Prairie Grass Productions

PGP is Dordt's production company. Think of it as the business-side of the Digital Media major. It's how students get amazing opportunties to produce media for real clients and real deadlines.
It's one of the things that makes Dordt's Digital Media program stand apart from the rest. 

Here's a sampling of some of the things we do. 

  • STEMM (Siouxland Tanzania Education Medical Ministry)
    Year of Production: 2014 Running time: 8:32 min
    Nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Steve Meyer of Sioux City, Iowa, went on a mission trip to Tanzania, and it changed his life. STEMM was founded soon after that trip and since then, countless lives have been impacted through orphanage work, medical work and education. Tanzania is one of the world's poorest countries and has 1 surgeon for every 100,000 people. STEMM is playing a big role in working with the people of Tanzania for time and for eternity. A group of Dordt digital media students had the privilege of going to Tanzania to work, and help create this promotional piece for them.

  • Communities of Fusion
    Year of Production: 2012 Running TIme: 12:31 min
    Communities of Fusion is a cooperation of organizations based outside of Nampula, Mozambique.  They provide opportunities for education and agriculture to local communities.  Communities of Fusion aims to transform the physical, emotion, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of people's lives through their influence. This award-winning video was produced by Jayson Korthuis and Justin Gloudemans while doing a study-abroad semester in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Taj Mahal Hyperlapse
    Year of Production: 2013 Running Time: 18 seconds
    A hyperlapse is quite different than a time lapse. A Hyperlapse is many--in this case, hundreds--of still photos taken in careful sequence, then stitched together in After Effects, inported into Avid and incorporated with a bigger story. Shot on a Canon by Jeremy Victor, Dale Vande Griend and Mark Volkers.

  • Youth Unlimited
    Year of Production: 2013 Running time: 3:55
    Dordt's Digital Media department had the privilege of working with Youth Unlimited out of Grand Rapids, Mich to produce this piece to help tell the story of SERVE groups. These groups of high school kids serve the underprivileged in cities and rural areas across the US and Canada. This piece was shot in London, Ontario; Sioux Falls, SD; Pittsburgh, PA and Chicago.

  • THE HEARTBEAT OF A NATION (CRWM)
    Year of Production: 2012 Running time: 14:58
    A whole bunch of Dordt students fanned out across Mexico to produce this wonderful piece about what God is doing in Mexico through an organization called Christian Reformed World Missions (CRWM). It was a fantastic opportunity to work with this great group to tell a story about redemption and change.

  • Ep 1: "Mumbai, Chris!"
    Year of Production: 2013 Running time: 6:13 min
    Chris begins a series of madcap adventures across India, and gets hopelessly lost. Fortunately, his friend, Justin, is pursuing Chris and never stops until he finds him. Produced for Mission India of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this 2nd series across India has won numerous prestigious awards and helped spread the message of what Mission India is doing across that great land. 

  • Ep 2: The Temple
    Year of Production: 2013 Running time: 4:22 min
    Chris begins a series of madcap adventures across India, and gets hopelessly lost. Fortunately, his friend, Justin, is pursuing Chris and never stops until he finds him. Produced for Mission India of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this 2nd series across India has won numerous prestigious awards and helped spread the message of what Mission India is doing across that great land. 

  • Ep 3: Roopa
    Year of Production: 2013 Running time: 5:51 min
    Chris begins a series of madcap adventures across India, and gets hopelessly lost. Fortunately, his friend, Justin, is pursuing Chris and never stops until he finds him. Produced for Mission India of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this 2nd series across India has won numerous prestigious awards and helped spread the message of what Mission India is doing across that great land. 

  • Ep 4: Unexpected Help
    Year of Production: 2013 Running time: 5:11 min
    Chris begins a series of madcap adventures across India, and gets hopelessly lost. Fortunately, his friend, Justin, is pursuing Chris and never stops until he finds him. Produced for Mission India of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this 2nd series across India has won numerous prestigious awards and helped spread the message of what Mission India is doing across that great land. 

  • Ep 5: The Dipping Ceremony
    Year of Production: 2013 Running time: 7:04 min
    Chris begins a series of madcap adventures across India, and gets hopelessly lost. Fortunately, his friend, Justin, is pursuing Chris and never stops until he finds him. Produced for Mission India of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this 2nd series across India has won numerous prestigious awards and helped spread the message of what Mission India is doing across that great land.

  • Ep 6: Lost and Found
    Year of Production: 2013 Running time: 4:32 min
    Chris begins a series of madcap adventures across India, and gets hopelessly lost. Fortunately, his friend, Justin, is pursuing Chris and never stops until he finds him. Produced for Mission India of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this 2nd series across India has won numerous prestigious awards and helped spread the message of what Mission India is doing across that great land. 

  • Ep 7: Celebration
    Year of Production: 2013 Running time: 6:08 min
    Chris begins a series of madcap adventures across India, and gets hopelessly lost. Fortunately, his friend, Justin, is pursuing Chris and never stops until he finds him. Produced for Mission India of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this 2nd series across India has won numerous prestigious awards and helped spread the message of what Mission India is doing across that great land. 

  • Ep 8: Finding Lost People is the Business of God
    Year of Production: 2013 Running time: 8 min
    Chris begins a series of madcap adventures across India, and gets hopelessly lost. Fortunately, his friend, Justin, is pursuing Chris and never stops until he finds him. Produced for Mission India of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this 2nd series across India has won numerous prestigious awards and helped spread the message of what Mission India is doing across that great land. 

  • Justice For All (4 min)
    Year of Production: 2010 Running Time: 4 min
    Justice for All, based in Rock Valley, Iowa, has been working for justice ... for all, for over 30 years now in places like Juarez, Mexico, Cary, Mississippi, Nashville, TN and many other locations. Working across denominations and race, JFA is the hands and feet of Jesus.

  • Justice For All (14 Min)
    Year of Production: 2010 Running Time: 14 min
    Justice for All, based in Rock Valley, Iowa, has been working for justice ... for all, for over 30 years now in places like Juarez, Mexico, Cary, Mississippi, Nashville, TN and many other locations. Working across denominations and race, JFA is the hands and feet of Jesus.

  • Timothy Institute (with Korean Subtitles)
    Year of Production: 2012 Running Time: 4 min
    The Timothy Institute does leadership training around the world, and they have a track record to prove that their method works!

  • Timothy Leadership Training
    Year of Production: 2012 Running TIme: 10:08 min
    Timothy Leadership Training Institute, though based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is having a global impact as they work with partners around the world to train leaders. The results of their work are quite remarkable. Watch, and find out.

  • Timothy Leadership Training (Short Version)
    Year of Production: 2012 Running Time: 4 min
    Timothy Leadership Training 4 Minute Version

  • The Luke Society (short version)
    Year of Production: 2012 Running time: 4 minutes
    The Luke Society  4 Minute Version

  • The Luke Society
    Year of Production: 2012 Running Time: 8 min
    The Luke Society, HQ'd in Sioux Falls, SD, works with medical professional around the world. This story is from Senegal, West Africa

  • O Lord God
    Year of Production: 2013 Running time: 3:50 min
    "O Lord God" (Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944) as performed by the Dordt College Concert Choir.

  • YALT focus on Word of the Cross Church, Florida
    Year of Production: 2012 Running time:
    YALT asked Prairie Grass Productions to produce two videos that explore churches doing an excellent job of attracting and retaining the 18-30 year-old demographic. This video highlights what Word of the Cross Christian Reformed Church is doing in South Florida.
    Find the discussion guide and video here: http://yalt.crcna.org/resources/

  • YALT Profile on Living Water Church
    Year of Production: 2011 Running Time: 12 min
    YALT (Young Adult Leadership TaskForce) is doing a series of profiles on churches that are doing an excellent job of attracting and retaining people in the 18-30 demographic. This story focuses on Living Water Christian Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa.

  • After the Storm: World Renew (CRWRC) and the Tsunami
    Year of Production: 2010 Running time: 4 min
    On December 26, 2004, a tsunami struck India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Nearly 300,000 people lost their lives. Within days, CRWRC was on site. Nearly 5 years later, they are wrapping up work, and what a work they've done!This four-minute piece is a brief celebration and explanation of some of the things CRWRC has been doing in Indonesia for the past four years.

  • Cary Christian Center, Mississippi
    Year of Production: 2011 Running time: 3:30 min
    The Mississippi Delta is one of the poorest regions in the United States, even though it contains some of the richest soil in the nation. Cary Christian Center has been working in the midst of this poverty for decades, bringing real and lasting change to generations of people.

  • Engineering at Dordt
    Year of Production: 2014 Running time: 2:47 min
    A whole series of short videos where students/faculty talk about their department and why it's important to them. These are posted across Dordt's departmental webpages.
     

  • History at Dordt
    Year of Production: 2014 Running time: 1:53 min
    A whole series of short videos where students/faculty talk about their department and why it's important to them. These are posted across Dordt's departmental webpages.

  • Music at Dordt
    Year of Production: 2014 Running time: 1:11
    A whole series of short videos where students/faculty talk about their department and why it's important to them. These are posted across Dordt's departmental webpages.

  • The Fourth World-Trailer
    Year of Production: 2012 Running time: 2:12 min
    www.fourthworldfilm.comWhat are slums?A blight?A curse?Or are they the lifeblood of a city?This feature-length documentary in gorgeous HD attempts to answer these questions, and find out who slum dwellers really are. With one in six of us now living in slums--and projections of that number to triple in the next few decades--we ignore the message of this film at our own peril.
     
    "The Fourth World" has won awards around the world and has been broadcast on television on several continents. The film is in negotiations currently with The Discovery Channel.

  • Rehoboth Christian School (9 min)
    Year of Production: 2010 Running time: 9 min
    Rehoboth has been working among the Navajo and Zuni for 100 years now and some amazing things have happened. As they move into Act II--the 2nd 100 years, they are poised to see even greater transformation. This 3.5 minute video is a great summary of what's happening in Gallup, NM.

  • Rehoboth Christian School (3 min)
    Year of Production: 2010 Running time: 3:30 min
    Rehoboth has been working among the Navajo and Zuni for 100 years now and some amazing things have happened. As they move into Act II--the 2nd 100 years, they are poised to see even greater transformation. This 3.5 minute video is a great summary of what's happening in Gallup, NM.

  • Dea Lieu
    Year of Production: 2012 Running time: 6:25 min
    Dea Lieu's ministry and work is to fight poverty in his native Ivory Coast. His task right now while in the United States is to battle kidney failure. Please take a moment to hear his story. Thanks.
    (Dea did return to Africa to continue his ministry. He eventually succumbed to complications from his kidney failure. He leaves a wife and children in Ivory Coast.)

  • Hoar frost
    Year of Production: 2012 Running time: .30 seconds
    I shot the hoar frost this morning with a Panasonic AF100, Olympus Zuiko 12mm lens on a 5' Glidetrack. Avid, MagicBullet Looks 2

  • Students without Borders
    Year of Production: 2011 Running Time: 12:20 min
    Every year, thousands of college-age students travel to the United States to attend college, and every year, those same students have to learn to negotiate a brand new culture. Many do it with a sense of humor and good will. For others, it can be quite frustrating. But what can American college and university students do to ease the way a bit, make the transition easier for our non-American friends? In this video, Dordt College students ask those questions, and uncover some surprising answers.

  • Solar Eclipse
    Year of Production: 2012 Running time: 57 seconds
    The camera is just to the west of town, shooting West, of course. This time lapse covers from approximately 8:10 to 8:30 pm.

  • SPICE: Semester Program in Contemporary Europe
    Year of Production: 2009 Running time: 7:23 min
    If you're looking for a way to spice up your college life, look no further! SPICE is a one-semester program that will give you unbelievable opportunities for learning and growth. You'll be based in Zwolle, Holland. The Christian University there will give you classes in Dutch culture and language and in one of several tracks that you choose. You'll spend time in Provence, France, and depending on your track, in Ukraine. Weekends are for being with friends, and travelling throughout Europe.One of the best parts of SPICE is the home stay. You'll be part of a Dutch family for one semester. You'll ride your bicycle to class-just like all the other Dutch students--and make international contacts that can benefit you for years to come.Check out more at www.dordt.edu/spice.
    This Video won a 2008 MarCom Platinum Award for excellence, and a 2008 Silver Davey Award.

  • Unity Christian High School
    Year of Production: 2012 Running TIme: 4:46 min
    On the edge of the prairie in N'W Iowa is Orange City. Unity Christian has been influence young people here since 1964. Unity recently launched a building campaign to add a beautiful new Performing Arts Center not only for the school's use, but for the entire community.

  • Zuni Pueblo
    Year of Production: 2009 Running time: 7 min
    Created to highlight the work Christian Reformed Home Missions has been doing among the Zuni people for over 100 years now. This fiim takes you on a fascinating tour of the culture and history of the remarkable Zuni people, and the growth of the church among them.

  • Zuni Pueblo (3 min)
    Year of Production: 2009 Running time: 3 min
    Created to highlight the work Christian Reformed Home Missions has been doing among the Zuni people for over 100 years now. This fiim takes you on a fascinating tour of the culture and history of the remarkable Zuni people, and the growth of the church among them.

  • Rock Valley Christian School
    Year of Production: 2010 Running time: 6:45
    Rock Valley Christian School has been doing an excellent job of educating young people for over 100 years now. See how this school on the Iowa Prairie is making a difference, and doing it with style!

  • Orange City Christian School
    Year of Production: 2010 Running time: 6:53
    Orange City Christian School has been serving the community for over 100 years, and there's no sign of letting up!

  • Where the Red Rock Ends (7 min)
    Year of Production: 2009 Running time: 7 min
    Created for Rehoboth Christian School on the edge of Gallup, New Mexico, and for Christian Reformed Home Missions, "Where the Red Rocks End" tells the story of what this school is doing among the Navajo and Zuni people of New Mexico. Featuring stunning landscape and scenery from this region near the border of Arizona, "Red Rocks..." will give you a new appreciation for Navajo culture and history.

  • Where the Red Rock Ends (3 min)
    Year of Production: 2009 Running time: 3 min
    Created for Rehoboth Christian School on the edge of Gallup, New Mexico, and for Christian Reformed Home Missions, "Where the Red Rocks End" tells the story of what this school is doing among the Navajo and Zuni people of New Mexico. Featuring stunning landscape and scenery from this region near the border of Arizona, "Red Rocks..." will give you a new appreciation for Navajo culture and history.

  • Classis Red Mesa
    Year of Production: 2009 Running time: 10:51 min
    This 10-minute film was made for both Classis Red Mesa in the Gallup, New Mexico area, and for Christian Reformed Home Missions, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. It's the story of what God is doing through the Navajo and Zuni believers in that part of the world.
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  • Dordt College Graduate Education Program
    Year of Production: 2009 Running time: 6 min
    Dordt College has a wonderful Master's Degree program in Education. This video was produced to highlight the program and what it offers.

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