Sunday, June 18, 2006

grace ormonde

We were engaged by Grace Ormonde of grace ormonde Wedding Style Magazine to film some fabulous tabletops for upcoming issues. Before now, only a photographer was selected to shoot these dazzling displays. But, we are the first cinematographer.

We learned so much about what goes into the design, planning and execution of "just a tabletop". The teams invited to participate were all very creative. We traced the construction of a wonderful tabletop environment from start to finish, designed by Nicole Sillapere, and her terrific crew. Nicole shows us how caring for the planet can still look and feel opulent. The biggest surprise was that the tablecloth which felt like a very soft suede was actually recycled plastic. Of course, the design was exquisite. And we were in a beautiful setting at the Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay and at Calistoga Ranch.

We also filmed a few other tabletops when they were completed. Here's a 90-second piece showing the talents of
Jenne Hohn,
Sasha Souza
the team of Laurie Arons and
Kathleen Deery

The first cut can be viewed at:

Other talented teams included:
Morgan Doan,, and Linnae Gomez,
Lora Horvath, and Nancy Liu Chin,
Joyce Scardina Becker,, and Michael Daigian,
Robert Fountain,
Orna Maymon,

Grace Ormonde just seems to know where the best talent is--in San Francisco and in every city!

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