NanoString - Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Motion Artist

A major player in Seattle’s growing bio-tech industry, NanoString is an industry innovator in personalized gene therapy for cancer patients. I’ve completed two major video projects for them, seen here.

Creating NanoString’s videos are some of the most technically challenging jobs I’ve done, mostly because the scientific community has very high standards and is government regulated when it comes to describing scientific methods and capabilities.

The scripts are written by scientists and vetted by their legal department. Before filming the on-screen delivery, I record the physicians reading the script word for word so that I can have it as a voice over for the animated sections and backup in case I needed to replace interview dialog later. For Dr. Ferree’s 360 Panel video, I brought along a teleprompter for him to read during his on-camera appearances. This doesn’t make for the most natural delivery, but, again, it’s helpful when it comes to the scientific descriptions that we are not able to deviate from and saved a lot of time in production and editing.

While in production for Dr. Cesano’s video, I hired an outside vendor to complete the “decision tree” animation, but I did it myself for Dr. Ferree’s video.