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Florida Video Production Company Travels Through Time For New TV Ad Campaign

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Recently our Florida video production company had the chance to work with Grand Villa, a resort style senior living community with multiple locations throughout Florida, to film a TV commercial campaign at one of their communities. We went to their St Petersburg, Florida location to learn more about the services they provide to their residents, take a tour of the facilities, and brainstorm ideas for the commercial.

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Director Christian Cashmir and grip Sasha Sebesta film with our Dana Dolly and Sony a7S II.

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Once we had a chance to sit down and speak with the marketing team and get a feel for the community, our production team was excited to draft a script for the project and provide our Tampa video production services. With multiple communities throughout Florida, Grand Villa is one of the more popular retirement communities among seniors, hosting a friendly staff, resort-like amenities, and high quality assisted living services.

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Makeup artist, Nikki, puts final touch-ups on makeup before filming the 60′s flashback dinner scene

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Working together with Grand Villa marketing team’s Ben Rizzo and Clint Dockery, Litewave Media founder Christian Cashmir and writer Mike Garland planned out a fun, emotional story to film. Over the course of a week, the team transformed the idea into a fully developed commercial production- complete with storyboards, costumes, cast, and crew. The concept of the shoot was to journey through the life of a woman at milestones in her life, shown through various decades encompassing the 1950′s, 1960′s, and present day. Our Tampa video production crew was ready to begin filming!

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Steadicam operator Eric Coughlin, director Christian Cashmir, and Grand Villa’s marketing guru Ben Rizzo review footage in between takes.

Stocked, locked, and ready to rock, we drove our St Petersburg grip truck to Grand Villa to begin our first day of filming. Their St. Petersburg location was a great choice for production as it boasts tennis courts, a pool, coffee shop, multiple hair salons, and a grand dining room complete with its own cafe. With multiple areas perfect for cinematic storytelling, our crew began filming with our Tampa video equipment rental package. Using our Canon C300 mkII and Sony A7sII video cameras with Canon cinema lenses, director Christian Cashmir helmed the production, bringing his technical skill and directing expertise to the project. Alongside Steadicam operator Eric Coughlin, our Tampa video production crew flew in our Arri and KinoFlo 4 Bank lighting kits, and also filmed scenes on our Dana Dolly.

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Our Florida video production crew films a scene on Steadicam for the Grand Villa commercial

We recorded a little time lapse of one filming location (shot by grip Sasha Sebesta):

On day two of the shoot, our Tampa video production crew planned to travel in time to the 1950′s. But, since our time machine was out of batteries, we decided on the next best thing: Johnny Rockets, a 50′s-style diner. Our crew loaded up our grip truck and set forth. With a vintage theme, leather seats, and decor reminiscent of the 1950s, Johnny Rockets was the perfect place to film a scene for the Grand Villa TV ad campaign. The quiet restaurant was transformed and set ablaze with colorful costumes, laughing actors, crew members, and of course a classic dish of ice cream. (The crew may have had refills)

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Actors Lexi, Linda, and Chris during the second day of filming at Johnny Rockets, a 50′s-style diner.

Post Production Time

After a lively, creative shoot it was time to head back to our Tampa Bay video studio to begin the editing and post production process. We hired a top notch voice-over actress, who we captured in our sound booth and Tampa recording studio. Our post team even created a visual effect sequence to augment the great work our production crew started.

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The cast and crew at Grand Villa St. Petersburg celebrate completing the first day of filming.

Our Florida video production crew had a great time working with the Grand Villa team on such a fun project. The TV commercial will air regionally in Florida. You can also watch the finished commercial below!

Do you have a Florida tv commercial or Tampa corporate video you would like to produce? Contact us today for a free consultation. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook to watch all of our latest videos and follow our Litewave Media blog to stay up to date on the latest Tampa video production news.

 

Tampa Video Production Company Films With Acting Legend

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Over the last few weeks, our Tampa video production company has been busy shooting new TV shows for Netflix and Discovery Channel as well as TV commercials and Florida corporate videos right here in our own Tampa video production studio. We’ve also had the opportunity to work on an independent feature film with some pretty amazing actors.

Our Florida video production crew recently worked with the one and only Burt Reynolds! We were able to operate a teleprompter for Mr. Reynolds for his entire time on the production. “It was a great opportunity to work with Mr. Reynolds. I used to watch his movies, and now we are filming together”, says Litewave Media crew member Steffen Thiel.

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Our Tampa video production crew member Mike Garland with acting legend Burt Reynolds.

On another recent project, we were happy to welcome the team from the Special Operations Warrior Foundation(SOWF) to our Tampa video studio. SOWF is an excellent group dedicated to supporting the families of wounded and fallen Special Ops Heroes. “The foundation is great! They help these families both financially and spiritually to get them back on their feet. They’re just an incredible team of caring people who know what it’s like to lose a family member like that and want to help in any way they can,” says our own Tampa video crew member and Air Force veteran Mike Garland. Litewave Media founder, Christian Cashmir was on set for the TV commercial as 1st camera assistant as well as Andrew Ortoski who gaffed the shoot. Litewave Media’s own Johanne Castagan, Rich Brito, and Steffen Thiel also worked on the shoot. Look out for it on ESPN where it will air nationwide!

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5 Hour Energy’s TV commercial production filming at Litewave Media’s Tampa video production studio.

Check out the commercial below:

Our Tampa video production team also had the great opportunity to work on a new Netflix series called “Captive” which will be airing this summer. Director of photography Christian Cashmir operated our MoVi M5 camera gimbal for the show with our Sony A7s II on-board shooting in 4k!

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On the new Netflix show “Captive,” Litewave Media’s Christian Cashmir operates our MoVi M5 camera gimbal with Sony A7s II

Our next shoot brought us down to beautiful Anna Maria Island. Litewave Media’s Tampa video equipment rental and Tampa grip truck packages were on hand for this national TV show for Discovery Channel. Christian Cashmir served as director of photography on the show “Stranger Than Florida”, while Sasha Sebesta and Steffen Thiel worked as grips. The Litewave Media camera crew provided lighting, video, and audio gear for the high-end broadcast production of this national TV show.

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Our Tampa video production company shooting an interview for the Discovery Channel show “Stranger Than Florida”.

Quite a few of the projects we film go to LA, New York, or elsewhere for editing and finishing, but many stay right here in St. Petersburg, Florida to work at our full service post-production facility, Litewave Studios. Our Tampa post-production suites feature state-of-the-art equipment, voice over booth, and modern editing programs to service large scale productions.

It’s been a busy few weeks at our Tampa video production company, but that’s just the way we like it!

Do you have a Tampa independent film or Florida corporate video that you would like produced? Contact us today to discuss your project. Be sure to like us on Facebook to check out our previous work. Keep up with the Litewave Media Blog to stay up to date on Tampa video production news!

Litewave Media Releases New Video Demo Reel!

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Over the last few years, our Tampa video company has had the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects both at our studio and throughout the state of Florida. This week, our Tampa video production company has updated our demo reel with several new projects we have worked on. Check it out below, and let us know what you think!

It’s been an exciting run for Litewave Media. We’ve produced a variety of TV commercialsmusic videosindependent films, corporate videos and training videos. Many clients have visited our Tampa video production studio throughout the years including The Band Perry, Mat KearneyIsis Sonatra, Hulk Hogan, and Health-e-Systems.

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Litewave Media’s video production crew on set of the award-winning film series: The Skyship Chronicles

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The Litewave Media team celebrates the wrap of Isis Sonatra’s Tampa music video

Our Florida video production team has built custom sets at our Tampa video studio to film fun projects like the first episode of our web series The Skyship Chronicles, a live performance from Multi-Grammy-Award winner Chick Corea, and a TV Commercial for Heineken.     

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Litewave Media films legendary jazz musician Chick Corea on a custom built set at our Tampa video studio

We’ve also had the opportunity to travel and film thrilling performances and interviews with renowned bands like Foreigner and The Moody Blues, with legendary comedian Elayne Boosler, Boxing champion Keith Thurman and with Guinness World Record holder, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda.

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Our Tampa camera crew captures a live performance from Foreigner

Aside from filming, Litewave Media also writes, casts talent, and coordinates crews and locations for films and commercial marketing videos. Our Tampa post-production company specializes in traditional editing with 3 Tampa editing suites as well as visual effects and 3D animation. Our new demo reel incorporates a number of these projects as well.

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Our post-production team edits the short film “The Pirate Gypsies” at one of our editing suites

Our Florida video production company has had a blast filming these video projects over the years, and we cannot wait to see what the future of video production holds for us!

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The Litewave Media cast and crew wraps filming of “The Pirate Gyspies”

Do you have a Tampa video production or Tampa marketing video you would like to film? Please contact us for a free consultation. You can like Litewave Media on Facebook to check out our latest video projects. Be sure to keep up with the blog for more Tampa video production news!

Litewave Media Photographs Parkour Pro: Shinobi Poli

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Litewave Media had a blast shooting this past week on a really unique photo assignment. As a Tampa video production company our focus is video, but every once in a while we strap on our Canon 5D mark III, sombrero and red cape, and become a Tampa photography studio. So this past Thursday, our Tampa photographers went on-site to Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark to do a photography session with 4 time American Ninja Warrior contestant, Shinobi Poli. American Parkour will be running a story about him and his training academy, Shinobi School, next month. Shinobi owns and operates this Parkour school, one of the top schools in the country, right out of Tampa. He came to Litewave Media in need of professional pictures of his parkour moves in action, and of course… we said yes!

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Litewave Media captures Shinobi Poli catching some air time

Shinobi is also Litewave Media’s go-to stunt guy for our Tampa video productions. He has choreographed several of our projects including, a fight scene for our Heineken TV commercial, a bar fight in a corporate video for Health-e-Systems, and stunt choreography for our very first feature length film Jules Dongu Saves The World.

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Shinobi showing off his Parkour moves at the Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark

Over the course of the afternoon, Shinobi performed almost 100 flips and stunts at the skate park to capture the Parkour photos. Our Florida photography studio had a great time shooting with Shinobi, and we can’t wait for our next project with him.

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He makes this stuff look easy!

Do you need a Tampa photography studio, Tampa professional photographer, or Tampa video company for your next photo or video project? Please contact us for a free consultation. You can like Litewave Media on Facebook to check out our latest video projects. Be sure to keep up with the blog for more Tampa video production news!

Litewave Media Films Corporate Training Video for Microsoft

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

It’s been an exciting year for Litewave Media. We’ve produced a number of music videos, TV commercials, an independent film, and recently our Tampa video production company had the opportunity to film a series of corporate videos with one of the largest tech companies in the world, Microsoft. We were honored when our long-time client RBD entrusted us with filming and editing the video portion of their online training materials. The Litewave Media team filmed a series of over 30 training videos for the multinational company.

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The Litewave Media video crew films in the Microsoft store for their corporate video production

Our video production crew loaded up our Tampa grip truck and traveled to the Microsoft store located in Orlando to film the training videos. To have full access to the store, our production team filmed the videos at night when the Microsoft store was closed to customers.

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The Litewave Media crew on location at the Microsoft Store

Our director of photography, John Jones, and grips, Harold “Pinky” Hood and Sasha Sebesta, set up lighting for the shoot. Kenny Strawn operated the second camera while Jeff  Zampino worked as script supervisor and Tom Hurxthal captured sound.  

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2nd camera operator, Kenny, films the training video

Our Tampa video post-production company edited the project at our video studio. Litewave Media was proud to work together with Microsoft and RBD, and looks forward to working with them again soon.

Do you have a Tampa training video or Tampa corporate video production you would like to produce? Please contact us for a free consultation. We invite you to like Litewave Media on Facebook to keep up with our latests projects and more Tampa video production news!

Our Tampa Video Production Company Films Corporate Video for Health-e-Systems

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Litewave Media was honored to film again with our long time clients and friends at Health-e-Systems. Our Tampa video production company has filmed several projects for Health-e-Systems over the last few years and their latest project was a blast to produce. We filmed the risk scenario corporate video in two days and in 5 different locations all around Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. The video just premiered last week at a medical convention in Las Vegas.

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Our film crew arrived early to the first location with our Tampa grip truck. We set up the lighting and filmed a variety of scenes, including a wrestling scene and a hunting scene. One of the most challenging scenes was a bar fight sequence.

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Christian films the wrestling scene

We hired 4 time American Ninja Warrior contestant, Christopher “Shinobi” Poli, to choreograph the bar scene. In order to create a realistic fight, our Tampa production company brought breakaway beer bottles. It took a few takes to get the timing right, but with Christopher’s choreography and the actors’ dedication, the scene went smoothly.

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Actor George Vricos rehearses the bottle smash sequence

After the two days of shooting, the Litewave Media team went back to the studio to record the additional dialogue from the script in our Tampa Recording Studio.

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Lead actor, George Vricos, recording audio in our Tampa sound booth

Our Tampa photography studio was also used to create a doctor’s office scene. Director/ Director of Photography Christian Cashmir says, “this project was unique as our team incorporated video, photography and voice-over to create the finished project.”

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Litewave Media founder Christian Cashmir capturing photos for the project at our Tampa video production studio

Health-e-Systems marketing director, Jill Knight, along with our Tampa post production company  spent a number of long days editing the video. Sound design, color correction and editing were all finished at Litewave Media’s HD/4K editing suite.

Our Tampa post-production team editing risk scenario video for Health-e-Systems

Our Tampa post-production team edits the Health-e-Systems corporate video

Check out the Health-e-Systems Risk Construction video below!

Litewave Media enjoyed bringing Health-e-Systems vision to life on the big screen. With 2 Bon Jovi songs, a choreographed bar fight, and a hand full of stunts, what more could you ask for!?

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Litewave Media crew member Jordan Conoly slates the first scene

If you are looking for a corporate video production in Tampa, contact us for a free consultation. Please like Litewave Media on Facebook and be sure to keep up with our blog for more Tampa video production news!


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