2016 had its ups and downs, for sure. But it was a really great year for Macbeth Studio's video department. We shot footage all over the country, from San Diego, CA to Brooklyn, NY, and from Pompano Beach, FL to Falmouth, MA, as well as all around our home in Central Florida. We shot for non-profits, one-man operations, and large corporations. We rode with the Breitling Jet Team and a hang-glider, went zip-lining and para-sailing. We also filmed artisans as they made letter-press cards and woodworked tables and hand-stitched leather wallets and sandals. Here's 90 seconds of our best images from the year.
SPX, a company that makes athletic training products, asked Macbeth Studio to create a mini-documentary of a day in the life of renowned hockey coach Paul Vincent.
Nineteen degrees north of the equator, warm Caribbean waters wash on the soft sand of the Greater Antilles.
Haiti is where Julie Colombino landed two weeks after the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010. After working with various relief agencies to provide basic, immediate solutions, she saw that what people really needed was dignified employment. So she set about creating a sustainable business model.
Today, more than 25 workers create sandals out of upcycled tires and locally sourced materials, and they are sold in stores around the world, including in the Kenneth Cole boutique in SoHo, NY.
Macbeth Studio founder Jim Hobart and his wife Beth drove the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego to San Francisco. Along the way they stopped many times to take in the picture-postcard views, and Jim flew his drone and captured the rocky coastline. Video-editor Morgan Walker took the footage and created this labor of love on her own time.
An outdoor picnic for up to 1,000 people, at a secret location, where you have to bring your own tables, chairs, silverware, and centerpieces. Oh, and you MUST dress all in white, head to toe. What could be more fun? Macbeth Studio was selected to cover Orlando's first Dîner en Blanc event (after signing an NDA promising not to give away the secret location), and we had a great time capturing the festivities and traditions. These include the napkin wave and the sparklers, plus a big dance party after the dinner is done. Good times!
Late in the summer of 2015, we met Canlin Frost of Canlin Handcrafted, who is a traditional furniture designer based in Winter Park. Over the next several months we documented his woodworking process, which includes using only handmade tools. We produced this short film that highlights the beauty of his craft and the philosophy behind it.
Macbeth Studio was invited out to Lake Nona Town Center for a sneak preview of "The Beacon," the large cylindrical structure on the corner of what may be the most interesting parking deck ever. Four projectors are synchronized to create wrap-around images on the white tiled surface, that move organically (and usually slowly). This is a time-lapse of several hours as the technical crew tested a wide range of designs and patterns throughout the evening.
For the past decade or so, Beth Hobart has been hosting a Christmas party. But not just any Christmas party... this one's for a group home, where developmentally-challenged adults live independently while under the supervision of Quest, Inc's staff. Together with a growing team of volunteers, Beth gathers the residents' wish-lists, solicits donations, purchases gifts, decorates the homes, provides a buffet dinner, and everyone has a wonderful time. This year we documented it so others could share in the holiday spirit.
Art Director Jarrod Glick invited Macbeth Studio to join them on an exclusive high-octane ride-along with the Breitling Jet Team, as they performed 4g maneuvers in formation at Pompano Beach airport.
A drone reel of some of our favorite Orlando spots: The Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts, Lake Eola, Constitution Green, the coming Orlando City Soccer stadium, and the Greenwood Urban Wetlands.
The Orlando Ballet's production of Beauty & The Beast ran at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in May 2016. We shot a behind the scenes look at the Beauty and the Beast cast and the amazing makeup team led by Nicole Dupre.
On a trip to New York, we took a train from Grand Central up to Connecticut to visit a little letterpress studio called Slackline Press. Lourdes did a run of our business cards on a 119-year-old press while describing her process and story.
National Travel Correspondent Sarah Sekula spent a day at Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre. This video was shot and edited for Visit Orlando.
National Travel Correspondent Sarah Sekula hosts an airboat trip on Lake Tohopekaliga. Shot and edited for Visit Orlando.
We held our October First Friday at the OrlandoiX pre-party on Wall Street downtown. We hand painted a backdrop and built custom robot costumes for people to wear for pictures. Here are some highlights of the night.
Rebuild Globally was created out of the rubble of the devastating earthquake that destroyed lives and property in January, 2010 by Julie Colombino. Its mission to create sustainable, dignified employment for women in Port-au-Prince has been overwhelmingly successful, and now designers like Kenneth Cole have become involved in designing and selling their own lines of the Deux Mains Designs sandals.
Built in the 1940s by architect Hayward Shacklett for a prominent banking family, this house was home to the brilliant and pioneering Brownie Wise, former VP of Tupperware Home Parties. Video shot for Beth Sells Florida Real Estate.