U.S. Abe “The Art of Work.” Agency: Six19 Studios –Darryl Cozza, President & Creative Director. Writer/Producer: Danny Evans. Director/DP/Editor: Jesse Colaizzi Productions. Gaffer: Dante Ludovici. Key Grip: Travis Johnston. Makeup & Hair: Valarie Panei. Production Assistant: Cooper Kusbit. Narrator: George Utley. Color Grading and Audio Mix: Orionvega.
The Alpha Fire Company spot was filmed in State College, PA, my old college stomping grounds. There are NO actors in this spot. The people you see are volunteers at Alpha, in their actual homes and work environments. They are willing to run into burning buildings, but they are always looking for fresh help. Go to AlphaFire.com to learn more.
Agency: Loaded Creative — Mark Dello Stritto, President & Creative Director. Writer/Producer: Danny Evans. Director/DP/Editor: Jesse Colaizzi Productions. Gaffer: Dante Ludovici. Key Grip: Travis Johnston. Makeup & Hair: Valarie Panei. Production Assistant: Emily Dabney. Narrator: Laila Berzins. Audio Production: Antland Productions. Shot on a RED Scarlet-X.
I love shooting in factories. ’nuff said. I will shoot industrial/commercial still photography and/or video where you make your goods, too. I also work well in tech labs, kitchens, and breweries!!! CREDITS: Producer: Aimee Gelston (Strategic Images), Writer: Danny Evans (Punch Creative), Director of Photography/Editor/Animator: Jesse Colaizzi (Jesse Colaizzi Productions). Shot with a Canon 7d. Created in post using Adobe Production Premium.
This bit is part of a 25-part multilingual “Welcome to Pittsburgh” video series, welcoming delegates from all over the world to Pittsburgh for the 2009 G-20 Summit. These videos where made to run throughout the City of Pittsburgh in public areas, outdoors on video billboards, and at the Pittsburgh International Airport on the passenger trams. The Allegheny Conference for Community Development and Point Park University commissioned me to direct, shoot, edit, and design some very basic (low budget) open/close animations for this video, and the others in its series.
We had a lot of fun shooting this guy. Strategic Images provided the creative direction for this and two companion TV spots during Beano’s Fall 2011 campaign. CREDITS: Creative Director: Chris Visgitis (Strategic Images), Writer: Danny Evans (Punch Creative), Director of Photography/Editor/Animator: Jesse Colaizzi (Jesse Colaizzi Productions). Shot on a Red ONE, MysteriumX with Red’s Red-Pro Prime Lenses. Edited Using Adobe Production Premium.
This bit is part of a series of people-profiles displayed during the 2011 Pittsburgh Magazine 40 Under 40 awards ceremony and posted around Pittsburgh Magazine’s social-“webbernet” presence. CREDITS: Producer: Ian Rosenberger (then, Strategic Images), Director of Photography/Editor/Animator: Jesse Colaizzi (Jesse Colaizzi Productions), Very Special Helper: Frank Macinsky (then, Strategic Images). This video was shot on a Canon 7d and edited using Adobe Production Premium (mainly Premiere, After Effects, and Illustrator).
Lot’s to say about this one, but I’ll keep it brief, this time. A few friends and I went to Haiti shortly after the quake, to see how we could help. We met a choir boy with a deadly tumor growing on his jaw, and we eventually brought him to Pittsburgh for a life-saving medical procedure at Allegheny General Hospital (amazingly awesome people there). This video features photography by Jesse Colaizzi and an interview shot/conducted by travel buddy, work buddy and fellow Penn Stater Ian Rosenberger. We used this but to help raise funds for the hospital’s operating costs during the surgery. See teamtassy.org for more on our efforts in Haiti and beyond.
This video was made for a Pittsburgh-based restaurant chain, for use as part of their social campaign. I’m based in Pittsburgh, too… so this is my one-and-only token Yinzer-pride piece. If you are wondering… the ‘Lers didn’t make it to the Superbowl the year we made this.