Recently, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore approached us with the idea to create a message thanking the Baltimore community for its contributions to the COVID-19 effort. We knew there would be some pretty severe limitations and challenges in producing a video like this – these are not normal times, and we wouldn’t be able to film like we normally would.

Filming during Maryland’s lockdown was no easy task, but Downtown Partnership assisted us every step of they way. They provided a simple, efficient shot list, some of which could be sourced from our back catalog of city footage. For a few elements that had to be current, we coordinated to get new footage in the safest ways possible. For locations where we couldn’t safely film, University of Maryland Medical System went above and beyond and provided us with footage from restricted areas showing the many things their students and employees are doing to help Baltimore during this crisis.

In these strange times, it was incredibly powerful to see first-hand how much hard work and effort the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore community is putting into providing, responding, maintaining, healing, and above all – hoping. Thanks to every organization that came together to make this project a reality, and for letting us share the experience.

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