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FLYING HIGH WITH THE APPLEGATE GROUP!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR: WELCOME 2015!

Let this be the year to tell your story. People do business with people, not companies, so it’s important to share what’s special about you, your products and your services. Our award-winning team of writers, producers, shooters, editors, animators and graphic designers are ready to tell your personal or business story with broadcast-quality, web-friendly video. We work with big and small companies. You’ll be surprised at how affordable our video production services can be. If you are in the New York City area, you can work in our studio. Or, we’ll come to you. Contact me for more details and pricing information: jane@theapplegategroup.com

WE ARE SHARING SPACE WITH dvDepot!

The Applegate Group, a multimedia production company, founded by award-winning writer/producer, Jane Applegate, has recently relocated to the dvFilms/dvDepot office in the heart of Manhattan’s Garment District. We have a full-service production and still photography studio, camera, lighting and equipment rentals, plus talented and affordable crews. It’s your one-stop production solution.

The Applegate Group also welcomes its collaboration with Jennifer Anderson, one of New York’s top wardrobe designers for theater, film and TV.  Jennifer’s clients run the gamut from rock stars to independent film and Broadway show producers. Jennifer is inventorying her vast wardrobe collection, while using the space adjacent to The Applegate Group as her design studio and fitting room. We are excited to share our space with these talented individuals and already have collaborative projects in the works. If you’d like to collaborate with us on a project please call our office at 914.830.5115 to discuss! Learn More.

DRONE & AERIAL DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY: 4ROTOR FILMS

4Rotor Filming is the aerial media production division of The Applegate Group, a full-service film and video production company based in Manhattan. 4Rotor is dedicated to producing high quality, HD video and still photography utilizing radio-controlled aircraft and image stabilization equipment.

Joe Keeney, DP, is a licensed commercial pilot which means he meets all pending Federal Aviation Administration rules for operating drones with cameras. Our remote-controlled aircrafts are lightweight, nimble, battery-powered and extremely cost-effective to operate.

Commercials, features and documentary projects can add spectacular aerial shots by booking our experienced production team. Drones fly like a helicopter with vertical flight powered by multiple electric motors.Through the use of our compact, unmanned aerial platforms and our steady-cams we are able to go from ground level up to 400 feet with forward speeds of 30+mph.

Our cameras shoot up to 4K with 24-30 fps. We can also produce HD/16 mp photographs. This allows us to capture angles that are nearly impossible with manned aircraft. Our remote-controlled aircraft are equipped with GPS, providing the ability to hold altitude, longitude and latitude-compensating wind while holding in a fixed position in flight.  

Learn more.

ROXY SUMMERS JOINS THE AG TEAM!

The Applegate Group is happy to welcome Roxy Summers to the team! As an spectacular event producer and entertainment promoter, Roxy has already proved herself invaluable as a production assistant on the Icarus Stops for Breakfast short film shoot last month. (She did hair, make-up and assisted Nick Do, our audio engineer. She is our social media and marketing guru–she designed this newsletter). Roxy is promoting our team and services across the world.

TWO FILMS PRODUCED IN 2014 & 2015!

Jane Applegate produced two independent films in 2014.

The Applegate Group helped produced Icarus Stops for Breakfast, a short film written by Holli Harms and directed by Abigail Zealey Bess. We shot the film with a great cast and crew at the Phoenicia Diner in the Catskill Mountains at the end of 2014. It is currently in post-production.

Learn More:  www.icarusstopsforbreakfast.com

Jane Applegate also produced, The Lighthouse Project Film (working title), is a historical drama written and directed by Erica Fae, who also plays Abbie Moore, the lead. The story is about Abbie, who is tending a remote lighthouse off the coast of Maine in 1876, while her husband is ill and she fights to keep his coveted government job. The film was shot in Jonesport, Maine in August and September. It is currently in post-production.

Learn More: http://www.thelighthouseprojectfilm.com

The Applegate Group has produced independent features, shorts, documentaries as well as marketing videos for Microsoft, Verizon, Cox Communications, Sprint and Pitney Bowes. Jane Applegate has written, produced and directed specials for Discovery, NBC and Bloomberg Television. We are excited for the future of film!

Hope to hear from you very soon!

Jane Applegate & The Applegate Group

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