For the last three years, I have been hired by O’keefe & Associates to shoot and edit some of the content for the annual “Celebrant Ceremony” of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

These videos introduce the audience to the five-year cancer survivors who are being honored at the event. Working with these people who have gone through so much is always a very moving experience for everyone involved.

Part of the fun of producing these video profiles is that we have a very short turnaround time. We shoot the interviews on Thursday afternoon and then edit them on Thursday night for delivery before the event on Friday morning. It feels like I’m back in my news days again!


This year we shot the Celebrants with two cameras in high definition against a white background. The end result was something that we’re very proud of.

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