Indian Wells

Indian Wells State of the City Delivered

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Tripepi Smith produced the 2019 State of the City video for the City of Indian Wells. The event was held on April 18, 2019, at the Indian Wells Golf Resort Celebrity Ballroom.

Tripepi Smith Senior Business Analyst and Videographer Cameron Grimm lead the project, guiding event logistics, video production and script writing. Business Analyst Saara Lampwalla supported Cameron’s efforts during a two-day shoot of interviews with key voices in the community as well as capturing the City’s world-renowned destinations, including the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Indian Wells Golf Resort. Additionally, Tripepi Smith delivered extensive drone video to showcase the stunning landscapes and amazing vistas that embody the Indian Wells lifestyle.

“Tripepi Smith was a strong partner with our City Staff in making the 2019 State of the City Address the best yet. The format of the program and the quality of the visual imagery were exactly what I hoped for, and we were able to clearly communicate the progress we are making in Indian Wells,” commented Ted J. Mertens, mayor of Indian Wells. “Tripepi Smith continues to be one of our trusted partners in connecting with our residents and bringing our community together.”

The presentation featured six videos, covering the City’s progress in economic development, fiscal sustainability, marketing and tourism and public safety and including a message from Mayor Mertens. An opening video featured community members and public servants discussing the Indian Wells lifestyle.

During the shoot, Cameron and Saara conducted interviews with Lt. Justin Rowan of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Executive Director of Desert Town Hall Beck Kurtz and Indian Wells resident Shelly Fraser. They also worked with each city council member to record the voice overs that accompany each video.

Tripepi Smith President Ryder Todd Smith provided event support the day of the Address, coordinating logistics and filming the event.

“Indian Wells is a stunning environment to film in–we worked hard to gather shots that could showcase its beauty and sophistication,” said Cameron. “Saara and I enjoyed traveling throughout the City and meeting with a variety of people to capture the essence of Indian Wells. The City has significant accomplishments to share with their residents, and as a team, we appreciate the trust they placed in us to tell its story.”

About the City of Indian Wells

Located in the heart of Southern California’s Desert Resort communities, the City of Indian Wells is recognized worldwide for its­ tranquil and luxurious resort environment. Then and now, astute planning and city leadership have helped Indian Wells achieve status as one of the premier residential resorts and vacation destinations in the United States. Guests and residents alike are continually drawn to the many amenities that Indian Wells offers including four world-class resorts, Indian Wells Golf Resort and Indian Wells Tennis Garden, a variety of cultural programs, impressive resident benefits, and much more. Whether you are here for a day, a week or a lifetime, idyllic Indian Wells offers a peerless experience that truly elicits a state of overall well-being. Click/tap here to learn more about the City of Indian Wells.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a marketing, technology and public affairs firm located in Orange County, CA. Its clients include for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies throughout the state of California. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provide a competitive advantage for organizations seeking to leverage the Internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm also provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of Culver City, City of Rolling Hills Estates, City of Tracy, City of Cupertino, City of Duarte, City of Daly City, City of La Cañada Flintridge, City of Santa Ana, City of Paramount, City of El Cerrito, City of Indian Wells, City of Yuba City, NHA Advisors, Cal Choice, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, Rowland Water District, Valley Water Company, California Contract Cities Association, California City Management Foundation, League of California Cities, Institute for Local Government, Renne Public Law Group, Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Climatec Energy Services.