Friday, January 29, 2010

New Client \ Old Client

*Downbeach's latest client is Atlantic City Dinettes and Barstools located in Northfield. We'll be launching their website in a few weeks.

*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 and we'll be creating a new more dynamic one soon.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

My Favorite Videos - Part 1

There are so many great videos out there. If you seen District 9 you're familiar with th director of this short film, Neill Blomkamp.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Natalie + Matt

Natalie and Matt where married two days into the new year and they kicked 2010 off with a bang. Both braved the bitter cold temps to make sure they had some outdoor shots before the sun set.

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.

Newest Member of the Downbeach Team

Meet Milo - Office Mascot/Distraction. If you know me this is a huge deal as I dug my heels for years before relenting. He's a great dog and loves hanging out on the beach.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Month so Far

I started out the month with a beautiful wedding and perhaps ending it filming a reality show. In between there's been lots of meetings, and rewrites and editing. 2010 is going to be a building year for Downbeach. A short film shoot in March and hopefully a Documentary begins in April or so. Therefore 2011 could be the festival year, or a least we should hope.

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

50+ Weddings = 1 Video

I introduced all of my timelapsed wedding videos and turns out they get along quite well.

Music by Crystal Castles : Untrust Us

Fifty Weddings from J. Christopher Rodgers on Vimeo.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Charles Bukowski - The Poetry Reading

My brother gave me Charles Bukowski's book Pulp as a birthday present a few years back and it quickly became one of my favorites. Bukowski in general is devoid of subtlety, which is likely why I wanted to use one of this poems as a short film. Here I use his The Poetry Reading along with backing from The Antlers' Kettering with some footage from a cold day in Atlantic City.

2010 is going to be a creative year and I wanted it kick it off right.

Charles Bukowski - The Poetry Reading from J. Christopher Rodgers on Vimeo.