Habitat For Humanity Story | Nicks on the Wall

 

Besides filming weddings and social event stories, we also produce films for businesses and organizations. When we first met with Habitat for Humanity, we wanted to create a film that would touch people’s emotions and also explain what HFH is all about. What better way then to follow a day in the life of an actual family going through the process.  “Nicks on the Wall” is a story film about Elizabeth and Brian’s journey to capture the American dream of owning a home. We spent an entire Saturday with them as they explained their experience and witnessed Brian building his own house while Elizabeth took care of their 5 children, including a new born.

There are many special moments in this film, but what struck us the most was when Elizabeth spoke about her grandmother putting Nicks on the Wall like many mothers do while their children grow up. Because of this special organization Elizabeth will now be able to do the same.

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When conceptualizing this story, we broke into the following three acts : 

  • ACT I : The family learns about Habitat for Humanity and gets the lucky call
  • ACT II : The journey of building a new home
  • ACT II : How life will change from this point on

For more information about this local chapter, visit Habitat for Humanity Suffolk or
Visit the the main site Habit for Humanity

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FILM GEAR
– Canon C100 and 5Dmk2’s
– Glidecam HD4000
– Cinevate Slider
– Shure VP89m Shotgun
– Rode VideoMic Pro

Run and Gun Hangover Wedding

Run and Gun Hangover Wedding

We’ve all had one of those nights we’d rather forget, but what if that night was the one before your wedding? Well, Jennifer and Eddie wanted to have a little fun with that concept and so we staged a scene that could have come right out of The Hangover.

Doing comedy without professional comedians can be tricky but Jennifer and Eddie’s bridal party were awesome. Even the kids got in on the act. (don’t worry it was soda in those shot glasses ) We are always recommending to our clients that they work untraditional things into their wedding day, and Jennifer and Eddie certainly took that to heart.

Story Film | Building a Better World

This is a new product called THE STORY FILM. It is a personal look at someone averaging about 4-7 minutes and dives deep inside the passions of a person and what makes them happy. The film is designed to be played at your live event for your guests to enjoy.

Hayden is a 13 year old who wants to be an architect. He writes a coming of age speech for his Bar Mitzvah that compares his passion of building to how you live your life and treat family.

A Christmas Story

Maryann and Anthony took their annual trip to Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville, PA. Little did Maryann know her boyfriend secretly planned for us to film their experience. We had to pretend we were shooting a documentary about Christmas Village and that they were randomly picked to be interviewed. It work perfectly.

The very next day, Anthony planned a huge proposal party at Vetros in Howard Beach, NY wit all of their close friends and family watching. She was told it was a party for someone else but when Anthony escorted her into the room, she knew something was up.

This film was complete run and gun. Here is the gear we used :
Canon 5D MK2, Kessler Pocket Dolly, Roland R26 Field Recorder, Shure VP89M Shotgun Mic, Sanken COS-11D Lav Mic

Sweet 16 Concept Film

Sweet 16 Highlight Reel Concept
This was a concept that we shot before the event and fused with live coverage from the event itself. Briana had her Sweet 16 party on October 15, 2011. we decided to give this piece a 60’s summer feel using coloring grading.

Tech Info
Briana | Sweet 16 Concept Film
Cameras : Shot on Canon 5Dmk2
Slider : Kessler Pocket Dolly
Flyer : Glodecam 4000 HD
Voiceover : Edirol R09HR + Sanken Cos11 mic
Color Grading : http://cinegrain.com/