Houpla, Inc. is a creative media studio, specializing in multimedia projects from concept and script development through filming and postproduction to distribution and social media. Houpla produces commercials, documentaries, and corporate films as well as online video, websites, print communications and social media campaigns. We also consult on content creation, production facilities, workflow and training.
We have designed and installed new production facilities for TheStreet.com at 14 Wall Street, trained staff on both sides of the camera and developed new content, workflow and revenue streams. We traveled to Banda Aceh, Indonesia to document Johns Hopkins Jhpiego's work with midwives one year after the tsunami, and then to Thailand and throughout Africa to cover Jhpiego's work worldwide. We have developed niches in education (UMBC, the Waldorf School of Baltimore, Cristo Rey Jesuit High, Accelerated Reader, Pearson, GMAC), health (Johns Hopkins Men’s Health & Vitality Program, Johns Hopkins Cleft Clinic, PainRounds.org (an online education series for neuromodulation fellows), Dr. Patrick Walsh's Brady Urological Institute) and non-profits (Avenues for Justice NYC, Irvine Nature Center, Sea Research Foundation & The Mystic Aquarium).
Houpla produced “The Maryland Harvest,” a documentary about Maryland farms and farmers and the chefs who love them, the highest-rated program on Maryland Public Television during Chesapeake Bay Week 2012.
Since 2013, with funding from the Organization of Security & Cooperation in Europe, the Uzbek National Association of Electronic Mass Media and the USA, we have worked with over 300 journalists, cameramen and editors from independent television stations in Uzbekistan as "Master Trainers." We also conduct workshops on content creation and media training.
Our downtown Baltimore studio houses a shooting stage, two HD edit rooms, voiceover booth, 2D and 3D animation, sound design and mixing facilities. Houpla brings global experience, creativity and professionalism to every production, large or small.