Bar Mitzvah Ceremony Video at the Chart House, Redondo Beach

In the hands of an amateur this video would have been an epic fail due to the flood of bright sunlight behind the ceremony. Having filmed in this location before, I knew exactly what the conditions would be and I shared this with Brooks’ parents ahead of time just to be sure there were no unreasonable expectations that could lead to disappointment. They wanted their guests to enjoy the spectacular oceanfront background and rejected my suggestions to set up a backdrop that would block the back light, and I found that completely understandable.  We all agreed up front that in order to get proper exposure of Brooks the background would appear solid white and that’s exactly how it turned out. I’m very content with the results. Brooks and his family look fabulous and this talented young man delivered a stellar performance. Way to go, Brooks! This was one of those situations where a little experience goes a long long way.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah videography by 24KT Sound & Video. Contact me at 310 547-4702; email: marc@24ktsound.com




Stripper Pleases Big Time at Lana’s 60th Birthday

Svelte and oh so sexy at Lana’s 30th birthday party 30 years ago, Zorro returns for an encore performance at Lana’s 60th in this 2 minute video highlight. Have a good laugh. This is totally incredible!

Filmed by Marc Gold, 24KT Sound & Video. Birthday and anniversary party videography. Contact me at 310 547-4702, email: marc@24ktsound.com




Live Performance Videography in Los Angeles – La Bayadere

Exquisitely entertaining highlight from the ballet La Bayadere presented at the Norris Theater in Palos Verdes, CA by Peninsula School of Performing Arts. Videographer is Marc Gold of 24KT Sound & Video, San Pedro, CA.

I’ve been filming theater and dance for PSPA for more than 10 years now. This was a single camera shoot filmed with my Sony PXW X200. Coming from a dance background myself, I love the challenge of following intricate dance movement on stage. Every second of footage has to be spot on. No second camera to cut to. Focus and follow have to be perfectly accurate. Fingers on the iris ring and audio controls constantly adjusting for changes in lighting intensity and audio levels. On my feet for 2.5 hours knowing full well that nothing can be done in post to fix a critical filming mistake. Slow breaths, sharply focused concentration. Exhilerating adrenlin rush for 2.5 hours during a show like this! Enjoy this 2.5 minute highlights from the ballet.




Family History Videos and Elder Biographies – Los Angeles Videographer

Memorializing the life history of our beloved elders is a favorite project of mine and so worth while. The stories that come to light during these directed live interviews are truly amazing as you’ll soon discover in this short highlight from Don and Kay’s elder biography. A lot of preparation went into the making of this video. Family members help put together a list of topics to discuss well ahead of  time. The filming location is selected, the set prepared and we’re off and filming. It’s a comfortable, easy going session as we wind our way though long-untold stories, a lifetime of wisdom, sage advice and adventures spanning 50 or more years sometimes. Think of someone you love and do this. The trick is to do it while they’re still here.