Conceived by Jane Bowling-Wilson, executive director of the Warrenton, Va.-based Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, who also wrote the script, this two-minute informational short features the playful illustrations of Richmond, Va. artist Lucas Wilson and a world-class narration by Tish Iceton of Toronto. With Jane's guidance, Lucas and I worked together to bring the illustrations to life, first as the colorful mountain community builds itself from scratch, and then as it moves into action. Iceton's narration explains how NPCF provides citizens with ways to invest in their communities, in keeping with NPCF's mission to help build strong communities within the foundation's home region (Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock counties).
Despite some extremely alarming and disappointing technical problems on this project with the Adobe Premiere Pro software I've been using happily for the past six years, I can still say this project was a lot of fun. (It was also the first project I finished in a new editing software, Blackmagic Design's Davinci Resolve, which didn't crash or choke once.)