SOLIDLINE PRODUCES PSA SERIES TO HELP PREVENT CHILD ABUSE IN INDIANA
SolidLine has partnered with Geminus Community Partners and Prevent Child Abuse Lake County in Indiana
to develop a series of 4 new Public Service Announcements to generate awareness about child abuse, and
to reach out to those who may be in need, or know someone who is being abused. The series will be used
throughout the state of Indiana and will provide a toll free number to contact for help.
"We are excited to be able to incorporate the PSAs into the entire Prevent Child Abuse campaign," states
Mimi Suggs of Geminus Community Partners. "Child abuse is a serious topic – one that we all need to be
watching out for every day. These spots will work to help foster that important communication whether
from inside the household, or from an outside source."
View the Public Service Announcements here.
SOLIDLINE'S CHICAGO-BASED PRODUCTION OFFICE TO RELOCATE IN AUGUST
SolidLine is set to move its worldwide headquarters this summer as the crew expands at the current
209 West Jackson location in Chicago's financial district. Beginning in August, SolidLine will occupy
the entire top floor at 180 West Washington in Chicago's loop, just a few blocks from the current
production offices. The new space will feature four AVID editing suites, a newly expanded Art
Department, as well as a small filming and green screen studio and plenty of creative working space. Stay tuned to
the NewsReel for more info and pictures as the space is developed.
"It's an exciting time for sure around the office," states SLM Executive Producer Greg Vass. "We
launched our new brand in 2010 and now we'll celebrate our 10th anniversary this summer, so we're
all excited about the direction and growth of SolidLine. It's a combined effort of both a great
creative team and a roster of amazing clients from around the world. I look forward to a great
new space to collaborate and create."
THE INTERN BLOG IS BACK!!!
Yes folks that's right - SolidLine's intern blog is back in action with the addition of new SLM
Winter Intern Sam Sher. Sam will be recounting his experience with the SolidLine Media crew each
week on his intern blog. The blog features stories, photos and video from life in the office and
life on the road at SolidLine. You can check out his first four weekly blogs on the link below, and
make sure to tune in each week to see what Sam has been up to...
The Intern Blog
THE SOLIDLINE PUZZLER
Last Month's Puzzler
What year did the 1st New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square, New York?
The first New Year's Eve Ball, made of iron and wood and adorned with one hundred 25-watt light
bulbs, was dropped in 1907. It was 5 feet in diameter and weighed 700 pounds. Congrats AGAIN to
the Chicago Board Option Exchange. Both Peter Lusk and Barbara Kalicki chimed in within seconds
to grab their prize! We understand that after Marty Kearney won last month there has been quit a
bit of dissention amongst the staff as he apparently never takes his SolidLine fleece off...Congrats
and thanks CBOE for being such great SolidLine fans!
The New Puzzler!
One of our favorite movies around here at SolidLine is Groundhog Day. And, since we just enjoyed this
fine holiday and are just 50 miles from where the film was produced, we figured some Groundhog Day movie
trivia was in order.
What was the exact date that Groundhog Day was released in theaters?
Think you know the answer? Send it in to
If you're the first correct respondent, then you will be outfitted with your very own fabled SolidLine
Media fleece jacket and knit hat. Good luck!
HAPPY SLM CLIENTS
"Working with SolidLine has been a rewarding experience.
At every step of the way, from planning to filming to editing, they have been incredibly professional
and responsive to our needs. SolidLine also contributed creatively to our videos - from our selection
of subjects to interview to editing to the final shape of the videos. SolidLine's professionalism is
unparalleled and we are looking forward to continued collaboration with them."
Josh Hauser, MD
Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society Palliative Care
SolidLine Media is a full service production house focused on the development and creation of
smart video productions across the US and the world. Our full-time in-house crew of professionals
can handle any video production project, and create a final product that is fun to watch, and
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MEET THE CREW
Sam Sher, SolidLine Winter Production Intern
Sam Sher, the newest addition to the SolidLine intern roster, came onboard from Indiana University
in January. He is spending the entire semester with SolidLine as a full time workaholic and it's
already been an action packed first month. Let's see what Sam thinks...
2 Qs with Sam
What is it really like being a SolidLine intern?
So far being the intern has been a pretty sweet gig. The early mornings were rough at first, especially
trudging through bad weather at 6 in the morning, but it's been worth it by a long shot. The office
days are fun, as I get to see the daily life of SolidLine and learn about how a company such as this
runs; and the shoots are great. I've met two CEO's so far, been in the same room as the Packers, and
gotten introduced to a lot of local film people. It's great to be able to be helpful, and the crew has
been friendly and welcoming.
Talk about an average shoot day. What are you now prepared for?
An average shoot day usually means an early morning, which at first was rough but I've adjusted. I'll
be picked up, or we'll meet at the office, and load up (if needed) and head out. Once there we'll
unload and set up all the massive amounts of gear. I've become much faster at loading and unloading,
and building Kinos is now second nature. I understand more of what is possible in terms of efficient
setups, using stands (which sounds basic, but these guys use stands for everything possible). And I'm
learning how to keep striving to make each shot compelling, even if it's just a shot of chainsaw
ASK THE CREW
What’s your favorite everyday production tool?
Mike Petrik, Art Director
Apple boxes, because at one point, some one actually used them to carry apples.
Ed Boe, Production Coordinator
Kromms CineBags AC Pouch
Marcus Leshock, Writer
My trusty feather pen.
Sam Sher, Winter Production Intern
C-stand with the gobo arm, so many situations, so many uses.
Jeff McBride, Motion Graphics Artist
Caylin Younger, Motion Graphics Intern
My mentor...Mike Petrik.
Michael Kromm, Creative Director
My CineBags AC Pouch
Greg Vass, Executive Producer
My directors viewfinder, which I rarely can find...