In the five days following the Boston Marathon bombings, the Globe’s videographers, photographers, and reporters captured hours of footage. On Friday and Saturday, even as the manhunt was ongoing, the Globe video department began producing a seven-minute piece, “Five Days in April,” that provided a coherent narrative of the astonishing and horrifying series of events. The resulting video, which was posted less than 24 hours after Dhzokhar Tsarnaev was captured, combined bombing footage shot at the Marathon finish line with just-in footage from the manhunt’s closing scenes in Watertown. It became a signature piece in the Globe’s ongoing effort to help the region understand an unprecedented week in its history.

PHOTO EDITING: Selecting the front page display photograph after viewing many graphic images emphasized the importance of balancing the chaos and carnage of the bombing in a palatable way.