Entries by Al Admire

In Memorium | Robert ‘Bobby’ Freeman

This past April, Banyan lost a supporter, craftsman and long-time friend named Bob Freeman. For nearly two decades, Bob was our ‘go to’ soundman, working on most of our large video, film, and documentary projects pretty much since we formed Banyan 20 years ago.

Change is Hard

Over the past 20 years I’ve learned a lot about how people react to ‘change.’  Since Banyan’s mission is creating change for good, I’ve always been interested in how people respond to change in their own lives, and why these situations mostly end up falling under the heading of either heartache or opportunity, often with no […]

20 Years in 60 Seconds

One of the great things about being 20 years old is looking back on some of the great work we’ve created, friends we’ve made, and important messages we’ve helped spread across the country. We found so much great stuff that we thought it would kind of be a shame not to share some of it. […]

Celebrating 20 Years

1995 to 2015…that’s 20 years. That’s the time it takes for a child to grow to adulthood – and for a small creative firm to grow into a robust health communications agency.  And, as Jerry Garcia is credited with saying, “What a long, strange trip it’s been.”  On January 1st, 1995, Banyan basically consisted of […]

Once Upon a Little Blue Pill…

In 1992, a group of scientists with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer launched a clinical trial of a new drug designed to help relieve the pain of recurrent angina. Focused primarily in a small Welsh village known as Merthyr Tydfil, the trials were ultimately declared a complete failure. Not only did the drug – known at […]

Let’s Get It On!

When I used to teach filmmaking (summer school) to bright young students who wanted nothing more than to be the next Spielberg/Scorsese/Cameron – mainly because they’d never heard of Lean/Kubrik/Kurosawa – I was invariably asked, “What is the most important thing to remember when making a movie…the one thing that will separate you from all […]

Nice to Meet You, Magic

Thanks to Banyan’s passion for wellness, I often have the opportunity to meet some pretty incredible people. And sometimes, those incredible people all show up in the same place. People like… Magic Johnson, honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996; Norm Stewart, the only person in Mizzou history to be […]