Our Mission: Padma Video tells stories about animals. We seek to illuminate the strong, beautiful and often complicated relationships between humans and other species.
Padma Video specializes in creating educational, marketing and documentary films about animals, always keeping our clients' image and budget in focus. Padma Video shoots, edits and creates graphics while delivering factually accurate and visually appealing videos with integrity and attention to detail.
Like music, our videos have rhythm. We avoid staying on "talking heads" and cut away to b-roll and/or motion graphics whenever possible. We meticulously shape the content, research and add royalty-free music, color correct and sweeten the sound. We edit in Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects and Adobe Audition. Motion graphics not only give our videos that extra "zazz!" but they are an important tool when trying to explain an otherwise complicated concept.
Padma Video excels in making science relatable and entertaining. We break information down into understandable graphics and animation. Some of the topics we've covered include equine biomechanics, animal behaviorism, the physiology of hoof pathologies, the anatomy of saddle-fitting and nutrition.
Padma Video founder, videographer, and editor, Kathryn Lauritzen, has been "horse-crazy" since she was a little girl. Kathryn spent much of her youth riding her bike to the barn to take care of her horses. After college, Kathryn entered radio as an alternative rock DJ and spent 30 years on the air in markets such as San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C., New York and San Jose. During that time, she created hundreds of hours of audio production which naturally lead to her passion for video production. Kathryn shoots on a Sony FS7, edits in Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Photoshop, After Effects and Lightroom. Padma Video is named after Padma, Kathryn's beloved thoroughbred mare of 24 years. Padma means "lotus" in sanskrit. The lotus is celebrated in many world religions and cultures, symbolizing the struggle of the lotus bud to rise through muddy and murky waters in order to blossom in the light. Kathryn believes that finding the beauty in difficult circumstances perfectly epitomizes documentary filmmaking.
Check out the new 2023 sizzle reel! Then contact us at the bottom of the page to get a free consultation on your next video project. What story do you want to tell?
Whether it's commercials, website, social media videos or non-profit fundraisers, we can help invigorate your marketing strategy and strengthen your brand. Padma Video will incorporate
your existing logo and "look" into
motion graphics or help you design a fresh new image.
In September, 2022, Padma Video released "The 24 Behaviors of the Ridden Horse in Pain: Shifting the Paradigm of How We See Lameness," in association with The Train with Trust Project and Dr. Sue Dyson. Within three months of release, it had over a quarter of a million views on YouTube and won "Best Educational Video" at The 2022 Equus Film and Arts Festival. In October, 2023,
24 Behaviors won "Best Short Documentary" at the Tryon International Film Festival. Along with free streaming online, "24 Behaviors" is available on Smart TV platforms: Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, LG, and Samsung via The Equus Television Network. We are honored that our film is also showing daily through October 2023 at the Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton, OK.
Padma Video has produced hundreds of tutorial videos and many online courses. Our goal is to create informational videos that are clear, understandable, and connect deeply with the viewer. We want our client's videos to rise above the clutter on the internet and position them as factual, captivating and beautiful.
Photos by Kathryn Lauritzen / Padma Video • All rights reserved
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