LG&E and KU - CANE RUN POWER PLANT DEMO
Our team was called upon to document the demolition of the once cutting-edge Cane Run coal-fired power plant. With a small army of Canon cinema cameras, along with drone support as well as the help of a few action cameras by GoPro and Sony, we captured the demolition from every possible angle. The resulting video not only successfully documents this amazing engineering feat, but also celebrates the history of this generating station.
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES - WARNING - VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED
In March of 2018, people from around the country gathered for the March For Our Lives event. We saw to it that some people personally affected by school shootings could attend. We sent a camera. This video is a result of that trip. ***People's Choice Award Winner - 2019 Addy Awards***
CRAFT is an event in Louisville that benefits Cystic Fibrosis research. Each year they recognize a child with CF who exhibits bravery and courage in the face of this disease as a CF Champion. Cameron was this honoree in 2016, and JFP was proud to step in and produce a video that offered glimpse into his life with CF. This video was premiered live at the CRAFT event, helping to raise over $200,000 to help find a cure for CF.
MERISTOGA: KENTUCKY HEMP
Meristoga is a company based in the Northwest part of the United States that specializes in American Hemp Extracts. In 2015 they received governmental approval to launch a pilot program with Kentucky farmers to harvest various strains of hemp. They wanted to document the process and tell their company story along the way, so they reached out to JFP. Over the course of an entire crop season, across the majority of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, we filmed every step from putting seeds into the ground to the harvesting of plants. What we ended up with was an award-winning video product that did exactly what Meristoga wanted to do. A variety of cameras were used for this project, ranging from the Canon EOS C300 to the 4K DJI Inspire drone.
CAMP I BELIEVE
In a place called Happy, Texas, children go to grieve for their loved ones. This video documents their journey.
WILL'S HEALTH STORY
Will was once a successful welder, making plenty of money and living a comfortable life. After a massive heart attack left him disabled, he is jobless and struggling with day-to-day life, sometimes having to make the decision between eating or buying his medicine. We caught up with him at his trailer in New Orleans to tell his story. Shot on location in New Orleans with a Canon EOS C300.
KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM - LAKE CUMBERLAND DRONE
For a week the JFP team inhabited a houseboat on Lake Cumberland. Our mission: deliver breathtaking footage of the lake, along with all of the associated activities. Utilizing a variety of cameras and rigs, we were successful in capturing the beauty and essence of this beautiful lake and all that it has to offer. This reel is a sampling of the drone footage that was gathered that week. Shot with DJI Inspire.
MCKENZIE CANTRELL FOR KY HOUSE
McKenzie Cantrell ran in 2016 for a seat in the Kentucky State House of Representatives. She wanted a beautiful, compelling video for her campaign, but she didn’t want it to feel like a traditional political ad. The team at JFP produced a video for her that highlighted the beauty of her district, and her desire to always act in the interest of her constituents. JFP only produced one political ad during the 2016 election cycle, and McKenzie Cantrell won her seat. Coincidence? We like to think not.
KENTUCKY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL - ONE FUND
Kentucky Country Day is one of the top private schools in the country. Since 2014, JFP has been a partner in creating the video product that introduces their biggest yearly fundraising effort, The One Fund. JFP was relied on to concept, script, shoot, and edit this piece. Shot on a Canon C300 Mark ii over the course of two days, the 2016-17 campaign was a great success.
DE PARTY AT DE PAUL SCHOOL
The de Paul school is a private, Louisville-based K-8 school for children with learning differences. Each year they hold a gala appropriately named “de Party” to raise funds for tuition assistance. For the 2016 event, de Paul requested a video that would tell the story of a few of the people the tuition assistance program has helped. That night, just after showing the video, a record amount of money was raised.
HUMANA BOLD GOAL PARTNERSHIPS
Humana’s Bold Goal is to make the communities they serve 20% healthier by 2020. This is the continuing story of four of those communities, highlighting some of the strategic partnerships Humana has forged on their journey toward health. JFP traveled to these communities to speak with community leaders and document the overwhelmingly positive response Humana's involvement has received. Shot on location in Tampa, New Orleans, Louisville, and San Antonio with the Canon C300 and C100.
WGI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Winter Guard International is a not-for-profit organizing body of competitive Indoor Percussion and Color Guard events. Every year in April, the World Championship events draw over 10,000 competitors from across the globe and over 40,000 paying spectators. Fans who can’t make it to the event are treated to a live-cut, multi-camera broadcast produced and directed by John Flower Productions, and available on a pay-per-view webcast portal also produced by JFP. This montage is a small representation of the over 1,200 individual group performances that occur at the World Championships.
LOUISVILLE METRO POLICE FOUNDATION
The Louisville Metro Police Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide for the policemen and women of Louisville, resulting in a safer city. JFP produced, directed, and edited this award-winning 30-second spot to simply ask Could You Do It?
LOUISVILLE GAS & ELECTRIC ENERGY SAVERS
Another in a series of green initiatives, this series of tv spots highlights real people in their quest to save money on their energy bills. JFP handled all aspects of this production, from the initial talent search through shooting and editing. Shot on Panasonic and Sony cameras across the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky.
FREEDOM TO MARRY
On February 9, 2015, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore ordered all local officials to defy a federal court order granting same-sex couples the right to obtain marriage licenses. Some obeyed, but some did not. Freedom to Marry, an organization advocating for the marriage rights of same-sex couples, contracted the team at JFP to capture the emotions and joys of this amazing day. With over 250,000 online views, this video helped Freedom to Marry further spread their message and accomplish their goals.
Shot on a Canon EOS c100, this video was delivered within three days of the initial footage capture.
PIT BARREL COOKER - TURKEY
With an rapidly expanding fan base and consistent sales growth, the Pit Barrel Cooker Company had a need to quickly create more content. That meant producing really good videos really quickly. Newly relocated to Louisville, KY, the Pit Barrel Cooker Company called on JFP to fill that content creation role. This is one of over a dozen videos produced by JFP that have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on PBC’s Web site and social media channels. Shot with the Canon C300 and C100.
THORNTON'S IN-STORE FOOD VIDEOS
It’s not usual to find freshly prepared foods available in your local gas station, but it’s exactly what you’re beginning to find in Thornton’s stores across the region. To create buzz and build awareness, JFP was asked to create some sizzle videos illustrating some of their new freshly prepared food items. Shot with the Canon C300 Mark ii in super slo-mo 240fps.
KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
Trying to break out of the traditional “tourism video” mold, Kentucky Tourism requested something to set them apart from their peers. They wanted a video that highlighted real and attainable experiences within the Bluegrass State. Using footage from actual people experiencing Kentucky’s wealth of activities, this regionally aired broadcast spot showed that “If You’re Not Here You’re Missing Out.”
DOW CHEMICAL - SADARA PROJECT
When the Dow Chemical Company had a need to promote a new management process, they called on John Flower Productions to produce their video products. Shot in 4K widescreen on a RED Epic, the footage was able to capture the massive scale of their facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia while also maintaining the personal nature of their “walkabout program”. The resulting video was a unique blend of impressive visuals and personal interaction between construction foremen and their crews.
HUMANA HISPANIC ENROLLMENT VIDEO
For Humana, reaching the Hispanic population is vitally important to their sustained growth and in moving toward achieving their company wellness goals. JFP was contracted to create a unique video product that would speak to the close-knit nature of Hispanic families. Using some non-traditional capture techniques, we were able to deliver a memorable video product that filled Humana’s needs. John Flower Productions headed up casting, location, set/props, animation, and shot this video with the Canon C300. Additional still photos were shot with the Canon 5D Mark iii.
OMEGA - PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
To coincide with the PGA Championship held at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY, Omega Watches contracted John Flower Productions to produce, shoot, and edit a video to supplement the announcement of their partnership extension with the PGA of America. Featuring commentary from the eventual tournament champion Rory McIlroy and Omega president Stephen Urquart, the video also highlighted Omega’s involvement at the tournament. What began as a meant-for-YouTube product quickly evolved into a video that would be embedded on Omega’s main Web site less than 24 hours after the footage was originally captured. Shot on a Canon EOS C300 with Zeiss Compact Prime lenses.
DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Drum Corps International is a sister organization to long-time JFP client Winter Guard International. As the name suggests, DCI is the organizing body of competitive drum corps competitions throughout the world. JFP is used in support of an ever-growing series of video products including a complex series of DVD releases, per-per-view webcasts, and a cutting edge Cinecast - a live broadcast viewable at 750 movie theaters nationwide, attended by over 50,000 people each year. This video is a glimpse behind the scenes of what goes into the production of a variety of DCI video products.