Documentary

ComDesigns' videographers have years of experience working in industrial settings at highly regulated government facilities. We understand how to shoot the types of work conducted in these environments and are prepared with radiation worker training and an understanding of corporate safety culture. ComDesigns has long-held contracts supporting BEA, CWI and other contractors who conduct cleanup, construction and demolition at DOE's Idaho site and research at the Idaho National Laboratory. Whether the task is indoors or out, we have consistently produced high-quality work and earned a reputation for our fast-response and quick delivery. 

As an expert in science communications, ComDesigns has produced several documentaries for DOE national laboratory contractors. Among these are two that recount the historical contributions of research reactors—the Fast Flux Test Facility at DOE's Hanford site and the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II at Idaho National Laboratory. Shortened versions of these documentaries were developed for online viewing and museum exhibits. 

Making a Contribution: The Story of EBR-II from ComDesigns on Vimeo.

This historical documentary tells the story of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) research reactor, its years of operation and influence on the science of nuclear energy. The video shares the memories and experiences of the team of operators and researchers who were involved. EBR-II once powered much of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site while also demonstrating the inherent safety of a closed fuel cycle.

ComDesigns produced this documentary for INL.

Closing the Cycle – The Fast Flux Test Facility (documentary) from ComDesigns on Vimeo.

This documentary about the Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) incorporates historical photos, footage, and commentary from the people who worked there and memorializes the facility's importance in nuclear energy research history. Located at DOE's Hanford Site in Richland, Wash., FFTF housed a groundbreaking sodium fast test reactor that operated for nearly 30 years. The video spans FFTF history, from initial conception and construction, through years of operation, to its eventual shutdown, when it was placed in a "cold and dark" condition ready for demolition.

ComDesigns produced this documentary for CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC).

Making a Contribution: The Story of EBR-II (Full Version) from ComDesigns on Vimeo.

This historical documentary tells the story of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II) research reactor, its years of operation and influence on the science of nuclear energy. The video shares the memories and experiences of the team of operators and researchers who were involved. EBR-II once powered much of the Idaho National Laboratory site while also demonstrating the inherent safety of a closed fuel cycle.