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Florida Video Production Company Serves Up Grouper Week TV Ad

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Every year in July, St. Petersburg celebrates Grouper Week, a delicious celebration of the native grouper fish. This year, the festivities kick off on July 22nd in St. Petersburg/Clearwater, the grouper capital of the world. Our Florida video production company along with St. Pete Film Commissioner Tony Armer teamed up to produce a La La Land-inspired dance commercial promoting the festival and the fish!

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Our Tampa Steadicam crew films the dancers mid-take.

The 30-second TV ad was filmed on location at a local beach house in Gulfport, overlooking the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast. Choreographer Johanne Castagan created a dance in the style of the La La Land pool scene from last year’s Oscar-winning film. Twenty dancers including three stunt people performed the choreography.

Florida production company creates a choreography for the actors.

The dancers hit their marks in the choreography finale.

The ad was filmed in a one-take shot with no editing; and so, the team had to get everything just right – needless to say the rehearsals paid off!

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Filming the one-take on Steadicam for the Grouper Week TV commercial.

Armer directed the commercial with Litewave Media’s Christian Cashmir acting as cinematographer. Our St. Petersburg video production crew also included Eric Coughlin who operated Steadicam and Andrew Ortoski as gaffer, whose team rigged up the surrounding trees with string lights to accentuate the depth of the scene.

St. Petersburg video company films one-take St. Petersburg commercial.

A Florida sunset serves as a beautiful backdrop for the video.

The Litewave Media Tampa grip truck rental was on hand to supply the ARRI Skypanel s60 as our key light and a variety of additional fixtures and grip equipment to set the scene. The lighting team actually rigged the Skypanel on the roof of the house for the perfect angle!

Florida production company created commercial on Steadicam.

Our Tampa production company films the actors on Steadicam.

The song, “Another Day of Sun,” from La La Land was re-recorded with new grouper-infused lyrics written by Armer and performed by Alex Harris, a local Tampa Bay musician.

Florida video company is skilled in filming complex scenes.

Actor Jason Henne gets up close and personal with a grouper sandwich!

Check your local television station for the Grouper Week TV spot which began airing July 13… or catch a sneak peak below!

On filming the project, Cashmir said, “Nothing beats filming on St. Pete’s beautiful coastline. Great crew, gorgeous sunsets… what more could you ask for?!”

Florida video company has a highly talented crew.

The dancers and crew after wrapping filming on the commercial.

Check out grouperweek.com for more info and the events that are planned for the festivities.

Are you looking to create a Tampa TV Commercial production or Tampa video production? Contact us today to see how our team can help to build your business. Find us on Facebook and make sure to subscribe to the Litewave Media blog to stay up to date on all of our St. Petersburg video production company 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!

Tampa Video Production Company Releases Halloween Zombie Music Video!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

“You want some blood?” Zombies and gypsies reigned supreme this Halloween at our Tampa video production company. Earlier in 2015, Litewave Media partnered with director Iris Saunders to produce the short film “The Pirate Gypsies.” Litewave Media’s founder, Christian Cashmir and Iris Saunders co-wrote and produced an original song called Walk Like a Gypsy for the movie. And so, this Halloween, our Tampa video crew got together to film a 60′s throwback, zombie inspired music video for their original song, Walk Like a Gypsy.

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Our zombie gypsies are ready to start shooting (or eat our crew)

We filmed the music video over the course of three nights, one night at our Tampa video production studio and two nights at a forest near the studio in St. Petersburg, Florida. Before the first shoot day, choreographer, Johanne Castagan, rehearsed with the dancers at our Tampa video studio. Costume designer, Bridget Bartley Desjarlais, met with the team and designed costumes for the music video.

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The dancers practice their choreography one last time before filming

On our first day of shooting, with a little inspiration from Michael Jackson’s, “Thriller”, we filmed a gypsy zombie dance sequence in a forest near our studio. With 12 performers dancing, fog machines blowing, and three cameras filming simultaneously, the scene came together quite nicely.

Our special fx makeup artist, Ginny Dworchak, and hair stylist, Jane Figuera, transformed the dancers into flesh-eating zombies! The lighting team including, Rich Brito, Andrew Ortoski, Harold “Pinky” Hood and Chris Plourde lit the forest with some HMI’s and Jokers from our Tampa video lighting equipment and Tampa grip truck rental package. Our Director of Photography, Kenny Strawn, filmed with our Canon C100 mounted on our EZ FX jib. We also filmed with our Sony FS100, Sony A7s and a Canon C100 Mark II on a Steadicam to get a variety of angles of the performance.

Our Tampa video production company films Music video for original sound

1st unit DP, Kenny Strawn, gaffer, Andrew Ortoski, and PA, Chris Plourde, mount the camera on the EZ-FX jib

For the second shoot day, our set designer, Don Knight, transformed our Florida video production studio into a 1960s performance stage, inspired by The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan Show performances. Our very own Christian Cashmir was the male vocalist and guitarist while Ann P aka Ann Poonkasem was the female lead vocalist. Alissa Schneider and Jenique Hendrix played as backup singers, Ricky Fernandez kept the beat as drummer and Grant Johnson layed the beefy licks as bass player. Bridget and Jenique Hendrix outfit the band members with 60s period clothing while Jane Figuera and Ann P styled hair and makeup.

Our studio was lit by the 2nd day’s DP and gaffer, Andrew Ortoski, with our key grip, Sasha Sebesta. Andrew filmed with our Canon C100, Canon & Zeiss Cinema Lenses, and skateboard Dolly from our Tampa camera equipment rental. Our SteadiCam operator, Eric Coughlin, shot with a Canon C100 Mark II and Canon L Lenses.

Our Tampa video production company films Music video for original sound

The Jypsies are ready to debut their new single Walk Like a Jypsy!

For our last shooting day, Litewave Media’s Tampa video production crew travelled back to the forrest. John Jones lit the location with the help of Chris Plourde and Maxime Puister. The team used a Joker 800 and LED lights to create the look of moonlight in the woods. In this scene, the fog machines rolled again while Ann P’s Mother Zombie Jypsy lured Christian Cashmir and Alissa Schneider into the darkness. John was the director of photography for the scene, and he filmed with the Sony A7s which was great for the low light look of the scene.

Our Tampa video production company films Music video for original sound

The crew films on a skateboard dolly in our Tampa video studio for Walk Like A Jypsy

Editing and color correction were all finished by our Tampa post production company at our HD/4K editing suite. Check out the “Walk Like A Jypsy” music video BELOW!

 

Our Florida video production company wants to thank everybody that worked on this shoot and helped us bring our vision to life. It was one of the most enjoyable and creative shoots we’ve been a part of!

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Our cast and crew celebrate the wrap!

Do you have a Tampa music video or Tampa short film you would like to produce? 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 TV Commercials for Tampa Comic-Con

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Star Wars legend Carrie Fischer?!

Bad-to-the-bone Terminator actress Linda Hamilton, aka Sarah Conner?!

And guess who’s Back…to the Future…. star Lea Thompson?!

They’ll all be visiting this year’s pop cultural phenomenon, Tampa Bay Comic Con. This fan favorite event has been getting bigger and better every year! This year’s convention will be held from July 31st till August 2nd at The Tampa Convention Center, and it’s poised to be the biggest one yet! The convention will be bringing famed movie and TV actors as well as comic book authors and artists, and cosplay enthusiasts. Our Tampa video production company had the exciting opportunity to film TV and radio commercials for Tampa Bay Comic-Con 2015 to promote this year’s convention.

Our Tampa video company worked with Comic-Con at last year’s convention, filming a promo video for Tampa Bay Comic-Con 2014, and we were thrilled to get to work with them again this year for their TV commercials.

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Litewave Media crew with the Tampa Bay Comic Con team at our Tampa video studio

Tampa Bay Comic-Con hired our production company and rented our Tampa video studio to film a 30 second TV ad that began airing Monday July 27th. The commercials were filmed on our White Cyc studio wall. Our Tampa video crew lit the studio with 2 Kino Flo Diva-Lites, 1 LED light and an array of our state-of-the-art Altman LED Spectra Cyc lights from our Tampa lighting equipment rental. Our director of photography, Christian Cashmir, filmed the commercials with our Canon C100 with cinema lenses from our Tampa camera equipment rental. Ana Christina Sanchez was the Production Coorinator during the shoot and Litewave Media’s intern Taylor Blake took behind-the-scenes pictures with our Canon 5D mark III.

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Actress, Victoria, dressed as Katniss from the Hunger Games for Tampa Bay Comic-Con’s 2015 TV commercial

Tampa Bay Comic-Con had a number of costumes for the talent to dress up in for the commercials. Our Florida video company along with the make-up artist on set, did our best to emulate legendary characters from movies and TV series such as Princess Leia, Daenerys Targaryen and Katniss Everdeen.

Litewave Media films commercials for Tampa Bay Comic Con

The make-up artist transforming actress Victoria into Princess Leia

Tampa Bay Comic also came into our Tampa recording studio to record the radio commercial for the Con as well. Our Tampa post production company edited and color corrected the commercials at our Tampa editing suites. Some visual FX were also added to enhance the TV advertising including a Star Wars blaster effect.

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Christian Cashmir films the Princess Leia TV spot for Tampa Bay Comic Con

Check out the TV spot below!

The commercials will be featured on the following networks ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX at the end of July 2015.

Litewave Media films commercials for Tampa Bay Comic Con

The cast and crew celebrates wrapping the Tampa TV commercial

Do you have a Tampa TV or radio commercial you would like to produce or a video production Tampa? 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 our blog for more Tampa video production news!

Litewave Media Films Boxing with ESPN

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Our Tampa video production company has had the incredible opportunity to film inspiring athletes and exciting sport games and matches over the last few years, including US Open Winner Graeme McDowell, boxing world champion Keith Thurman and Guiness World Record tight-rope walker Nik Wallenda. Our Florida video company got the chance to work with Keith Thurman, a St. Petersburg FL native, again when ESPN hired our video company to film their press conference and fight that will kick-off the live coverage of their Premiere Boxing Champion program.

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Keith Thurman entering the ring at USF Sundome

Our Tampa video crew took our Tampa grip truck to the USF Sundome to film for the fight. Our Director of Photography, Christian Cashmir, filmed the press conference with our Panasonic HPX-170 from our Tampa camera equipment rental. The camera recorded a direct feed that transmitted all the footage to ESPN’s channel live! Mike Stahr captured the sound at the press conference.

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Our Tampa video crew gets ready to film Thurman and Collazo’s press conference at the Sundome

The press conference highlighted Keith Thurman (26-0) and Luis Collazo (36-7) as they talked about their lives, their boxing experiences and how they trained and prepared for this, their latest fight for the World Welterweight Championship. The fight was broadcasted as the main event in ESPN’s Premiere Boxing Champion. The press conference also featured boxers Tony Harrison and Willie Nelson who were fighting before the Thurman and Collazo fight.

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Thurman and Collazo fight for the World Championship Title

Our Tampa video agency had a blast filming this exciting live event and working with ESPN. We look forward to working with them in the future. Congratulations to St. Pete’s own Keith Thurman for winning the match and keeping his undefeated title!

Do you have a Tampa live video production or Tampa video interview 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!

The Skyship Chronicles Wins Awards at 4 Film Festivals

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

And the winner for Best Short Film is…

The Skyship Chronicles (Part One)!

If you haven’t seen the movie check out the trailer below!

Two years ago our Tampa video production company started production on the steampunk action-adventure short film The Skyship Chronicles. The film is set in Ireland, 1895 and follows the story of Molly Madigan in her quest to recover her grandfather’s stolen invention, the Potestatum, an all-powerful energy source. Our Tampa video crew filmed the movie in and around the Tampa Bay Area, as well as at our Tampa video production studio. After months of editing and work on visual effects, created by our Tampa post-production company, The Skyship Chronicles (Part One) was finally ready for the festival circuit.

The Skyship Chronicles crew and cast at premiere of the Film festivals

The Skyship Chronicles cast and crew on the red carpet at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival

The Skyship Chronicles (Part One) premiered at the Gasparilla Film Festival in Tampa, FL where it won “Audience Choice Best Short Film” and has been screened in several other Film Festivals around the country, including the Sunscreen Festival in St Petersburg, the Artemis Film Festival in Los Angeles, Geekfest in New Jersey, and many more. The steampunk short film is scheduled to screen in more upcoming festivals throughout the year.

The Skyship Chronicles crew and cast at premiere of the Film festivals

Jeff Zampino(producer), Christian Cashmir (director), and Ed Olsen (actor/Gustav) at the Gasparilla International Film Festival

The Skyship Chronicles (Part One) has been honored with different awards from a variety of festivals. Check out a list of awards The Skyship Chronicles (Part One) has received from the festival circuit:

Gasparilla Film Festival

  • Audience Choice Best Short Film

Innovative Film Festival

  • Best Web Series – Grand Jury
  • Best Cinematography (Short Film)

Sunscreen Film Festival

  • Best Web Series – Grand Jury

Tampa Bay Underground Film festival

  • Audience Choice Best Short Film
The Skyship Chronicles crew and cast at premiere of the Film festivals

Christian (director) and Jeff (producer) celebrate in the studio after winning Audience Choice Best Short Film from the Gasparilla Film Festival

The Skyship Chronicles (Part One) has also been selected to screen in several conventions. It is currently screening at the GeekFest convention. This convention travels around the country screening genre movies in a number of different states. The film recently screened in Atlantic City, NJ and it is scheduled to screen 15 more times around the country with GeekFest. It was also screened at one of the largest conventions in the country, MegaCon in Orlando. After the screening, the convention held a panel for the movie where fans interacted with our team including: director, Christian Schwier, costume designer, Bridget Bartley Desjarlais and actor, Josh Todd.

The Skyship Chronicles crew and cast at premiere of the Film festivals

Litewave Media cast and crew at The Skyship Chronicles MegaCon Panel

Besides being part of the festival circuit, a number of steampunk magazines such as Clockwork Magazine have written articles about The Skyship Chronicles (Part One). Our Florida video production company is extremely proud of our video production crew and cast and our achievements with The Skyship Chronicles (Part One). We have plans for the next episodes and can’t wait to continue telling the story of this swashbuckling web-series.

The Skyship Chronicles crew and cast at premiere of the Film festivals

The Skyship Chronicles cast and crew on the red carpet at the Sunscreen Film Festival

Do you have a Tampa short film or feature you would like to produce? 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 our blog for more Tampa video production news!

Litewave Media Films TV Commercial For Sarasota Boating Company

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Open water. Sunsets on the Gulf. Wind blowing in our hair….Our latest shoot might sound more like a vacation! But our team worked hard to get some amazing shots for boating company, Beavertail Skiffs! The Litewave Media production team spent two days filming on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico capturing cinematic footage of the boats as well as interviews that will be used for both a TV commercial and web video. Beavertail Skiffs are manufactured with advanced technology making their boats top notch in performance, quality and durability – and the video will show how they use this tech to make the best boats. Beavertail Skiffs was looking to film a TV commercial to promote their product and hired our Tampa video production company to take on the challenge.

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Our Tampa camera operator, John Jones, films onboard a Beavertail Skiff boat

Our Tampa video crew member, John Jones, was the cinematographer for the shoot. He filmed on the Sony FS100 video camera which enabled him to capture sweeping slow motion shots of the boats. The first day, our Tampa video production team started at the warehouse to film some interviews with Beavertail Skiffs’ owners William and Elizabeth Leslie. We brought our Litepanel LED lights and Kino Flo Divas from our Tampa grip truck to light up the interviews. “We love using the LEDs to film interviews,” says John. “They are easy to transport and quick to setup on smaller shoots. It makes us really efficient.”

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Our Tampa video crew films with the Skiffs out on the water

The second day, Beavertail Skiffs brought 5 boats into the open water. John captured cinematic shots filming from a variety of angles. Some of the shots included filming the owners and employees using different fishing techniques, including flight fishing, and the boats traveling through the sea in slow-motion. At the end of the day, the team captured a perfect sunset with the boats riding off into the sunset.

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John films the Beavertail Skiffs riding into the sunset

Florida is a wonderful location for boating and outdoor filming, and we love getting out of the office to enjoy a little fresh air! Our Tampa production company had a great time filming with Beavertail Skiffs and looks forward to our next adventure!

Do you have a Tampa video commercial 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 Films with Iconic Rock Band: Foreigner!

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

I’ve been waiting for a girl… or “opportunity” like this… to come into my life. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! The new year just started, but Litewave Media has been busy with some incredible new Tampa video productions this year. Our latest video shoot was no exception, when we got the opportunity to film with the classic rock band Foreigner.

We were honored when the L.A. based Incite Media hired our Tampa video production company to film a live performance by the band Foreigner for ProFlower’s new Valentine’s Day promotion. Foreigner is one of the world’s best selling bands of all time, having sold more than 80 million records around the globe! They are the king of love songs which made them a perfect partner for ProFlower’s new bouquet. The promotion is called the Hot Blooded Bouquet inspired by the band’s hit song, “Hot Blooded”.

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Litewave Media’s Tampa camera crew captures the live performance from Foreigner

The performance took place at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. Tickets for the show were sold out. People from all over the country traveled to Sarasota to see the famous band perform their greatest hits, such as Hot Blooded, Juke Box Hero, Waiting for a Girl like You, Feels Like the First Time and I Want to Know What Love Is. As part of the ProFlower’s promotion, everyone in the entire audience received a rose when they came into the venue. When Foreigner sang their last song, Hot Blooded, two cannons on either side of the stage launched rose pedals into the audience for an ultimate climax to the show.

Litewave Media films a live performance of Foreigner for ProFlower TV Commercial

Lead singer Kelly Hansen passionately performs the band’s classic songs

Before the incredible performance by the band, our video production team had the unique opportunity to meet the lead singer Kelly Hansen and original songwriter/lead guitarist Mick Jones for a private interview. Our film crew brought our Tampa grip truck to set up the lighting which included Kino Flos Diva lights, LED lights and a variety of Tampa video equipment to get the perfect interview look.

Litewave Media films a live performance of Foreigner for ProFlower TV Commercial

Lead singer Kelly Hansen and lead guitarist Mick Jones prepare for the pre-show interview

Christian Cashmir was director of photography and operated a Canon C100 camera, Bryan Coward filmed with a second Canon C100 while Harold “Pinky” Hood served as grip and also did a bit of camera work on a Canon 5D mark III during the concert. Eric Wolfson from Incite Media produced the video production.

Litewave Media films a live performance of Foreigner for ProFlower TV Commercial

Foreigner’s founder and lead song writer Mick Jones (left) jams with the band.

ProFlowers released the promotional video on their official website this week, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Do you want to know what love is? Check out the video below!

Our Tampa video crew was honored to meet the legendary band and extremely grateful for the opportunity to hang out with its members backstage. Our Litewave Media founder, Christian, has always been a huge Foreigner fan and owns their entire music collection on vinyl. He was lucky to get one of his Foreigner records, Headgames, signed by Mick Jones, lead guitar/songwriter.

Litewave Media films a live performance of Foreigner for ProFlower TV Commercial

Christian’s signed Foreigner record with his VIP pass from the show

Do you have a Tampa live concert performance or Tampa music video production 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 Films Legendary Comedian Elayne Boosler

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Litewave Media loves comedy. We’ve always tried to incorporate humor into our work since we started over 10 years ago; and so, it was an absolute joy to work with one of comedy’s greats last month, Elayne Boosler.

Elayne is a legendary female comedian who has been in the business for almost 40 years. In 1986, she changed the comedy industry when she became the first female comedian to get her own one-hour comedy special on cable. She has written and hosted several awards shows including the Daytime Emmys and the Cable ACE awards. She has also been a guest for a variety of Late Night shows. Our Tampa video production company was extremely excited when the manager of comedian Elayne Boosler hired Litewave Media to film Elayne’s new stand-up comedy act.

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Litewave Media crew Kenny, Brandon, Christian, John, Malachi and Mike with legendary comedian Elayne Boosler

The live event took place at the historic theater inside Delray Beach’s Center for the Arts. The event was sold out, and people from around the country came to see Elayne perform. Our Tampa video production crew scouted the location a week earlier to map out camera positions and assess the lighting setup. On Jan 27th, our team arrived early to Delray Beach, Florida in the morning to set up the equipment for the live show. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet Elayne before her performance and review the plan of action. And once she went on, the crowd did not stop laughing for the next hour as she delivered a flawless performance!

Litewave Media films Elayne's live performance

Litewave Media films Elayne performing her live stand-up comedy act

The live comedy performance was filmed with 5 broadcast HD cameras from our array Tampa video equipment. Christian Cashmir was the director of photography and operated a Panasonic HPX-170 video camera that was mounted on Litewave Media’s EZ-FX camera jib. Kenny Strawn worked the Panasonic HPX-500 camera to get all the close up shots of Elayne. John Jones went hand-held and filmed a variety of creative angles from the performance. Brandon Hyde shot with an HVX-200 camera to cover the wide shots of the comedy act and Malachi Cull also operated another HVX-200 camera from the balcony. Harold “Pinky” Hood acted as grip and assistant for the shoot. Mike Barnitt captured sound on 6 discreet channels for optimum surround sound mixing. The footage was sent off to David Avallone, Elayne’s longtime editor and producer, to edit the special together in Los Angeles, CA.

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Elayne Boosler and Litewave Media founder Christian Schwier

The stand-up comedy show will be edited into a DVD, and she hopes to air it on premium cable and on-demand in the near future. Litewave Media was extremely honored to film with Elayne and we wish her all the best for the rest of her tour. Our crew had a blast traveling to Delray Beach, Florida, and we hope Elayne comes back to Florida soon to perform again (maybe even to Tampa?!)

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Elayne entertains her audience while the Litewave Media crew captures the performance

Do you have a live Tampa video event or concert you would like to film or need help producing? 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!

 

Livewave Media Films Tampa Bay Comic-Con 2014

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Our Tampa Video Production Company had the great opportunity to films this year’s Tampa Bay Comic-Con. The 2014 Comic-Con was held at The Tampa Convention Center from August 2nd – 4th. Comic-Con is an event that celebrates comic books, movies, anime, TV shows, and video games. People have the chance to dress up as their favorite characters, attend celebrity panels, meet artists and shop from vendors who offer a variety of collectibles and memorabilia.

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Tampa Bay Comic-Con Costume Contest Winners

Fans were able to take pictures with the Batmobile, Scooby Doo’s Van and the TARDIS from Doctor Who. Our Litewave Media video production team filmed all the action and photographed characters, costumes and more.

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One of the photo ops with the Batmobile at the Tampa Bay Comic-Con 2014

Cosplay enthusiasts surrounded the convention. At the end of the day there was a costume contest where people got the opportunity to show their personal creations to an audience and a panel of judges. Our Tampa video company filmed the contest, which had range of costumes: from TV shows like Game of Thrones and Doctor Who, to comic book characters like X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy, and even hit movies like Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. The contest had incredible costumes and it was a hard choice for the judges to pick the winners, but the cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy won the grand prize.

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Costume Contest 2nd Place Winner: Warhammer 40K Space Marine

The convention always brings celebrity guests from popular TV shows and movies. This year, Comic-Con brought two fan-favorites from popular fantasy show Game of Thrones, Richard Madden and Pedro Pascal. Other guests included Caity Lotz who plays the Black Canary on Arrow, Brighton Sharbino and Kyla Kenedy from the popular zombie show The Walking Dead. John Rhys-Davies from the blockbuster movies The Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones, and Evan Peters from X-Men Days of Future Past also attended.

Richard Madden and Pedro Pascal on the Game of Thrones Panel

Pedro Pascal (Prince Oberyn) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark) on the Game of Thrones Panel

These actors had their own panels where they took questions from the audience. Our Tampa Video Production Crew was excited to film these panels and hear their behind-the-scenes stories from set.

Tampa production company films Comic-Con

Tampa Bay Comic-Con fan showing off her League of Legends costume at one of the panels

Celebrity host and Nickelodeon alum Marc Summers made his first Comic-Con appearance ever. He had the opportunity to reprise his popular Nickelodeon game show, Double Dare, with a Comic-Con exclusive called Nerdy Family Double Dare. Families competed to win amazing prizes including visiting a live taping of the popular sit-com The Big Bang Theory and a 4-night cruise vacation. Our corporate video production company enjoyed filming the competition and had fun hanging out with Marc Summers.

Litewave Media team is Marc Summers

Our Tampa Video Production Team with Marc Summers

After shooting was completed, our Tampa post production company edited the promo video for the Tampa Bay Comic-Con, as well as all of the celebrity panels, and Nerdy Family Double Dare with Marc Summers. The videos will be live on Tampa Bay Comic-con YouTube page, but you can look at the promo video now below.

Comic-Con is a place where people can let out their inner geek and be themselves. It’s an event where fandoms can gather and people have the opportunity to meet actors who bring their favorite characters to life. Our Litewave Media Video Production Team was honored to attend. We had an incredible time at Tampa Bay Comic-Con 2014!

Our Tampa production crew films guests in costumes at Comic-Con

A young Super Fan at Tampa Bay Comic-Con 2014

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