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Life Stage Films – Named Top 25 IN THE WORLD!

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I still can’t believe it as I type it. But it’s true! On February 24th, 2010 Life Stage Films was named one of the hottest, most influential event filmmaking studios, in the world! This honor was given to us by the biggest trade magazine in our industry, EventDV Magazine. The biggest honor is that our peers, others professionals in wedding video from all over the world are the only ones allowed to vote, so to make this list out of the 50,000+ videographers out there means so much to me, and to our team. This isn’t a “contest” you enter. The list comes out every year, and it’s something I always look forward to for inspiration and encouragement in making my craft better. There are many talented wedding filmmakers in the world, and we look to so many other filmmakers on this list for guidance and inspiration, which means even more to be named up there with them. We started our business in 2006, and vowed to go against the grain of of mediocre, and poor quality wedding videos.

We feel our couples, and our families that invest and trust us to film the best day of their lives, deserve SO much more! There is a new revolution brewing of quality wedding films that are creative, entertaining, purposeful and really really fun to watch! And we are just so glad that we are constantly moving in that direction, and evolving our product to be something that families desire. I am honored to not only represent Wilmington, Charlotte, Raleigh and other wedding markets in North Carolina, but to represent the amazing couples and families that are now part of our family, that have invited us to film their wedding day.

At our studio, we NEVER want to be comfortable with our work, and hope to constantly be looking for new inspiration and stay relevant to our clients. Winning this award was incredible, but we promise to make 2010 even better, and work that much harder to be a positive example, be a catalyst for change in the wedding industry, and to be a breath of fresh air to our clients. Thanks for sharing in our excitement! We are looking forward to an amazing 2010!

You can watch the announcement video below! I am the second one announced, right behind my “brother” Adam Forgione of Long Island.

“Hearts for Haiti” – A Quirky Red Cross Concept Video

Greensboro, NC

I LOVE two things…ALOT.

#1. Being able to step into a new creative zone and do things I haven’t tried before.

#2. Giving back.

So, naturally, when Michelle Kidd of Vida Events called and said we were the only studio in North Carolina capable of pulling off a concept video like this, we immediately started chomping at the bit. The idea came from Becki Dickinson, a talented photographer in Greensboro, NC. You can learn more about her cause HERE. We spent 2 fun filled days with some high profile leaders in Greensboro, including the mayor and Sheriff BJ Barnes, as well as the police dept and fire dept. The real fun was had with the rest of the community, including business owners and families.

Here’s the skinny:

We got together with the Red Cross, City of Greensboro gov’t officials, and members of the community to create a fun, silly yet impactful video on getting more involved outside of the little world that we all live in. Most of us have bad days from time to time. But those bad days are nothing compared to the days being lived by the displaced people of Haiti. The purpose of this video is to illustrate that joy, and GIVING of yourself and your time is contagious (as illustrated by the passing of the “hearts”. It can start in your own community and spread to other parts of the world.

If you would like to get more involved in positively impacting the suffering families in Haiti, contact your local American Red Cross or visit

Hope you enjoy! If you live in Greensboro, and want to directly support this cause and have a great time, you NEED to attend Becki Dickinson’s American Red Cross Benefit Dinner with live music and 100% of the proceeds supporting the disaster relief effort in Haiti.