Videos For Change Productions has been helping customers in commercial productions for over a decade. Our philosophy is to start with where our client is. We come ready to create original ideas, as well, hit the ground running to implement your ideas on screen. With our success in the commercial short-form arena, we’ve been able to lend our creative skills to longer form programming. Whether its a 15 second spot for television, a political campaign, a 2 minute segment for the internet or a one hour documentary, VFC is prepared to meet your communication needs.
At present, we are in production on the documentary From the Mountaintop: The History of Adirondack Fire Towers for our client NYS DEC. Another long-form program, An American Journey, is in post-production and to be distributed internationally. The company is now in development on an independent motion picture entitled, Grazing Miss Albany, and is being produced by RoomG03 Films*, a division of VFC, to be shot in upstate New York’s Capital District. All rights remain available.
The company is pleased to see an increase in filmmaking in the Capitol region on projects of varying budget levels. This increased activity helps prevent “brain drain” and leads to retaining a skilled creative workforce just under three hours from NYC.
Mike & Chip have enjoyed creative collaborations since meeting at the RPI Incubator in 2002.
Mike Camoin, Managing Partner
Mike Camoin has been creating commercial content since 1999. A creative thinker and writer willing to develop compelling visual messages for his clients, Mike is responsible for directing projects from inception to completion.
With a background in social work, his style of directing is one of collaboration – both with his clients as well with the production team in order to deliver projects on budget and on schedule. His personal approach and connection with the content and subjects leads to creating powerfully focused messages that ultimately influence their target audience.
A leader in independent film production in northeastern New York, Camoin is co-founder of Upstate Independents, Inc. a network of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers established in 1995, now home to over 200 media artists headquartered in Albany, NY.
He resides with his wife, Linda, 5 year old daughter, Isabelle, and 3 year old son, Jacob, in upstate NY, and frequents the outdoors in the Adirondacks whenever possible.
Gary “Chip” Oakley, Consulting Partner
Gary “Chip” Oakley has lent us his marketing, sales and producing skills for over a decade. His background in business and finance stems from a Masters degree in general business management from RPI where he participated in several advertising campaigns for new products being launched. As producer, Chip is involved in all aspects of the creative process from inception to completion.
Previously, Chip has worked for Analytx inc., a software company as a Product Manager in charge of all aspects of marketing, advertising, and branding for new products. He enjoys many creative outlets, still photography, playing music, as well is a visual artist. He utilizes those skills when working with clients to communicate their message and produce the appropriate media to match their advertsing, branding, corporate communication needs.
Linda Camoin, Associate Producer
Linda oversees new project development, customer relations and office management. Working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep on top of new technology, industry trends and government policies, we’re grateful to have Linda on-board since inception for over 25 years.