New Media Production
OPB has an experienced and versatile new media team that has produced a range of projects for national sites such as PBS.org and Annenberg Media, as well as local projects for OPB.org. Projects range from promotional sites and original online content to full, ongoing series websites and multimedia projects. For our projects, we work closely and collaboratively with program producers to take advantage of their resources, expertise and deep knowledge of the content.
Past projects include:
Companion website for a five-hour part extreme adventure, part hard science and part reality show taking viewers deep into the trenches of America's most intriguing archaeological sites. The site includes web-exclusive video, detailed site reports, dig diaries from the team archaeologists and a guide to the tools and techniques of archaeology.
Companion website for a six-hour PBS series following a year in the life of the Big Apple Circus. The site features web-exclusive video, profiles, performances, games and educational materials.
Now in its ninth season, History Detectives is a national PBS prime-time series that utilizes cutting-edge science to solve historical mysteries connected to objects and buildings. The companion website features web-exclusive video. Co-produced with Lion TV.
Companion websites for an OPB TV special about the ecological, environmental and economic effects of invasive species in Oregon.
Companion site for the pilot of a PBS series telling stories about music across the world. The site features the full episode video, web-exclusive video related to the stories, a "listener's guide" podcast and a viewer comment page.
PBS PARENTS GUIDES
In partnership with PBS Parents, OPB produced a series of practical guides for parents, providing them with advice and tips for raising healthy, happy kids. Sites include Guide to Talking with Kids, Health, Helping Kids Process the News, Understanding and Raising Boys, Understanding and Raising Girls and Going To School.
This innovative, 13-part radio series, which commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, encourages listeners to explore the profound impact the expedition had on American history and how it greatly affects our lives even today. OPB produced a companion DVD containing the complete series, along with additional audio, slideshows using archival photos, video and educational materials.