The Government Information Center (GIC) is taking requests from State Agencies via their Public Information Officers (PIOs) to create high quality videos.
At the GIC, our mission is to connect citizens to their government, so we are excited to grow our capabilities with video production. Video is a fast growing segment for consuming information. Another goal is to help reduce friction between government and citizens, and to help agencies communicate more effectively with the public.
We are only accepting briefs and requests from PIOs, so please reach out to your agency PIO to find out more details. If you are a PIO, and need more information, please contact us to learn about our request process. Remember, projects must have an intended audience of the public (not just internal-facing), and we ask for sufficient lead time so we do not rush the creative process.
Below are a few project highlights recently completed by our Creative Team.
Kindness Week: What is Kindness? – Hear what students from Caesar Rodney Elementary had to say about what kindness means to them. The GIC worked with the Department of Education and Ceasar Rodney School District for this light-hearted approach to a yearly event.
2020 Delaware Heroism Award: Delaware Veterans Cemetery – The GIC worked with the Department of Human Resources to reimagine the Governor’s Statewide Recognition Program virtually. This included feature videos of this year’s Heroism Award honorees. Five videos were filmed, including this one featuring staff at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Bear.
2020 Delaware Teacher of the Year – We sat down with Rebecca Vitelli, the 2020 Delaware Teacher of the Year to learn more about her approach to teaching and the work she has done in her classroom at The Colwyck Center.
Compassionate Champion: Mount Pleasant Elementary School – In October 2018, Governor John Carney signed Executive Order 24, making Delaware a trauma-informed state. Each year, individuals and groups are honored for their work in trauma-informed care and trauma-informed approaches. Mount Pleasant Elementary School was one of the 2019 Compassionate Champion Award winners.
Indigenous People’s Day 2019 – The GIC’s mission is to connect citizens to their government. One aspect of that is helping to educate citizens on Delaware’s history and the many people that make up the First State. We sat down with Bonnie Hall, of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe, to learn more about the Nanticoke Nation for Indigenous People’s Day.
Delaware State of the State Address 2021 – The GIC added livestream services to our video offerings beginning in 2020. In January 2021, we livestreamed Governor Carney’s State of the State Address to YouTube, Facebook and local media.
COVID-19 Press Briefing – Each week since April 3, 2020, Governor Carney sits down with members of his staff to update the public and media on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in Delaware. The GIC has livestreamed those press briefings, held both in person and virtually, to Facebook, Livestream and YouTube.