Over the years I’ve done dozens and dozens of Photo Montages, Photo-Video-Keepsakes, or what ever you’d like to call setting photos to music. It still brings me joy to see kid’s character pop when subtle photo movement and complementary music join forces.
One of my clients is Linda Bulgo’s Musical Productions. Linda has a rich theater history and provides children with an opportunity to put on a theatrical performance, with live music, in professional venues with a variety of props. It’s remarkable what she’s able to accomplish.
Her students performed “Getting to Know the Sound of Music,” at the Scottish Rites Temple in San Francisco. Here is a photo montage, set to Sound of Music tunes, from the Musical Notes cast.
My studio won two national awards from Home Video Studios Inc, for best This is Your LifeTime video a few years ago. These were projects I did for customers who had lost a loved one and wanted to honor their lives through photos, video, film, narration and music.
I started video taping my parents while they were still alive and healthy. We took time to record them reminiscing over family photo albums, talking about when and where photos were taken and sometimes arguing about it; a microcosm of family life.
I have better equipment and greater skill now than I had back then, but it was a blessing to get them recorded. I can share their story with my grand children who will not have had the pleasure of knowing them.
I miss my parents. I am glad that we were able to honor them in this way.
A local non-profit, Pacificans Care, hired me to create a video to promote their fund raiser called Speakeasy Night. It was a evening of cards, dancing, auctions, and food to raise money for Pacifica community service organizations.
I worked with one of the organization’s board members to get a feel for what they wanted me to create. To get in the flow of the job I decided to dress the part.
The video below shows the evening’s fun and fund raising efforts better than I could put into words.
Promo videos for companies and individuals is a fun part of my work. I get to work with interesting clients to collaboratively tell a story. We shoot video, photos, and provide a variety of audio and lighting tools to bring the story to life.
We did a job with a club piano player and singer who I’d worked with in the past. She wanted to put together a promotional video for DVD and the web that she could use to secure engagements at bay area venues. We used a local performance venue with wonderful lighting. I provided multiple audio recorders, and two camera video coverage. Here is a sample of her video.