Encore’s “Annie” at the Warner Grand, filmed by South Bay Videographer, Marc Gold, of 24KT Sound & Video

So pleased to be the videographer for Encore South Bay for another series of shows this month. “Annie” runs from July 21st through July 30th and I’ll be recording three of the performances. This one’s truly one of my favorites…so upbeat and entertaining! Wonderful performances by the cast, and who can NOT sing along to “Tomorrow” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”? Love this show. Enjoy this short highlight of some of my favorite scenes.

Carla’s Extraordinary LAPD Retirement Party Cruise

Touching video highlight of Carla’s LAPD Retirement Celebration on board the Regent-Sea, Marina del Rey, CA after 32 years on the force. Non-stop fun, friends, joyful tears and fabulous memories! So much fun recording this event, and OH so much great exercise up and down the decks all night with the video equipment. We packed light expecting this, and very mobile, able to move around easily on a moment’s notice. I came prepared to give special attention to lighting and audio which can be challenging on a cruiseship. Some of the fun and emotion are captured in this 3 min. highlight. I’ve got another cruise on the same ship in a few weeks. Enjoy the clip below!

Contact Marc at 310 547-4702; email: marc@24ktsound.com



Video Production Live Shows – The Little Mermaid

Filmed by 24KT Sound & Video, this fabulously entertaining three minute video highlight from Encore South Bay’s “The Little Mermaid” at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center does not disappoint. The unique special effects and stellar solo and ensemble performances, rousing music and eye-dazzling costuming thrilled the audience from start to finish! It continues to be a thrill witnessing the growth and maturation of Encore thanks to Summer and Marcello, the creative entities behind the company. I’m enthusiastically looking forward to next week’s production of “Annie” at the Warner Grande in San Pedro.

Enjoy the highlight and make 24KT Sound & Video your choice for your next live show. Contact me at 310 547-4702; email marc@24ktsound.com


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.