Valerie Tracy is a professional videographer fully equipped to shoot, edit, and produce short video pieces. Her videos have a sensitivity to the human condition that are especially suited for short documentary-style bios that spotlight individuals, overviews that artfully connect organizations to potential supporters, and tributes to work well done.
Meet CDM Smith
A branding video for CDM Smith, a leading environmental engineering firm in Boston.
I acted as the Producer, Director, and DP on this film. It was written by Sue Cromidas and Laura Burton and shot in collaboration with Sue Kowalski. The project took us all over the country, from Boston to Washington State to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Footage was shot in 4K on Panasonic GH4 and a Drone-mounted GoPro.
International footage was not shot by me.
UAV's in Engineering
This is a promotional video I created to market a new UAV service offered by CDM Smith, an international civil engineering and water firm.
This video was shot by myself and photographer Sue Kowalski and the script was a collaboration with Jill Porazzo.
Tailgate Talks: Slide Rule & Hammer
The first in a series of Engineering/Construction videos produced for CDM Smith, a leading environmental engineering firm in Boston.
I produced, directed, and DP'd this video. I shot in collaboration with Sue Kowalski.
A Very Middle Eastern Visit
In June 2014, I found myself in the Middle Eastern desert visiting my dear friends Becca and Matt. Everywhere I looked there was another amazing view! This video is a quick cut of some footage I got while shooting a video for their friends and family to see what they're up to.
Boston Trinity Academy - Miracle
Hidden away in West Roxbury, there is a miracle. Boston Trinity Academy is a school that shatters the norm in most private schools where upwards of 90% of students are white. Rodney and Michael come from "different sides of everything," according to Rodney. But at school, they're quirky, lovable best friends rather than victims of the segregation that runs rampant through most other educational institutions in Boston even today.
It was my great pleasure to produce this short documentary from start to finish, which included shooting all footage, and editing.
Boston Trinity Academy Stories - Ramon & Vanessa
Ramon was the first person in his family to go to college, and it took an incredible amount of spirit, hard work, and personal discipline to get there. Boston Trinity Academy helped him discover his dream and go for it with all his heart.
Vanessa thought she wasn't smart enough for college-level classes as a high school senior. Thanks to the encouragement of an AP Euro teacher, she exceeded everyone's expectations, including her own.
Shot, edited, mixed by Valerie Tracy.
Valerie specializes in 2D animation and motion-graphics. Her short animated infographics have more than 100,000 combined views on YouTube and Vimeo. Her style is most compelling when used to communicate complex issues to a wide audience.
A concept for text treatment in a larger video.
Still illustrations by Steven Noble animated for web. See them in context here.
Business Technology motion graphics
An animated splash done in After Effects promoting an internal rebrand from "Information Technology" to "Business Technology."
Come and See
A design campaign that I turned into an animated splash in After Effects for InterVarsity. Artwork was adapted from Gary Nauman's original design.
A global awareness campaign that has over 37,000 views. Created for All Girls Allowed.
Promotional video for All Girls Allowed, defining the organization and the issue of gendercide in China that they are fighting.
Valerie's style of design is clean, simple, and modern. She designs for both print and digital display.
Wilderness Retreat Graphic
Sermon Series Graphic
Neighborhoods Cafe Logo
Original logo design for Neighborhoods Cafe in Boston, MA.
Chinese Map of NGO Work
Infographic showing the impact of All Girls Allowed by province.
Maine Wedding Invitation
A rustic invitation for a friends' wedding in Maine. They wanted a design that embodied their unique lifestyle and that featured plaid especially, as well as the apple orchard where they were married.
Wedding Invitation 2
The image all the way on the left shows the full package of all inserts together, while they are shown individually to the right.
How We Met Card (Detail)
What happens to baby girls?
Flowchart showing the fate of girls and mothers in China with and without help.
Valerie offers beautiful non-studio portrait photography, event photography, and family photos.
I was literally on the edge of this mountain doing a baby-bump shoot with Becca and Matt!
Matt and Becca Baby Bump
On location in the Middle East
Paul and Abigail just moved to Boston and celebrated their first Christmas with baby Anna. They wanted their friends and family to catch a glimpse of their new family and city.
Special Event Speakers
Studio Portrait 1
Joe bravely served his country and is now one of the many veterans benefitting from Volunteers of America's great programs.