Archive for January 7, 2011

TwinkleU’s “Magic” Video Shoot at the Ebell Theater in Santa Ana

January 7, 2011

Our most ambitious video to date is nearly in the can. We shot on an 100 plus year old stage with bellydancers, jugglers, a baby, a magician, red hat ladies and an internet star on January 4 in Santa Ana, CA.

The staff at the Ebell Theater made sure we were comfortable and taken care of in this beautiful 1900’s era building which is in remarkable condition. We ended up booking nearly everyone through including the camera man who also handled lighting and nearly everything technical.

Patrick Connor, whose talents include being a juggler/unicycle rider executed every crazy stunt we asked for. Frank Rogala’s aunt Tillie braved the cold theater with her friend Carol and they sported their bright red hat lady outfits. Internationally known music performer David Choi ( a friend of Johnny Tong (our magician in the “Magic” video) came by to meet us, hang out and ended up helping us with a scene (you’ll have to wait and see – no spoilers here).

Mariah and her beautiful daughter Saba (who just immigrated here from Iran!) lit up the camera with their beautiful eyes

Our baby (Hudson) was the perfect performer. Smiling whenever he heard the director’s (Frank Rogala’s) voice, and doing his scenes with a smile long after his bedtime. We had to wrap one hour early due to the illness in the cameraperson’s family – so greenscreen shots will be done, hopefully, in the next few days.