Monthly Archives: October 2011


Grandparents are great. Case in point: Owen’s very own Poppi Jones. Spry as the day he joined the Navy and still going strong at 102. If Consumer Cellular’s Grandparents Day 2011 Contest is any indication, plenty of other people feel the same way. For the second year running, we created some great video content to help promote the contest. The well-oiled team consisted of Senior Writer/Creative Director Peter Dean, Designer Audrey Kranz, Motion Graphic Artist Ryan Donahue and Project Manager/Video Editor Michelle Majeski. Frequent production collaborators Kamp Grizzly also lent a deft hand.

Step one:

Create an evocative piece to announce the contest and encourage those with great grandparenting stories to go online and share.

For this a cadre of Owenites and Consumer Cellularists brought their families to the shoot, which took place in Portland’s Laurelhurst Park and on nearby Sauvie Island.

Step Two:

Produce video profiles of the three contest winners.

For this one we had to venture a little further from home. Peter Dean and a crew from Kamp Grizzly travelled to the wilds of Wisconsin (Ogema to be precise), the Maine hamlet of Topsham and the wilds of Los Angeles (Redondo Beach and Torrance, actually). They met some amazing people, heard some wonderful stories and wound up with three pieces capable of warming even the most cynical, seen-it-all of hearts. Even Poppi Jones approves.