Blue Lightning was produced by our commercial video production division for non-profit organization Make-A-Wish® Foundation.
Blue Lightning is the story of Joseph, an 11-year old Make-A-Wish® boy with cancer who wishes for a basketball court in his backyard. Joseph is a huge NBA fan along with his brother Anthony. While following Joseph’s story, an unexpected donor with ties to the NBA surprises the brothers with an experience of a life time. When the court is finished, they unveil it at a reveal party along with 100+ people in the community to share in Joseph’s joy. This story gives us a front row seat to what it’s like to plan a wish at the Make-A-Wish® office in Bohemia, New York.
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Here are some outtakes from the shoot
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.
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.
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/
I normally don’t mix my personal life into my business but this time I will. My family is where I get lots of my inspiration, imagination, and passion from. I am not in this film because I was behind the camera. This is a run and gun type of shoot so its less controlled (handheld and shaky at times) than a professional shoot. Anyway I’d like to introduce you to my two daughters Amanda and Madison and my wife Suzanne – ENJOY!