Before health care administration and insurance became complicated enough to flummox even the greatest minds of all time, hospitals were taking root in the Twin Cities. Some argue that the real revolution in tending the sick began just after World War II. Others say it started when the first native snapped his leg in the collapse of a makeshift river dock in St. Paul and was carted (literally) to a nearby home-cum-hospital. Everybody has a version of the foundation. Cavitt Productions isn’t taking any sides — we simply partnered with a retired hospital administrator to document the Minneapolis-St. Paul hospital history spanning his career from 1946 to 1996. It’s a great story, including broken bones, brothels and big business. We are proud to present: Consolidations & Giants: Minneapolis-St Paul Hospitals, 1946 to 1996. By Christina M Cavitt and Geni Cavitt, with Roger Starn, Paul Hillmer, Tim Hanson, Mary Madonna Ashton (CSJ), Earl Dresser, Penny Wheeler et al.
…as far as the eye could see. Cavitt Productions covered the International Horn Symposium’s 50th anniversary at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. We were commissioned to provide videos and stills of horn legends, newbies and everybody in between. A symposium highlight was WMN, featuring women from Minnesota’s Twin Cities Horn Club performing original work. Also on the docket were Denise Tryon, Lowell Shaw, the United States Army Field Band and vendors galore. (Oh my, the shopping!)
We were thrilled to photograph Canadian Brass at the Pritchard Music Brass Intensive 2018 in Maryland. As we moved forward in our careers, our dad often reminded us, “It is nice to be important; it is more important to be nice.” Well, these five fellows ARE important and they are also nice. It was a pleasure working with them.
Cavitt Productions was honored to help capture the sights and sounds of such fabulous musicians who were so courteous to work with. Colonial Music Series Finale Concert. September, 2017. Edina, Minnesota.
We’re excited to announce a new chapter in our story. We are starting the Cavitt Productions blog. We will be posting about the projects we are working on, as well as updates for our clients. We’ll also be sharing more about ourselves and behind the scenes photos of our process. Check now and then to see whats new!
This captivating life story begins at the advent of World War II. As a child, Lydia Kmit Gordon survived the horrific bigotry, starvation and tyranny imposed on Ukraine by Nazi and Soviet forces. After her parents fled their beloved farm, the family made the harrowing trek to Austria. There, her parents and older sister were forced to labor on separate farms. In the late 1940s, the Kmits emigrated to the United States. Stateside, Lydia began her life anew, mastering English and embracing a vastly different culture. She grew up to marry a good man and bring four fine children into the world. She worked hard, played hard, loved her family and smiled with all her might. Lydia was remarkable, as is her tale.