Connie develops stories that articulate the heart of the issue. During her process, she listens intently, asks thoughtful fresh questions and then carefully crafts a message that uses unique metaphors, clear language and direct images that resonate and make your story feel new even to you.
It is her ability to see to the heart of a problem and clarify what"s at stake that distinguishes her story from so many other storytellers. She doesn"t look for shortcuts or paths that are cliché. Her point of view often brings into focus things that you knew or suspected but didn"t know how to say.
While Connie"s stories will connect with audiences, they"ll also connect with you, the client. You"ll gain insight about your story and feel not only included, but empowered through the process.
Connie is a story teller - she connects with people and draws out their stories, weaving them into film in a touching and meaningful way. In just over 3 minutes, the Kent Central Gateway Veterans Memorial video portrays a community"s appreciation for the sacrifices made by our local veterans through interviews and the bronze memorial dedicated in their honor.
Connie Collins reveals the story that most of us feel but are unable to articulate. I am always amazed at the depth of her films. When they're finished, I sit there for a moment wishing that they would continue.
I’m always trying to figure out how to show Connie’s films to more people.Watch, Learn and be Moved.
Connie is a gifted story teller whose works rest on sound investigative research and analysis; she first does her homework before weaving films which are sensitive and enlightening.
Connie Collins has proven herself as a film maker, choosing topics that are pertinent and that challenge our notions about what are considered acceptable norms in our society. Out of Shadows, her most recent short film, portrays the agonizing journey of birth moms as they seek out the best life for their newborns. With a deft touch that demonstrates empathy and sensitivity, Connie exposes the vulnerabilities and oft ill-conceived judgements these women face as they make the hardest decisions of their lives.
Connie Collins" films explore topics that we may have some notion of, but do so in a manner that shows us we don’t know as much as we think we do. Whether it be capitalism or adoption, Connie’s films educate, entertain, and, most importantly, help us see the world a bit differently that we did before.
At our initial meeting, I immediately knew that we had the right person. Connie was able to not only put me at ease, but she expressed her understanding and vision of what we were seeking in this new project.
She is talented, professional, courteous, and easy to work with. She listened carefully to our needs, and created a video that met them perfectly. She showed great creativity in editing the finished piece. I can’t say enough about how pleased we are with our experience with her.
If you’re looking for someone to guide you through some of your visual needs, you’d be blessed to have Connie Collins on your team. We had the privilege to work with Connie on several occasions including both as a photographer and videographer for not only our company but also some of our clients and other projects.
One of our favorite things about Connie is that she is a storyteller at heart. Connie invests the upfront time to get to know you and your goals so she is ready the day of the shoot. She has an amazing way to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. In fact, better than that, she has a way of capturing who you are so the images and discussions are authentic. That’s not an easy thing to do.
She did a terrific job assisting our staff in defining our organizations character and defining our focus for the video.
Connie put together a 12-minute video that speaks volumes, helping everyone to feel comfortable even when speaking about uncomfortable issues, and a difficult topic.