ending homelessness in Durham.
– Board Member, Genesis Home of Durham
Kenny, your ideas were artistically and conceptually helpful in reaching our goal. You are indeed that unique individual who combines thorough knowledge of craft with the ability to collaborate with community partners in the realization of organizational objectives. We are very pleased with the resulting video!
– Karen Crumbliss, Research Associate, Developmental Disabilities Training Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill
You are that unique individual that combines a thorough knowledge of craft with the ability to collaborate with community partners in the realization of organizational objectives. As an independent filmmaker, your artistic vision is revealed in the films you make. You share knowledge gained from the pursuit of those artistic experiences, as well as the technical expertise gained that adds value to every project you pursue.
– Sara Maultsby, Supervisor, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC
Many thanks for all your hard work on the video. It was an excellent storyteller and a big hit at the NYC benefit. The encouragement, support and advice you have always been so willing to share has been at the heart of our work and survival. There was no one better to tell the story of a space to call home than you.
– Ed Hunt and Jeff Storer, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham, NC
Kenny, I just dropped your vcr off and spoke with Marybeth. I told her what a great job you did on that video – I couldn’t believe how good it was. We’ve dropped it off to make reprints so we can send it to other funders. I know we will want to show it off. Thank you very much for working with us. We couldn’t be more pleased.
– John Bell, Durham County Habitat for Humanity