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.




Bar Mitzvah Reception Video Highlights – You Killed it, Jack!

Fasten your seatbelts! This beautifully edited, high energy bar mitzvah video highlight moves at 100mph. Jack was an amazing 13 year old and never missed a beat. Great dancer, impressive young man. Spent an unusual amount of time editing this highlight because my cousin was the event designer/coordinator who got me the gig. Thanks, Cuz! Great work. The place looked like a million dollars, and it taped very very well. Loved the DJ and MC. Kept the party hoppin’ all night long. Lots of great material for the video. That huge screen on the dance floor made a fabulous animated backdrop. Enjoy the highlight!




South Bay Bar Mitzvah Videography – Highlight

Here’s a delightful video highlight from Jack’s bar mitzvah ceremony comprised of still images taken from the video footage and montaged with music. I like to send these to my clients to enjoy while I’m working on the main body of footage. The venue is Congregation B’nai Tzdek in Costa Mesa, CA. We shot the ceremony with two cameras from our perch above the sanctuary. Family shots were posed by the photographer and shot from the sanctuary level before the ceremony. It’s an interesting process, selecting the photos that is. An image can be extracted from anywhere in the video that looks great, bypassing blinks and the sometimes odd facial expressions that show up when you stop the video on the wrong frame. A software program takes all the images, in this case about 85 of them, and creates the animation with just a few key strokes. Later in the evening we filmed the reception. Great fun. I’ll post again when it’s all edited. Enjoy!

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Videography in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA. Contact Marc Gold, 310 547-4702 or via email: marc@24ktsound.com




Video Montage – Rabbi Steven Silver, Temple Menorah, Redondo Beach CA

Enjoy this nostalgic montage of still images taken from the video of Rabbi Silver’s retirement gala filmed by local videographer, Marc Gold of 24KT Sound & Video, San Pedro. I’ve worked for over three decades at events with Rabbi Silver, first as a DJ, more recently as a videographer, and have enjoyed every time we’ve been able to work side by side. Temple Menorah of Redondo Beach is like a 2nd home. I’ve entertained at and filmed many events there over the years and look forward to many more. Mazal Tov, Rabbi Silver! Enjoy your well-earned retirement.




Commercial Video Production, South Bay – GenEquity Mortgage

We proudly release our latest video featuring actor and long-time friend, Kevin Paul, as on-camera host in this GenEquity Mortgage commercial filmed in Torrance, CA. Rick and RaeChelle Rockwell, owners of the company, kick off a brand new direction for their business with this 24KT production. Our talented crew included Cameron Tucker on lighting, Brad Nixon on script and direction, Laura Weintraub on makeup, and Marc Gold on camera and post production. Ahead of the shoot I prepped Rick and Shelly at my studio for their first on-camera roles using teleprompter and they performed like veterans! Congratulations one and all on a job well done!

24KT Sound & Video, San Pedro, CA for your next business commercial, meeting, seminar, convention and training video. 310 547-4702




Aaron’s Bar Mitzvah Video Highlight

Temple Beth El of San Pedro and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach are the venues for Aaron’s extraordinary bar mitzvah video. Ceremony and reception highlights are featured in the clip below along with a one-of-a-kind animated segment at the end created from a single photo and a couple of sound bites that Aaron’s parents sent to me. This is the second bar mitzvah we’ve done for the family at venues that are very familiar. Cantor Elan at Beth El is a long time friend. Years back I taped his wedding to Jodi as well as their daughter’s bat mitzvah. I donate 10% of my fee to the temple as a thank you for their kind referrals. Enjoy the clip.

24KT Sound & Video, celebrating nearly 40 years of exceptional bar and bat mitzvah video production. Call Marc at 310 547-4702 or email: marc@24ktsound.com for your next event.




Extraordinary Bar Mitzvah Video Animation

I wanted something uniquely my own for the ending of Aaron’s bar mitzvah video… something that no other videographer was doing. All I needed to run with this was a head shot of the bar mitzvah boy and a few sound bites in his own voice. Aaron’s parents gladly provided that. I wanted the photo to have life-like facial movements and speak in Aaron’s own voice. I viewed numerous tutorials and consulted with a pro animator to get up to speed with CrazyTalk Animator 3 Pro. Still learning, but here’s what two weeks of practice got me. Super fun to be able to do this with a photograph! Enjoy the animation!

Uniquely creative bar and bat mitzvah video production by 24KT Sound & Video, San Pedro, CA. Contact Marc at 310 547-4702; email: marc@24ktsound.com.




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24KT is based in San Pedro, CA, where we’ve provided expert video production services since 1979. We produce commercial videos for businesses and websites and document weddings and special events and can assisit you in English or Spanish by calling (310) 547 - 4702 or by email. We gladly collaborate with out-of-town production companies and agencies.

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