"They have the humor, creativity, energy and talent that it takes to engage visitors through memorable interpretation. Although he might speak with a drawl y'all and she might speak with rounded tones, they both know how to communicate a story in a unique way to diverse audience".
Award winning producers, Caroline Figiel and Danny Jones bring a myriad of talents and personalized attention to the projects they create. With a BA in psychology, Masters in Special Education and a professional background in musical theatre and storytelling, Caroline is truly an "edu-tainer". Her scripts are carefully crafted to transform information into inspirational interpretation that can relate to a wide demographic audience with multiple learning styles, creating a memorable and thought provoking experience.
Danny Jones has a BS in music education and has a professional background working in the music industry as a writer and producer. He has worked with such clients as Coke, Delta, Ford and Disney. His musical scoring includes styles from various musical eras such as orchestral, jazz, ragtime and rock and roll. Many producers use needle drop or library music that has to be used sparingly, but with Danny's expertise in scoring as well as sound design, he is able to reflect the mood, drama and setting of a story, pulling out all the stops that make each tour unique.
From the initial site visit to final production, Caroline and Danny give each client personal attention. They regard themselves as stewards to an organization's story, feeling the responsibility to "meet the client's objectives and to be true to each story they tell."
Disney –Wreck it Ralph Animated Film
Danny , arranged the background vocals and sang lead for the movie's song "Wreck it, Wreck it Ralph" as well as adding multiple instruments to the final production.
Georgia Department of Economic Development/Tourism
Civil War-Caroline and Danny have written and produced 150 audio stops for Georgia's Civil War Sesquicentennial. Each tour incorporated narration, character voices, sound effects and music to transport the listener back in time and on the front lines of battle. They have also written and produced several introductory videos spotlighting the battles and prisons of the war using archival photos.
Stone Mountain Park
This project entailed writing and producing two audio tours for the park and creating a multiguide app available to the ios and android user. Each tour includes 6 languages. The English tour uses southern character voices specific to a particular time period and region. The multilingual tours are narrator focused.
Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
This is a multi-phased audio project that interprets the outside public art throughout the Atlanta area. For all phases, interviews of artists and city leaders were collected and then a script was written to incorporate the interviews into short spots that would enlighten the visitor. Various delivery platforms from native apps to solar boxes are used to interpret specific sites. For one area that is economically challenged, a solar box was installed so that interpretation was available to those in the community who did not have smart phone access.
The Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
In this audio tour spotlighting the Zimbabwe: a Tradition in Stone exhibit (found in the transportation mall), the script was written by the curators and polished by Caroline. Danny wrote African music indicative of the region to enhance the tour.
Caroline and Danny have created several musical productions for Intercontinental Hotel Group's annual sales meetings held in Las Vegas, as well as several productions for online employee team building videos. From rap to rock, they have created the musical tracks, sang or hired, produced and recorded others to get a quality sound for a quality product.
After writing the music and lyrics, singing and recording interactive edu-taining songs for their family programs, Danny and Caroline were asked to create the score and song for Ripley's Mermaid Show. The song spotlights conservation and preservation while inviting the audience to sing-a-long to the chorus. Children were also recorded and added to the production's chorus to give it a family feel while the instrumental sections vary in style from Latin to Lyrical to show off the choreography of the show.
Titanic, the artifact tour
This popular audio tour uses character voices, narration and music to tell the events of a horrific story.
Bodies, the exhibition
This tour used thought provoking narration to enhance the experience.
Sampling of Speaking Engagements
Because Caroline and Danny are knowledgeable about product development that edu-tain and market on-line as well as on site, they have been asked to share their knowledge at many venues.
National Main Street Conference
Southeast Museum Conference
Southeast Tourism Society Fall Forum
Louisiana Lt. Governor's Tourism Summit
Texas Convention Visitors Bureau Conference
Georgia Heritage and Cultural Seminars
Georgia Main Street Conference
American Advertising Federation Seminars
The Georgia Tourism Champion Product Development award 2013
Telly Award for online video with Witts End Production and IHG 2012 (musical production)
Parents Choice Award for Audio Book 2012-Nuzzle (co-producers)
Roswell, GA Tourism Partnership Award 2009