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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
NBC is changing the history of the one the most challenging and exciting sports, professional boxing. Boxing fights have not aired on network television for 30 years, but NBC is bringing it all back to their primetime programming. On March 7th, Keith Thurman will battle Robert Guerrero along with several other high profile matches for title bouts.
Our Tampa video crew, Christian and Pinky, with WBA Champion Keith Thurman
One of NBC’s production companies, New Wave Entertainment, was looking for a video crew from the Tampa Bay Area to help film a series of interviews. Our Tampa video production companywas glad to partner on the exciting project filming with WBA champion, Keith Thurman. Thurman is the undefeated champion in the Welterweight class division and is preparing to defend his position March 7th, 2015 on NBC’s boxing special.
Our Tampa production company films an interview with Keith
New Wave’s producer flew to St. Pete with their DP to coordinate the shoot with our Tampa video crew. The video segment and profile was filmed over the course of 2 days throughout St. Petersburg, FL. Litewave Media’sChristian Cashmir was a camera operator on the shoot while Harold “Pinky” Hood worked as a grip. The video profile on Keith included interviews with Thurman and people close to him, including his father and trainer, Dan Birmingham. One of the highlights of the production was filming in the historic St. Pete Boxing Club which Keith considers his second home.
Litewave Media founder Christian Cashmir films at the St. Pete Boxing Club
Our Tampa video company captured Keith working on his training routine for his next fight. He is only 26 years old but he’s been surrounded by the boxing environment for almost all of his life. Keith proudly explained that he now owns a portion of the St. Pete Boxing Club where he works to help younger boxers. When he is not training for his next fight, Keith helps amateur boxers train for their next fight.
Boxing glove collection at St. Pete Boxing Club where Keith trains
Litewave Media was proud to work with Keith Thurman and film his profile for NBC. Thurman is an inspiration. He’s a true fighter in body and soul who does not back down from a fight and works hard to achieve all his goals. You can watch the hour long profile on Keith and the other boxers that will be battling it out on NBC this week, and specifically on March 6th (the day before the big match). Here is the current schedule for the segment:
Wed., Feb. 25, 11 p.m. (Premiere)
Wed., Mar. 4, 11 p.m. (Encore)
Fri., Mar. 6, 6:30 p.m. (Encore)
Fri., Mar. 6, 10 p.m. (Encore)
Sat., Mar. 7, 2:30 p.m. (Encore)
Sat., Mar. 7, 7:30 p.m. (Encore)
Our Tampa video crew captures Keith Thurman training for his next fight
The main boxing event on March 7th will have several fights between professional boxers. Keith Thurman boxing against veteran Robert Guerrero is one of the most anticipated fights in a long time and it’s sure to be a great match.
Litewave Media camera operator, Christian, is up for a boxing challenge…NOT!
Do you have a Tampa video production or Tampa television segment 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!
Binaca, the breath spray company, is revamping their image, and Litewave Media won the national TV Commercial Production contest! Binaca will be using this new spot during the course of 2010 to promote their new brand image. Check out the award-winning spot below.
Shot in HD on the Panasonic HVX-200 video camera. Video Post Production in Tampa on Final Cut Studio. Green screen key and 3D modeling done in After Effects. [Credits: Director: Christian Schwier & John Jones | Camera: John Jones | Writing: Jeff Zampino, Christian Schwier, John Jones | Special FX: Keith Jones | Actors: Diana Durango, Ian Hoppe, Christian Schwier]