This past week we shot a variety of performances by Circus Orange at TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival). We have shot events in the past that have included performances by Circus Orange and they put on an incredible show every single time. The ideas and concepts that Rebecca and Tom develop and put into action are spectacular – we love working with them. On Wednesday evening the troupe created a spectacle for Skyy Vodka involving an aerialist and a 12ft tall martini glass suspended 35ft in the air by a crane. Later in the week, during another aerial performance behind TIFF Bell Lightbox, Mark put his own aerial skills to use climbing 15 storeys into the air to shoot the performance from the base of a crane set up nearby… it wasn’t planned, it just sort of – happened.
Fortunately it turned out well and provided a unique perspective on the spectacle unfolding below.
We shot our last concert of the summer on Labour Day weekend. The Concert for Japan featured two days of entertainment and live music and even offered concert-goers the opportunity to ride a zip-line across the main concert area or have a drink at a bar suspended from a large crane. That’s something we’ve never seen before!
We met up with Darrin Pfeiffer, at the concert – some of you may know Darrin from his days on 102.1 The Edge. We’ve missed hearing him over the airwaves and hope that he will be back on the air soon. Right now Darrin is spending his time drumming for both ska punk band Goldfinger, and Canadian rock band, The Salads. He also manages and produces punk bands under his own record label, High 4 Records. Darrin was a lot of fun to hang with (and to shoot) and we think that we could do some awesome work with Darrin (hint Darrin – hint, hint) on the promotional material for the bands on his label.
Most importantly we hope that the concert was successful for the promoters and that the money raised will benefit the people of Japan, where relief efforts will most certainly continue for a long time to come.
After posting to this blog for just over a year and a half and having what we would consider a modest readership, we were very surprised when all of a sudden on Wednesday we started receiving notices by email letting us know that someone had commented on, or ‘liked’ our latest post. We soon learned that our post had been promoted to the front page of WordPress in the Fresh Pressed section, and that exposure resulted in an incredible amount of traffic, some lovely comments, and even some personal emails from people around the world – ALL around the world.
We were incredibly flattered that thousands of people took the time to visit our page and that many people further made the effort to leave personal comments in appreciation of our work – it was quite an experience and we would like to personally thank every single person who ‘liked’, commented on, subscribed to our blog, or emailed us. Thank you. Every single one of you.
You really made our week…