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Washington DC Video Production Services – 2019 reel – Dorst MediaWorks “Videos for Good”

Short | 2019 | 1:00

Hi, I’m Steve Dorst. I started Dorst MediaWorks in 2002 to help organizations show results through inspiring documentary-style videos. That journey has taken our team…

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Washington DC Video Production Services: “Metrocable” (Ross Prize finalist)

Short | 2019 | 3:39

Metrocable is helping to shift the boundaries of urban opportunity through an innovative transport system in Medellín, Colombia. Credits: Produced, directed, shot, written, edited by…

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Washington DC USAID Video Production: Lebanon & Rabih’s Fishing Business

Short | 2014 | 03:46

This is the story of Rabih, who struggles to make a living as a fisherman before buying a new boat and building his business. And…

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Washington DC Government Video Production: “Annie’s Story,” Millennium Challenge Corporation in Malawi

Short | 2018 | 2:06

This is the story of Annie's tragic loss and her new passion. It's also the story of how the Millennium Challenge Corporation helped Malawian women…

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Washington DC Video Production: “Partners in Progress” The IMF in Ireland, Vietnam & Colombia

Short | 2017 | 6:30

Policymakers from Ireland, Vietnam, and Colombia speak about their journeys to overcome financial difficulties and build stronger economies, and how the International Monetary Fund was…

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Como é Tua Experiência .ORG? AfroReggae (Português)

Short | 2013 | 01:14

This is the story of Grupo Cultural AfroReggae, a Brazilian nonprofit that fights for social transformation through art and culture. And the story of the…

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Washington DC Video Production: Ross Prize for Cities, Who We Are

Short | 2017 | 1:12

With the generous support of visionary business leader and philanthropist Stephen M. Ross, WRI Ross Center is announcing a global competition designed to identify, celebrate…

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Washington DC Video Production Services: “SWaCH” (Ross Prize finalist)

Short | 2019 | 4:06

SWaCH Pune Seva Sahakari Sanstha is a member-owned cooperative for waste pickers that is helping to clean up the streets of Pune, India. Credits: Produced,…

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Videos for Good

A Global Portfolio

Dorst MediaWorks, Inc. is a Washington, DC video production company helping US-based international organizations show results with documentary-style videos. Since 2002, we’ve worked at the highest level of international development and relief, with USAID, the World Bank, and dozens of nonprofits that are changing the world one person at a time. That journey has taken our team to 50+ countries. Our mission is to be the best video production company for organizations that do good. When we film around the world, we are committed to treating our clients, subjects, and crew well, especially across cultural and language barriers. Award-winning, human-centered videos, emphatic storytelling, global reach from Washington, DC. Videos for Good ©.

Documentary filmmaker

Steve Dorst

Founder Steve Dorst is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. His feature documentary films include Jobs For GIs (2015), Shattered Sky (2012), and Volcanic Sprint (2007). You can watch them on DirecTV, PBS, iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon. Through Dorst MediaWorks, Dorst has produced 280+ videos for organizations that do good around the world …meet our team

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21 Examples of Washington DC Government Video Production, Documentary Style

So, you work for a government agency or a contractor. Do you ever feel intimidated by the challenge of creating videos that show results from your successful programs? There’s no need to be. They are another important way to get the word out to your target audience.

Government agencies are increasingly using documentary-style videos for a number of reasons. For instance, check out Dorst MediaWorks’ government video production services. All videos directed, produced, shot, written, and edited by Dorst MediaWorks.

Dorst MediaWorks Director Steve Dorst on location in Malawi
Dorst MediaWorks Director / Camera Steve Dorst on location in Malawi

Why documentary style? First, these videos are perceived as more credible. They aren’t primarily promotional, nor are they scripted. They use the voices of project beneficiaries who talk about their impressions and experiences. These testimonials, as a result, are more enduring. Whether your target audience watches these stories this month or next year, they find them informative and memorable. Ultimately,

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