Friday, December 30, 2011

Keasha & Chris Draft Wedding

We recently had the opportunity to film a wedding like no other. I'd heard of Chris Draft and the Draft Foundation, but had never met him. It wasn't until Friday, November, 25th that we actually met. I found out we are both from Southern California, but more importantly, I found out that this was going to be a non-traditional wedding. A sit down-style wedding, due to the fact that his bride to be (Keasha Rutledge) was ill. We decided to use a two camera setup for the ceremony to make sure we got the shots that Chris desired.

Upon arriving to the church on November 27th, 2011, you could feel in the air that something special was about to happen. The groom was ready, making sure everything was set for this special occasion, even setting up a skype session for his grandfather to witness the nuptials from a distance. Groomsmen were all smiles as they were getting ready. Bridesmaids complete with their custom Team Draft tanks, and ready to assist the Bride to Be with getting ready to walk down the aisle.

Once Keasha arrived, she exited the limo and threw up the peace sign to our camera and we knew from that very moment that we were in for the time of our lives. The ceremony was beautiful and Keasha walked back down the aisle with her new husband with the brightest smile you can ever capture.

We arrived at the reception in enough time to shoot the beautiful decor, and to get the bride and groom as they entered the reception space. The first dance was magical, with Keasha placing her index finger to Chris' cheek to let him know that he was the one she would spend the rest of her life with. The cutting of the cake, toasts, father/daughter dance followed and the bouquet toss was complete with Keasha faking a toss to the waiting single ladies. She cracked a HUGE grin and kept it moving. Quinn and Jukebox kept the party going, performing your favorite jams, while Keasha kept an ear to ear grin, enjoying every moment of the party time.

I was very saddened to find out that on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Keasha was called home. She fought as long as she could, and decided it was her time to go. Her spirit and memory lives on through this video:



Please lift their family in prayer through this difficult time...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Impact Church "In The Know" November

Beautiful Textures Infomercial

Here's a video we produced for Strength of Nature's new product line "Beautiful Textures". Shot on green screen and edited with Adobe After Effects. Most of the graphics were provided to us from the designer.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

iShare... We Impact - Jazz Event



!mpact Church kicked off its Capital Campaign (I Share... We Impact) with a few Epic Events. This event was a Jazz Event held at the Defoor Centre in Atlanta, GA.

Rhonda Thomas, Ryan Whitehead, and Phillipia entertained the crowd while Arle Michel kept everyone engaged during sets with her hosting skills.

Pastor Olu Brown spoke and shared the vision of !mpact Church with the special guests. A few Impactors were able to share their own vision of !mpact Church and we got it all on tape.

Introducing The Walkers



Love is a beautiful thing!!! Adrienne and Michael were married on October 15, 2011 at 200 Peachtree in Downtown Atlanta, GA.

Song: "I Found Love" - BeBe Winans

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

100 Black Men of DeKalb County - Labor Day Weekend Concert



The 100 Black Men of DeKalb County put together a Labor Day Concert for a Cause. This was an all-white affair to support the Leadership Academy Program.

Thousands of music lovers and supporters of the 100 packed into the Horse Park in Conyers to enjoy live shows from EnVouge, Freddie Jackson, Peabo Bryson, and Jeffrey Osborne. Hosted by Shirley Strawberry from the Steve Harvey Morning Show.

One Music Fest 2011



Here is the official re-cap video for the 2011 One Music Fest, complete with interviews, live performances, and beautiful people. Over 4,000 folks packed into Park Tavern to enjoy a full day and night of good music.

J Carter and his team created another successful event for music lovers alike. Unity through music is the theme of the event, and that's exactly what it was...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Action Ministries Atlanta



Action Ministries-Atlanta brings people back from the brink of hunger, homelessness and addiction and equips them to prosper.

The oldest division of Action Ministries, Inc., Action Ministries-Atlanta has provided food, clothing, financial assistance and educational opportunities to the homeless and working poor for nearly 50 years.

This video takes you behind the scenes of this wonderful organization, from the Women's Community Kitchen to the Children's Programming, and Emergency Assistance and Empowerment Program.

Action Ministries Atlanta is a vital organization to the Greater Metro Area.

Please visit: atlanta.actionministries.net/​ to find out how you can help!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ynette & Michael Johnson Wedding Day - San Pedro, CA

On June 10, 2011 we were in San Pedro, CA to provide video production for the marriage of Ynette and Michael Johnson. Being that Ynette is my cousin, I knew the wedding was going to be elegant. Well, it was that and more! Fort MacArthur Air Force base was the perfect setting for their beach theme, and the ceremony was beautiful and even included a moment of comedy when the pastor asked for the rings, and the groom's brother pulled out a ring pop! How funny is that? Anyway, enough of my rambling, just check out the trailer here for yourself.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Spirit of Alliance Awards

This Friday, June 17, 2011 we provided I-MAG video services for the 29th Annual Spirit of Alliance Awards, held at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta. The Spirit of Alliance Awards is a celebration for the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council honoring individuals, businesses, and government entities for their contributions to supplier diversity and minority business development in Georgia.

The MC of the evening was Fred Blankenship of Channel 2 Action news and the recipient of the 2011 Blue Legends Award was the Honorable Congressman John Lewis. The event was capped off with an after party entitled "Blue Lounge" where the awards recipients and their guests were able to let their hair down and party like it was 1999.

Check out some images from the night:









Sunday, April 24, 2011

Behind the Scenes @ IMPACT Easter Services

Each and every Sunday our production team transforms the auditorium of Brown Middle School into the most awesome worship experiences for IMPACT Church. Last Sunday, being Easter, we had an additional service at 6am. This was not popular amongst us production folks, but everyone pitched in and made it happen. I just wanted to share some behind the scenes shots of what our Sundays look like.

Check out the pics:

Byron on the cam
Geoff on b-roll duty
Audio board for overflow area
Mark on cam
The only way I can make it through the day
Overflow area complete w/ 5 TVs and a projector
Another shot of overflow
Triple screen w/soft edge blend
Kev on audience cam
Kev taking a break from directing service
Main audio and lighting boards

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Official Video: From A to Z

March 29, 2011 I was fortunate to film the Ultimate Wedding Proposal/Engagement Party. Andre planned this proposal out to a "T". I don't think he missed a single detail. Live Music, DJ, food, photos of their courtship, OMG Photo Booth, friends and family. It was lights, camera, action!

Gonna be hard to top this one, fellas!

Check out the video below:


Here are some bloopers to show you just how much fun the actual party was:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

OFFICIAL African Pride Re-Launch Video

On March 16, 2011 Strength of Nature celebrated the Re-Launch of African Pride's olive oil infused hair care product line. The new campaign entitled "My Pride. My Way" was launched at King Plow Arts Center here in Atlanta, GA.

The Mistress of Ceremonies was Ebony Steele and the event was hosted by Toccara Jones and Lance Gross with special performances by spoken word artist Mshairi Uwezo and Recording Artist Dondria. The event featured hair demonstrations and consultations by style experts, makeovers, conversations in hair and more.

KRJ was honored to produce the video for the launch event, you can check it out here:

Oh Yes, they're here!!!

No I am not talking about the Dream Team... New Plotter Cut KRJ stickers!!!! It's no mystery that I am a real huge sticker freak. So I was sitting back thinking.... I should get some KRJ Productions stickers made with the new logo and website. Called up the dudes at Contagious Graphics and they made it happen! They came out even better than I expected. So I had to remove my beloved Adidas sticker to make room for the new KRJ joint right on the hand rest of my Macbook Pro and my external hard drive. Check out the flicks!



Friday, March 04, 2011

Kelei Bishop Football Highlight Reel!!!

Kelei Bishop is back on the scene with a highlight video displaying his football skills. This dude was only 8 and 9 years old when this footage was taken, and as you can see below, he is dominating the game. He plays several positions on the field and excels at them all. Enough of my talking, you just have to see this for yourself:

Friday, February 18, 2011

Poston Prose is here!!!

We were recently given the opportunity to create the branding collateral for a writer out of Los Angeles named Leslie Poston. Because of Leslie's unique approach to her craft, we knew we couldn't half step on the overall design for her new company's image.

We designed the logo, business cards, and website (www.postonprose.com) Just like every design process, this took a while but both parties are happy with the end result, and that is all that matters! Take a look below and let me know what you think.

Business Cards:





Website:

Monday, February 07, 2011

Green Screen Announcements

We had a great opportunity to produce video announcements for our church (IMPACT Church). Our producer wanted them shot on green screen to make the announcements more interactive. We used two fill lights to light the screen and a key light to light our subject. The rest was all done in post production. Most of the graphics were pre-designed. We used Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop to get the final piece. Check out the before and after below:

BEFORE:



AFTER:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

NEW LOGO & NEW WEBSITE!!!



Happy New Year! It's 2011 and we are excited to announce our new branding! After 5 years with the old logo, website, and business cards, we decided to step our game up and get with the times!

Check out the newly designed logo and cards above. Shout out to Brian with Artkitect for turning my vision into a reality with the new logo and cards. T-shirts and stickers coming soon!

Please make note of our new domain name: WWW.KRJPRO.COM Take a look at the site, bookmark it, and refer your colleagues and business owners to KRJ Productions.

Documentary Trailer featured on Creative Loafing!!!

Ok, I will admit, I am a little late on this, but I just found this myself! We produced a trailer for the Sole Plus documentary "Away From the Sole: Peachtree & Trinity" Produced by High Impact Multimedia.

Our trailer also served as a teaser for the "Art Sole Life" event. Bobby Feingold with Creative Loafing wrote an article on Sole Plus Founder, Brian Miller and embedded the trailer we produced in the article. Check it out here: Heart and "SOLE"