PCK Media is an award-winning documentary production company founded in 2010. Whether destined for national PBS broadcast or an organization’s website, our goal for every video is to communicate a creative vision.
PCK Media produces the New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award-winning series State of the Arts, which airs weekly on NJTV and WHYY Public Media. Our most recent national PBS productions include Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (2016), Pulling Out All the Stops (2015), and Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky (2017).
We’ve worked with many clients, producing films about Pre-K education, training for HIV nurses, New Jersey history, and Nobel Prize-winning scientists – to name a few!
Contact us and let us know how we can help bring your story to life.
Pulling Out All the Stops takes viewers through the intense 10 days of musicianship and competition at the inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.
Pulling Out All the Stops (Trailer)
The one-hour film also takes viewers around the world before the competition to meet the ten contestants from Paris, Cologne, Seoul, New Zealand, USA and Canada. The 10-day competition was recorded live at Longwood Gardens, home to the massive 10,000-pipe symphonic organ commissioned by Pierre S. du Pont in 1929.
Pulling Out All the Stops (Complete Program)
The international organ competition was launched in 2013 in honor of the industrialist Pierre S. du Pont, the iconic American industrialist who led both the Dupont Chemical Company and GM. Longwood Gardens, originally du Pont’s home, and the history of its unique pipe organ are also profiled. Pulling Out All the Stops was nationally distributed by American Public Television (APT) in 2015 and reached more than 80 percent of US households. The documentary was underwritten by Wilmington Trust, The Crystal Trust, The 1916 Foundation and The Frederick R. Haas Legacy Fund.
Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 John Lithgow hosts a remarkable concert held on the occasion of philanthropist, musician, and civil rights champion William H. Scheide’s 100th birthday. The PBS national special was shot in Princeton and Vienna and aired nationally in 2016. The DVD with bonus material is available through Shop PBS.
Ode to Joy (Trailer)
Beethoven’s greatest symphony, the monumental Symphony No. 9 is performed by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, which traveled to Princeton, NJ especially for the occasion, the famed Westminster Choir, and conductor Mark Laycock.
Ode to Joy (Complete program)
Ode to Joy is a 90-minute PBS performance special interspersed with documentary stories. Led by PCK Media, the performance was recorded live by a team of top professionals who regularly work at the Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, and major concert halls all over the world. The documentary features were shot in Princeton and Vienna, and the program was underwritten by The Work Foundation, Paul G. Haaga Jr., Edward T. Cone Foundation and The Martha Norris Foundation.
Ode to Joy (Behind-the-scenes)
This short behind-the-scenes video shows how one of the world’s most experienced classical music production teams prepares the audio recording, lighting and coordinates 8 cameras, half remotely operated, to record a live symphony performance featuring almost 200 performers. The feature was originally produced for PCK Media’s ongoing public television series State of the Arts.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky is narrated by Tony Award-winning actress Judith Light, with selections from Anne’s work read by Lily Rabe. It airs nationally on PBS in 2017. This half-hour documentary is a production of PCK Media in cooperation with the Stockton University Foundation. Underwriting is provided by the Pheasant Hill Foundation, Colleen Goggins, Betty Wold Johnson, the Scheide Fund, the Rita Allen Foundation, the NJ Historical Commission, and the NJ State Council on the Arts. An official selection of the 2017 New Hope Film Festival.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky (trailer)
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the wife of the brilliant yet controversial aviator Charles Lindbergh, was one of the most-loved writers of her generation. The author of the best-seller phenomenon Gift from the Sea, Anne led an extraordinary life. She and Charles were a flying team, breaking records for speed, and charting the first navigation routes through parts of Asia, Africa, and South America. They were the celebrity couple of their age, but the public’s obsession with their personal lives led to the tragic kidnapping and murder of their first child. Throughout it all, Anne wrote. This is her story.
The principals of PCK Media are Eric Schultz and Susan Wallner. Together, they bring a wealth of experience writing, producing, and directing arts, cultural, historical, and environmental documentaries.
PCK Media works with a creative team of professionals including video and audio specialists, graphic artists, voice-over talent, colorists, and post editors.
PCK Media offers internships to enrolled students year-round, with a one-time stipend of $600 plus travel. We are looking for self-motivated interns interested in gaining either field production or producer-track experience. Both internships offer on-location production experience and hands-on editing and post-production experience.
Field production interns will assist on location shoots around New Jersey. As we cover performances and other events, some nights and weekends are required. A car is helpful, but not required.
Producer-track interns will assist with story research and planning and social media. Excellent writing skills are more important than production experience. A love of the arts helps.
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