Category Archives: Film

Bowl For Kids Sake

BBBS BTS Comp SMAperture Pictures was recently invited to team up with Rich Tolsma Productions( and MG Pictures( to help produce a series of spots for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern PA.

The spot Aperture Pictures was primarily responsible for brings all five coaches of the Big Five basketball teams together for a coaches challenge – Bowl For Kids Sake.

Due to scheduling restrictions, the coaches were all shot separately against green screen, on their respective home courts, and composited together in post.

The footage was acquired using Aperture’s Arri Amira and was composited in After Effects. Trapcode Particular was instrumental in providing the smoke and Element3D extruded the team logos.

Editing was completed is FCPX.

The completed spot can be seen at

For more information on the BBBS Challenge, visit

Photos courtesy of James Copes


No.18 – A new dance film by Tori Lawrence + Co.

Following the critical success of the dance film “Elizabeth,” Tori Lawrence + Co. were invited to participate in Dances Made To Order, a monthly online series that offers three choreographers the opportunity to create a performance around themes selected by the DMTO audience. No.18 features dancers Ellie Goudie-Averill and Amy Barr as they dance under and within an old coal pier along the Delaware River know as pier 18.

The film was photographed using a Nikon D4 DSLR recording to an Atomos Ninja2 ProRes recorder.

The film will premiere June 26 at



Babies Everywhere

In September, Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Jersey began airing a number of tv spots for both their Gianna Center for Women’s Health and Fertility and their neonatal services. Produced with SGW of Montville, NJ, and Philadelphia Post, the spots depict “newborns” being air dropped by storks and infants bursting forth from a wonderfully fertile cabbage patch.

The children were photographed against green screen and later composited in Adobe After Effects with backgrounds and 3D elements created by Hal Meyers of Versatile Visions.

The spots were produced by John Anthony of Philadelphia Post, photographed and edited/composited by Christopher Landy.

Original music tracks were composed by Jim Boggia and produced by John Anthony of Philadelphia Post.

Tori Lawrence + Co. trailer for “Elizabeth” on Kickstarter

Tori Lawrence + Co. have launched their Kickstarter campaign for the film “Elizabeth.”

The film was shot over two days in a wheat field and the historic Schultz House (circa mid-1700s) in York, PA. As described on the Kickstarter page, “Set in a historic 18th century home and its surrounding fields, it is a quiet journey between two women, accompanied by the rich soundscapes of musicians Vicki Brown and Mona Chambers. It is for the wanderers of the fields who dwell in sadness, loss, and flight. And it is for those who are drowning, both inside and out.”

The dance was recorded on both a Panasonic HPX-3100 and a Nikon D4 output to a Sound Devices Pix240. Only natural light was used to capture the images.

The link to the Kickstarter page is here Tori Lawrence Kickstarter

The Atlantic Club Casino

Philadelphia Post/Aperture Pictures and Post recently completed a series of three spots kicking off a broadcast campaign for the new Atlantic Club Casino. Produced by John Anthony of Philadelphia Post and directed and photographed by Christopher Landy of Aperture Pictures, the spots are simple, single-shot takes highlighting our spokeswoman as she sings the praises of the revitalized and upgraded casino. Photographed with an Arri Alexa and posted with Final Cut Pro. Compositing with Mocha and AfterEffects. Color grading with DaVinci Resolve.

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