Last night I had the pleasure of filming the opening celebration at Miami Country Day School's new Center for the Arts. I was honored to learn that our fundraising video was instrumental in helping raise 16.5M to build the center.
This incredible building contains enormous state of the art classrooms for music, photography, visual and performing arts - and a beautiful theater. Several alumnae from the school performed, including opera singer Sandra Hamaoui.
This was such a fun shoot because so many things went right: the lighting and sound in the theater, the performer's dramatic costume, and her stunning performance. I filmed with a 70-200 zoom lens from a choice vantage point from the front of the stage. The opera had 4 movements, which allowed me a few times to practice that zoom at the end.
This is how exceptional video happens!