Friday, December 3, 2010
You can find us at the new site. www.foreverluckyfilms.com . I've imported my blog to that sites blog. I'm excited to add new clients and new features.
SEE EVERYONE THERE
Monday, November 22, 2010
Evelyn + John from J. Christopher Rodgers on Vimeo.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Married at the Centerton Country club, Amanda and Derick are two of the nicest people I've met in this business. I hope I captured the love they have have for each other in this film.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
You can almost see the relief in Leeron's eyes as her planning gamble paid off and had the most incredible wedding.
Leeron + Matthew from J. Christopher Rodgers on Vimeo.
I recently saw the opening credits to Juno again and was inspired to create something in that nature. I didn't have the 1,000 hours it took to create that but wanted it to be fun and whimsical and I think that was accomplished. Down the line that will be something I revisit again.
I used the Bright Eyes song - "The First Day of My Life". I thought I used it before but looking through the library it appears that I haven't. Its a short song so I ended up using Vampire Weekends cover of the Fleetwood Mac song "Everywhere".
Monday, November 1, 2010
Here is one such example of an amazing celebration of family.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Here is part two of Alisa and Brian's highlight. Turns out I went to college with Alisa and I only realized it through shared friends on facebook. Funny how that works. Her new husband, Brian, was a professional poker player at one point so I went with that and used Ben Lee's Gamble Everything for Love. I always liked the song but it worked for one of my short's - until now.
Again, filmed at Laurita Winery here is Part II.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Filmed on a glorious day at the end of August, the location was perfect; Laurita Winery in New Egypt, NJ. One of those spots in you can't believe you're in NJ. I have another film like that coming up and now that I'm not living the in the Garden State full time I appreciate it more.
Here is Part One....as romantic as it gets.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
The phone number remains the same. 856.979.3518
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Dollface was shooting photography so I knew we were in for a great day, lots of fun and amazing shots. That's exactly how it turned out. I was able to get creative with the video and do some pretty cool stuff in the intro.
Check it out.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Here are some of the highlights.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Here's one I worked on as a 2nd Assistant Director (talent wrangler). It was directed by Johan Camitz. Johan, who was from Sweden, directed the famous one-take Spice Girls video "Wannabe"
Since I moved no California soon after I worked on this, I never learned that Johan had been hit by a car involved in a shootout outside the SoHo Club. He died from his injuries. He had no involvement in the shootout and just was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Johan was a great director and a former wedding videographer I learned after speaking to him. He changed my view of videographers back then and probably influenced my career moves ten years later.
So here is the commercial. We did about three of these VW commercials that week. This was the only one I could track down. Enjoy
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I create two versions, one a shorter up-tempo film that is a toe-tapper with a stylized intro and then a slower more folksy version. Both target different audiences allow for greater coverage.
Here's the up-tempo version.
And here is the longer version. It's hard for me to decide which one I like more.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I shot my first wedding back in 2006 while I was still a casino exec. The couple was Allison and Paul and it was a blast. I knew that I was making the right choice to leave casino and haven't looked back. At the time Allison was starting home business and since then and it's really taken off. The company is Little Hero Capes and it's a neat idea. A little late in April, Downbeach will be shooting a commercial for them in and around the Philadelphia area. It's going to be a lot of fun to create.
We also have a few other deals in the works and sent out a few proposals in the past couple days so if all goes well April may end up being the best Month ever.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
As some of you know, I ran the marketing department at the Sands Casino before leaving the gaming industry to return to filmmaking. Before I left I managed to snag a video from our old ad agency. On the video are a couple versions of the the ad, a few outtakes with Sinatra and news reports from the Philadelphia news stations. I love Sinatra so I think it's pretty cool.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I put a few shots on my flickr page.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Our weddings are concentrated around NJ, NY and PA but really we go anywhere.
Must shoot in HD!
Email me at email@example.com for more information.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Downbeach Design also partnered up with an Australian Company to complete edits for them. Those will be rolling out soon and I'm happy to help.
So if you're reading this and are a videographer with a backlog or just someone with some raw footage I'm available and love to edit. It may be my favorite part of the whole process.
Email me for rates.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
You can see more on my flikr page
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
I designed their website a few years back.
Check it out here.
Friday, January 29, 2010
*We've been working with Wardance Productions since the begining. They have been developing a roster of reality tv projects and we've been doing the edit. I threw up a quicky website for them wardance.biz and we'll be creating a new more dynamic one soon.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Natalie has a company that creates Flipbooks for wedding guests in only a couple minutes. It's a great process and worth checking out if you're looking for a great keepsake to give your guests. Her site is Go Festive.
I incorporated that into her wedding video. You can watch it here.
Friday, January 15, 2010
I can't count how many weddings I did last year, although I'll have a better picture next month when I do my taxes and way ahead of the pace for 2011. I would hope that is some type of economic indicator.
So yesterday I met with a producer/director of LA Law for which she has an Emmy and Sabrina the Teenage Witch- among scores of others. Awesome lady. Turns out she's a neighbor. She has some great ideas for shows scripted and unscripted in the works. Depending on availability I should behind the camera for a couple of those. Plus a TV commercial filming next month.
All in all 2010 is off to a crazy start.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
2010 is going to be a creative year and I wanted it kick it off right.