St Petersburg FL Production Company Films “Memory Keeper”

St Petersburg FL Production Company Films “Memory Keeper”

Our Florida video company, Litewave Media, in addition to producing content for businesses and other filmmakers, has continued with our own creative pursuits with our new short film, Memory Keeper. Filming began on the sci-fi short at a unique Clearwater warehouse location in May.

St. Petersburg film company rents ARRI Amira

Eric films with the ARRI Amira as actress Payton Booker gets into character, and Anthony Verderosa slates the scene.

The dusty location provided an element of realism to the dystopian feel of the film, and our St. Petersburg video production crew even wore face masks to ensure maximum protection from the elements.

Behind-the-scenes filming Litewave Media’s new short Memory Keeper.

Behind-the-scenes filming Litewave Media’s new short Memory Keeper.

 

The short film was a great opportunity for our St Petersburg FL Production Company to showcase the ARRI Amira’s capabilities. The film was shot in 4k in ProRes 4444 format which will give our editors extra latitude when color grading during post production.

 

St. Petersburg film company rents ARRI Amira

Chris Jackson and Payton Booker act out an intense scene in Memory Keeper.

The film was created by co-directors and cinematographers Christian Cashmir and Eric Coughlin who had been wanting to create a science fiction short in the area for a number of years. The duo is now looking at plans to turn the science fiction idea into a full length feature film.

The Memory Keeper crew: co-directors (Eric Coughlin & Christian Cashmir), gaffer (Scott Sullivan), and actress (Payton Booker).

While the project was a great experience to work with the Tampa ARRI Amira camera, our video production crew were also able to experiment with some new lighting setups.

St. Petersburg film crew works on new short

Our Kino Flo 4Bank lights were separated into 8 single bulbs to create this lighting setup in Memory Keeper.

The Litewave Media team brought out our new lighting gear including our ARRI SkyPanel S60 and Kino Flo Celeb 201. Our gaffer, Scott Sullivan, also created a unique lighting setup with our Kino Flo 4Banks — separating each tube to create a futuristic dystopian tech hideout.

St. Petersburg production company films a scene

Boom operator (Nat Fennell), actor (Chris Jackson), co-DP (Eric Coughlin), and actress (Payton Booker) film a scene.

Cinematographers Eric Coughlin and Christian Cashmir brought out their Canon CN-E cinema prime lenses and cinema zoom lenses to capture all the detail of the film. The ARRI Amira was outfitted with a Canon EF mount which enabled the team to utilize all their Canon cinema lenses. Our Tampa grip truck rental was also onsite for all the grip and lighting team’s needs, including C-stands, sandbags, flags, silks, and more.

St. Petersburg film crew shoot in Clearwater

The Memory Keeper crew shoots a scene in their Clearwater, Florida warehouse location.

Memory Keeper, written by Cashmir and Coughlin, is set in a post-apocalyptic future world, where the government is stealing people’s memories to sedate the population. A young girl (played by Payton Booker) sets out on a treacherous journey across the wasteland to find a memory keeper, or hacker (played by Chris Jackson), who can restore a lost memory that she suspects has been stolen from her. She hopes this will give her life back, but what she discovers leads to much more than she could have imagined.

St. Petersburg film company films new sci-fi short

The Tampa camera crew rehearses a scene lit with only a flashlight in Memory Keeper.

St. Petersburg film company films new sci-fi short

Actor Chris Jackson sneaks out of the shadows filming Memory Keeper.

Florida film production films new short.

Actor Chris Plourde enjoys a beautiful sunset while co-DP Eric Coughlin films.

 

Our Florida post production team began the editing process on the film using Adobe Premiere CC. We plan to screen it soon, so keep an eye out if you’d like to watch!

 

Editing begins on Memory Keeper

The editing process begins in our St. Petersburg video editing studio.

 

Looking to turn your Tampa short film production into a reality? Contact us today to see how our St Petersburg FL production company can assist in the process. 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 Releases Halloween Zombie Music Video!

Tampa Video Production Company Releases Halloween Zombie Music Video!

“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.

Tampa video production company films Music video

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.

Our Tampa video production company films Music video for original sound

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!

Our Tampa video production company films Music video for original sound

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!

The Skyship Chronicles Wins Awards at 4 Film Festivals

The Skyship Chronicles Wins Awards at 4 Film Festivals

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 Hockey Hall of Famer Larry Robinson

Litewave Media Films Hockey Hall of Famer Larry Robinson

Litewave Media was excited to film with one of sport’s biggest legends this past week: Larry Robinson. Larry is a Hockey Hall of Famer that played ice hockey from the 1970s through the mid 1990s. He played 17 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens and another three seasons for the Los Angeles Kings. After he retired from playing, he also coached for NHL teams including the Devils, Sharks, and Kings. In total, he has won nine Stanley Cups while he was a player and a coach. NINE CUPS!!

Litewave Media films hockey hall of famer Larry Robinson

The Litewave Media crew films legendary hockey player Larry Robinson in our Tampa green screen studio

Our Tampa video production company partnered with Larry Robinson and the Jackbo Poker Expo to film a video to promote their upcoming event that will raise money for Breast Cancer Research. The video will create awareness for their poker event hosted by Canada’s Largest Poker Room, Playground Poker Club.

Litewave Media films hockey hall of famer Larry Robinson

Our Tampa video company’s crew, Ana Christina Sanchez and Christian Cashmir with Hockey Hall of Famer Larry Robinson

Larry Robinson visited our Tampa video production studio to film the promo video. Using our Florida green screen studios, the post production team will create visual effects and graphics to overlay in the video and transport Larry onto the ice. Our camera and lighting team lit the green screen with 2 Kino Flo Diva-Lite 400’s and 2 Kino Flo 4 foot 4 banks from our Tampa lighting equipment rental. Audio was captured with our Sennheiser 416 boom mic, and we filmed with the Canon C100 video camera from our Tampa camera equipment rental.

Litewave Media films hockey hall of famer Larry Robinson

Director of Photography, Christian Cashmir, films Larry Robinson at our Tampa video studio rental

Raising money for Breast Cancer Research is an amazing cause, and our Florida video production company was honored to help Larry Robinson and the Jackbo Poker Expo reach their goal.

Do you have a Tampa corporate video 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 our video blog for more Tampa video production news!

Litewave Media Releases New Video Demo Reel!

Litewave Media Releases New Video Demo Reel!

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.

Litewave Media video projects throughout the years

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

Litewave Media video projects throughout the years

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.     

Litewave Media video projects throughout the years

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.

Litewave Media video projects throughout the years

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.

Litewave Media video projects throughout the years

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!

Litewave Media video projects throughout the years

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!