We work with forward-thinking clients who need video to amplify their great work. These innovative companies and progressive nonprofits are changing the world, and we are telling their stories. Check out some of our recent projects below.


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client testimonial video - varian medical systems

We love working with clients who are using technology to better the world, so we were delighted to be hired by Varian Medical Systems. For this client testimonial video, we traveled to Detroit, Michigan, Guilford, England, and Avignon, France to conduct interviews with healthcare professionals using Varian's RapidPlan Knowledge-based Cancer Treatment Planning software to save lives. Varian uses this video on the web, in sales meetings, and at conferences to showcase how a variety of clinicians use their products. Varian's Product Marketing team said this video and the additional content we created exceeded their expectations in every way, and we're delighted to partner with Varian again and again to tell the stories of their products and services.


Event Trailer - yes by yes yes

What better way to entice attendees to a non-traditional conference than with a video featuring attendee interviews and fun footage of the event? Yes And Yes Yes hired us to create this trailer capturing the spirit of this "nonference," a summer retreat for makers and nerds. They feature this video on their homepage and send it to potential sponsors so they can quickly grok what the event is all about. Yes And Yes Yes sold out their conference and had our videos featured in Mashable and across the web.


micro-documentary - Arup

Arup is a global design and engineering firm that has worked on everything from the California Academy of Sciences to the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Mission Bay Campus Hospital. Arup uses video not only to attract potential clients, but to connect with other folks working on innovative building projects, so they hired us to create this documentary portrait of the multi-sensory design process for the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired headquarters. They display this video on their online magazine, Doggerel, which provides an on-the-ground perspective of innovation in the built environment and serves as a dynamic venue for content marketing. 


nonprofit profile - garden for the environment

Mission-driven nonprofits and the environment are two of our favorite things here at Moving Portraits, so we were honored to shoot this profile of Garden for the Environment, San Francisco's teaching garden. They sent this video out in an email blast and more than tripled their usual donations! Video is a powerful motivator for folks to take action and write checks.


campaign story - climatetruth.org

Personal stories are one of the most compelling forces for change, so we were honored to partner with ClimateTruth.org on a series of documentary portraits of folks impacted by climate change. These passionate activists are stepping up to take action and their stories have propelled many others to join, to donate, and to get involved with the fight for climate truth. Renee's story, and those of other climate activists, have been picked up by national media outlets such as Democracy Now, The Guardian, CNN, ABC, and more, thanks to the videos we created with ClimateTruth.org, which have been viewed tens of thousands of times across platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.


Product Story - TIMBUK2

The iconic San Francisco bag company Timbuk2 hired Moving Portraits to craft this "day in the life" video for the 25th anniversary of their Classic Messenger Bag. It quickly skyrocketed to their most popular video of all time, garnering more than 200,000 views and creating more user engagement than the hundreds of videos Timbuk2 had produced prior.