Issue No. 211  
November 2011



The entire SLM crew was onsite in Orlando, FL for 6 days this year for OMED 2011, the American Osteopathic Association's annual conference and exposition.  During the week onsite, 19 different SLM produced video productions were debuted at events ranging from a black tie benefit to the opening session and other general sessions. The productions included the onsite produced AOA Minute, a daily update of conference happenings sent to all 47,000 AOA members.


Editing Suite
The SLM crew edits in the Post Production suite at the Hilton Orlando.

"The sheer amount of productions to be created at OMED 2011 was a challenge in itself. SolidLine not only executed each production on time, but did so in the high end quality that was expected by our team," states Charlie Baase, AOA Director, Division of Marketing Communications. "SolidLine knows the AOA brand, and with so much to do at an event like OMED its nice to have a team like SolidLine on board - we trust them to get the job done right."


WATCH: The AOA Mentor of the Year Video 



The SolidLine crew produced a record 38 days of production out of the last 49 days, spanning a dozen cities around the US. This marks the busiest 7 week stretch of all time here at SolidLine. And we love to break our records!

The SLM road crew hauled their 2 tons of gear to produce videos in Chicago, IL, Charlotte, NC, New London, CT, Hartford, CT, Orlando, FL (twice!), San Jose, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Hackensack, NJ, Columbus, OH, Ottawa, IL, Rockford, IL, and Los Angeles, CA. The crew traveled over 5,500 miles on the SolidLine bus and hit the skies on 24 flights to make it all happen.
Back in the office the post team worked around the clock to push out over 25 finished productions during the same time period. In the end each and every deadline was met and every production was completed to SolidLine's high standard of quality.
"I am always proud to see what our amazing SolidLine team can accomplish," states Creative Director and Post Manager Michael Kromm. "We set the goals and executed them perfectly. I am sure Thanksgiving break will be enjoyed by all!"
Top 10 Thankful List


Last Month's Puzzler


How many seasonal stores will Spirit Halloween operate in 2011?

A. over 100

B. over 900

C. over 600

D. over 1,500


Congrats to SolidLine fan Cassie Kelleher, Sr. Communications Specialist from from Pepper Construction Company. Cassie responded with the correct answer, B. She will definitely be staying warm all winter in her very own coveted SolidLine navy blue fleece. Way to go Cassie and thanks for playing!  


The New Puzzler!

We couldn't possibly send our NewsReel on Thanksgiving week and not do a Turkey Day here ya go!


The Question:

In what year was Thanksgiving Day officially set by Congress as the 4th Thursday in November?

A. 1941

B. 1955

C. 1999

D. 1904


Think you know the answer?  Send it in to  If you're the first correct respondent, then you will be sporting your very own exclusive SolidLine fleece jacket and winter hat. Good luck!



Truck in Orlando 

      Ali on Camera  


  AZ Society Broadcast 



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"We were certainly no experts in developing high quality video content of this type. SolidLine made the filming and editing process very enjoyable. They took us from total novices to a polished presentation with very little effort on our part. They are a great team to work with!" 


Michael Taus, Director of Marketing
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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 entertaining.


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2 Qs with SolidLine Editor John "Short Hair" Courchane


You're back at SolidLine, now as an editor and not an intern. What's that feel like? 

It feels great to be back at SLM, especially now that Kevin calls me "John" as opposed to "Hey Intern!" Well, usually. 


Recently you played a scarecrow in a SolidLine video. Was that a natural fit for you?

Being a scarecrow was definitely a natural fit. You could say it was so easy I didn't even need a brain to do it.



What's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?


Mike Petrik, Art Director

Heading into Chicago on Friday after Thanksgiving to see the Christmas tree and Santa. That, and Thanksgiving burritos. 


Ed Boe, Director of Photography / Editor

My family goes to the Brookfield zoo on Thanksgiving. Not only is Thursday the zoo's free day, but there are also far less people around to get in the way of the prime animal viewing.

Kevin Wright, Production Coordinator

Sitting on the couch with my pants unbuttoned.


Justin Younger, Motion Graphics Artist



Marcus Leshock, Writer

Writing blogs about what I ate.


John Courchane, Editor

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition would have to be playing football and euchre with the family. That, or working at Old Navy. Both a good time.  


Allison Miller, Production Assistant

Devouring deviled eggs while watching Charlie Brown...and spending time with my family of course!


Alex Blanchette, Fall Production Intern

Watching the parades. I've always wanted to be in a parade...


Michael Kromm, Creative Director

Deep Sea Fishing the day before to catch our bounty of Black Grouper for Thanksgiving.  


Greg Vass, Executive Producer

Last year it was hanging at a hospital as my daughter was born on Thanksgiving, so I guess my new favorite tradition will be to celebrate her birthday! That, and playing Euchre with the fam.




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