VIDEO FOR government

Digital Wave is a certified by the VA and the State of Oregon as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB.) We partner with  federal, state, and local agencies that want to use video to increase engagement with their constituents, and get the word out about important programs and issues.

The video solutions we provide to government clients include:
*Employee training programs
*PSAs
*Documentaries
*Community outreach

Our clients appreciate our attention to detail, our expertise in all things video, and our commitment to creating a great experience time after time.

Clark Public Utilities: Community Outreach

Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned public utility in Washington State. An active community partner, the utility stepped up to the plate when the leaders of the Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth League needed help raising money to replace the lights at a beloved baseball park. Through its storytelling division, the Wave One Group, Digital Wave provided production services to bring this story to life. Video

Objective
Clark PUD wanted to visually document the process of removing the old lights and the installation of the new ones. We went a step further, by helping the utility develop a story line highlighting the history of the ball park and the role the utility played in raising money for new lights, bleachers and a scoreboard.

What we did
Historical research, scriptwriting, location filming, crew selection, story producing, on-camera interviewing, voiceover narration, editing, encoding video files for YouTube and DCP (Digital Cinema Print) for play in cinema format.

Results
The utility played the video at its annual employee appreciation day in 2015. Additionally, the video played as a double feature with The Sandlot during a limited run at the Liberty Theater in Camas, Washington.


US Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas: PBS documentary

Lured by wide open spaces and the promise of land to call their own, people from as far away as Europe packed up their lives and moved to the Missouri Breaks region in central Montana during the turn of the twentieth century. The Bureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas commissioned Digital Wave to produce Pride and Perseverance—--Settlers in the Upper Missouri River Breaks, a 28-minute documentary aired on Montana PBS that chronicled the lives of Missouri Breaks homesteaders and current descendants.

Objective
The BLM wanted to educate modern-day audiences about the trials and tribulations faced by the area’s original homesteaders. The agency also wanted to show the area as it exists today, as told through the voices and experiences of the homesteaders’ descendants.

What we did
Historical research; pre-interview discussions with local historians, BLM staff, and descendants of the original homesteaders; script writing; 7 days of filming on location in the Missouri Breaks area; directing and producing; conducting on-camera interviews with historians, BLM staff and descendants; commissioned original music; editing; developing on-screen graphics; production management.

Results
We delivered 1000 DVDs of the documentary for sale at the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument Interpretive Center. We produced a master copy of the documentary for Montana PBS. We also designed and delivered five interpretive signs to be placed at the sites of the original homesteading cabins along the Upper Missouri River.


Oregon Department of Transportation PSA

Digital Wave provided production support to KGW-TV and Gard Advertising for this :30 second PSA announcing Oregon Department of Transportation’s crackdown on speeding motorists.

Objective
The PSA featured in-studio footage of patrol cars, location footage of traffic, and staged shots of a motorist receiving a ticket.

What we did
Filming location and in-studio footage; editing.

Results
Delivered video files of final video to Gard Advertising, for delivery to Portland-area TV stations.


portland va medical center: Managing your back TRAINING VIDEO

The Portland VA Medical Center commissioned Digital Wave to film and produce a training video featuring a home exercise regimen to help strengthen patients’ backs, and reduce pain.

Objective
Many veterans suffer from back pain and commit to expensive surgery as their first, and only, solution. The PVAMC wanted to introduce a new, lower cost approach to reducing back pain, focused on exercises for pain management. The video featured a series of lower back exercises,  narrated by a licensed physical therapist.

What we did
Script editing; location filming; directing talent; production management; voiceover narration (introduction); editing; development of on-screen graphics; developed subtitles and closed captioning; encoded master DVD.

Results
PVAMC replicated 2500 DVDs of the training video for use at VA clinics around the country.


Multnomah County Library: Welcome to the Library multi-language training video series

Digital Wave provided video production services to its storytelling division, the Wave One Group, and the Multnomah County Library, in the creation of a series of multi-language training videos.

Objective
The Library wanted a visual way to teach Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese speaking residents how to use the public library system in Multnomah County, Oregon. (Portland-metro area).

What we did
Story planning and development; video treatment; script editing; auditioning and selecting on-camera talent; development of shot lists; hiring production crews;  location filming at selected library locations; directing talent; on-site field production; directing voiceover sessions; creating Cantonese, Russian and Vietnamese subtitled scripts; editing; Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese video versions; development of on-screen graphics; development of DVD chapters and menu (Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese versions); production management.

Results
Once production was completed, we delivered the following digital media materials to the Library:
175 DVDs of the three language set of training videos.
30 DVDs of Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese training videos (90 total)
Encoding of web video files of each training module (all three 3 languages) in format compatible with Open Source codes
3 Beta-SP master tapes of each program, in target language