3… 2… 1… Launch! Lekker’s launch vid for Adobe Photoshop Mix is live!

Such a great project to work on – we had a pretty quick turnaround for this video with two weeks from the first phone call to final delivery. Happily, I had an amazing crew in Justin Chin, Hart Perez, Drew Nelson, Antoinette Yoka, and David Stollery. And my back was musically had by the stylings of Dr. David Schmoll. Everyone came in for the quick turn and made it happen at a high level.

It was the first video we shot primarily on 4K (in the skilled hands of Justin ‘JJ’ Chin) and I think we’ll be doing more of them – I *really* like the detail available and the color range. And the crew on the Adobe side were as always, super-pro and incredibly well-prepared. Many thanks to all!

To see the video on the Adobe site and to get more info on the app, head here: http://mix.adobe.com/

California Senior Leaders Program – a foray into documentary filmmaking

Lekker Media was asked to work with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health to help train doctoral students in community filmmaking in 2011. As a result of this connection, I worked with the program to produce a documentary on the California Senior Leaders Program to help recognize 10 years as an organization.

It was a fantastic experience on a number of levels: One – I got to make a somewhat longer-form documentary piece than the usual profile for the web; Two – I was privileged to meet these fantastic and inspirational people who had been activists all their lives & now, because they are seniors, turned their skills and talents to solving the problems of our aging population.

Really amazing people & a really amazing program that the UC Berkeley School of Public Health has created with these people.

Lekker Media’s latest – Adobe’s big announcement @ CES 2011

Lekker Media created the support video for Adobe Systems‘ major CES 2011 announcement of their latest developments in their AIR for TV platform. Adobe’s technology is shipping inside every Samsung Smart LCD TV and Smart Blu-Ray player they will be making in 2011. This is Lekker’s second production in support of announcements on AIR for TV, and was completed within the space of two days. Check out the blog on the announcement and view the video here.

Lekker Media helps the CLCV find a greener governor in 2010

The California League of Conservation Voters hosted an event this summer that focused on the environmental issues that the next governor of California would have to contend with. The GreenGov 2010 event also honored the (apparently already) Honorable William Newsom, retired apellate judge and father to SF’s outgoing mayor, Gavin Newsom. Lekker Media donated it’s services to help document the event, shooting several interviews for the CLCV to edit and add to other video they had shot in support of their objectives.

Among these interviews was this one with Mayor Newsom, who confessed he was a big fan of Lekker Media Creative Associate Anthony Veneziale’s shoes. The shoes, decorated with the complete layout of the Barcelona Metro system, sadly did not make it into the final cut of the mayor’s interview despite their ecologically conscious support of public transport…

Take the time to check out the CLCV website and the GreenGov videos – they are indeed worthwhile!

Profiling media studio Trigger and their app for the Green Hornet movie

Lekker Media took a little trip to Los Angeles with the good people of Adobe Systems, Inc. to profile the media wünderkinden of Trigger and their experience taking their web-based punch-em’-up game to the Android mobile OS using Adobe’s AIR platform. Technical mumbo-jumbo aside – the game kicks ass and works incredibly well on a phone!!

This was our second shoot with the Canon 5D camera and some really beautiful glass to make it all really delightful to look at in edit, and (hopefully you’ll agree!)in the final product as well.

The Committee at the SF Improv Festival

San Francisco comedy legends, The Committee, reformed for a panel discussion on the roots of modern sketch and improv comedy in our fair city August 14th, 2010 at the Eureka Theater. Lekker Media, a proud San Francisco Improv Festival sponsor, was on hand to catch them give their first live performance in over 25 years, with their “Star Spangled Banner” sketch, with the help of Howard Johnson (author of the improvisors bible, “Truth in Comedy”). These guys are all the real deal.

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