Sunday, December 20, 2009

Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah, Family Events, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE., Congregation Beth Emeth, www.ptmvideo.com



Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah, Family Events, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE., Congregation Beth Emeth, www.ptmvideo.com

Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah, What's New, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE., Congregation Beth Emeth, www.ptmvideo.com

Andrew Markowitz, 12/19/09

Saturday, December 19, 2009, the Delaware Valley was “clobbered” with a record large snowfall. It was recorded that Wilmington received approximately 17 inches. Another, more noteworthy, news item also took place, Andrew Markowitz’s Bar Mitzvah. The ceremony took place at Congregation Beth Emeth on Lea Blvd. with Rabbi Yair Robinson presiding.

Andrew, an avid Patriots fan, is the son of Jason & Elaine Markowitz of Wilmington, DE., and the brother of Becky Markowitz. The ceremony was attended by those who braved the wintery weather including grandparents, other family members, and friends. To view a 5 –6 minute clip of Andrew’s Bar Mitzvah, simply click Andrew Markowitz’s Bar Mitzvah.


Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah, What's New, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE., Congregation Beth Emeth, www.ptmvideo.com

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Academy of Lifelong Learning Band Concert, Family Events, Newark DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, www.ptmvideo.com



Academy of Lifelong Learning Band Concert, Family Events, Newark DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, www.ptmvideo.com

Academy of Lifelong Learning Band Concert, What's New, Newark DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video


Sunday, 12/13/09, I had the pleasure and privilege of videotaping the Academy of Lifelong Learning Band Concert. The holiday concert was performed at the University of Delaware in the Amy duPont Building, Loudis Hall.

The band was established 10 years ago and is currently under the direction of Paul Hess. There are about 70 players ranging in age from 52 – 88. The program selections included “All Is Calm”, “Shalom”, and “Christmas Festival". The selection “Fanfare and Decennial Jubilee” was written to dedicate the 10th anniversary of the band. To view a small clip from this fine performance simply click Academy of Lifelong Learning Band.

Academy of Lifelong Learning Band Concert, What's New, Newark DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gentile and Benfield Wedding, What's New, Philadelphia PA, Drexel Hill PA, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, www.ptmvideo.com

Jessica Gentile and Mark Benfield were married on Saturday, November 21, 2009. The wedding took place at St. Bernadette Church, Drexel Hill, PA and the reception at The Radnor Hotel, St. David's, PA.

It was great to work with Jess & Mark. They are such a fun loving couple and were surrounded by roughly 150 family and friends on their wedding day. After honeymooning in Jamaica, Jess & Mark will live in the King of Prussia area. To view a short montage of their wedding day click on Jess & Mark.

Gentile and Benfield Wedding, What's New, Philadelphia PA, Drexel Hill PA, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, www.ptmvideo.com

Jessica Mark Benfield Wedding, Weddings, Philadelphia PA, Drexel Hill PA



Jessica and Mark Benfield wedding

Friday, November 20, 2009

2009 Women's Business Expo, What's New, Wilmington DE, New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, NCCCC, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories

On Tuesday, 11/17/09, I had the privilege of videotaping the 2009 Women’s Business Expo at Clayton Hall, University of Delaware. The Expo was sponsored by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and included guests speakers: Joyce Dungee, Beverly Stewart, Val Whiting, and Darnyelle Jervey, with Ruth Davis as the Keynote Speaker. Stefania Panza of Soffritto Italian Grille was voted 2009 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. Over 500 women attended. Click here to view a clip of Tuesday’s highlights.

2009 Women's Business Expo, What's New, Wilmington DE, New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, NCCCC, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories

2009 Women's Business Expo, Corporate Events, Wilmington DE, New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, NCCCC, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories



2009 Women's Business Expo, Corporate Events, Wilmington DE, New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, NCCCC, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lura and Rich Taub, What's New, Wedding, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories


Sunday, November 15, 2009, I had the great pleasure of filming a live wedding testimonial given by Lura & Rich Taub. Lura & Rich were married on a beautiful Sunday in October. I asked Lura & Rich to participate in giving a live testimonial and they graciously accepted. You can see their live testimonial by clicking Lura & Rich Testimonial.

Lura and Rich Taub, What's New, Wedding, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video

Micolucci Taub Wedding, Wedding, Live Testimonial, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Video Services, Videography



Micolucci Taub Wedding, Wedding, Live Testimonial, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Video Services, Videography

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dr. Donald Feeney, DC, Meet The Doctor, Corporate Events, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories



Dr. Donald Feeney, DC, Meet The Doctor, Corporate Events, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dr. Karen Feeney DC, Meet The Doctor, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Video Services, Videography

Dr. Karen Feeney DC, Meet The Doctor, Wilmington DE

On Tuesday, October 20, 2009, I had the opportunity to videotape Dr. Karen Feeney of Brandywine Total Health Care in a “Meet the Doctor” segment. I met the Doc several years ago when I went to her for a back problem that she quickly and effectively cured. She asked if I would be able to help with a video project at her daughter’s school, Children’s Montessori School. After 1 ½ years of planning, directing, and shooting, we finished the project this past summer.

In speaking with her she asked if I would be able to help her put video on her website. I suggested a “Meet the Doctor” or "Live Testimonial" segment. We got together this morning and had a great time filming it. She mentioned that she saw live testimonials on http://www.ptmvideo.com/ and asked if she could give one. You can see both Meet The Doctor" and her "Live Testimonial for PTM Video by following the links, Dr. Karen Meet The Doctor and Dr. Karen Live Testimonial.
Dr. Karen Feeney DC, Meet The Doctor, What's New, Baptism - Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Video Services, Videography

Dr. Karen Feeney DC, Live Testimonial, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Video Services, Videography



Dr. Karen Feeney, DC, Live Testimonial, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Video Services, Videography

Dr. Karen Feeney, DC, Meet The Doctor, PTM Video,Wilmington DE



Dr. Karen Feeney DC, Meet The Doctor, PTM Video,Wilmington DE

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kyle & Delia 8mm to DVD Transfer - Family Events, Wilmington DE

Kyle & Delia 8mm to DVD Transfer - Family Events, Wilmington DE

Videocassette Recorders, VCRs, are becoming a faint memory. The years are going by quickly. Your children are growing up way too fast and the 8mm & VHS videotapes that you recorded are deteriorating as we speak.

Kyle & Delia Dorn contacted me to see the possibility of transferring their 8mm video tapes to DVD. Their Super 8 video camera no longer worked and they didn’t know what to do or how to salvage those precious memories. Luckily, PTM Video was able to help. We transferred the 8mm tapes and delivered the final product on DVD. To view a video clip of Kyle & Delia’s 8mm to DVD transfer, simply click on Kyle & Delia Dorn.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Micolucci Taub Wedding, Wilmington DE

Micolucci Taub Wedding, Wilmington, DE

Lura Micolucci and Rich Taub got married Sunday, 10/11/09. Both the ceremony and reception took place at The Farmhouse in Wilmington. About 120 guests attended. Marisa Micolucci & Tom DePalma served as Maid of Honor and Best Man, respectively. Erin Chance and Nicole Matthews of New Leaf Photography, West Chester, PA were the photographers. It was the first time I had the opportunity of working with them and it was a great experience.


At the end of the reception Lura & Rick did their last dance encircled by their guests. It was a fabulous ending to a fabulous day. To view a clip of Lura & Rich’s wedding simply click on the following link, Lura & Rich Taub Wedding.

Lura and Rich Taub Wedding, Weddings, Wilmington DE

Lura and Rich Taub got married at The Farmhouse in Wilmington, DE. I got some terrific wedding video of the 2 of them.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Grund Letter, Wilmington DE

Dear Joe,

Thank you so much for doing such a great job at our wedding. You did an amazing job and we couldn’t have asked for better service. You were professional and approachable and friendly all at the same time. You went out of your way to make our day excellent. You contacted our photographer to coordinate before the wedding. You made time to come to the rehearsal to get a feeling for the church. You managed to capture our whole day but you did it without being intrusive at all. We were also so impressed with the video and how fast it came. It arrived just 2 weeks after the wedding and was simply phenomenal. You picked up wonderfully on our tastes exampled by the music selection you choose to accompany the video. We were singing along with them while we watched. We’ve had a great time watching it with our families and friends many times and will absolutely treasure it forever. We hadn’t originally planned on getting a videographer due to budget considerations but thankfully Esther’s family said they wanted us to have one and we’re really happy we did. A picture provides a great way to reminisce but the video will allow us to truly relive all the wonderful moments and emotions of that day.

I also have to tell you not only were we impressed with you but so were all our guests and family. My uncle was our pastor and he said you were the most professional videographer he’s ever worked with and he wishes all videographers could be like you. We also heard from my mother that the day of the wedding just a short time before the ceremony the organist of the church suddenly decided that he didn’t want a video camera up in the front. You acted professionally and kindly and acquiesced to his request without making a big deal out of it. We didn’t even know anything had happened until my mom told us the story.

We simply can’t say enough about you and the service you provided for us. We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a videographer.

Best of luck,

Dave and Esther

Grund Letter, Wilmington DE

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rusk Productions, Live Testimonial, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Video Services, Videography



Rusk Productions, Live Testimonial, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Video Services, Videography

Laura and Jamie Furgason Wedding, Wilmington DE, Winterthur



Laura and Jamie Furgason got married at Brandywine Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE. Their wedding was preceeded by a video shoot at Winterthur.

Jim Randisi, Meet The Owner, Baltimore MD



Jim Randisi, Meet The Owner, Baltimore MD

Absolutely-Organized, Meet The Owner, Baltimore MD



Absolutely-Organized, Meet The Owner, Baltimore MD

Golden Apple Caterers, Product Demonstration, Newark DE



Golden Apple Caterers, Product Demonstration, Newark DE

Golden Apple Caterers, Meet The Owner, Newark DE



Golden Apple Caterers, Meet The Owner, Newark DE

Randy Navarre, Northeastern Music Programs, Meet The Owner, Philadelphia PA



Randy Navarre, Northeastern Music Programs, Meet The Owner, Philadelphia PA

Randy Navarre, Northeastern Music Publications, Meet The Owner, Philadelphia PA



Randy Navarre, Northeastern Music Publications, Meet The Owner, Philadelphia PA

Randy Navarre, Northeastern Music Programs, Philadelphia PA



Randy Navarre, Northeastern Music Programs, Philadelphia PA

Baptism, Philadelphia PA



Baptism, Philadelphia PA

Ransome Birthday Party, Carneys Pt, NJ



Ransome Birthday Party, Carneys Pt, NJ

Dawn Joe MacKale Wedding, Norristown PA, Weddings, Normandy Farms



Dawn and Joe MacKale got married on May 16, 2009 on a beautiful day. Their wedding was at Normandy Farms in Norristown. The video came out great

Toner Wedding, Wilmington DE


Toner Wedding, Wilmington DE
On Saturday, September 19, 2009, I filmed my first Philippino wedding of Bea Manuel to Chris Toner. The ceremony took place at St. Peter the Apostle, New Castle and the reception was held at Cavalier’s Country Club. There were about 150 guests with some coming from as far away as Michigan.

The ceremony was quite interesting. Immediately after the Exchange of Rings and before the lighting of the Unity Candle, there is a tradition in the Philippino culture to have 2 sponsors, man and woman, drape a veil around the bride and groom and then 2 other sponsors wrap a cord around them. These items were left on Bea and Chris for a few minutes then removed.

Hurlock Wedding, Wilmington DE

Hurlock Wedding, Wilmington DE

Heather Bradley and Robert Hurlock wed on Saturday, August 15, 2009. The wedding took place at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church and the reception was held at White Clay Creek Country Club. Fr. Cocco officiated the wedding.

Chanon Parlier was Heather’s Maid of Honor and Sophia Sansone and Kristi Burris were her Bride’s Maids. Robert’s Best Man was Marty Rodriguez and his Groom’s Men were Fred Lutz and Pete Di Rodo.

Albert Schrack was the DJ and he kept the party moving with The Newlywed Game, an Anniversary Dance, and upbeatmusic all evening long. The photographer was Paul Pruitt of Paul Pruitt Photography. Both were great to work with and I hope to work with them again in the future. After honeymooning in PuntaCana, Heather & Rob will live in Middletown, DE.

Grund Wedding, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories

Grund Wedding, Wilmington DE


On Saturday, August 1, 2009, I had the pleasure of videotaping my first Sri Lankan wedding. David Grund and Esther Ariarasah were married in a wedding filled with both old and new. A traditional Methodist wedding was officiated by David’s uncle, Reverend Russell Waldmann, but both wedding and reception contained elements of traditional Sri Lankan customs that included the placing of the Thaali, the Lighting of the Lamp, and David and Esther changing into traditional Sri Lankan wedding attire. There were about 150 guests who attended who came from as far as Australia, Canada, Connecticut and other far away US states.

The photographer was Glen Davies of Glenn Davies Photography and the DJ was Chuck Wortman of Maximum Sound Entertainment. This was the first time I worked with both and I must say both were true professionals who I would welcome the opportunity to work with again. They were a lot of fun to be around and both made the evening much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend them.

David and Esther will live in the Wilmington area. To view a clip of their wedding, simply go to "Videos" and then "Weddings"

Grund Wedding, What's New, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories

Giorgi Family History, Wilmington DE

Giorgi Family History, Wilmington DE
On Sunday, July 12, 2009, I videotaped "The Salvatore & Livia Giorgi Family History". A family history chronicles the life stories of a family. This particular chapter concentrated on the immigration of Salvatore & Livia Giorgi family to America from Italy in 1936 and then their life in Wilmington, DE.

The Giorgi family came to America from Italy in 1936 where 4 of the Giorgi siblings were born. The videotaping session, which began with a delicious brunch and extraordinary stories of the siblings remembering their lives, took place at Pete Giorgi's home in Wilmington .

The Giorgi siblings consist of 3 sisters and 3 brothers, Antoinette, Marie, Josephine, Joseph, Pete, and John. All were present and all contributed to what was a most wonderful day with varied stories, thoughts, and memories over some 80 years of life. Some of the stories included stories of their grandparents, the voyage of the siblings and their mother, Livia Giorgi, to America on the ship Conte de Savoia, their home when they first arrived in Wilmington, and many, many more.

The completed DVD will include music, still pictures, and the captured video from Sunday's taping session. A total of 2 hours of footage was taken. Two cameras were used - 1 for close up shots and the other for wide angle shots. Three different wireless microphone systems were also used - 2 Audio-Technica lavalier microphones and a handheld Samsung. The finished DVD will be approximately 1 hour and 11 minutes long. To view a short 5 minute video clip simply click Giorgi Family History.

What's New, Personalize Your Website, Wilmington DE PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Videography

Personalize Your Website



Your website is the first impression a viewer has to your firm, your products, your services, and yourself. It provides the viewer with your personality and validates your business. The use of video on your website can only enhance what you provide. Through the use of video you can provide your potential customers with testimonials from satisfied clients, a quick “how we do it clip”, the pros of using your product or services, or simply a “Meet the President” or “Meet the Staff”. Any one of these allows for a more personable image of yourself, your staff, and your products and services. Click on the link to view a quick “how we do it” video from Randisi & Associates, Inc . To see a video clip of Randisi & Associates, Inc, simply go to "Videos" and selection "Corporate Events"



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Keller Family History, Wilmington DE, What's New, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Videography, Video Services

Keller Family History, Wilmington DE


On Sunday, June 14, 2009, I videotaped "The Keller Family History". A family history chronicles the life stories of a family. Designed to be presented in chapter format, some chapters could include: stories of parents/grandparents, sibling stories of growing up, how parents/grandparents met, certain world events that reshaped the future, just to mention a few.
The Keller family grew up in York County, Dallastown, PA but the videotaping session occurred in Wilmington, where one of the siblings lives. The Keller siblings consist of 6 sisters and 1 brother, Bob, Sylvia, Dolores, Wanda, Susan, Carol, and Cathy. Although only 5 were present, all contributed to what was a most wonderful day with varied stories, thoughts, and memories over some 70 years of life. Those not able to attend sent answers to previously provided questions as well as videotaping themselves and having that footage incorporated into the final DVD.
The completed DVD is menu driven including chapter points and contains music, still pictures, video clips from 1 of the siblings unable to attend, as well as the captured video from Sunday's taping session. A total of 3 hours of footage was taken. Two cameras were used - 1 for close up shots and the other for wide angle shots. Three different wireless microphone systems were also used - 2 Audio-Technica lavalier microphones and a handheld Samsung. Originally designed to be only 45-50 minutes in length, the stories told were so vivid, exciting, and numerous that the final DVD is 1 hour and 11 minutes. All participants did so much research, provided so many pictures, had so many stories, that it was extremely difficult to leave so much on the cutting room floor.

To view a short 4 minute clip simply go to Videos and select "Family History"

PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Videography, Video Services, Keller Family History, What's New, Wilmington

Wedding Tip, Wilmington DE

Wedding Tip, Wilmington DE


Same Day Edits are an exciting new way to allow your guests to again experience the beauty and pageantry of your wedding day. Same Day Edits refer to creating a short montage that focuses on the morning preparatory stages of a wedding and normally leads all the way to the end of the ceremony and possibly the first dance. It is about 7-10 minutes long and is shown at the reception. It's a great way to surprise your guests (and sometimes the bride and groom) with a quick recap of the events earlier in the day. I've done several and they are great. If your budget allows I would suggest considering it.
I did one for Martinique & Albert Wilson and it turned out beautifully. Martinique didn't realize that her father kissed her shortly before escorting her down the aisle and it was a way of immediately reliving that experience. While the groomsmen were getting dressed they talked the groom into breakdancing and it was fabulous. The guests, not to mention the bride and groom, had a great time viewing it and laughing about it.

MacKale Wedding, Philadelphia, PA

MacKale Wedding, Philadelphia, PA


On Saturday, May 16, 2009, Dawn Carrol and Joe MacKale were married. The ceremony and reception took place at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, PA. There were about 250 guests in attendance. Both wedding and reception were shot with 2 Sony-Z1 High Definition cameras. The photographer was Sam & Jo Trasati, Lavendar & Lace, of Newark, DE. I worked with Sam & Jo several times and, as always, it was a real treat to work with them again. A tip for upcoming brides is to try to get people who have worked together before. There is a certain comfort level and knowledge of how they both work that lends to a more productive day and ultimately a better finished product. The DJ was "The Best of Both Worlds" of Trenton, NJ who I've also worked with before.

Why Hire a Professional Videographer, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Videography, Video Services

Why Hire a Professional Videographer, Wilmington DE



The ceremony and reception will be over in 12 hours. The look of the church, the hall, the decorations, the centerpieces, the bouquet, and the cake are now becoming a distant memory. Everyone who is important to you will be there, your family and your dearest friends. This day took months, and in some cases years, to plan and in 12 short hours it will be over. The bride and groom remember little, if anything, as the day is a complete blur. However, hiring a professional videographer provides you with more than just a memory of how beautiful the day really was, it provides an avenue for you to relive all of these memories exactly as they occurred when you share these memories with family, friends, and future generations. Everyone will be able to recall the walk down the aisle, hear your precious vows and intentions, see and hear your first dance, and all the other events that make this day your Cinderella day. So why hire a professional videographer instead of a relative or friend, after all “…anybody can press the record button on a video camera.”.

A professional is just what he/she is, a professional. They are the experts at getting the footage that means the most to you; the groom’s look as he sees you for the first time, that special kiss from Mom and Dad. Taping a wedding is unlike taping a family vacation or a child’s school play. There are absolutely no retakes and each moment of the 12 hour day is precious and holds memories for a lifetime to come. Everything matters from the professional audio equipment that is used, to the quality of picture from the video camera including exposure, focusing, and camera placement. Every taped minute counts.

A professional knows how to get the tough shots, they know how and when to zoom or pan, they can anticipate the tear in a loved ones eye just about to be dabbed, they can foresee when the tender moments between bride and groom will occur. They are capable of anticipating and getting these shots. A bride commented to me how touched she was when she saw tears in her husband's eyes at their first dance. One groom told me that he was so glad that his wife made the decision to hire a professional videographer as he now sees and hears everything that they both missed during the day.

A professional videographer has experience getting footage in difficult situations, i.e. a guest stands in front of the camera at the same time you are exchanging rings, the church's audio system goes down and you can’t hear the readings, the proper lighting needed to obtain the best possible picture without using large and bright camera lights, the different angles of shots that make your wedding your special day are among a few.

In many situations, a professional videographer is also an editor or works with an editor who can put the entire puzzle of your wedding footage together in one narrative Cinderella Story, Your Cinderella Story. They have the most up to date non-linear editing system needed to provide the tools to be sure that the quality of your picture is impecable, such as the ability to color correct and be sure that white is white,, audio enhancements to be sure that your vows seem natural and easy to hear, and many others.

You hire a professional photographer, a professional ballroom manager, a professional caterer and baker, a professional florist all to provide you with the most beautiful day possible, so then why trust an amateur with absolutely no experience with something so critical and long lasting as your wedding video? Your wedding DVD will be the only thing you have to show everyone, now and in the future, exactly how your day was.



What's New, Why Hire a Professional Videographer, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories, Videography, Video Services

Preparing For Your 1st Meeting , Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, PTM Video, Wedding Videography

Preparing For Your 1st Meeting , Wilmington DE


1. VIEW THE WEBSITE – Look at each page to see the overall scheme of the site. If there are testimonials, read them. However, realize that no negative testimonials will be posted. View the video clips and see the editing style used by the company. Make sure it is what you want. If you are looking for large graphics and packaged transitions then be sure that you see them. If you are looking for something else, be sure to make note of it to see if the company can do it.
ASK FRIENDS WHO THEY USED – Friends who recently got married will give you the pros and cons of the vendors they used. A videographer’s best form of advertisement is the satisfied clients he or she has. That’s why it is imperative for videographers to continually strive to satisfy the needs of their clients.
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION – Check to see if your videographer has ever worked in these locations. However, the fact that they may not have worked at your site before should not prevent you from hiring them. Personal Touch Memories makes every effort to visit the venue prior to the wedding to find the best possible location for cameras, microphones, etc. Additionally, if time and distance allow, Personal Touch Memories attends the rehearsal to see the method of procession, where the attendants will stand during the vows, etc.
COMMUNICATION – Be able to tell your videographer everything that is going to happen at your wedding, i.e. announcement of a wedding anniversary, special events that will occur. The more the videographer knows, the better he/she can prepare for your wedding. The last thing you want to hear is that the videographer was videotaping the cake when Grandma was dancing with the groom.
SEE EXAMPLES OF THE VIDEOGRAPHER’S WORK – You should try to see a few examples of the videographer’s work. Be sure that you see the work of the actual videographer and editor who will be shooting and editing your wedding. Don’t settle for “we have a staff of great videographers and editors”.
QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK:
a) How do you handle lighting? Personal Touch Memories does not use large banks of bright lights. Instead the cameras that Personal Touch Memories uses are good in low light and if the light is too low then we ask that the lights be turned up for proper illumination. At the reception, we only use on-camera lights. A 10 watt light bulb attached to the camera is not the least bit offensive and works wonders.
b) Will I be able to hear my vows and readings? Personal Touch Memories attaches a wireless microphone system on the groom as the primary audio recording device. We also use a backup digital voice recorder on the groom just in case there is interference, battery problems, etc. Additionally, a separate digital voice recorder is placed inconspicuously on the podium or pulpit where the readings will be given.
c) Do you have backup equipment? Personal Touch Memories always travels with 3 cameras, 2 of which are always used at the ceremony. It has 3 wireless microphone systems, several digital voice recorders, 7 on-camera batteries providing over 70 hours worth of power. Therefore, if any piece of equipment malfunctions we always have another in reserve.
d) Do you work with a contract and can I view it before signing it? At the very first meeting Personal Touch Memories provides the bride with two copies of the contract that explains the length of time involved, the cost with the breakdown of payment and what each package provides, various Terms & Conditions, i.e. deposit, raw footage, etc

Preparing For Your 1st Meeting , Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, PTM Video, Videography

Ransome Birthday Party, Carneys Pt NJ, Personal Touch Memories Video, PTM Video, Videography

Ransome Birthday Party, Carneys Pt NJ


On Saturday, March 7, 2009 Monalisa Ransome celebrated her 50th birthday.

I met Monalisa, her husband, Darryl, and her daughter ShaRhonda a few years ago when I did ShaRhonda's wedding in 2007. The birthday party was held at the Elks Club in Carney's Point and there were about 150 people in attendance. The party began about 8 PM and ended about midnight. Dancing and partying were at a maximum. Everyone had a great time including me even though I was working. There was so much activity to get that I had to priortize what footage would capture the best of the evening.

I used a Sony 170 with an oncamera light. Monalisa wanted the lights turned down quite low and I was concerned about the low light conditions. I informed Monalisa of my concern about the low light, however, the Sony 170 is great in low light and just a few modifications had to be added during post production to adequately show the footage without the footage being grainy or noisey. Noise looks like tiny dust particles on the lense of the camera when there is not enough light.
It was great to work for the Ransome family again and I'm looking forward to doing Monalisa's neice's wedding, Shereese Green on Saturday, June 27, 2009. I'm expecting an equally great party.

Ransome Birthday Part, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, PTM Video, Videography, Birthday Video

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Erin and Eric Tryzinski Wedding, Rehoboth Beach DE,


Erin and Eric Tryzinski got married at Rehoboth Country Club in Rehoboth, DE. Their wedding was held outside overlooking the 18th green.

Barth Wedding, Philadelphia PA, Wedding Videography, Wedding Video, www.ptmvideo.com, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilming

Barth Wedding, Philadelphia PA, Wedding Videography, Wedding Video, www.ptmvideo.com, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE

Attention Brides, What's New, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Wedding Videography, Wedding Video

How did you meet? When did you know this person was the one? What was the proposal like?

Send us your engagement story & photos and we'll post them on our blog!

Contact us here.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wedding Montage, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Wedidng Videography, Wedding Video

Wedding Montage, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Wedidng Videography, Wedding Video

McFarland Wedding, Wedding video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE

McFarland Wedding, Wedding video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE

Chrias, Bariatric Surgery Clinic, Newark DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE

Chrias, Bariatric Surgery Clinic, Newark DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE

Tara and Joe Valenti Wedding, Weddings, Philadelphia PA

Tara and Joe Valenti were married in Norwood, PA. PTM Video provided the videographer. It was a great wedding with many family and friends. The bride looked beautiful

Casey Wedding, Weddings, Wilmington DE,

Casey Wedding, Weddings,Videographerm Wilmington DE

Bottle Dance at Wedding Reception, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE,

Bottle Dance at Wedding Reception, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Weddings

Friday, July 17, 2009

Giorgi Family History, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE,PTM Video, Wilmington DE,

Sam & Livia Giorgi Family


Giorgi Family History, Wilmington DE

On Sunday, July 12, 2009, I videotaped "The Salvatore & Livia Giorgi Family History". A family history chronicles the life stories of a family. This particular chapter concentrated on the immigration of Salvatore & Livia Giorgi family to America from Italy in 1936 and then their life in Wilmington, DE.




The Giorgi family came to America from Italy in 1936 where 4 of the Giorgi siblings were born. The videotaping session, which began with a delicious brunch and extraordinary stories of the siblings remembering their lives, took place at Pete Giorgi's home in Wilmington .




The Giorgi siblings consist of 3 sisters and 3 brothers, Antoinette, Marie, Josephine, Joseph, Pete, and John. All were present and all contributed to what was a most wonderful day with varied stories, thoughts, and memories over some 80 years of life. Some of the stories included stories of their grandparents, the voyage of the siblings and their mother, Livia Giorgi, to America on the ship Conte de Savoia, their home when they first arrived in Wilmington, and many, many more.




The completed DVD will include music, still pictures, and the captured video from Sunday's taping session. A total of 2 hours of footage was taken. Two cameras were used - 1 for close up shots and the other for wide angle shots. Three different wireless microphone systems were also used - 2 Audio-Technica lavalier microphones and a handheld Samsung. The finished DVD will be approximately 1 hour and 11 minutes long.
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

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Keller Family History, Wilmington DE


On Sunday, June 14, 2009, I videotaped "The Keller Family History". A family history chronicles the life stories of a family. Designed to be presented in chapter format, some chapters could include: stories of parents/grandparents, sibling stories of growing up, how parents/grandparents met, certain world events that reshaped the future, just to mention a few.

The Keller family grew up in York County, Dallastown, PA but the videotaping session occurred in Wilmington, where one of the siblings lives. The Keller siblings consist of 6 sisters and 1 brother, Bob, Sylvia, Dolores, Wanda, Susan, Carol, and Cathy. Although only 5 were present, all contributed to what was a most wonderful day with varied stories, thoughts, and memories over some 70 years of life. Those not able to attend sent answers to previously provided questions as well as videotaping themselves and having that footage incorporated into the final DVD.

The completed DVD is menu driven including chapter points and contains music, still pictures, video clips from 1 of the siblings unable to attend, as well as the captured video from Sunday's taping session. A total of 3 hours of footage was taken. Two cameras were used - 1 for close up shots and the other for wide angle shots. Three different wireless microphone systems were also used - 2 Audio-Technica lavalier microphones and a handheld Samsung. Originally designed to be only 45-50 minutes in length, the stories told were so vivid, exciting, and numerous that the final DVD is 1 hour and 11 minutes. All participants did so much research, provided so many pictures, had so many stories, that it was extremely difficult to leave so much on the cutting room floor.

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