Going Home Pictures provides photography and HD video production to nonprofit organizations for their promotional and fundraising needs. Through the use of documentary & commercial techniques we help you to engage your donors and implement the finished digital media into fundraising and social media campaigns.
19 November 2014
Wow. What a summer and autumn. Now that Team Rubicon's #Eleven11 campaign is complete, I'm coming up for air and also collaborating with UpRaise Consulting as a digital media consultant. And I completed a new video for Team Rubicon, asking the donors and volunteers to define their PURPOSE.
1 April 2014
Well, it takes only simple math to figure out that I haven't been very active on my website. That can be a challenge when giving Team Rubicon so much of my time. As the Digital Media Coordinator things have been quite busy in the last few months (here's a quick 2013 video review), and we're preparing for our "high season" as the skies start churning. Jungle Remedy has been buzzing in my ear, and something has sparked a sudden wave of inquiries to filter in regarding Mr. Guy's remedies and my documentary. I can't make any bold predictions on its status, but it's not officially put to rest... yet. As always, don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, and feel free to track me on Twitter - I'm determined in 2014 to contribute to the conversation, but don't quote me, OK?
1 July 2013
Team Rubicon's Operation: Starting Gun, disaster response to the Moore, OK tornado, has officially ended, and Going Home Pictures has returned after embedding for 3 of the 5 1/2 weeks. Team Rubicon had a response team of at least 75 volunteers in place at any given moment, including over Memorial Day weekend, which was a symbolic time for these mostly veteran volunteers to be serving their country. We pushed out a Memorial Day video reflection in honor of the day.
3 May 2013
Marsailles, IL was devastated by flooding, in part due to barges crashing into the levee system that is supposed to protect the community. Team Rubicon responded and led the disaster relief effort along with city and state services. Going Home Pictures was embedded with Team Rubicon to document the relief efforts and stories and also manage the social media strategy to update and engage donors.
18 April 2013
The story of Team Rubicon is a sometimes tricky one to tell. The organization is still relatively new in the nonprofit world and, thus, still evolving. This effective piece was produced for the first annual LA Fundraiser, and it has received over 4000 hits in its first week.
3 February 2013
Kirk Jackson of Going Home Pictures will be engaged with Team Rubicon on a more consistent basis as their Digital Media Coordinator, as he manages the photo/video and creative direction for the nonprofit organization focused on disaster relief and veteran reintegration.
21 January 2013
As much as it pains us to say this, production of the Route 66 documentary has been officially postponed due to... well... the fact that there are only 24 hours in a day. We have decided to push production back to possibly next October. We'll keep you posted!
17 November 2012
Kirk was embedded with Team Rubicon once again to capture and roll out media during their massive Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the Northeast. He pushed out 2 videos during his week in NYC, a 30 second promo for media requests and a longer Veterans Day reflection which is already over 5000 hits as of today. We'll be pushing out additional media from Sandy over the next two weeks.
23 October 2012
The Route, our new Route 66 documentary project, is picking up some steam. Kirk Jackson just returned from a trip to Houston. He b-lined it up to Amarillo, took the second half of the Mother Road home, and got some quick footage along the way to be used for -- whoops. Almost gave it away. Stay tuned. Thanks to all those great individuals along the way: Dennis, John, Andrea, Kumi, the staff at Red Bluff Buckles, etc. etc.!
3 October 2012
Going Home Pictures just put out a new video for Team Rubicon titled OBAMNEY, just in time for tonight's debate. In a time of political sparring and endless rhetoric this a refreshing mash up of audio from both candidates supporting our veterans. The piece is part of a fundraising campaign through Sharemeister.com.
22 September 2012
Kirk Jackson just returned from the StayClassy Collaborative in San Diego where he met many incredible nonprofits making some real change in their communities. Today GHP has been invited to (and is eager to attend) the always exciting CRLA (Californai Rural Legal Assistance) Tardeada fundraiser in LA.
29 August 2012
Please REFRESH YOUR BROWSER if you this page does not display correctly. We’ve tweaked a few things on our website including project content, video links, and we added our social media links on the right (we’re being dragged kicking and screaming into Twitter, but I believe it will be a great tool for The Route production updates). Take a look around... and thanks for stopping by.
16 July 2012
Kirk Jackson of GHP just returned from Toledo, OH and Pompano Beach, FL where he was the Director of Photography on awareness videos for the National Fair Housing Alliance.
11 June 2012
Going Home Pictures was asked by the Clinton Global Initiative to produce a 60 second 'progress report' video for Team Rubicon. It was shown to hundreds of funding partners and donors on Friday at CGI America, and Team Rubicon received numerous compliments. Just another testament to the need and effectiveness of good video.
9 April 2012
Early Sunday morning Kirk Jackson returned from the Dallas area where he was embedded with the veteran response nonprofit Team Rubicon. Kirk captured new video footage for an upcoming project and also handled photos and entry for their blog and Facebook updates from the scene.
26 March 2012
Going Home Pictures has completed the new documentary short for the nonprofit Chateau Vert International. It is now online in time for their annual fundraiser this weekend. The video is a retrospective look at the first apprentices at the Chateau last summer. GHP was there with them for their first few days and filmed followup interviews back in Pasadena. Aside from residing online, the 5 minute piece will be used in the founders' personal fundraising meetings.
15 February 2012
Going Home Pictures will be editing a second video for Chateau Vert International. The new, shorter length video (for the web and an upcoming fundraiser) will highlight the profound effects that their pilot program had on its young apprentices. In the meantime, you can see the initial fundraising documentary we put together last Spring here to get a little background on this incredible new nonprofit.
14 November 2011
Going Home Pictures just completed a quick turnaround on the footage from Friday's Veterans Day events in Valencia, CA. The video tells the story of Army veteran Joshua and his battle with PTSD, and it highlights Team Rubicon's first service project in association with the new Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Heroes program. Click here to view it on our Vimeo page.
3 November 2011
The PR machine is in full swing as Going Home Pictures gears up to implement some video tools for the nonprofit Team Rubicon in preparation for its Veterans Day activities with Habitat for Humanity. We have embedded a recent video at the top of their new home page and effectively used in their 11-11-11 campaign to bring in more awareness and recurring donations.
15 September 2011
A teaser for our documentary short Accordion Sisters is now online. It introduces the younger of the two sisters Aleah. Click here to view it.
5 September 2011
We have just finished the new promotional overview video for Team Rubicon. This edit incorporates the use of graphics and typography in addition to new and found video footage to help tell their mission in a short, fast-paced and energetic manner. Click here to view it on our Vimeo page.
1 September 2011
Kirk just returned from Hollywood, Maryland where he was deployed with a small team of volunteers from Team Rubicon. Altering between a chainsaw and a video camera in hand, Kirk and TR helped the residents of Whiskey Creek Road move on from a violent tornado (or huge down burst - no one seems to be sure) during Hurricane Irene. A video is now up on our Vimeo page and the Team Rubicon website.
28 June 2011
Kirk Jackson of GHP returned home from France last night where he was documenting the pilot program of Chateau Vert International. The first group of kids have arrived all the way from Pasadena, CA, and it was truly a magical time to witness them take in a completely new cultural and life experience. Please take a look at this young but incredible program at their website or blog.
30 May 2011
Kirk Jackson of GHP just returned from the tornado-ravaged town of Joplin, MO where he was embedded for 4 days with the veteran disaster response organization Team Rubicon. Unfortunately, no camera on earth can accurately encapsulate and capture the devastation, but three video updates were produced from the field, including a piece that happen to coincide with Memorial Day. They were put on the organization's YouTube channel and implemented into their blog along with other photo updates and reflections from the disaster zone as part of the ongoing donor engagement. The people of Joplin and volunteers from surrounding areas were gracious and selfless and made the Team's efforts that much easier. All videos are available to view on our Vimeo page.
3 May 2011
Going Home Pictures will be returning to Le Blanc, France next month to document the first group of apprentices on their journey to Chateau Vert. The new footage will be implemented into the existing promotional documentary, and a 90 second edit will also be created for the nonprofit. Find out more or view the recent video on the project's page.
22 April 2011
Filming completed yesterday on the short documentary project Accordion Sisters. We expect to dive into post-production in the next couple weeks. We'll post here when some video is online on the project's page.
4 April 2011
Team Rubicon approached Going Home Pictures with the task of creating another promotional video edit for a recent fundraising event and their web & media outreach. They recently returned from Southern Sudan where they held up their side of a brokered peace initiative between warring tribes. GHP took the raw, amateur video and compiled it into an informative piece encapsulating the complex details of the medical peace initiative. The original score was composed by fellow collaborator George Gabriel. The short video is also here on our Vimeo page.
1 April 2011
We learned last night that Clay Hunt, Team Rubicon volunteer/founding member and fellow native Houstonian, lost his long battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Please take a moment to read a bit about Clay and consider making a donation in his honor to the non-profits listed in his obituary.
22 March 2011
The promotional documentary for Chateau Vert International is complete and now viewable here. The video will be presented this Sunday at their first annual fundraiser luncheon and then added to the organization's web homepage. In the coming weeks a more web-friendly 2 to 3 minute piece will replace that one. In the meantime, be one of the first to see it by visiting the link above. The video was produced to introduce Chateau Vert, their first youth participants and the apprenticeship program they will dive into in Le Blanc, France this summer.
17 February 2011
The U.S. side of production for the Chateau Vert promotional documentary is underway. Going Home Pictures is presently filming in Pasadena with the Hillsides Youth Moving On (YMO) Program as a group of Transition Aged Youth undergo a readiness program to gauge their interest in the Chateau Vert apprenticeship program in France this summer. Editing for the promo will be completed by March 20.
27 January 2011
The new Team Rubicon promotional video edit is online. Team Rubicon were first responders to the Haiti earthquake one year ago, and this video is compiled from hours of dramatic amateur footage taken during their relief efforts. To learn more about this extraordinary organization, please visit their website www.TeamRubiconUSA.org.
20 January 2011
Going Home Pictures has finished a promotional video edit for the disaster response non-profit Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon was a first responder to the Haiti earthquake exactly one year ago, and they compiled hours of dramatic amateur footage during their relief efforts there. The video was completed for tonight's Team Rubicon fundraiser in San Diego. Keep tabs on the ongoing efforts of this effective grassroots organization of cutting edge veterans and medics here. We'll be sure to post it here when the new video is posted on their site.