Video for Law Firm’s Website Wins Respected Videographer Award of Excellence

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A video produced for Lowenstein Sandler PC, an American Lawyer top-200 firm, has received the acclaimed Videographer Award of Excellence, 2008. The recruitment video, housed on Lowenstein’s website, is directed toward prospective summer, first year and lateral associates.

Lowenstein is thrilled to get this award

A video produced for Lowenstein Sandler PC, an American Lawyer top-200 firm, has received the acclaimed Videographer Award of Excellence, 2008. The recruitment video, housed on Lowenstein’s website, is directed toward prospective summer, first year and lateral associates.

“Lowenstein is thrilled to get this award,” Chief Marketing Officer Lee Garfinkle stated. “It affirms both the substance of our recruitment message and the colorful quality of the production, making it appealing to the audience we are attracting.”

The Videographer Award of Excellence is conferred on entrants deemed by the organization’s judges to be written, produced, shot, and edited in an exceptional manner. Only 14% of the entries in 2008 received this designation.

The award-winning video was produced by Voices & Visions Productions, Ltd. a corporate video production firm in NJ/NY and LA. Voices & Visions’ background makes the company an especially good fit to understand the workings of law firms: Producer Ellen Friedland began her career as an attorney clerking in the federal district court in Manhattan. Her experience is integrated with the artistic capabilities of director Curt Fissel, a TV documentary cinematographer and editor for almost 30 years. Their strengths, combined with the talents of other staff members, ensure that every interview and background shot combines a depth of understanding of the subject made comprehensible to the viewer through organized scripts, coherent sound bytes, artistic visual angles and effects, and creative graphic design.

A law firm with over 275 attorneys representing public and private companies, financial institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, universities, and private clients, Lowenstein has embraced new media in its marketing efforts.

“Website browsers today encompass every generation and community, so we are intent on designing our website and its content to appeal to an array of viewers who might be interested in Lowenstein for a host of reasons,” Garfinkle said, adding the importance of including video as part of the online campaign.

Garfinkle felt that Voices & Visions “worked extremely well with our attorneys to prompt them to say the right things and feel comfortable on camera,” and also “did a fantastic job with the video production, camera work and editing.” Quoting the firm’s recruiting partner, Garfinkle said the video is “spot-on perfect” and “got Lowenstein “to a point today, that I didn’t think we would get to for a couple of years.”

The Videographer Award of Excellence is the latest in a long string of awards Voices & Visions has received. Over the past two years alone the video production firm has been the recipient of several Tellys (silver and bronze), Summit and Davey Awards. The company’s principals have also received Telly, Aurora, Communicator, and Excellence in Cinema Awards for their TV documentary work. In addition to Voices & Visions’ bicoastal physical presence, the firm videotapes across the nation and around the world.

In addition to the Award of Excellence recruitment video, Lowenstein has worked with Voices & Visions to develop short video clips for attorney bio pages as well as other website topics, like the firm’s strengths and its various departments. The clips are a popular feature for website browsers.

Friedland, whose legal career also included a stint at the firm of Proskauer Rose LLP when she was selected as a Southern District Litigation Intern during law school, emphasized how much she enjoys working with law firms. “Being in these institutions reminds me of both the academic collegiality and pragmatic legal challenges that made the profession enjoyable,” she said. “Now, having worked as a producer for over a decade, I feel uniquely able to bridge the two worlds.”

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