Video Production Support for ASPR During Recent Hurricanes


Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria left massive devastation in their wake, and directly impacted millions of people in Southern Texas, Southern Florida, the Florida Keys, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

When natural disasters like hurricanes occur, the access to timely, accurate, and reliable communication is paramount.  Our team at the HHS Broadcast Communications Division was responsible for the production and transmission of social media video content for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).  A Houston crew traveled for six days to the affected areas around the city, and created safety and awareness videos during Hurricane Harvey for ASPR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages.  Likewise, two other crews – one based in Atlanta, another in Orlando – traveled to locations in Florida to cover Hurricane Irma, also producing videos for the ASPR’s social media sites.

Despite spotty internet and cell service, the crews were able to transmit the video content to HHS’ Washington office in order for it to be transcribed, captioned, and uploaded to the ASPR’s social media feeds.

Through our contract with the HHS Broadcast Communications Division, NCC provides day-to-day production and post-production operations including scheduling, coordinating, producing, recording, editing, and delivering professional quality services and products to support the Division’s mission to support key initiatives for the Secretary of HHS and all Staff Divisions by creating and implementing media campaigns and projects.

Those affected by Harvey, Irma, and Maria  need our help.  Please consider making a donation to the American Red Cross or other reputable relief organizations.

National Capitol Contracting is a full-service provider of technology and multimedia solutions. From audiovisual engineering and broadcast operations, to captioning, digital court reporting and document management, we provide the people and the technology to enable communication and collaboration. We focus on delivery for you – the customer – enabling you to focus on your mission.

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