Monday, December 20, 2010

Karen & Jake, December 18, 2010



Karen & Jake, December 18, 2010

Karen & Jake Rosenberger, The Farmhouse, Wilmington DE

Karen & Jake Rosenberger were married on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. The reception was held at The Farmhouse in Wilmington, DE. About 100 family and friends attended the event. To view a clip of the wedding and reception, click "Karen & Jake".

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tori & Sarah Alfred-Levow, Mazel Tov, Hilton Hotel, Philadelphia PA


Tori & Sarah Alfred-Levow, Mazel Tov, Hilton Hotel, Philadelphia PA

Tori & Sarah Aflred-Levow Bat Mitzvahs, Hilton Hotel, Philadelphia PA

What a great time it was at the Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia on Saturday, December 11, 2010. I filmed Tori & Sarah Alfred-Levow's Bat Mitzvah. Tori & Sarah are not only twin sisters but best friends. About 125 family and friends attended both the ceremony and reception. The reception was filled with laughter and joy and contained traditions rich in the Hebrew faith, including the Candle Lighting Ceremony and the Hora. Brad Glazier of Glazier Photography was the photographer. I've worked with Brad many times and he is true professional and great photographer. To view a 3 minute clip click "Tori & Sarah".

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Castle County Band Holiday Concert, 2010

On Sunday, December 5, 2010 the New Castle County Band played their annual Holiday Concert at Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle, DE. The band is conducted by Carroll Humphreys and has about 60 members ranging in age from 13-80. Selections included "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "March of the Toys", and "I Wonder as I Wander". It was a great concert. The local talent we have in the New Castle County area is unbelievable. To view a clip of the concert, click "Holiday Concert".

New Castle County Band Holiday Concert, Asbury United Methodist Church,New Castle DE



New Castle County Band Holiday Concert, Asbury United Methodist Church, New Castle DE
December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Delaware Today - Women in Business, 2010. Chase Center at the Riverfront, Wilmington DE



Delaware Today - Women in Business, 2010. Chase Center at the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE

Women in Business, Delaware Today, Chase Center, Wilmington DE

Thursday, December 2, 2010, Delaware Today sponsored the 2010 Women in Business luncheon at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Over 500 women from all types of businesses attended the luncheon. Julie Hester, CEO of St. Francis Hospital was the keynote speaker. What a great event it was. To view a 4 minute clip of the luncheon, click "Women In Business"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Women's Expo, Clayton Hall, Newark DE



New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Women's Expo, Clayton Hall, Newark DE

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Women's Expo, Newark DE, Clayton Hall



The New Castle County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the 20th Annual Business Women's Expo on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. It was held at Clayton Hall in Newark, DE. Over 400 business women attended along with some 100 vendors. Clinics and workshops were given on Social Media Basics, Organization and Efficiency for Super Women, and The Financial Bag of Life. The winner of this years Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year is Carla Vicario of Ben-Dom Printing. Jen Groover, inventor of the Butler Bag, was the keynote speaker. To view a short clip click "Women's XPO".

Monday, November 15, 2010

Matt Dunn's Bar Mitzvah, Wilmington DE, Beth Emeth

Matt Dunn Bar Mitzvah, Wilmington DE, Beth Emeth Congregation

On Saturday, November 13, 2010, I had the pleasure of videotaping Matt Dunn's Bar Mitzvah at Beth Emeth Congregation, Wilmington, DE. The ceremony and reception were attended by about 150 family and friends. It was a great event and I had a wonderful time. To view a short clip click "Matt's Bar Mitzvah".


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rebecca & Brian Markowitz, Chesapeake City MD, New Castle DE

Rebecca & Brian Markowitz were married on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle, DE. About 150 family and friends attended to celebrate their wedding. The reception was held at the Chesapeake Inn in Chesapeake City. Here's a short preview "Rebecca & Brian".

Rebecca & Brian Markowitz, Wilmington DE, Chesapeake City MD

Rebecca & Brian Markowitz, Wilmington DE, Chesapeake City MD

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sergio Grasso, Newark DE

Sergio Grasso is a world renown chef and did a cooking demonstration that I videotaped at a local restaurant in Newark, DE. For appetizers her prepared scallops wrapped in bacon and shrimp on a bed of crab. For dinner he prepared homemade ravioli in butter and sage sauce.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Maya Shapira's Bat Mitzvah, Wilmington DE



Maya Shapira's Bat Mitzvah, Wilmington DE

Maya Shapira Bat Mitzvah, Wilmington DE


I filmed Maya Shapira's Bat Mitzvah on October 23, 2010. It was held at Opera Delaware in Wilmington, DE. What a great event. The party was attended by about 150 family and friends. Maya attends Cab Callaway and is the lead singer in the band "Local Chaos". The band performed the evening of the party. Games for kids and adults were played as well as traditional events such as the Candle Lighting Ceremony and the Hora. Maya danced with her father to "Maya". The photographer was Brad Glazier. I've worked with Brad several times and it was great to work with him again. He's a great photographer and I recommend him highly. To view a 3 minute clip click "Maya's Bat Mitzvah".

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Amy & John Taylor, 10/10/10, Wilmington DE

Amy and John Taylor were married at St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, DE on Sunday, 10/10/10. About 140 family and friends attended. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the marriage of a beautiful couple. To view a video clip of there ceremony & reception, click "Amy & John".

Amy & John Taylor, Wilmington DE



Amy & John Taylor, Wilmington, DE

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Alicia Northwood & Kyle Ballerino wed in Springfield, PA

Alicia Northwood & Kyle Ballerino were wed on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Holy Cross Church in Springfield, PA. To view a 3 minute highight clip, click "Alicia & Kyle"

Alicia & Kyle's Wedding in Springfiled, PA



Alicia & Kyle's Wedding in Springfiled, PA

Friday, October 8, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Live Testimonial from Carolyn & Mike Carroll, Middletown, DE



Here's a live testimonial from Carolyn & Mike Carroll, married on June 26, 2010 in Middletown, DE.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Andrea Lucchini & Steve Jackson Wed

Andrea Lucchini and Steve Jackson were wed on Saturday, September 18, 2010. There ceremony and reception were both held at Christiana Hilton. About 180 family and guests attended. It was a beautiful ceremony that was highlight with the release of about 14 doves. To view a short video clip of the ceremony & reception, click "Andrea & Steve".

Friday, September 17, 2010

Delaware Today Beauty Bash - Girls' Night Out

PTM Video filmed Delaware Today's Beauty Bash - Girls' Night out on September 16, 2010. Over 500 women attended the event. There were some 36 vendors including jewelry, handbags, salons, and boutiques. The guest speaker was Jen Groover of Jen Groover Productions and the evening concluded with a fashion show. To view a 4 minute highlight clip, click on "Beauty Bash"

Delaware Today Beauty Bash - Girls' Night Out



Delaware Today Beauty Bash - Girls' Night Out
PTM Video

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Aiden Joseph Palmer Baptism



Aiden Joseph Palmer's Baptism

Aiden Joseph Palmer is Baptized



Aiden Joseph Palmer was baptized on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at St. Helena Church. About 20 people attended the baptism. Afterward a reception was held for about 70 friends and family. To view a short 5 minute highligh video simply click "Aiden Joseph Palmer".

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Adrienne & Dustin's Wedding



Adrienne & Dustin's Wedding

Adrienne & Dustin McFarland Wed

Adrienne & Dustin McFarland were wed on Saturday, August 28, 2010. The wedding and reception were held at Baywood Golf Club in Long Neck, DE. It was a beautiful day for a wedding. About 150 family and friends attended the wedding.
This is the 3rd wedding I've shot for the McFarland family. First was Ryan and Rita then Derek and Lauren and now Adrienne and Dustin. As usual it was a great time with lots of laughter, dancing, and fun. To view a short clip of their wedding & reception simply click "Adrienne & Dustin."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Caring Mother

A robin made her nest in a hanging fern plant on our front porch. On Tuesday the eggs hatched and here's a minute's worth of footage of her feeding her chicks.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tami and Steve's Wedding


Tami & Steve's Wedding

Tami and Steve Clarke Wed, Folsom PA

Tami & Steve Clarke were wed on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Our Lady of Peace Church in Folsom, PA. About 220 family and friends attended the ceremony and reception. This is the 4th wedding I've done for the Scanlan family or their extended family and each was a huge success with a lot of dancing, laughter, and fun. It was a beautiful day to celebrate a beautiful wedding for a great couple. To view a 6 minute clip of the wedding and reception simply click "Tami & Steve".

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kate & Dan Bankoske Wedding, Washington Crossing PA, Crossing Vineyards



Kate and Dan Bankoske's wedding was held Saturday, July 24, 2010 at Crossing Vineyards, Washington Crossing, PA

Delaware Today, 2010 Best of Delaware Party, Dover Downs



Delaware Today 2010 Best of Delaware Party was held at Dover Downs on July 22, 2010.

Delaware Today Best of Delaware Party, 2010, Dover Downs

I had the privilege of videotaping Delaware Today Best of Delaware Party on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Dover Downs. Dover Downs was "rockin" that night. There were some 100 vendors ranging anywhere from restaurants to universities, to healthcare, several bands, and a lot of guests. The highlight of the evening was a raffle giveaway of a Mercedes Benz compliments of I G Burton. Proceeds went to the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware as well as the Delaware Aerospace Educational Foundation. To view some of the evenings events click "Delaware Today - Best of Delaware Party".

Monday, July 26, 2010

Kate & Dan Bankoske Wed, Washington Crossing PA, Crossing Vineyard

Kate & Dan Bankoske were wed on Saturday, July 24, at Crossing Vineyards, Washington Crossing, PA. Although it was an extremely hot and humid day the bride was beautiful and the groom handsome. About 150 family and friends attended the event. I was able to get a lot of footage of the 2 of them in the vineyards and grounds. To view their PreCeremony, simply click "Kate and Dan".

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Traditional Indian Dance, Newark DE



Here's a short clip of a traditional Indian dance filmed on 7/17/10

Traditional Indian Dance, Newark DE



I filmed the graduation party for Lisa Jolly on Saturday, July 17, 2010. The party was filled with traditional foods, cultural events, and performances given by family and friends.

What's great about being a Wedding & Event videographer is the variety of cultural events I get to tape. They are absolutely fascinating, educational, and exciting to do. Click to view a 2 minute clip of a traditional Indian dance. Traditional Indian Dance

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Irma Malone's 90th Birthday Party, Middletown DE



Irma Malone's 90th birthday party in Middletown, De.

Irma Malone 90th Birthday Party, Middletown DE



On Sunday, July 11, 2010, Irma Malone celebrated her 90th birthday in Middletown, De. Guests included about 80 family and friends. Irma has 4 children several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Here's a link to view a short video clip of Sunday's festivities, "Irma Malone."

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Carolyn and Michael's Wedding, Middletown DE


Here's a short 4-5 minute video clip of Carolyn & Michael Carroll's wedding. They were married in Middletown, DE.

Should Memorial Services Be Videotaped


A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
Ecclesiates 3:4

A time to say goodbye, a time to see old and dear friends, a time to spend the last few minutes with a loved one and you can not attend.

Is it proper or ethical to videotape a memorial service?

Videotaping memorial services is quickly becoming more and more common as we continue to enter into a world that separates us from loved ones, thereby preventing some family members and close friends not to be present and say goodbye.

At the request of the immediate family or the memorial home I’ve videotaped some 30 memorial services in the past two (2) years. One thing to remember is that a memorial service is, in effect, a celebration of life. It is a tradition we use as a way of saying our last goodbyes, remembering fond memories of an earlier time, seeing people who are/were very close to us. Very much like a wedding, it is the beginning of a new chapter. So, like a wedding, should it be recorded?

The answer depends on the family and how comfortable they feel with it. Obviously, if they ask to have the ceremony/internment videotaped, then they feel comfortable with it and that should be respected. On 2 occasions I videotape the memorial service because close family members could not attend – one was from Brazil and some family members of the deceased, still in Brazil, were not able to attend. The other was because a wife could not attend her husband’s mass and memorial service because she herself was too ill to attend.

According to Alan Naumann, a leading authority and author of "Funeral Videos" pg 10,
“Funeral Videography is more than just producing a slide show – it is using video to remind loved ones of the life that was lived. This can happen through the compelling use of photos in a video, and also by recording the service itself – especially if there is a time of sharing on the part of friends and family.”. "...A video allows children who are too young to understand what has happened to view the service with adult eyes later in their life. Video also allows the life of the deceased to be shared with friends and family around the world. This can even take place instantly through streaming video on the internet.”

What to look for when you hire a videographer to film a loved one’s memorial service?

Unobtrusive style – Someone who will blend in and not be conspicuous. Someone who will treat the event with respect and not get in the way of the service. Someone who will stay in one place and not move. Someone who will concentrate on the event and not the be concerned with the guests at the event.

Professional Equipment – both audio & video. This aids an unobtrusive style. This allows the videographer to obtain the best picture and sound from the ceremony without using bright lights and large banks of microphones. Small professional wireless microphones can be placed in inconspicuous areas of the facility, i.e. the podium, the altar area, perhaps on the officiator, etc.

To view a brief clip of a memorial service filmed and edited by PTM Video click "Memorial Service".

Memorial Service filmed by PTM Video, Wilmington DE



PTM Video videotaped a Memorial Service on May 22, 2010 in Wilmington, DE.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Carolyn and Michael Carroll Wed in Middletown,DE

Carolyn & Michael Carroll were wed on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at St. Joseph's Church in Middletown, DE. The reception was held at the Executive Banquet Center in Newark, DE. Although it was an extremely hot and humid day the ice cream bar that was provided by the bride and groom was very refreshing. I had the opportunity of working with Carrie Megahan of Reflections Photography. I worked with Carrie on several weddings and she is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. To view a short clip of the wedding & reception, simply click on "Carolyn & Michael".

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Randisi and Assoc, Inc, Product Demonstration, Baltimore MD



Randisi and Assoc, Inc, Product Demonstration, Baltimore MD

Use Video To 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 an insight to your personality. The use of video on your website can only enhance what you provide.

Businesses that use video attract keep visitors on their websites for a longer period of time. Using video is cost effective and much more powerful than simply using text or pictures.

Through the use of video you can provide them with information by letting the view live 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, or all 3, of these allows for a more personable image of yourself, your staff, and your products or services. Click on the link to view a quick Product Demonstration video from Eddie Satinover of Downdraft Systems, Waterborne Technologies.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tony Fusco's 80th Birthday Party, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE


Tony Fusco's 80th Birthday Party at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, DE

Tony Fusco's Birthday Party


On Saturday, June 12, 2010 Tony Fusco celebrated his 80th birthday with about 100 guests at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE. The party was given by his children: Cheryl, Josephine, and Anthony Jr.. Big Ric of Vegas provided the 10 piece band and the evening was peppered with celebrity look alikes and impersonators such as Austin Powers, Dolly Parton, and a Joan Rivers act. Tony and guests were also entertained by a belly dancer. The above picture is courtesy of Coleman Sellers who also provided the photography. To view a video clip of the highlights simply click "Happy Birthday, Tony".

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vic In Action



DJ Vic, from Accent Entertainment, in action.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

PTM Video Movie Trailer



Here's the new PTM Video Movie Trailer

Chris and Steve Hart's Wedding, Wilmington DE



Christina & Steve Hart were married in Wilmington, DE, on June 6, 2010 at the Waterfall Banquet Center.

Christina and Steve Hart, Wilmington DE, Waterfall Banquet Center

Christina & Steve Hart were married on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at the Waterfall Banquet Center in Wilmington, Delaware. My good friends Beth & Vic Enos of Accent Entertainment provided the photography and the DJ. To view a clip of Christina & Steve's wedding, simply click "Christina & Steve".

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Laura and Jamie's Love Story



Here's a 3 minute clip from Laura & Jamie Furgason's Love Story

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dr. Breen's Retirment Party, Newark DE

Filming a retirement party for a Dr. Breen this Friday evening. Should be interesting - haven't done one of these for a while. Looking forward to it.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Barbara and Ed's Proposal Story


As many of you know, Ed and I got engaged over the Memorial Day weekend. Here's the story:

We had made plans to go to Wildwood, then Cape May for the day a few weeks ago. We woke up early and left and went to the Wildwood boardwalk first to walk around. Just walking up and down the boardwalk, window shopping. There was a craft fair so we looked around there. By that time, Ed suggested we go on some rides at Morey's Pier. We bought tickets and went on the spinning "Tea Cups" first. Ed went crazy spinning the big wheel in the center and I sat there with my eyes closed, praying I wouldn't throw up :) Then afterwards, I suggested a 'slower ride', so we went on the Ferris Wheel. We got on the Ferris wheel and sat across from each other (simple physics). We talked for a little bit, held hands and said mushy couple stuff to each other. Then the ferris wheel stopped when we were very close to the top.....

Ed then said to me, "You know how much I love you, right?", then I said "I love you too". He then took off his sunglasses and reached for my hand and said "I have a question to ask you---" my reply "Are you serious???!!!" "What are you doing for the next 40-50 years of your life?" At this point I was sobbing and my hands were covering my face and I kept saying "Are you serious??!!!". I got it together and he reached in his pocket and pulled out the box with the ring and said "I love you so much. Barbara Euculano will you marry me?" I kept crying and eeked out a yes between sobs :) He put the ring on my finger and told me that the center stone was taken from his mother's ring (she passed away 3 years ago after a 10 year battle from breast cancer). This of course made the ring even more invaluable and I started crying again.

We got off the ferris wheel and Ed made some calls, and I called my parents. They of course knew because Ed had told them and asked for their blessing. Karen, Ed's sister, called me and told that she told her sons (Steve-10 yo and Gabe-4 yo) that morning and they were SO EXCITED because now they can call me 'Aunt Barbara'.

It was a beautiful day and we're both still walking around on Cloud 9. We're so fortunate to have such a loving and supportive family and network of friends :) <3 Thanks again for all your warm wishes and lovely words. We love you all!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Newark, DE



The 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Award is sponsored by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and was held in Newark, DE

New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Newark DE

The recipient of the "2010 Entrepreneur Of The Year Award " was Chris Burkhard of CBI Group. This award is sponsored by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce. The awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 in Newark, DE. Other award recipients included Paul Kalicky, the Entrepreneurial Advocate Of The Year, and Amy Eschenbrenner, the Ambassador Of The Year. The keynote speaker was Dave Magrogan owner of Kildare's and Doc Magrogan's and the author of "Do It Rhino Style". To view a clip of the event click "2010 Entrepreneur Of The Year Award".

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Travis Aerenson Bar Mitzvah, Wilmington DE



This is Travis Aerenson's Bar Mitzvah that took place in Wilmington, DE.

Travis Aerenson Bar Mitzvah, Wilmington DE, Congregation Beth Emeth

The Bar Mitzvah of Travis Aerenson was held on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Congregation Beth Emeth in Wilmington, DE. Travis is the son of Andy & Marci Aerenson and the brother of Caleb. Travis enjoys playing hockey, the French Horn, and football. The ceremony was attended by family and friends. The picture above is compliments of photographer Brad Glazier of Glazier Photography. To view a 5 minute clip of the ceremony, simply click "Travis Aerenson Bar Mitzvah".

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Castle County Community Band, Wilmington DE



What an awesome concert the New Castle County Community Band of Wilmington, DE gave May 9, 2010. PTM Video was there to film it. Kudos to Carroll Humphreys and all who participated!

New Castle County Community Band, Wilmington DE, What's New

On Sunday, May 9, 2010, I videotaped the New Castle County Community Band of Wilmington, DE at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church. The band, with about 60 players, is under the direction of Carrol Humphreys. The youngest player is about 12years old and some players are in their 80's. Selections included: "The Cowboys", "Highlights from Phantom of the Opera", and "Bravura". To view a 5 minute clip of the 1 hour concert, simply click "New Castle County Community Band".

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Harry & Krystal Kettner Wedding, Galena MD



This is Harry & Krystal Kettner's Wedding that took place in Galena MD. The bride was beautiful and the wedding was awesome.

What's New, Krystal and Harry Kettner Wedding, Galena MD, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wedding Videography, Video Services, Wilmington DE

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Krystal McDevitt & Harry Kettner became husband and wife. The ceremony took place at St Dennis Church in Galena, MD. The reception was at the Middletown Memorial Hall and catered by Frank & Theresa Ventresca of Golden Apple Caterers. Overall there were about 150 family and friends who attended. Photography was done by Carrie Megahan of Reflections Photography and the DJ was Steve from D & J DJ Service. It was a great day and a great wedding with lots of laughter and fun. After honeymooning in the Dominican Republic, Krystal and Harry will reside in Galena, MD. To view a 4 minute clip simply click on “Krystal & Harry”. Enjoy!



What's New, McDevitt Kettner Wedding, Galena MD, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wedding Videography, Video Services, Wilmington DE

Sunday, April 18, 2010

What's New, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Corporate Video, Video Services, Videography, Video Production

I worked with Eddie Satinover of Waterborne Technologies in doing a training DVD for Waterborne Technologies. The training DVD was a new type of fan system used in paint booths. A paint booth is an area of an auto body shop set aside for the painting of cars. It was quite interesting not only to film but to hear about it. We also filmed 2 video segments for his website, http://www.waterbornetech.com/, entitled "Learn About Waterborne Conversion Systems" and "Save On Heating With Burner Conversion And Heat Recirculations". You can view the clips by clicking on the following links, "Learn About" or "Save On".

What's New, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Corporate Video, Video Services, Videography, Video Production

Corporate Events, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Corporate Video, Video Services, Videography, Video Production, Corporate Video



Corporate Events, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Corporate Video, Video Services, Videography, Video Production, Corporate Video

Corporate Events, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Corporate Video, Video Services, Videography, Video Production



Corporate Events, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Corporate Video, Video Services, Videography, Video Production

Friday, April 16, 2010

Family Events, Photo Montages, Rodrick Moore Photographers, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Video Services



Family Events, Photo Montages, Rodrick Moore Photographers, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Video Services

What's New, Rodrick Moore Photographers, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Video Services



I met Rod of Rodrick Moore Photographers a few years ago when his wife, LaShawanda, a wedding event planner at the time, invited me to consult with one of her brides. As I entered their home I was taken back with the photographs and exceptional quality that Rod produces. Over the years, Rod and I had a chance to work on a few projects together.

Rod is celebrating his 40th birthday in a few days and I was honored when I was asked to provide a video for Rod that contained testimonials from some of his past clients along with some special thoughts of Rod. This is a small introduction to a 16 minute video that I completed. To view the clip, click Rod's Video.

What's New, Rodrick Moore Photographers, Wilmington DE, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Video Services

Saturday, April 10, 2010

What's New, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Videography, Video Service,

Last Sunday I videotaped an Easter Service at Pentecostal Church of Dover. One of the congregation decided to draw a picture of me in action. Here it is. I wished I looked so good...

What's New, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Videography, Video Service,

Photo Montages, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Videography, Video Services



Photo Montages, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Videography, Video Services

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What's New, Blue Hen Bed and Breakfast, Newark De, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Video Services, Videography

On Thursday evening, April 8, 2010, I had the privilege of videotaping the ribbon cutting ceremony of a new B&B in Newark, DE -- Blue Hen Bed & Breakfast, 1202 Nottingham Rd. Blue Hen B&B is owned and operated by Amy & Don Eschenbrenner and is the only B&B in Newark, DE.

Originally built in 1692, this B&B is situated on the remaining 2 acres of land that was once part of a 255 acre farm. After completion of the new building addition in 1840, the Blue Hen offers 2 main guestrooms. A third guestroom is available as part of a Friends and Family discount Sharing Package. Pets are welcome.

Attending the ribbon cutting ceremony were members of New Castle County Chamber of Commerce as well as New Castle County Government Officials and the Mayor of Newark, DE. To view a 5 minute clip of the ribbon cutting ceremony simply click, Blue Hen B&B.

What's New, Blue Hen Bed and Breakfast, Newark De, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Video Services, Videography

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Family Events, Pentecostal Church of Dover, Dover De, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Video Services, Videography



Family Events, Pentecostal Church of Dover, Dover De, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Video Services, Videography

What's New, Pentecostal Church of Dover, Dover De, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Video Services, Videography

On Sunday, April 4, 2010, I had the pleasure and privilege of videotaping the Pentecostal Church of Dover's 11 AM Easter service. It's a beautiful church that services some 500 families. The service included a media presentation, dramatic play, and a cardboard testimonial that included about 15 members of the church. The pastor is Pastor Trout who concluded the service.

This was a 2 camera shoot. One camera, Sony Z5u, was used as the primary camera located in the middle of the aisle and the other camera, Sony Z1u, was located on the altar area of the church. Both are high definition cameras. The primary camera was manned and operated by me and the secondary camera was operated remotely and unmanned.

We did a live feed to a projection system that was displayed on screens located on the walls of the church. We ran a video feed from the primary camera (Z5u) to their projection system and the end result was awesome. To view a short 3 minute clip of the dramatic play and see the effect of using 2 cameras, simply click on "Dramatic Play".

What's New, Pentecostal Church of Dover, Dover De, PTM Video, Personal Touch Memories Video, Video Services, Videography

Saturday, April 3, 2010

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

This is a letter I received from Mrs. Snow. Mrs. Snow used PTM Video to videotape her mother's, Carrie Cale, 90th birthday party. Outside of being a part a wonderful event, I was taken back with Mrs. Snow's comments and I would like to share them here. Click the letter to the left to enlarge it. To view the 4 minute clip, click "Mrs. Cale's Birthday Party" and scroll down through the videos


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

Monday, March 29, 2010

Family Events, Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah, Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah Reception, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video



Family Events, Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah, Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah Reception, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video

What's New, Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah, Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah Reception, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Videography


Andrew Markowitz's Bar Mitzvah was on Saturday, December 19, 2009. It was a great, crystal clear day, except for the 2 feet of snow that fell during the first major snow storm of the season. Although many family and friends braved the storm that day to attend Andrew's Bar Mitzvah, it was decided to postpone the reception until this past Saturday, March 27, 2010. The reception was held at Congregation Beth Emeth on Lea Blvd.



The challah was cut by both of Andrew's grandfathers and 14 candles were lit by family and friends. The DJ was Craig & Company. To view a 6 minute clip, click "Andrew's Reception".


What's New, Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah, Andrew Markowitz Bar Mitzvah Reception, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Videography

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Family Events, African Safari Scenes, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE




Family Events, African Safari Scenes, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE

What's New, African Safari Scenes, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE

Carol and I took an African safari in Tanzania in June, 2005. To view some video images of the safari simply click "Scenes from an African Safari"


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Monday, March 8, 2010

What's New, Carrie Cale 90th Birthday Party, Middletown DE, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE

Mrs. Carrie "CC" Cale

On Saturday, March6, 2010, I videotaped Mrs. Carrie "CC" Cale's 90th Birthday Party at MOT Senior Center. Mrs. Cale is an active member of Trinity AME Church in Middletown, DE. Over 150 people attended the event. Mrs. Cale had 10 children, over 50 grandchildren, and some 80 great grandchildren. Among the people who attended were Delaware State Senator Bruce Ennis who will be presenting Mrs. Cale with an award in a few days. The program was filled with loving words from family members as well as song and dance. To view a short video clip simply click "Mrs. Cale's Birthday Party".

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What's New, Euculano Cross Country Vacation 1991, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE



Here's the final edited DVD of the Euculano Family Vacations. This one is our cross country trip in 1991 to the following destinations: St. Louis, MO, Arches, Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Parks. It was a great trip. To view a 4 minute clip, clip "Cross Country Trip, 1991."

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

What's New, , Euculano Florida Vacation 1989, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE


Here's footage from our 1989 trip to Florida's Walt Disney World. Barbara was 12 and Vince was 9. Outside of visiting Walt Disney World we also visited Cypress Gardens, Gatorland, and Cape Canaveral. Cape Canaveral was preparing for an unannounced military launch and we just happen to view it. It was fantastic. The footage was captured with an old analog, hand held, camera, my first. Amazing how far technology has come in the past 20 years - from analog, which is difficult to view, to crystal clear high definition. To view a 4-5 minute clip click "Florida Vacation"

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Photo Montages, Family Events, Florida Vacation 1989, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE



Photo Montages, Family Events, Florida Vacation 1989, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE

Monday, February 15, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What's New, Winter Scenes from Brandywine Creek State Park, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE

Here's some footage that I took over at Brandywine Creek State Park. The sky was really gray but the creek was interesting as was the people who were sledding at the top of the hill. To see a short 2 minute clip click the picture.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Family Events, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE, Winter Images, Blizzard 2010



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Well the snow stopped falling and, if you were like me, you dreaded the shoveling. However, after my wife and I were finished we took a few minutes to see how beautiful the snow was in its pristine state and we walked around the neighborhood. Here's some of the footage I got. Hope it brings a smile to your face. Click "Winter Images" to view the 4 minute clip.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What's New, Euculano Cross Country Vacation 1993, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE

I just finished re-editing our 1993 cross country trip to the northern plain states. The footage is 17 years old and shot with our 1st Super 8MM videocamera.

Our main stops included: Mackinac Island, Michigan; Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND; Yellowstone National Park, WY; Grand Teton National Park, WY, Mt. Rushmore National Park and Custer State Park, SD; Badlands National Park, SD. Here's a 4 minute clip, "1993 Cross Country Vacation".

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

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Here's a clip of Vince's dog, Blu. He and Blu came over today and we played in the snow. Click on the link, "Blu In The Snow"


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Friday, February 5, 2010

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


10 Tips on How To Shoot A Professional Video Using A Few Basic Concepts


Clean your video camera lens regularly. Get a good cleaning fluid and put some on a micro clothe then clean the lens. If you have a lens brush use that first, then clean the lens.

Know your video camera. Practice before your vacation. Know all the bells and whistles that are available to you. Know when to use them and the results you will get once you do use them. Don’t ruin your video by using functions you haven’t tried.

Use a stabilizer, i.e. tripod, monopod, spider, etc., when using the LCD. Use the view finder without using a stabilizer. Keep your shoulders close to your body and support the bottom of the camera with your left hand. Try to stand by something permanently grounded to support your body and minimize movement. Keep in mind the greater the close up the more movement will show on your video.

Don’t walk while taking video.

When zooming do it quickly and then keep the zoom, either in or out, for at least 15 seconds.

When panning, moving the video camera right to left or vice versa, do it slow and steady. Twist your body from the waist and do not move the camera.

Enjoy your vacation – Don’t take hours and hours of footage that you will never watch, just get a sample of shots that display everything you did.

Watch your background – don’t get trashcans, unsightly wires, in the shot. Move to another location to remove these obstacles.

Frame your shots – your subject does not always have to be in the center, however, there should be some basic composition to your shots. If you want a person in the shot while showing background, place the subject to the right or left.

Tell a story & Have Fun

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Monday, February 1, 2010

What's New, , Euculano California Vacation 1999, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE

Well I was able to complete another vacation video. This one is from our Central California/Nevada, 1992 trip. We flew into San Francisco and stayed there for a few days visiting Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, Lombard St. Then we drove over to the coast and down route 1 through the Monteray Peninsula, Hearst Castle, east over to Death Valley, then to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Sequoia National Park. The trip was 2 weeks long. Barbara and Vince were about 14 and 11, respectively, and well Carol and I were younger. To view the clip simply click "California Vacation"

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Monday, January 25, 2010

What's New, Markowitz Live Testimonial, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE

I just put online a live testimonial given by Jason & Elaine Markowitz about their experiences in dealing with PTM Video in videotaping their son, Andrew's, Bar Mitzvah. It was held December 19, 2009 during the blizzard. It was a very interesting shoot and a lot of fun working with the Markowitz family. To view the clip, simply click Markowitz Live Testimonial.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Family Events, Photo Montage, Hawaiian Vacation, VHS Transfer to DVD, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, PTM Video, Videographers, Wilmington DE



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What's New, Hawaiian Vacation, VHS Transfer to DVD, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, PTM Video

I've been doing a lot of transfers from VHS, JVC, and Super8mm tape to DVD for clients. Well, I decided to transfer and edit some of our old vacations. This is the first one I've transferred.

From July 6, 1988 to July 20, 1988 we took a trip to 4 of the Hawaiin Islands, Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii, and Maui. Barbara was 11 and Vince was 8 while Carol and I, well, let's just say we were younger.

Some of the activites we did was the Polynesian Cultural Center, a Hawaiian Luau, and took a helicopter ride over the Waimea Canyon. We also went to the Thurston Lava Tube, visited Pali Lookout, the windiest place on earth, and drove the Hana Highway to the 7 Sacred Pools in Maui.

The latter was quite interesting. It was 4 hours from Lahaina on this very narrow, winding road. On our drive we past several waterfalls, banana trees, and taro fields. The ultimate destination was the 7 Sacred Pools.

The 7 Sacred Pools was a religious site for the Hawaiian people. It started on a high plateau and 7 waterfalls cascaded down, 1 to the other, to the bottom which was the largest and that led to the Pacific Ocean. You could swim to the final waterfall which we did. Just as the last of the pools flowed into the ocean there was a sign "Swim at your own risk - Shark area". I had just purchased my first camcorder shortly before we left and I taped everything, over 6 hours of footage and I edited it down to 30 minutes.

I encourage each parent, grandparent, or guardian to invest in a camcorder. Keep the battery charged, keep it handy, and film all type of activities; playing, sleeping, crying, talking. Just a few minutes is enough. It will pay dividends over the years when you watch them 20 years from now.

To view a 6 minute clip, which includes 3 minutes of video and a 3 minute photo montage, of a 1988 video where the video was shot with an old analog camcorder, the footage is 22 years old, and where the pictures are faded, but the memories vivid; there's even some shots of me with hair (how old can you get) simply click Euculano Family Hawaiian Vacation.

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