GenArts Testimonial Shoot

GenArts contacted Charles River Media Group to film client interviews and testimonials at the client’s offices. This overview video would highlight Viewpoint Creative’s experience with Sapphire, which is GenArts’ visual effects suite used for film, broadcast, and advertisements. A CRMG crew consisting of a producer, a DP, a grip, a media offloader, and a stylist arrived on set to film a variety of interviews staged throughout the offices, as well as wandering b-roll. The video was edited by Viewpoint. Check out the final product below. Viewpoint Customer Success Story from GenArts on...

Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Last week, CRMG was hired to shoot and edit a two-minute video for Cohen Veterans Bioscience. The video consisted of voiceover narration, stock images and video, as well as pre-recorded footage. There was a tight deadline for this video, but we were able to work with the client to establish the right mood and tone for the piece! Check it out...

“That’s Not Love” Music Video

Charles River Media Group and Sonic Pixel Media teamed up to film a music video for Scarlet de Lemeny’s “That’s Not Love”. Scarlet joined forces with Break the Cycle, an organization aimed at ending teen dating violence for the song “That’s Not Love”, which aims to create awareness about this issue. In one marathon day, the three person crew filmed over a dozen actors in our studio at CRMG. Over the course of a few weeks, CRMG edited and color mastered the final product. Check out the music video...

McDonald’s!

On January 31st, McDonald’s unveiled a Digital Big Mac ATM in Boston. Charles River Media Group got the chance this one-day-only event! With just 24 hours notice of the shoot, CRMG prepped for a fun day of filming. A camera operator and producer arrived at the McDonald’s in Kenmore Square a few hours before the historic opening. Customers were already lining up outside, despite the frosty weather. This Big Mac ATM would be dispensing free burgers during a three-hour time block. The only catch was that the customers would need to Tweet at McDonald’s with a personalized hashtag, which was provided by the ATM! We had a great time exploring the Big Mac dispenser and even got first dibs on the brand new burgers, the Junior Mac and the Grand Mac! CRMG provided a same-day cut of the footage for various press releases, and followed up that week with a final...

CRMG Goes LIVE! with Octavia Spencer and Ryan Reynolds

While professional video webcasting of live events has existed for some time, the 2016 launch of Facebook Live has brought live streaming to the mainstream (pun intended). We at CRMG saw great potential in this exciting and far-reaching webcast platform for many of our clients including Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding. Hasty Pudding Theatricals is one of the oldest theatrical organizations in the world. Each year the organization presents the Woman and Man of the Year Awards to celebrities who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. This high profile, and news-making event takes place in Cambridge, MA and includes day-long events, a roast of the celebrity, interviews, and a press conference. For over eight years we have been filming the roast, press conference, and other festivities with multiple cameras and editing together highlights. This year, we proposed taking things to the next level with a multi-camera broadcast to Facebook Live. The Hasty Pudding jumped at the idea, and we made their stream come true! The Pitch: The client decided to live stream the celebrity press conference and we discussed turning it into more of an “ask me anything” (AMA). While there were multiple benefits to live streaming the press conference, including the video being available to viewers in real time and available for replay immediately after, we agreed that there was great value in adding a level of interactivity to the webcast. Online viewers would be given the chance to submit questions to the celebrity via the Facebook comments or on Twitter. This added perk would create additional social media buzz for the event, and...

Hasty Pudding’s 2017 Man of the Year Announced!

Hasty Pudding’s 2017 Man of the Year is Ryan Reynolds! Just weeks after the 2017 Golden Globes Awards, Reynolds will be gracing the stage at Harvard’s prestigious Farkas Hall Theater. Reynolds will join the likes of past Man of the Year recipients Chris Pratt, Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Segel, and Neil Patrick Harris. CRMG looks forward to filming and live streaming the roast and Q&A on February 3rd! Stay tuned for information on the 2017 Woman of the Year! Take a look at our highlights from 2016 Man of the Year, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Woman of the Year, Kerry...

2016 In Review!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Mankind may be happy that the year 2016 is FINALLY OVER… but it was the most successful year in CRMG’s history! We continued our long standing associations with companies including Goodwin Procter, National Media Spots, TEDx Cambridge, Weber Shandwick, Wind River Environmental, ACP Decisions, Springer, CFGI, Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and PixarBio and welcomed many new clients and projects into the CRMG family. We had a blast filming the Hasty Pudding Man and Woman of the Year Events, featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kerry Washington! Stay tuned for information on this year’s recipients! Our studio in Newton Center is full of new surprises and toys including a brand new 19 foot wide green screen and an assortment of Skypanels and other top of the studio LED lights. And we’ve added bandwidth on our popular photography and motion graphics services. The web series, The Ascendants Anthology, spent 2016 touring our last stretch of festivals including the Independent Film and Television Festival, Comic Con, Boston’s Science Fiction Festival, and the Boston International Film Festival (where we won Best Science Fiction), NYCIFF’s Fright Fest (where we won Best Sci-fi TV Series, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress). The Anthology will be screening at the Miami International Film Festival in just a few days and our fourth short film “Horizon” is nearing completion. Get up to date and watch the Anthology here. CRMG also had a great time collaborating with artist Omri Koresh to create a series of science fiction and fantasy inspired artwork. Check out some of our photos on Pixieset and check out the new page on...

Hawaii Filming and End of Life Care

In this installment of “where in the world is CRMG’s FS7?”… Look closely at this picture…and article by the Associated Press – you’ll see our FS7 in Honolulu, Hawaii (note our well placed sticker). Dr. Volandes is filming while Don assists (off-screen). Check out the article...

Boston Globe

CRMG has an ongoing partnership with ACP Decisions. Check out this article, “Prescribing the end-of-life conversation, “in the Boston Globe by Dr. Angelo Volandes along with a CRMG video! Dr. Angelo Volandes is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and recently released his book, “The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care.” CRMG produced the Book trailer and works closely with Dr. Volandes and his team on a series of videos. See it...

Major League Soccer

On Saturday October 25, 2014 a five person Charles River Media Group crew was fortunate enough to film the New England Revolution’s pre-game festivities and game for Major League Soccer’s show “For Love of the Crest.” The game was covered from all angles of the field and a camera operator was embedded with the supporters groups “Midnight Riders” and “Rebellion” to catch immediate reactions to the game as it unfolded. Pictures Below the episode!  ...

Goodwin Procter, Boston.com, Same Day Delivery

On Wednesday March 19, 2014 a small CRMG crew filmed the groundbreaking ceremony in Boston for Goodwin Procter’s new facility. In attendance was the new Mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh. The ceremony began at noon and by 4PM the edited video was on it’s way. The next morning the video accompanied an article on Boston.com. Check out the video...

Red Carpet Pictures from Hollywood

Ascendants, a film produced by Charles River Media Group, premiered at the Hollyshorts Film Festival in Hollywood, California. The film was shown at the TCL Chinese Theater (formerly the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Mann’s Chinese Theatre) on Hollywood Boulevard. The film’s Writer/Director/Composer was CRMG founder, Don Schechter and was produced by CRMG Assistant Director Cody Signore. Nadia de Lemeny was a producer along with Don and Cody. The Director of Photography was Tom Fitzgerald and the Art Directors were Judith Prescott and Trevor Chamberlain. Check out the trailer below the images!   The Filmmakers line up.           Q&A                     Don on the Red Carpet                         Don and Rachel             Actor/Director Matthew Modine showed his films.             Former CRMG Interns with Don!         Here’s the trailer:   iPhone Pictures Below: The Hollyshorts Announcement on Hollywood Boulevard, The Ascendants Trailer playing in the theater (seen from the back of the theater), The Trailer playing in the lobby, and 3 former CRMG interns and 2 supporters with Don Schechter at the...

CRMG Red Google Spot

Charles River Media Group recently started running this video prior to select programming on YouTube. It mainly incorporate RED Scarlet and RED Epic footage (with a little Arri Alex and Canon 5D sprinkled in as well). Enjoy! Compiled by Cody Signore and Don...

July 2013 Update – CRMG, NETWA, and Dick Clark Productions

It’s been a busy summer at Charles River Media Group. We just wrapped up production for the New England Turf Association, EDC,several commercials, and recently provided an additional crew member for Dick Clark Production’s Discovery Channel show, Deadly Sins when they came to Massachusetts. We are also filling out our Red EPIC package with additional accessories and power options. Finally, our creative short, Ascendants, will be making the festival rounds. The first stop is in August at the Hollyshorts festival at the Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, CA followed by the East Coast premiere at the Independent Television and Film Festival in Dover, Vermont. Next week we begin animation work for Vicor, assist the BBC with some rentals, and finish up some post...


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