Posted on November 18, 2011
As our business grows, one of my goals is to “pay it forward”. I always try and surround myself with the best in the industry, so I am always challenged to improve our product and to learn new things at the same time. This past month I had the opportunity to give back a little of what we’ve learned, as I was highlighted as the Spotlight Videographer at the National Professional Videographers Association of New England (NPVA) October meeting in Dedham, Massachusetts. Some of our recent wedding highlights, trailers and feature films were shown along with an introductory video of the company. We were able to share some information about our transition to DSLR cameras and what things to consider when making the move. It was fun to share our growth from shooting mostly Western Mass. weddings to now creating films in Boston, Cape Cod, Maine, Newport, Hartford and the Connecticut Coastline. I have attached an introductory video below which served as a mini-bio for the attendees that night. It’s just a basic interview, but it gives a little of the background of our company and where it all started.
Posted on November 14, 2011
Our biggest passion at JPod Productions is creating feature films and I am very excited to release this extended clip from Jenny Chung and Pasquale Capaccio’s Wedding. Jenny and Patsy had a perfect May afternoon for a wedding, with a romantic catholic ceremony at Mount Carmel Church in Springfield and a blue sky photo session and reception at the Log Cabin.
The wedding day had some great personality, as the prep was shot in Jenny and Patsy’s brand new home. There was also a tea ceremony in between the catholic ceremony and reception which brought Jenny’s heritage into the wedding day, and the ‘pretty in pink’ room made the Log Cabin look fabulous. The following clip includes the second half of the bridal prep leading into the ceremony, followed by a transition section from the ceremony to the tea ceremony.
We worked along some excellent vendors with George and Barbara Schaler from Schaler Photography while DJ Rocco spun the tunes all night long. Mike Zaskey from Zasco Productions provided the uplighting for the room and Elm St. Flowers provided the rose filled bouquets. Jenny and the girls had their hair done at A & E Styles Salon in East Longmeadow, although that footage was in the first few minutes of the feature film.
Posted on November 3, 2011
The vendor of the month is rated as the top resort in Massachusetts by resortsandlodges.com. The Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in Lenox, Massachusetts is right at the top of my list of favorite places to shoot a wedding year after year. The Cranwell, located in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts, offers an impeccable outdoor ceremony site that includes a gorgeous mountain backdrop and a stunning staircase to begin the bride’s walk down the aisle.
Every reception that I have attended at the Resort has run flawlessly, no matter if it was held inside the ballroom or outside in the tent. The ballroom boasts tall ceilings and beautiful design, which fits many different wedding sizes. The outdoor tent provides a second great option, as the Cranwell boasts one of the few sites where your reception can stay in the fresh air. And hats off to the Chef, as the sea bass is the best wedding dish I’ve tasted. The bridal suite is a generously-sized two-room layout that is ideal for a bride’s preparations. Photo options are unlimited with charming choices inside and gorgeous views and architecture outside which translates to stunning photos and a beautiful wedding film. The pictures below are courtesy of Derek Fowles Photography, recommended vendor of the Cranwell.