Issue No. 212  
December 2011



SolidLine Media is currently working with ISMIE to produce a series of 15 educational video vignettes for the new ISMIE Mutual Fellowship program.  This program provides a comprehensive foundation in medical risk management. Successful completion of the program requires physicians to take four Fellowship Foundation courses: Documentation, Communication, Systems, and Medicolegal Review. These courses may be taken entirely online, or through a combination of online coursework and live seminars. As part of the curriculum, physicians will watch SolidLine produced examples of best practices, and successfully execute case based simulation exercises. 


Shooting for ISMIE
The SLM crew films for ISMIE on a soundstage in Chicago.

"There's something infectious about working with a group of
people who not only love what they do, but get what you do. SolidLine managed to make filming 15 spots in 5 days not only possible, but effective," states ISMIE Director of Risk Management, Technology & Projects Ingrid Hubbard. "Our Rough-Cuts look phenomenal, and the SLM team has been a joy to work with. I couldn't be happier with our decision to use them for this project."



Fitness 5KFor the 9th year running, SolidLine sponsored the Midtown 5K Run & Walk in Palatine, IL. The event attracted a crowd of over 700 participants and raised a record $30,000 for Bears Care. Over the last 9 years the event has
 raised over $180,000 for Bears Care, the charitable beneficiary of the Chicago Bears.

"We can't thank the team at SolidLine enough for sponsoring this important event for so many years," states Midtown Director of Marketing Robyn Kove. "Their support means a great deal to the success of the event, and to the Bears Care charity."
It's been another whirlwind year here at SolidLine Media. The crew traveled for a record 165 days of production this year spanning 35 states across the US. The SolidLine production bus added another 32,000 miles and Southwest Airlines flew the crew to shoots on over 100 flights.
"It is amazing the logistics that go into the average SolidLine production," exclaims SLM Producer Kevin Wright. "Coordinating the travel schedule alone seems like a full time job!"
To date the SLM crew has produced videos in 45 states.  


Last Month's Puzzler


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

A. 1941

B. 1955

C. 1999

D. 1904


Congrats to our TWO winners last month! Responding within seconds of each other with the right answer was SLM client Kyle Sweeney from Aviv REIT and longtime SolidLine fan Chad Olson from Field Fastener. Kyle and Chad responded with the correct answer, A...winning them a brand new SolidLine fleece jacket. Congrats guys and thanks for playing!


The New Puzzler!

For 236 years the United States Postal Service has been delivering holiday cheer. This year alone the USPS will deliver 16.5 billion cards, letters and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Which brings us to this month's SolidLine Puzzler...and our best prize package of the year!


The Question:

How many pieces of mail will be processed today, December 20, the busiest mailing day of the year?

A. 250 Million

B. 801 Million

C. 1 Billion

D. 551 Million


Think you know the answer?  Send it in to  If you're the first correct respondent, then you'll win a complete array of SLM gear, including the coveted SolidLine fleece jacket, a SLM stocking hat, official SolidLine 'Crew' baseball cap, and a SolidLine 10 Year Anniversary coffee mug. Good luck!



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 John editing


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"I have been working with marketing partners for over 25 years and the partnership quality I value most (but find rarely) is that of 'Translator.' The very best have the ability to fully comprehend my business objectives, understand and challenge my creative direction, add that unique touch that you just didn't think of yourself, and then translate that knowledge into a marketing piece that delivers the message to my audience with power and precision. I assure you, the SolidLine crew members are outstanding Translators. (Not to mention fun to work with, responsive, and able to meet 'crazy-client' deadlines with grace and good cheer)."


John Crimmins, Director, Marketing


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Ed Boe

2 Qs with SolidLine Director of Photography Ed Boe


How do you like shooting with SolidLine's new Soy F3?

I love the new Soy F3! It's much healthier than the meat alternatives, and it really absorbs the flavors of what ever else you cook it with. 


What do you most look forward to in 2012?

In 2012, I am lucky enough to be getting married to the coolest girl around!  So I guess the main goal is to keep distracting Ashley with fun and adventures so that she doesn't figure out too quickly that I've tricked her into marrying me.  For real though, getting married to her is what I am most excited about for 2012. 


What is your official New Year's resolution?


Mike Petrik, Art Director

Go to the gym and get huge muscles.


Ed Boe, Director of Photography / Editor

To get slightly buffer than Mike Petrik, and continuously put him in a headlock.

Kevin Wright, Producer

To stop napping while on the SolidLine dime.


Justin Younger, Motion Graphics Artist

New underwear.


Marcus Leshock, Writer

To learn how to write.


John Courchane, Editor

To convert Ed into a sports nut. Give it time, it'll happen.


Allison Miller, Production Coordinator

Limiting my sugar intake to 4 spoonfuls per coffee...instead of 20.


Alex Blanchette, Fall Production Intern

To catch and devour the Road Runner...


Michael Kromm, Creative Director

Spend more quality time with the family. 


Greg Vass, Executive Producer

To find more time.


SolidLine Atrium

Filming in TX
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