Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Union League in Philadelphia

Emily and Josh had a beautiful day for their wedding at the Union League in Philadelphia. They just casually walled around Center City for their photos. They were very natural with each other and so expressive. This made for a fantastic video. The Blu-ray disc we made looks stunning.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Donation to University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Walsh Video received a thank you letter from the University of Pennsylvania Libraries for donating a three volume DVD set of the 8th annual Manfred R. Lehmann Memorial Workshop in the History of the Jewish Book. Last May, we videotaped this highly specialized academic workshop for Penn's Jewish Studies Program. The topic was From Manuscript to Print: Reading Colophons, Title Pages, and Other Paratexts, and there were forty participants, mostly librarians, from across the country. One funny moment for us was when Prof. Schmelzer told a joke in English, but gave the punch line in Hebrew. The whole room laughed, and we were left hanging! 

Monday, October 27, 2008

Small Business Owner Interview

Independent Beauty Consultant, Kristin Wisnewski, sat down with Walsh Video to make a web video to help promote her small business with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Kristin lives in West Chester with her husband and their three small children. 

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jerry Blavat at the Ballroom at the Ben

Jerry Blavat, the "Geater with the Heater," ran the party at a wedding at the Ben Franklin Hotel Friday night. This Jersey shore icon still does his radio show in Atlantic City on WKTU 98.3 on Friday and Saturday nights -- except now it's an oldies show. He made a lot of people smile and laugh at the reception. Female baby boomers from the Philadelphia-New Jersey area jumped at the chance to dance with Jerry.  He's a real friendly guy, a great dancer, and hilarious.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ocean City Wedding, Kristi and Chris

We had the opportunity to shoot an Ocean City beach wedding on Friday night. The couple, Kristi and Chris, charming and sweet. They didn't let the high winds stop them. The ceremony was gorgeous and invigorating, and the photographer, Faith West, set up the most beautiful shots of the bride and groom at the dock behind the Ocean City Yacht Club. The sun was setting over the bay. It was stunning!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Martha Mayer Erlebacher

Imagine being able to watch a video of Norman Rockwell creating a painting from start to finish? Kevin went to the studio of Martha Mayer Erlebacher at the request of Diane Fraser, friend and fellow artist, to video her technique. Erlebacher is a renowned realist painter in the tradition of Renaissance and Baroque artists. She has had an extensive teaching career in some of Philadelphia's and New York City's premier art schools, and as a leading American Realist painter, she has shown extensively in many principle galleries in NYC, Chicago, and Philadelphia throughout the past four decades. Here is web version of the high definition video we shot for them.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Walsh Video Creates Blu-Ray Discs

Even though Apple doesn't support Blu-ray yet, we've found a work-around, and we're able to make Blu-ray Discs with stunning quality. We're really excited to be able to offer this to our clients.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Phoenixville Country Club Video

The Phoenixville Country Club is a great place for a wedding. We made this promotional video recently for their website. Besides being one of the most beautiful settings to have your wedding in Chester County, the bookings are handled by the nicest person in the wedding and event industry, Dawn Gannon.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Why Italian Switzerland?

Did you know that in certain Alpine valleys populations live which are Italian by culture and Swiss by nationality? We didn't either until we videoed an international conference at the University of Pennsylvania entitled "Why Italian Switzerland?" In addition to videoing all the
 sessions we also took photos of the dignitaries and scholars.
There were two translators in a booth at the back doing simultaneous interpreting from Italian into English and vise versa. Attendees wore radio headsets like they do at the U.N. to hear the translation live. 

Senator Filippo Lombardi, a member of the Upper House of the Federal Swiss Parliament, was an engaging speaker.

Professor Mario Botta is a world-renown architect. His Powerpoint presentation was very interesting. Botta studied under famed architect Louis Kahn at Penn. At a lunch break he
and his wife sat next to us, and I thought they were very down to earth and friendly.
By the conference's end I thought that I would really like to go see Switzerland, and especially Italian Switzerland, where I now have friends. 

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Our Favorite Subject

One of the best perks of having all this fancy video equipment is being able to record our son, Henry, in HD. I think there's more footage of him than there is of Elvis! But seriously, I don't know when we'll have time to edit it. Maybe by the time he's in college.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

HD video

We are in full stride shooting and editing in HD. All of our 2008 clients are having their events shot in high definition. They'll get standard definition DVDs at first and when Apple comes out with computers with Blu-ray burners built in, we'll be delivering on Blu-ray discs. 
Our HD footage is amazing. We are using cameras with larger chips than those that were in our SD cameras, so in addition to being widescreen, the footage looks like film. It's beautiful! I love using these cameras. They are a little bulkier and they have more functions to master, but the images are stunning.  

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Henry's Here

We welcomed baby Henry into our family on Friday night, April 4. He  surprised us by coming a month early. He was 6 pounds 7 ounces and 20 inches. We think he's adorable and we love him very much. Just think, in several years we'll have another videographer in the family.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Michelle and Ben

Michelle and Ben were married at St. Patrick's Church with an amazing reception at the Racquet Club. It was a beautiful day with elegant venues. The photos by Marie Labbancz were breath-taking. Marie is a true master of her craft, and we had a great time working with her.

And these are the comments from Michelle:
Ben and I recently received our wedding video DVD. We could not be happier with the finished product. You truly captured the day. So far everyone we have showed the DVD to raved about how beautiful the DVD is. We are so grateful to have our day captured on film forever. Thanks again for your professionalism and enthusiasm working on our DVD the day of the wedding and after. 

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Walsh Video Wins an Accolade Award

Walsh Video has won an award for "Wedding at Bonnet Island" from the Accolade Competition. The award was given high production values in a wedding video. This is the first time Walsh Video has entered the competition and we are very excited to receive this recognition. 

The Accolade recognizes film, television and video professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the television industry.

In winning an Accolade, Walsh Video joins the ranks of other high-profile winner of this internationally respected award. Information about the Acclade can be found here.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Walsh Video Goes HD

The war is over. 

We've been waiting for a clear winner in the High Definition format wars and it now is clear that the winner is Blu-Ray disc.

Now we can record your wedding day in crystal clear high definition and deliver it on a Blu-Ray disc. This new technology allows us to create videos with stunning clarity and breathtaking color. The future is here and I  think it was worth the wait.

Walsh Video is now in