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Another amazing year at GEV

Another amazing year at GEV

Is 2013 really over? As usual, this year at Good Eye Video has been a vivid and ever expanding adventure into the land of individual passion and collective action. We’ve watched Cambodian artists re-imagine their cultural identity and northeastern farmers, millers and bakers re-invent a local grain economy. We’ve seen fellow New Yorkers offer a [...]

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Let’s Start Here – w/ ioby.org

Let’s Start Here – w/ ioby.org

  Some stories start big…. a sunrise ocean vista, mountains rolling into the distance, the vast expanse of starry outer space. But so often our favorite stories, the ones that really stick, start small. This is the first lesson we all learned watching our favorite Disney movie and the first lesson we forgot when we grew [...]

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CUNY School of Law – Pipeline to Justice

CUNY School of Law – Pipeline to Justice

A few years ago, we made a video for the CUNY School of Law.  We interviewed a group of activists, business owners, accountants and cab drivers who had big dreams of changing the world, but weren’t quite sure how to do it. Until they heard about CUNY School of Law. Armed with the motto “law [...]

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The best dinner all year – Wahab’s Story

The best dinner all year – Wahab’s Story

Of all the dinners I’ve eaten this year, one of the most memorable occurred on a regular February evening in a small house in Chattanooga, TN. We arrived in Tennessee with one our favorite clients, Episcopal Migration Ministries (who we wrote about here), an awesome organization that resettles refugees from around the world in communities throughout the US. But on [...]

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The view from Mountainfilm

The view from Mountainfilm

When’s the last time you found yourself suspended over a sunlit mountain at 9,000 feet? Of the many wonders on our recent trip to Telluride Colorado, it was these regular twilight gondola rides that got me thinking about the work we do at Good Eye Video. This bird’s eye view of natural beauty, with a [...]

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Community Service Society – Our City, Our Home

Community Service Society – Our City, Our Home

It’s not very often that we get to work with celebrities.  Real life, New York City celebrities.  The kind of people who you meet and  think… “wow, it’s so cool that I just got to work with you!”  But on this shoot, for the Community Service Society of New York,… we did. CSS is one [...]

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Hudson Guild – “Start Right Here”

Hudson Guild – “Start Right Here”

Have you been to Chelsea?  That neighborhood on the west side of New York City?  Home to world famous art galleries and the newly-renovated Highline? I bet you have…  But what you might not know is that Chelsea’s also home to Hudson Guild, an amazing organization that has been supporting low-income residents of the neighborhood [...]

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How to care in an infinite universe

How to care in an infinite universe

“We are a speck on a speck on a speck.” That’s our cosmic situation as summed up by Neil deGrasse Tyson in this awesome/old episode of NPR’s RadioLab, which manages to inspire both deep feelings of joy at the seemingly boundlessness of our universe and a profound, if quiet sense of loneliness. It’s this last [...]

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Fun ‘End of the Year Appeal’ w/ ioby

Fun ‘End of the Year Appeal’ w/ ioby

Does your mailbox fill up around November and December with letters, maybe even packages, suggesting year-end donations to your favorite charities?  Ours does, and it gets pretty full.  Some of our partners have tried to cut through the noise with Video Appeals, and one of our favorites from the past holiday season is this one [...]

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IAF – “What We Carry”

IAF – “What We Carry”

Last December, we had the amazing chance to travel to El Salvador with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), a grassroots development organization that supports community-led projects in Latin America & the Caribbean.  They were interested in creating a mission video that highlights the work they do around the region with a few specific stories.  We planned a [...]

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