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Martini Crew Booking Newsletter
Issue #2 - February 2010

Whether youíre producing a TV series, feature film, or documentary, instill confidence by turning to
Martini Crew Booking for creativity and charisma.

Carnie Wilson: Unstapled

Martini is proud to have provided camera and audio for GSN's top rated show! This inspired departure for the network is produced by World of Wonder, helmed by Scott Shatsky, and provides a rare insight into the hectic lifestyle of this singer, writer, entrepreneur, mother, and wife.

Watch behind-the-scenes footage of our crew on the GSN website!

Director of Photography Clay Westervelt
Prod Sound Supervisor Jim Siler
Camera Operators Eric Green, Jason Clayton, James Conant, Bryan Adams, Lisa Stacilauskas, Cliff Traiman
Audio Mixers Michael Burko, Mike Bidese, Doug Ball, Sandy Fellerman

We can't tell you rignt now, but we're very excited to be working on some projects for MTV and Discovery Channel - but you'll be hearing more about them soon!


J.H.S. Productions' beautifully produced DVD series, "Card College 1 & 2", starring Roberto Giobbi, sets the bar higher than ever before in the world of magic instructional DVDs. Martini proudly provided P2 cameras and crew while Markus Lodewyk at Imaginaut Entertainment provided editorial and graphics services.

Check the website and place an order here!

Directors/Producers Frankie Glass, Jim Steinmeyer
Camera Operators Clay Westervelt, Simon Abou-Fadel
P2 Technician Joe Ghang

Pancho Barnes lands in Edwards Airforce Base

Martini Crew Booking would like to congratulate The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club. NASA screened the film for its employees, and after a very warm reception, the crew was invited to tour the Dryden Research Facility. We were treated to views of some of history's fastest vehicles, and tales of magnificent machinery, and the amazing people behind them. The highlight was climbing into NASA's F-18 simulator and bailing out at 30,000 feet. On purpose, of course.

There will be a special screening of The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club to benefit Heritage Square, the Pasadena Museum of History and the KOCE-TV Foundation on February 25 at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 Theater in Pasadena.

For more information, please visit their website under “Screenings.”

Director Amanda Pope
Producer Nick Spark
Director of Photography Clay Westervelt
Add'l Photography Chad Wilson
Audio Mixers Doug Ball, Stuart Sperling
Editor Monique Zavistovski

Congratulations to Ron Davis and Stewart Halpern, on their award winning documentary, Pageant. Pageant had a limited theatrical release and some wonderful reviews in early 2009 after making a splash at Slamdance and festivals around the country.

This hilarious and heartbreaking story of five contestants vying for the title of "Miss Gay America" is now on DVD, available through Blockbuster and Netflix - but later this year you'll catch Pageant on The Sundance Channel - watch for it!

Go to Pageant on Netflix

Co-Directors/Producers Ron Davis, Stewart Halpern
Director of Photography Clay Westervelt
Camera Operator Lisa Wiegand
Audio Mixers Jim Machowski, Doug Ball, John Lusitana
Editors William Haugse, James Cude
HollyShorts Film Festival

Congrats to Jarrett Lee Conaway for his short, Turbo, which was awarded Best Student Short Film at the 5th annual HollyShorts Film Festival.

Martini Crew Booking is a proud sponsor of Hollyshorts, which is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screening, networking events, and various panel and forums.

If youíve got a short youíd like to submit, this yearís 6th annual Hollyshorts Festival is now accepting entries. Early submissions end on February 19, so donít wait! For more information please visit: HollyShorts Website.

The winner of the Best Student Short Film, like Conaway, will receive a camera rental package courtesy of Martini.

Emmy Nomination

Congratulations to Bryan Donnell for his Emmy nomination in Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming for his work as the Director of Photography on the gripping show, Intervention on the A&E Network. You were robbed! You should've won!

Sheesh. Now we'll NEVER see him. Don't forget us little people!

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P2 Updates, Tips, and Info

If you havenít heard the term already, P2 tapeless technologies are becoming increasingly popular for its ease of use during production and in post. Martini Crew Booking has you covered when it comes to understanding P2 and answers common questions to clear up doubts you may have about this revolutionary workflow. Just visit our Resources page where you can find tutorials, P2 charts, links to P2 Drivers/Software, and more! Resources Page

Choose Martini Crew Booking and you may just enjoy that martini a little sooner!