Postedin Company NewsonJuly 15, 2019byVivid Bridge

United Way of

Escambia County is

celebrating 95 Years!

They have expanded into Santa Rosa County, giving them a new name, United Way of West Florida!


United Way of West Florida is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that Unites agencies, businesses, organizations, faith-based groups, government, and individuals to fight for the health, education, and financial stability for everyone in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

A core of Vivid Bridge is enrichment and includes providing value to area businesses and community non-profits. We are proud to support United Way’s mission and the countless people and homes they support every single day.

United Way reached out to us for an opportunity to produce their anniversary video. A video that shares their “why” and what they do to help the community.

In Jon’s words, “This is absolutely beautiful and amazing! Kelly and I were nearly speechless after just watching this together.”

The local film/video community is a tight-knit one and several of our industry peers were happy to help!

Below is a list of local businesses and contractors who donated to this project:

The Vivid Bridge internal team:
Benjamin Murphy – Director
Doug Stanford – Director of Photography
Jon Deckert – Key Grip/Gaffer
Christine Elizabeth – Editor
Erica Dukes – Project Manager

Many thanks to the following external businesses and contractors:

Destyn Patera & Austin Owens of Lensea Film for being super camera operators and providing their RED camera package and additional equipment.

Jessi Southern executed her amazing producer and organizational skills that kept everyone on schedule and ensured everyone was caffeinated, hydrated and fed!

Sean of Pensacola Audio Documentation captured 7 interviews from people involved in United Way one way or another. People from Gulf Power CompanyPen Air Federal Credit UnionPensacola Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald CoastHancock WhitneyWest Florida HospitalFlorida Blue WEAR ABC 3 News, Pensacola were all included in the legacy video.

Rachel Hogue brought in her Art Director skills by creating warm and inviting scenes that kept the focus on the story.

Robin Klag Make-Up Artist made everyone look their absolute best on camera!

Meägan GlesserBlake Baylor & Christopher Vallina operated all the lights and light modifiers to shape the light of the scenes.

Incee Vakul Netinai culled down selected scenes and crafted a pool of best clips that told the heart of United Way.

Last but not least, our former Spring 2019 interns, Dustin Foster & Cody Graffius supported the entire team in anything needed.

Thanks to Kelly Jasen and Jon Potrzeba for offering this awesome opportunity to us! They were awesome to work alongside to capture the mission and purpose of the United Way. It’s been a true joy to connect with people and organizations all driven to support the community in an impactful way.

If your business or organization is aiming to produce a legacy video and need a team to help flesh out creative and purpose, let’s start a conversation!