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Israel & Oversees

Israel & Oversees

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These represent 2 of my favourite videos of 2013. Beautifully filmed interviews combined with eye-catching 3D treated photographs and some very compelling Israeli stories of tolerance of rehabilitation. Produced and filmed by Eclipse Productions for Federation CJA, Imagination Creations was hired to shoot the still photos as well as to do all the editing and effects on both videos.

Take a look at the result in these amazing Israeli endeavours.

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Lucky number 7 in Israel!

Lucky number 7 in Israel!

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On the day that Israel turns 65 years old, it is with great pride that I'll be making my seventh trip to the the Holy Land!. The past 6 times I have been to Israel have been for business, and I am very thankful for the opportunities my career has given me.

On this trip, I am greatly looking forward to filming at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Ben Gurion Univeristy, and at the Hagar Association: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality.

We will also be filming for a variety of Jewish National Fund chapters across Canada to document the inspiring projects that Canadians are funding in Israel through JNF.

It will also be a treat to be spending a night at Kibbutz Kramim, where I stayed for 3 nights last summer while documenting the Acharai//After Me Fellowship.

My ongoing thanks to Neil Oakshott of Eclipse Productions for having me on his team for what will be a very busy and memorable 7 days of filming.

Acharai: A multimedia success!

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Acharai: A multimedia success!

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Wow! I just returned from Acharai // After Me, a 3 week adventure, traveling through South Africa and Israel on a social action mission with 25 motivated students and 1 inspirational Rabbi. My job was to document the journey through photo and video in order to promote what we were doing to the community back home as to the greater community of the world. I was posting photo albums and video edits to Facebook regularly and our subscriptions increases healthily throughout the course of our travels. Filming and shoot all day in the hot sun, and editing all night, made for many very long hours, but the results were well worth it.

Everything was shot on location with my Canon 60D and Tamrom 24-70 VC lens, using a Rode Videomic Pro. In addition to all the filming, photography and editing, I managed our Facebook portal so our friends, family and supporters back home could track our every step!

Have a look at all that we accomplished in the 8 videos below! These were all edited on location! Or click here to check out all of the photos, HD videos and blog posts on our Acharai page!


Acharai kicks off in Africa [vcfb id=501030256577011 w=625 h=376]
"There are people out there working on making a difference" [vcfb id=501772593169444 w=625 h=376]
The Lucky Ones [vcfb id=502180939795276 w=625 h=376]
He felt that it was his duty to give back [vcfb id=811874016284 w=625 h=376]
"I Think It's a Great Future for Me" [vcfb id=504532782893425 w=625 h=376]
"We're Building the Stage for the Community" [vcfb id=505692719444098 w=625 h=376]
Education on Acharai [vcfb id=506117996068237 w=625 h=376]
"Thinking about all the people we can make safe is what makes it worth it" [vcfb id=506715962675107 w=625 h=376]

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Shaar Hashomayim

Shaar Hashomayim

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In his roles as founder of Imagination Creations and senior staff member of Eclipse Productions, Ari Grunzeweig has developed a strong relationship with Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. Since 2005, Ari has collaborated with Stephen Glass, musical director and producer of the Synagogue's multimedia concerts, to produce and edit intricate video sequences that both compliment and match live orchestral music.

Ari's involvement in these concerts, which boast over 1500 spectators, has included production and operation of video content at the concert, as well as post-production of the concert DVD shot from multiple cameras.

"Thank you to Ari Grunzeweig for your extraordinary abilities, and for translating my visual ideas into amazing video footage. Nothing I suggested fazed you. Talk about endless talent!" -Stephen Glass

March of the Living

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March of the Living

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I just returned from the 2011 March of the Living as the trip videographer for the Montreal delegation. This years trip included over 260 students from Montreal, and was as heartfelt and emotional as ever. Please watch the videos below to get a better understanding of what the trip had to offer.

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Imagination Creations is very proud to have been hired to handle all filming and editing for the 2010 Montreal March of the Living. The March of the Living is a 2-week international trip where thousands of students and adults spend a week in Poland and a week in Israel.

They learn about and visit many of the death camps that saw the slaughter of 6,000,000 Jewish people and countless others during World War 2.

Imagination Creations was hired by the Bronfman Israel Experience Centre in Montreal. The requirements of this project included filming all facets of the trip including interviewing many students that found themselves in a very fragile state given the subject matter of the trip.

The project in the end was a great success. 250 copies of the 2.5+ hour DVD were given out at a launch party to a very eager crowd of students, parents and staff.

Here is one clip that has been viewed by over 3800 people online.

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