Video

Punta Cana

Sometimes even when I go on vacation I can’t help but be a nerd. Here’s some fun footage I got in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. My girlfreind, Jill, won an incentive trip and got a +1 because of her outstanding performance. Lucky us!! ALthough I dragged down a mark III and lenses, I shot the entire time with only my Gopro Hero 4. Enjoy!

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The Witmer Group

When I learned that we would be helping a construction company with some video work I was excited.   The goal was to create a recruiting video for existing students in trade and other secondary schools. I knew it would offer lots of great opportunities for intense footage.  Then we found out it was specifically a masonry group, and I was even more amped up.  It seemed like a great mix of construction and artisan talent with some personality to it.  The Witmer Group did not disappoint.  Employees were excited about their careers, proud of what they’ve accomplished and hungry for education and training.

Working with The Witmer Group was an exciting and new experience for us.  Every day was a new construction site, technique, material or work dynamic.  Learning about the different processes was crucial to filming the sequences of action, but it was also naturally interesting to see how large scale construction still requires brick by brick physical labor.

From the office to the field, the comradery was apparent with The Witmer Group.  Everyone seemed to enjoy each others company throughout the work day, even while we interviewed them after a full day on the job they were fun and laid back.  From the interviews it was clear that people working for The Witmer Group strive to help each other learn and progress in their respective fields to help retain the standard of excellence that they subscribe to as a company.  

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SENT Festival

The SENT Festival is organized and held at First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA.  It was created as an avenue for members and non members alike to discover their own paths of ministry using their unique talents and skills.  Everyone is at a different stage in their life and has different opportunities to use their gifts for good.  Some people are caring for family members, some have interests in volunteering locally, and some choose a more global approach, taking their ministry abroad.  With so many different opportunities, the SENT Festival helps participants focus and gain a better understanding of ways they can help.  It also helps connect potential volunteers to local community organizations, giving them time to meet with representatives, ask questions, and hopefully find and opportunity that excites them.

September 2016 will be the 2nd annual SENT Festival.  This video was created to help potential attendees better understand the energy and excitement by hearing from some of last years participants.

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Lindsay + Graham

Lindsay and Graham called upon us last minute to capture their December ceremony at the General Sutter Inn.  The reason I say ceremony instead of wedding is they plan on hosting a reception in April.  The ceremony itself was a very small, intimate gathering of family and close friends.  This video was important to them for the sake of sharing the ceremony with a much larger group of guests at the reception in April.  Graham also happened to be the first groom that we’ve worked with to be so anxious to kiss his new bride that he almost jumped the gun!  Best wishes to Lindsay and Graham on their worldly adventures!

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Extraordinary Give 2015

The Extraordinary Give 2015  raised over $6 million for local nonprofits in just 24 hours of online giving.  That tops an already astounding $4.4 million in 2014 and $3.2 million in 2013!  We couldn’t be more proud to be part of such a charitable community here in Lancaster, PA.  Our mission for the day was to follow the Give Mobile for the day, starting just before sunrise at the Lancaster Amtrak Train Station.  Despite the early timing and the freezing temperatures, the group was upbeat and greeting morning commuters.   The truck proceeded to a number of stops throughout the day across Lancaster County.  By the time it arrived back downtown at its final destination in front of Lancaster Central Market the town was abuzz with philanthropy.  The lounge of the Lancaster Marriott was transformed by Atomic Design to host the event for the final 6 hours leading up to the midnight deadline. For a better look, enjoy the recap video below!

This project was a collaboration between Opus Films, Lamphouse Films, and GP Film & Photography.  Thank you to the Lancaster County Community Foundation for including us in this very special event year after year!

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Monica and Pat Wedding Film

I was brought on by a photographer in the Philadelphia area to help Monica and Pat O’Brien remember their special day via wedding film. The bridesmaids and bride’s parents were the first group I got introduced to. The ceremony was at St. Bernadette Church,  a mere 3 blocks away from the house the Monica grew up in.  The bridesmaids  got ready at the Monica’s parents house before we met up with any of the groomsmen at the church. You could tell  the couple was full of energy and excited for their big day.  The church was magnificent, as you will see from some aerial footage.  They had a traditional ceremony, but the photo session in downtown Philadelphia was anything but.  Monica even showed off her athletic skills, executing a perfect split for a group photo while atop a set of marble stairs. The group then converged on The Ballroom at the Ben for cocktail hour and the reception.  This was my first time filming at the venue and it certainly lived up to it’s reputation as a first class facility.

 

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Great Social Enterprise Pitch

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch is a collaboration between Assets Lancaster and the Lancaster County Community Foundation.  The event facilitated the creation of 10 business ideas from local thinkers, entrepreneurs, and leaders that were designed to be sustainable, profitable, and address a social need to improve our community. With more than $42,000 raised from 700+ donations during the crowdfunding phase of the competition, the 2015 Great Social Enterprise Pitch brought together hundreds of people from all sectors of the community for the purpose of promoting businesses that operate with a triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit, making it the biggest Pitch yet! We can’t wait for next year!

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Jason & Ashley

I had the pleasure of helping my dear friends Ashley and Jason remember their special day. Family and friends ate, sang, and danced the night away at Landis Valley Museum to celebrate their union. A typical wedding crew consists of at least 3 shooters, and I have worked with crews of up to 9 people for a single wedding. This is the first (and hopefully last) wedding I’ve ever done solo. One man shoot, one man edit.

Music:
Mumford & Sons – Lover of The Light

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Let’s Rock Cancer Recap

Let’s Rock Cancer Recap

The “Let’s Rock Cancer” event was held at the Pressroom Restaurant on April 21st as part of Stacey Steffe’s bid for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man and Woman of the Year contest. 5 men and 5 women from Lancaster, PA were chosen to participate in the 10 week fundraising contest. Each participant utilized their own unique resources to hold events, host fundraisers, guest bartend, and ask for donations to LLS.

Congratulations to Stacey Steffes and her incredible team at Envy Studio on raising over $20,000 at this single event!

 

Leukemia Lymphoma Society
http://www.lls.org/#/

Envy Studio
http://www.bnvied.com/

The Pressroom
http://pressroomrestaurant.com/

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Women In Business

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Women In Business Mentoring Program pairs up young ladies from local high schools with prominent women from the local business scene. They attend shadowing days, a fashion show, and the annual business expo for the LCCI during their year of participation.

Hear what some of the participants, their mentors, and school affiliates had to say about the Women In Business Mentoring Program!

Learn more about the Chamber!
http://www.lancasterchamber.com/

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