Multimedia Stories

There is an art to telling stories.

The following digital stories were individually created and produced by Cassie’s first-hand compiling of still images, video, text, audio narration and/or music. Above each multimedia piece is a short summary introducing the digital stories of various lengths. Once you’ve read the summary, just press play when you’re ready to watch! (Note: Most of the stories can be full screen by pressing the button on the right-hand side of the video player)

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A Personal Thank You from the Front Lines of Slavery

Free the Slaves staffers risk their safety every day to help thousands of people in slavery break free and stay free. They couldn’t be successful without the generous contributions from thousands of Free the Slaves donors. In this personal thank-you video, Free the Slaves’ front-line activists explain what your donations accomplish on the front lines of slavery. Donate today to help stop modern day slavery around the world.

Produced by Cassie Timpy for Free the Slaves

The Preeminent One

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be PREEMINENT. (Colossians 1:15-18)

This video is for The Preeminent One—the One who made this creation, in which we merely attempt to capture with our lens.

Shot and Produced by Jordan Timpy & Cassie Timpy 
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Quality Control for Air Traffic Controllers

This is an educational video I shot and produced for a training course I helped develop for the Federal Aviation Administration about Quality Control. I flew to Ft. Worth, Texas to capture the footage and then produced the video in Washington, D.C.

Filmed and Produced by Cassie Timpy at Infina, Ltd. for the Federal Aviation Administration
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Passionate about Freedom

Free the Slaves country directors risk their safety every day on the front lines of slavery. Why do they do it? One word: Freedom. This heartfelt video features our India, Nepal, Haiti, Congo and Ghana team leaders— who reveal the personal motivations that drive them to fight for freedom with Free the Slaves.

Produced and Edited by Cassie Timpy for Free the Slaves
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What Does Slavery Look Like Today?

It’s an ancient abuse, but it persists throughout the world today. Slavery remains one of the greatest human rights challenges of history. Modern-day slavery looks different than the sailing ships and shackles we learned about in history class. Today, it’s largely hidden from sight. People now are trapped by different forces — less visible, but just as powerful. The Free the Slaves team exposes what slavery looks like today in this gripping new video, as well as examining how Free the Slaves assists people in slavery to break free. 

Produced and Edited by Cassie Timpy for Free the Slaves

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Overcoming Slavery

There are many root causes behind slavery’s global comeback. But Free the Slaves is helping vulnerable and marginalized people in trafficking hotspots to overcome the forces that allow slavery to flourish today. Free the Slaves country directors explain their community-oriented strategy in this video, a strategy that is helping people in six countries to understand their rights and take action to break free forever.

Produced and Edited by Cassie Timpy for Free the Slaves

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The Cookie Raid: Community Organizing Frees Teen Slaves from Bakery

It’s a familiar story: a child taken, a family frantic for help. But for 24 families in India, the nonprofit Free the Slaves helped educate and empower impoverished villagers about their rights, which led to freedom for their sons. This inspiring video shows the dramatic rescue and uplifting story of how the boys moved from slavery to freedom.

Produced and Edited by Cassie Timpy for Free the Slaves
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School-Based Telemedicine: A Shorter Road to Health
American Telemedicine Association 2012 Video Competition Winner,
First Place People’s Choice Award 

MY Health-e-Schools is improving access to healthcare for students in Mitchell and Yancey counties in western North Carolina through telemedicine. The Cisco Systems technology is based on high-definition videoconferencing using specially equipped stethoscopes and cameras so that a centrally located health care provider can examine students at multiple schools without traveling.

Videography and Editing by Cassie Timpy
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Recovering Haiti’s Lost Schools
In 37 seconds on January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake destroyed 66% of all schools in Leogane, Haiti. All Hands Volunteers responded to the impact with the Transitional Schools Program and reconstructed 20 schools while reviving the communities around them.

Videography and Editing by Jordan Timpy & Cassie Timpy
Photography by Cassie Timpy
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AMOS Health and Hope strives to improve the health of impoverished communities by working alongside them in health, education and development in the hardest to get to areas of Nicaragua. This devoted Christian medical nonprofit takes action to help address the problems of poverty, disease and preventable deaths by training local leaders. This video really illustrates the need for organizations like AMOS, and it shows what they do, how they do it and the impact they are making through community-based primary healthcare in Nicaragua.

Videography and Editing by Jordan Timpy & Cassie Timpy in Nicaragua
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AMOS Christmas Campaign Video
These health promoters help make a lasting difference in their rural communities in Nicaragua, and gifts of all sizes go straight to the communities that need it. Watch the one-minute video and meet the local leaders who are changing Nicaragua one community at a time. Between November 15th and December 31st, 2011, donors had a special opportunity to double their gifts to AMOS Health and Hope. Any gift given up to $25,000 was doubled. So if you gave $5, then AMOS got $10! Click here to Donate. This video help raised more than $20,000 in a month’s time.

Videography and Editing by Jordan Timpy & Cassie Timpy in Nicaragua
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Anyone want to send us around the world? My boyfriend Jordan and I are the dream travel photography and videography team. Just look at our chemistry. We’ve been to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere together (Haiti) as well as the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere together (Nicaragua), and we’re ready to go LITERALLY anywhere to visually document a good story that needs to be told.

Photography, Videography and Editing by Jordan Timpy & Cassie Timpy (ie: the dream travel team)
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What is Celebrate Recovery? Who is it for?
If you think recovery is just for alcoholics and drug addicts, you’ve got it all wrong. Celebrate Recovery is a program designed to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process. Grace Church in Southern Pines, NC, has an open, weekly meeting for men and women struggling with any kind of addiction. Watch the video for more information.

Videography and Editing by Cassie Timpy
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“Call Me Maybe,” The Pilot Newspaper Version
Press coverage of this spoof music video includes (click hyperlinks to see online coverage):
Poynter Institute, an international leader in journalism education, featured my video on their media blog; The New York Times, online article by the NYT’s media desk gives my spoof music video(s) a shout-out; National Newspaper Association‘s publication, Publishers’ Auxiliary, featured a front-page article about my video.

The Pilot Newspaper in Southern Pines, NC, took a break from work for me to do a spoof on the popular song that’s gone viral. This video features the staff at The Pilot entities including the newspaper, The Country Bookshop, PineStraw Magazine, O.Henry Magazine in Greensboro and The Moore County Telephone Directory.

Directed, Shot & Produced by Cassie Timpy and Hannah Sharpe
Music by Carly Rae Jepsen
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Months after our video spoof of Carly Rae Jepsen’s impossibly catchy “Call Me Maybe” pop song went viral, we decided to release the outtakes. But we couldn’t ignore the fact that “Gangnam Style” had just made YouTube history, as the first video to hit 1 billion views. We put together the Call Me Maybe outtakes, but of course added some original footage in synch to Gangnam Style to surprise the rest of our office during our company Christmas party. To watch the outtakes, start the video at the beginning, but to see the hilarity of Gangnam (Office) Style, just press play.

Directed, Shot & Produced by Cassie Timpy and Hannah Sharpe

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A three-video package for Imagine Dentistry in Charlotte, NC
All Videography and Editing by Cassie Timpy
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Imagine Dentistry: Welcome to Our Family

Patient Testimonials: “We Trust Our Dentist”

Meet Dr. Ann Coambs

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Natural Nurturer: balancing life as health promoter and mother (English)
Educadora Natural: equilibrando la vida de madre y promotora  (Spanish)
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Photography, Videography and Editing by Cassie Timpy in Nicaragua
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Chinandega Disaster Relief: a community response to flooding (English)
Despúes de la Lluvia: unidos respondemos por las inundaciónes en Chinandega (Spanish)

On October 12th, 2011, Tropical Depression 12-E moved through Central America, bringing torrential rains to each country it passed. Since then, the repercussions have been extensive. On top of Nicaragua’s normal rainy season weather, there have been intense non-stop downpours for 11 days now throughout the northwest of the country, especially in the region of Chinandega.

Thanks to constant communication with Health Promoters in the affected regions, AMOS Health and Hope was able to act quickly with accurate information from within the flooded communities.

The Health Promoter of La Consulta, Chinandega said, “We have nothing left, nothing to eat but tortillas with salt. The people are hungry and worried because we have never seen a rain like this. We haven’t seen the sun for 11 days but we are grateful for the help that AMOS is giving because they are the only ones who worry about (are concerned for) us.”

AMOS staff and I were able to travel to Chinandega in two different trips to distribute food packages to five isolated communities.

This video is about the response and coordination of two communities coming together. The community of AMOS health promoters and health committees in Chinandega who assessed the damage and planned a response to the disasters, as well as the community of churches and individuals in the U.S. and Nicaragua who are part of AMOS’ support network, who were quick to provide funding for food and supplies.

Photography, Videography and Editing by Cassie Timpy in Nicaragua
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Community Health Care: for the people, by the people (English)
Salud Comunitaria: para la gente, por la gente (Spanish)

Through times of hurt comes healing. This is the story of Cumaica Norte, Nicaragua, how their community health center was born and how their community has changed through AMOS Health and Hope’s support.

http://vimeo.com/32455662

Photography, Videography and Editing by Cassie Timpy in Nicaragua
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Young Leaders Promoting Positive Change in Nicaragua (English)
Jovenes al liderazgo promoviendo un futuro mejor (Spanish) 

In Nicaragua, it is estimated that 50% of teens ages 15-19 living in extreme poverty become pregnant and smoking prevalence is 36% in youth ages 11-22. In 2010, youth in communities where AMOS Health and Hope serves in Nicaragua asked for support to tackle the problems they face, like excessive drinking, violence and teenagers getting pregnant.

We can do something as youth if we participate and work together. We can learn to raise healthy families with no violence, to fill ourselves with values, and to have a better future, and not just for our own communities, but for all of Nicaragua.

Watch the video I shot and produced for a grant AMOS is submitting to support their youth empowerment program. If you would like to keep informed about what else AMOS is up to, follow them on facebook.

http://vimeo.com/32944801

Photography, Videography and Editing by Cassie Timpy in Nicaragua
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Equipping Nicaraguan Leaders to Save Lives (English)
Cultivando Líderes Para Salvar Vidas (Spanish) 

AMOS Health and Hope provides health care to the most vulnerable, rural communities in Nicaragua by equipping and educating already existing local leaders. This video shows the impact one AMOS-trained health promoter has made in his community called El Cedro, which can only be reached by a six-hour trek on horse or mule.

Photography, Videography and Editing by Cassie Timpy in Nicaragua
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Health and Hope in Nicaragua Through Water Filters (English)
Filtros de Agua: la experiencía de las delegaciónes (Spanish) 

AMOS Health and Hope is a Christian non-profit dedicated to improving the health of poor and marginalized rural populations in Nicaragua. AMOS trains lay health workers in these rural communities to manage and run their own community clinic, prevent and treat the most common illnesses, and work in community development to address the root causes of poor health such as access to safe water and sanitation. This video reflects their water filter program, and all their programs are committed to implementing interventions that are evidence-based, compassionate and empowering for communities.

http://vimeo.com/32999485

Filmed and Produced by Cassie Timpy in Nicaragua
Music “Cosmic Love” by Florence and the Machine
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The Gift of Clean Water in Haiti; Saving Lives With Biosand Filters
Today, one in eight children in Haiti don’t live to see their fifth birthday because of illnesses they get drinking dirty water. We’re responding by producing BioSand Water Filters as a simple solution to provide safe, clean drinking water. A gift of 20 dollars gives a person clean water for 10 years or more, while 100 dollars sponsors an entire filter, providing clean water to a family in need.

Filmed and Produced by Cassie Butler Timpy in Leogane, Haiti
Original Music “Interlude (for Smith)” by Pompeii
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Hurricane Tomas Flood Response; Episode 1—Tomas’ Aftermath
After Hurricane Tomas passed by Haiti, flood prone areas of Leogane were underwater. Seeing the community’s need for immediate response, All Hands Volunteers launched a residential mud clearing assistance program working with homeowners and neighbors to clear homes with anywhere between one and three feet of mud, muck and water.

Most homeowners in Leogane have already taken the initiative to clean out their homes, but in field observations, we found that only a simple water wash is done. This water frequently comes from a contaminated open source, which leaves behind hazardous grime and introduces a potentially dangerous perception of “clean” to a number of families. The need for traditional house cleaning supplies is pertinent to our mud clearing assistance program, especially with the passing urgency of the Cholera outbreak, is it important not to overlook the general health affects that this messy situation presents.

Photography, Videography and Editing by Cassie Butler Timpy
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Hurricane Tomas Flood Response; Mud Swat Volunteer Perspective—Episode 2
Seeing the mud-filled community of Leogane, Haiti, in urgent need for immediate help, All Hands Volunteers launched a residential mud clearing assistance program working with homeowners and neighbors to clear homes that had up to a foot of mud, muck and water.

Within two weeks after the hurricane had hit Haiti, All Hands Volunteers successfully cleared and cleaned 32 homes and 5 public spaces one bucket at a time.

Photography, Videography and Editing by Cassie Butler Timpy
Original Music by The Soldier Thread
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Hurricane Tomas Flood Response; More Than Distribution—Episode 3
With a generous donation from Habitat for Humanity, All Hands Volunteers was able to distribute 750 disinfection kits to Leogane residents after Hurricane Tomas left the flood-prone area covered in toxic mud.

All Hands’ local volunteers led sanitation education programs at the distributions, instilling kit recipients with valuable information to keep their homes clean and families healthy.

Photography, Videography and Editing by Cassie Butler Timpy
Original Music by The Soldier Thread
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Tap-Tap to Jacmel, Haiti
After a month of being in Leogane, Haiti, it was time for my first “mental health break” from All Hands Volunteers, which turned out to be a fun last-minute trip to Jacmel with three friends. Hitch-hiking on top of sand trucks and tap-taps, were our only form of transportation. Enjoy the ride.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvipvL1b6Bg&feature=plcp

Shot and Edited by Cassie Butler Timpy
Music by Modest Mouse
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“Hungry Ghost” Music Video

Photography, Videography and Editing by Cassie Butler Timpy
Music by Starfkr
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Haiti Earthquake Volunteer Spotlight—Christina Buchner
Christina Buchner is a nurse and volunteer with All Hands. Following her in Leogane, Haiti, on July 24th, 2010, Christina had a day full of Bobcatting a rubble site and seeing patients at St. Croix’s Field Hospital.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQDWnuuZxck

Edited and Produced by Cassie Butler Timpy, Filming by Aaron Mason.
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Haiti Earthquake Volunteer Spotlight—Gage Love
Gage Love volunteered with All Hands in Leogane, Haiti, for more than 100 days. On July 24th, 2010, Gage trained a local volunteer to be a team leader at a rubble site.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyEQUrvnazE

Edited and Produced by Cassie Butler Timpy, Filming by Aaron Mason.
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Grace Church Video
Encompassing nearly every aspect of Grace Church, this video highlights every ministry of Southern Pines’ 1,000+ member New Testament Church. The Grace experience, the people, the music, the leadership team, Sunday night youth group and children’s church, small groups such as their Wednesday night young adults ministry 20/30… If you have questions about Grace Church, they will surely be answered in this summer video project.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4h9rDbipaM

Photography, Videography and Editing by Cassie Butler Timpy
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A Quick Church Announcement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei3p-PnYWHI

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The Value in Cornbread
Following four young musicians’ paths to make music the center of their lives, this short documentary illustrates the ideals of young adults in a world over saturated with music. Their expectations are both high and low: they expect to pursue their musical passion while supplementing it whatever way they can, that is, within reason.

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Outside Heaven’s Gate
In Pender County, almost 14% of the population lives below the poverty line, though the amount of people in the working poor category is much higher. The hardworking poor are financially struggling paycheck to paycheck, they are unable to put money into savings but are making too much money to qualify for different kinds of formal welfare services. “Outside Heaven’s Gate” is the story of two women’s lives in Pender County’s Burgaw, North Carolina, and their struggle to break the poverty cycle that they were born into.

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Two-Way Ride
Uniting summer tourists and business commuters since 1965, the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry crosses North Carolina’s Cape Fear River 32 times a day.

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The Local Way
A Galápagos resident describes the island of Santa Cruz as a mestizaje, a melting pot of Ecuadorian culture and races. The urban port life may be slow, but it’s not an easy place to live.

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The Fox, the Hound and the Family
Three generations of the Murtagh family dedicate their lives for the breeding of and caring for fox hounds in Southern Pines, NC, where the foxhunting tradition has been alive since 1914.

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The Saturday Market—The Galápagos
At “la feria,” vendors sell fresh fruit and vegetables to the people in Santa Cruz, one of Ecuador’s inhabited Galápagos islands.
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UNC Medical Brigade—Tegucigalpa, Honduras
In just six days, 1,700 Hondurans were saw and treated by a group of UNC-Chapel Hill nursing and pharmacy students during their 2009 spring break.

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Along for the Ride
The North Carolina State Fair was the biggest it has ever been in 2008, with nearly 200 roller coasters and rides.

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Tortuga Bay for the Day
Taking a break away from my real Galápagos story, I put together a fun stop action project of my solo trip to the beach and sent it to my family and friends who I hadn’t seen in a month.

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Travelholics Anonymous
This is me wanting to go around the world (on someone else’s bill). Unfortunately I didn’t get the prize from this video application, but eventually I’ll visit every continent.

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A Little History—Gov. Bev Perdue
Bev Perdue was elected as North Carolina’s first female governor on November 4, 2008.

Press play to start the story leading up to her victory over Republican Pat McCrory.