G-20 Summit Welcome Videos

G-20 Summit Welcome Videos from Jesse Colaizzi on Vimeo.

This bit is part of a 25-part multilingual “Welcome to Pittsburgh” video series, welcoming delegates from all over the world to Pittsburgh for the 2009 G-20 Summit. These videos where made to run throughout the City of Pittsburgh in public areas, outdoors on video billboards, and at the Pittsburgh International Airport on the passenger trams. The Allegheny Conference for Community Development and Point Park University commissioned me to direct, shoot, edit, and design some very basic (low budget) open/close animations for this video, and the others in its series.

The Story of Haiti

The Story of Haiti from Jesse Colaizzi on Vimeo.

Lot’s to say about this one, but I’ll keep it brief, this time. A few friends and I went to Haiti shortly after the quake, to see how we could help. We met a choir boy with a deadly tumor growing on his jaw, and we eventually brought him to Pittsburgh for a life-saving medical procedure at Allegheny General Hospital (amazingly awesome people there). This video features photography by Jesse Colaizzi and an interview shot/conducted by travel buddy, work buddy and fellow Penn Stater Ian Rosenberger. We used this but to help raise funds for the hospital’s operating costs during the surgery. See teamtassy.org for more on our efforts in Haiti and beyond.