July 26, 2010 - Preservation Pennsylvania has awarded PA Historic Dramas an Initiative Award for Communication for the documentary film, HISTORY LOST: THE OLD CORNWALL SCHOOLHOUSE, produced by SR Productions.
The awards ceremony will be a formal luncheon on September 30th at the historic Gettysburg Hotel.
Although sadly, the old redbrick school was torn down, the short film told a story of how it might have been saved for a possible adaptive re-use for another purpose. Interviews and historic photos of school children were positioned against video footage of the heart-wrenching demolition.
Thank to all of you who agreed to be interviewed, and a special thank you for video production to Jim Hollenbaugh of Smokey's Film & Video in Lancaster and Dave Beard of Simone Associates, Lebanon.
July 26, 2011 - SR Film & Video and local musical legends "The Modern Day Pharaohs" are completing a music video promoting the tourism industry around State College. Called "See It Again," the campaign is aimed at asking alumni and friends of Penn State to consider returning to the area for a vacation. The "Pharaohs" write a custom song in an 80's style. Performance footage combined with several years of gathering footage around State College, show a whimsical look at how much there is to do around State College besides Penn State sports. The "Pharaohs" were a staple of the State College restaurant and bar scene in the 80's and 90's and remain a popular local band today.
July 2010 - For the second time in a year, we're headed for Haiti. SR will document post earthquake relief efforts for Brethren Disaster Ministries, in a effort to help raise funds and educate the public on relief efforts. With primitive working conditions and extremely short turn around requirements, this production proved to be both a coordination and technical challenge.
May 2010 - Conservation - We returned to our roots this spring to produce a documentary about bird migration at the Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve. Shot and posted entirely in HD this documentary details the migratory path of the arctic tundra swan, and details the importance of it's stop over grounds in Central Pennsylvania.
April 2010 - What is better than Baseball in the Spring! SR was chosen to help the Yankee Sports Network produce a profile of baseball legend Brooks Robinson. We spent a several days working in HD/Panasonic Verricam with the York Revolution baseball team to gather footage of Brooks in action.
"Rough Cut" a documentary lensed by SR Director of Photography Jim Hollenbaugh, is picked up for distribution by a division of Warner Bros. The movie is also profiled on NBC's Dataline with a great response. "Rough Cut the Movie"
"In His Own Words" by "Band of Brothers" collaborator Dick Winters premiers at the Allen Theater. This fundraiser for the Derry Township Historical Society, a special presentation of HBO's "Band of Brothers" edted by SR with commentary by Dick Winters, sold out the Allen Theater. More showings are to come.
SR is selected to produce multi media materials for the new "Band of Brothers" WWII exhibit at the Derry Township Historical Society. Hershey resident Major (ret.) Dick Winters was central to producing the HBO mini-series, and has donated his entire collection of historical artifacts to the musem, and SR will create a video kiosk with clips from his media appearences, and the "In His Own Words" DVD produced by SR collaborator Brian Kreider. Derry Twp Historical Society
Manatees, Watches and Power Plants. SR Director/Owner Mark Myers recently completed post production supervision on a short documentary on Manatees for National Geographic's Wild Chronicals. HOURS of manatee footage logged, scripted, and converted. SR also recently finished up a project for the RGM Watch company, which premiered at the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia. Check out their web site for several films we have done for them - www.RGMWatches.com. We also recently completed a sweep of power plants nationwide for energy industry consultant KT Inc. The trip took us from Ontario, to Colorado Springs.
It's RED!! The new RED camera is coming to Lancaster County. SR Special Projects DP Nick Caloyianias has the Red camera on order. This new tool in digital cinematography provides major film-like capabilities, but with the convenience of HD Video. Look for more to come soon - www.Red.com
We've moved! (Yes, again) We're now co-located with CT Inc, one of the area's leading computer consulting companies. This alliance allows us to offer sophisticated web design and web streaming services. We now have our own web servers, designers and support staff in house.
High Speed DVD Duplication added. S.R. Productions how has the ability to run large numbers of DVD-R discs in house, with full color printed graphics and packaging. Contact us today for an estimate on your job.
SR Teams with "America's Funniest Mom" - Rubi Nicholas - to produce her first ever comedy DVD. Recorded at the historic Majestic Theater in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, this DVD will hit the stores soon, and bits from the audio track are already airing on the Sirius Satellite Radio network.
Blue Eye'd Six makes the rounds of area film festivals. Produced, Written and Directed by S.R. Productions Special Projects Producer Brian Kreider, this hour long documentary follows one of the most famous insurance murder trials and executions in Pennsylvania History. www.BlueEyedSixMovie.com
IMAX Baby! It doesn't get any
bigger than that. Smokey's DPs
Nick Caloyanis, assisted by Mark Myers and Jim Hollenbaugh, has shot major portions of "Wonders of the Great Lakes." This IMAX movie is due for nationwide release in May of 2008.
"The Creek" premiers
March 8th at the Annville Theater.
Produced and directed by Millersvile
Grad, Erik Soulliard "The
Creek" 's assistant director
was none other than S.R.'s own Jim
SR Finishes our second full HD
production. Recently produced
spots for Five Star Home Foods were
shot in the Panasonic DVCPro HD
format. The spots, written by
owner Mark Myers and Producer Brian
Kreider, were lensed by SR Senior DP
Nick Caloyianis and edited in house
on our AvidHD editing system.
Three of the spots feature a series
of testimonials from satisfied
customer, one features a historical
look at home delivery illustrated by
a vintage delivery truck, and one
features beautiful food shots.
HD is the buzz word
of the industry. Smokey's has
experience with both the Panasonic
P2 cameras and the Sony Z1 cameras -
in addition to our already extensive
knowledge of higher end HD cameras
such as the Panasonic Verri-Cam -
and of course good old fashioned
After more than 45 years downtown
on Duke St, we've moved out to the
suburbs. We're now located on
the west side of Lancaster on the
Marietta Pike near Rohrerstown.
This new location has off street
parking for more than 20 cars, nicer
office space, a reception area,
conference rooms, and areas for two
editing suites along with room to
The new "Edit A"
includes a producer's desk with PC
(Sorry, working on a Mac!) telephone
access, wireless internet and