Suzi Pond is quick with a smile but don’t let her playful exterior fool you. She is concise, organized and clear, and she helped me a great deal because I always feel awkward finding my natural cadence in front of the camera.
Suzi understands what needs to be conveyed about camps, and she was able to coach and guide me so that I could deliver my best. When I nailed it, she reinforced my efforts immediately. When I needed to offer more details, she knew how to draw it out of me. As professionals, Suzi Pond and her team were flexible and hardworking. The Redbird crew came on site any time of day to capture the best material, and one of her videographers even climbed up into the trees!Kirstie Truluck, Director at Kieve-Wavus Education
Suzi's skill and experience as a producer is invaluable. She and her team went above and beyond in crafting a video for our advocacy campaign, helping us to figure out how to distill some complicated concepts into a compelling, moving video. I can't recommend working with Redbird Media Group highly enough!Nika Beauchamp, Digital Communications Manager, Environmental Health Strategy Center
As a camp person, Suzi just “gets it.” Camp culture is unique and always a difficult thing to articulate and get across, especially to those who aren’t yet familiar with camp. From the moment Suzi arrived at Kieve Wavus Education, she understood us for who we are and helped us tell our story accurately without pushing us in any particular direction.
Her process was considerate of the busy nature of our programming and we had fun working on the project with Suzi and her team! We recommend Suzi and Redbird Media Group because she is warm, attentive, and she does great work.
The camp videos are helpful tools for recruitment and fundraising. They are clear and visually appealing. Suzi helped us get our message across in a manner that makes sense to kids and adult alike!Sam Kennedy, Director at Kieve-Wavus Education
Naretiv relies on Redbird for the vast majority of our video work, and for good reason. Redbird delivers wide variety of outstanding video products, from commercials to informational videos, for clients that range from nonprofits to financial institutions. Suzi is a talented filmmaker, and a consummate professional. It's good in business to do excellent work. It's better to be easy to work with. And it is great to be on time. Suzi does all three.Mark Benjamin, Partner at Naretiv
Suzi is a true artist with an appreciation for details, organization and structure. From the beginning to the end of our project, Redbird Media Group pushed me to articulate our important messages, kept us thinking in new, constructive, and creative ways and arrived at camp very prepared with deep energy reserves and enthusiasm.
Suzi believes in the power of storytelling and it shows in her work. She brought out insights from those she worked with and made people comfortable in front of the camera. She was professional and personable, easy going yet gifted with a keen eye, and understood what we were trying to say even when we had difficulty articulating our own thoughts.
Apart from her expertise in filmmaking, Suzi is a wonderful person. She is easy and fun to work with and believes in the power of camp to make a profound difference in the world.Andy Lilienthal, Director of Camp Winnebago
Suzi combines her talent as an artist and storyteller with a pragmatism and focus that delivers something that is not only beautiful but incredibly effective. As we work to draw more donors to the farm, the film that Suzi produced for us is one of the most important tools that we have. Suzi gracefully guided us through a long and complex process of telling the story of Wolfe’s Neck Farm in a way that invites people learn more about our work, and inspires them to get involved. In a time when face to face contact with supporters is harder to accomplish, her work in capturing the essence and the impact of Wolfe’s Neck Farm on film has made a big difference in our ability to share our message with a wider audience.Jeannie Mattson, Events and Membership Manager, Wolfe’s Neck Farm
Suzi created videos for United Way of Greater Portland which inspired so many in our community to support UWGP's critical work. She is an expert technically and combines a unique sensibility, a gifted eye and an admirable work ethic to produce art which amazes through its clarity, beauty and insight. A musician, she brings aural expertise to her visual work as well. Simply put, she is remarkable.Valerie Yates, Director of Major Gifts, Sarasota United Way Suncoast
Working with Suzi has been an amazing experience. She approaches projects with an enthusiasm, passion and skill that is not only rare but critical to us as a mission-driven organization. She has an incredible eye and tells stories in a way that feels both fresh and timeless.
Suzi's warmth and character put people at ease during interviews. The whole process from conception to completion was fun and engaging for everyone involved.
We're thrilled about the finished product, and believe it will go a long way to helping us share our message. We look forward to working with Redbird Media Group again in the future!Jackie Stearns, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Marketing and Communications Manager
We could not be happier with our video. Suzi took a lot of information and condensed it into a visual narrative that is totally representative of our brand and story - she's the best!Emily Chaleff, Camp Alsing, Director
Suzi made a beautiful video documenting our "Big Night" community event. She had a creative vision for the project from the get-go, and was efficient and professional in gathering the information she needed ahead of time to be thoroughly prepared on the day of the event. She edited and turned the video around in a matter of hours and we were blown away by the finished product. It was such a pleasure to work with Suzi. We're grateful that she was able to tell our story so artfully.Molly Haley, The Telling Room, Director of Multimedia
Suzi has a gentle way of guiding the somewhat awkward process of capturing interviews onscreen while teasing out critical information, and she edits to perfection creating an audiovisual story with subtle messaging... We can’t wait to do it again!Annette Kraus, Side x Side, Director of Program Development
Suzi made a video for my Kickstarter campaign and I feel sure that her video was hugely responsible for my making the goal... How she managed to interview me and make a video so seamlessly still astounds me!Sally Waite, Sea Star Stories Founder
We are thrilled with our final product and can’t wait to work with Redbird Media Group again.Dana Pagar, Teachley Co-Founder
Redbird Media Group creates a relaxed atmosphere that makes the process of telling your story through film easy and fun.Beth Wilbur Van Mierlo, Side x Side Founder / Executive Director
We loved working with Suzi and the Redbird Media Group crew! Suzi made the entire process of filming our story easy and fun — from strategy and concept to filming and production.Dana Pagar, Teachley Co-Founder
Suzi’s camera is a natural extension of her body – so much so that you don’t feel the equipment in the room while she’s working with you.Beth Wilbur Van Mierlo, Side x Side Founder / Executive Director