The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District commissioned us to produce this short documentary video project celebrating our iconic “gateway to the West”.
We conducted video interviews with three of the remaining original Golden Gate Bridge workers, all in their 90’s. Rolf Jensen, Harry Fogle and Charles Heinbockel shared stories and memories from the late 1930’s when each man felt lucky to have a job during the Great Depression. Current Golden Gate paint supervisor Dennis “Rocky” Dellarocca provided perspective and tied the historical stories to the Bridge workers of today.
Emmy-winning writer/producer Joanie Wynn and Director of Photography Steve Wynn enjoyed one very special perk. They were invited to climb the north tower at sunrise to get panoramic shots of the Bridge from an angle most people never get to experience.
Using the interviews to form the narrative spine, we crafted a video script and, in video editing, wove together music, narration, original video footage and historical footage and photographs to create a moving video tribute to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
This microdocumentary video project was included as part of the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary celebration and can be found as a DVD companion to a history book sold in the gift store on site.
As a San Francisco video production company, we felt privileged to be a part of this living history and to produce a documentary which celebrates the world renowned bridge that we all love so much.
Working with Bayside is a streamlined and effortless process from start to finish. Joanie and Steve Wynn work so well together to create the end result with their clients’ goals as the foundation.
Mary Currie, Former Golden Gate Bridge Spokesperson
Golden Gate Bridge