We recently collaborated with Lagos Jewelry, whose global headquarters happens to be right here in Philadelphia. Our crew is on hand creating a campaign of videos, but this one captures the essence of the company’s signature inspiration line, Black Caviar. We are revisiting the old-world craftmanship that creator Steven Lagos first incorporated and melding with it state of the art technology used to develop each intricate piece. From the design floor to the workshop, we follow the process by showcasing systems and artistry leading to incomparably beautiful jewelry. Charles Morabito directs, combing over hand-drawn sketches and carefully illuminating diamonds, gems, and precious metals. This deep dive explores the treasure trove of Caviar’s rich history.
Conlin’s Digital Print and Copy Center has been a family owned and operated company since 1980. To help celebrate this legacy, Maestro Filmworks dove right into the day with the team, capturing the vast spectrum of their expertise. The company has been expanding quickly over the years and generations. For us, that meant plenty of large machinery, intricate systems, and dynamic community interaction to capture.
Maestro Filmworks presents “Long Story Shorts,” a team creative endeavor with an aspiration to build awareness, experience, education, and exploratory traditions into our process.
The parameters bracket a short film featuring up to two characters, one location, and one minute of thought provoking, digestible story-telling, all completed in one day and strictly for distribution on Instagram.
“There is an underserved audience on Instagram with an appetite for short form content that no one is really tapping into,” says Kris Mendoza, Executive Producer at Maestro. “Our aim is to produce fun, digestible short films and passively bring them to your feed for your viewing pleasure.”
Photograph by Kate Feher
For Maestro, these exercises keep the creative juices flowing. We invite you to witness our progress, as we showcase our projects monthly! Shown above is a Behind the Scenes vignette into the world created by Max Grudzinski, a talented photographer working with Maestro across multiple platforms. Here, he is flexing his Directing muscles for the first time, kicking off our series with gusto!