NYC Service: Mayoral Service Recognition Ceremony Video

We partnered with NYC Service to create a video for their annual Mayoral Service Recognition Ceremony. This video helped them honor community-based organizations, businesses, youth, and residents for their immeasurable commitment to service across the city.

The Story

NYC Service, a division of the Mayor’s Office, launched in April 2009 in response to President Barack Obama’s national call for volunteerism. It had a goal of engaging 100 million Americans in service by 2020. NYC Service builds partnerships to deepen and expand civic engagement through volunteer and service programs. Thus creating sustainable change for New York City’s greatest needs. NYC service believes that lifelong civic engagement is a right, privilege, and responsibility of every New York City resident. They aim to unite New Yorkers in service to advance lifelong civic engagement for a more equitable and inclusive city. We were pulled in to create a suite of graphics and a video for the 2022 Mayoral Service Recognition Ceremony.

The Process

  • Our work with NYC Service began as a design project. We were tasked with creating social media and marketing assets that were unique, engaging and on-brand.
  • We constructed several flyers and Zoom backgrounds that bursted with color. Our graphics integrated bold design elements seamlessly with prominent NYC buildings.
  • Additionally, our team produced, designed and edited a four and a half minute video that debuted at their annual Mayoral Service Recognition Ceremony. It was also accompanied by a 60 second trailer for the NYC Service team to use as a marketing asset for the event.
  • We geared our interview questions towards key themes of service, support, forward-thinking sustainable change and connection.
  • With only two filming days and a two person crew, we captured 5 interviews and b-roll footage from 4 different locations. We traveled from the Lower East Side to Brooklyn to the Bronx and edited the final piece in under a week.
  • We created a suite of custom lower thirds, geotags, and closing slides to accompany the final video.
  • Finally, we wove it all together to create an emotional, memorable piece for this year’s event.

The Results

  • The video aired on April 28th, 2022 during the live Mayoral Service Recognition Ceremony.
  • Nearly 2,000 people attended the virtual event.
  • The work that NYC Service does, and all of the organizations and volunteers throughout the city continue to inspire us every day!

Learn more about NYC Service here.