The 2014 Landis Cup Million Dollar Charity Shootout

This is the second annual Landis Cup Million Dollar Charity Shootout, held on Veteran’s Day, and I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to film this event both times. The first Landis Cup was held in 2013 and the 2014 event was bigger and better. Every year The Landis Family Charity Foundation challenges golfers in the Lehigh Valley to play golf for health and wellness as well as charity organizations.

Even though (spoiler alert) nobody got a hole in one to win the million dollars, it’s great to be a part of an event that benefits so many charities and honors the Veterans that have served our country. And, as a workplace for a day, a golf course is pretty sweet! Please to enjoy the 2014 Landis Cup. You can see the 2013 event HERE.

Enabling Peace On Earth LIVE! 2014 – The Sandbox Rock and Roll Orchestra – Full Concert

I’m proud and excited to share my first full-length concert video and would like to thank Jim Lopardo for inviting me to film this awesome Christmas extravaganza this time around! For the past few years, Jim, of Sandbox Music Productions, has assembled some of the area’s most talented artists from local bands to put on this spectacular holiday show. This time, on December 23rd 2014, the venue was the historic Bristol Riverside Theatre, and what a night it was!

The sell-out crowd files in to see The Sandbox Rock and Roll Orchestra's annual Christmas concert.

The sell-out crowd files in to see The Sandbox Rock and Roll Orchestra’s annual Christmas concert.

I truly loved filming and editing this concert and I hope it entertains you as much and that some of you make watching this concert a yearly tradition. Enjoy the show 🙂

Giana Lynn Performs Her Original Song – Lipstick at Mikestock 2014

Last September was the annual Mickstock, a backyard music festival held in Bensalem, which was opened by the lovely Giana Lynn. When I film music I often have to look up a song that I’m not too familiar with in order to find the song name and artist so can label it correctly.

I was so sure that I had heard this song before but, to my surprise, I found out that it was a Giana Lynn original. There’s something so familiar and catchy about this song and, needless to say, I was very impressed with her singer/songwriter stylings.

Warning: This song may get instantly stuck in your head!

If you’d like to support some local music, go a head and check out here Facebook PageSoundcloud, and the Giana Lynn Store

 

Jim Vanore: Behind the Bookseller – The Original Dan Kelly Film

I started working at Barnes & Noble in Fairless Hills, PA in 1996. Five years later our beloved store manager, Jim Vanore, announced that he would be leaving the store to start his own painting business. Many of the employees wanted to do something special as a sendoff for Jim. My contribution was this video, with the help of said employees.

This happened at a perfect time. It was 2001 and I had recently purchased a Macbook with a whopping 20GB hard drive and I was anxious to try iMovie. I also had a fancy 3 megapixel Canon Powershot that took video. What a crazy future it was!

Though, editing this video on my MacBook’s internal hard drive may have ultimately destroyed that laptop (lesson learned), this piece of art was well worth it. Only a handful of employees got to view the video initially as the iMovie file eventually deteriorated and became unplayable. But, alas, the original footage was discovered years later and reassembled.

This VH1: Behind the Music style mocumentary is, quite possibly, my favorite Dan Kelly film.

St. Michael’s Fair 2014 – View from the Ferris Wheel

As per yearly tradition, my Mom and I took a ride on the Ferris wheel at St. Michael’s fair last night. Only, this year, my trusty GoPro came with us.

Many of us Levittowners are very nostalgic for St. Mike’s fair. For that reason I tried to make the video look like a moving Instagram picture. To do that I applied a 70s filter to the clips and used classic digital fonts for the text.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep the GoPro steady while it’s on an extender. I applied a stabilizer in Final Cut Pro X, but it just made the footage look unnatural. So, I decided to go with the shaky, more natural look to go with the nostalgic theme.

Hope you enjoy it!