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MAKE / FILMS We are filmmakers producing meaningful content to inspire and to motivate. MAKE / FILMS produces videos for a wide variety of local and regional companies.

We make identity films, TV commercials, training films, short films, documentaries, and more.

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Belief, passion, trust, and love are a few things that went into Brave the Dark. (Nate and Jess Deen are seen with Ashle...
10/14/2022

Belief, passion, trust, and love are a few things that went into Brave the Dark. (Nate and Jess Deen are seen with Ashley Dienner listening to the live orchestra record the music for the film.) It took a lot of people around the world, and our incredible Lancaster community to finish this film! Check out the link in the comments to read more about the journey we’ve been on!! We can’t wait to share this meaningful film. Inspiring Films, LLC

"Inzozi | Dreams", is premiering tonight at the Red Rose Film Festival. This is the story of a young Rwandan refugee who...
09/22/2022

"Inzozi | Dreams", is premiering tonight at the Red Rose Film Festival. This is the story of a young Rwandan refugee who dreams the American dream from his bedroom.

Co-produced with Ingoma Films
Producers: Steve Buckwalter, Carley Bilindabagabo, Grace Wagner
Executive Producer: Derek Dienner
Director: Andrew Bilindabagabo
Cinematographer: Aaron Dienner
Gaffer: Steve Buckwalter
Audio: Zacc Bang and Seth Bortner
Editor: Jordan Graff

Happy 5-Year MAKEaversary Grace!! Thank you for bringing determination, hard work, teamwork, fun, and quick wit to MAKE/...
09/12/2022

Happy 5-Year MAKEaversary Grace!! Thank you for bringing determination, hard work, teamwork, fun, and quick wit to MAKE/ every day! (To view all the great work Grace has done over the years, click the link https://bit.ly/3Dm5cbM to view her bio page on our site.)

5 YEARS STEVE! Today we are celebrating 5 years of Steve as a MAKER. Thank you for being a passionate DP, colorist, team...
09/05/2022

5 YEARS STEVE! Today we are celebrating 5 years of Steve as a MAKER. Thank you for being a passionate DP, colorist, teammate, script reader, developer, and someone we trust will give it 150%.

What a summer, and what an intern! We had the best time with Caleb and are wishing him massive success in his senior yea...
09/02/2022

What a summer, and what an intern! We had the best time with Caleb and are wishing him massive success in his senior year!

Q&A:

HOMETOWN: Lititz

SCHOOL: Lancaster Bible College

DEGREE: Film and Media Arts

2nd DEGREE: Biblical Studies

FAV MOVIE: Baby Driver

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT BEING AT MAKE: Improving my editing skills was definitely a highlight, but even more impactful than that was meeting the team and working alongside them.

09/01/2022
C'est Un Loup, Trailer

C'est Un Loup, Coming Soon! This film is the story of an old man living an isolated life in the woods and the lessons he learns following an encounter with a wolf. Click here to view the full story. https://bit.ly/3wPEhkG

Writer and Director: Seth Bortner
Director of Photography: Aaron Dienner
Editor: Jordan Graff
Animator: Seth Bortner
Puppet Build: Seth Bortner
Set Construction: Christy Griffin
Art Direction: Ryan Smoker

We are releasing the C'est Un Loup trailer at 5 pm today! We are excited to share this stop-motion film with you. Here a...
09/01/2022

We are releasing the C'est Un Loup trailer at 5 pm today! We are excited to share this stop-motion film with you. Here are a few vague behind-the-scenes pics to hold you over! 😁

This short film was written and directed by Seth Bortner. (You can see his face light up in the photos right?) Thank you to everyone who contributed to this short film to make it possible!

Writter and Director: Seth Bortner
Director of Photography: Aaron Dienner
Animator: Seth Bortner
Edited by: Jordan Graff
Puppet Build: Seth Bortner
Set Construction: Christy Griffin
Art Direction: Ryan Smoker

TEAMWORK!! When you're part of a MAKE/ shoot day, we all come together to bring the vision to the screen. Everyone is ne...
09/01/2022

TEAMWORK!! When you're part of a MAKE/ shoot day, we all come together to bring the vision to the screen. Everyone is needed to accomplish the goal, and it's important to have all the logistics handled so we can focus on creative ex*****on. This is done by good producing, communication, and well.. fun! 😊 (you can't see our smiling under the masks)

Thanks to our tremendous cast and crew!

CREW
Director: Derek Dienner
Producer: Catlin Baksa
DP: Steve Buckwalter
1st AC : Aaron Dienner
Gaffer: John Draus
Grip: Jim Hollenbaugh
Grip: Seth Bortner
PA / DIT: Jordan Velez
PA: Maxwell DeTurck
Set Designer: Lyndsey Hinkle
Hair and Makeup: Shelly Koch
Editor: Aaron Dienner
MGFX Artist: Seth Bortner

08/31/2022
Safer Brand Brand Video

Mild messes, kids and pets – now that makes for a fun video production. Particularly the “yes, you can draw on the walls” scene! Woodstream partnered with MAKE/FILMS to produce a video series to show their Safer Home product line.

Thank you to our kids and animals who had permission to make a mess!! ;)

CREW
Director: Derek Dienner
Producer: Catlin Baksa
DP: Steve Buckwalter
1st AC : Aaron Dienner
Gaffer: John Draus
Grip: Jim Hollenbaugh
Grip: Seth Bortner
PA / DIT: Jordan Velez
PA: Maxwell DeTurck
Set Designer: Lyndsey Hinkle
Hair and Makeup: Shelly Koch
Editor: Aaron Dienner
MGFX Artist: Seth Bortner

08/24/2022
The Day I Became Alive - Trailer

Derek was diagnosed with stage 3b colon cancer 5 years ago today! Help us celebrate Derek being 5 years cancer free!! Click the link to watch his documentary, "The Day I Became Alive" to follow his cancer journey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qofz85kACb8

CREW:
Directors | Aaron Dienner & Allen Clements
Executive Producer | Derek Dienner
Producers | Allen Clements, Lisbet Byler, Catlin Williams, & Grace Wagner
Director of Photography | Aaron Dienner
Additional Camera | Steve Buckwalter
Behind the Scenes Camera Operator | Jacob Hopkins
Editor | Aaron Dienner
Credits & Title Design | Derek Hollister

"Hey Steve, did you know we're hiring?""Yeah Aaron, I did! I'm telling everyone that's qualified for the sales and marke...
08/23/2022

"Hey Steve, did you know we're hiring?"

"Yeah Aaron, I did! I'm telling everyone that's qualified for the sales and marketing position to click the link below, and apply."

https://bit.ly/3TapQky

Do you want to work with us?? We're hiring! https://bit.ly/3A9kOfJWe are seeking a Sales and Marketing Manager that will...
08/20/2022

Do you want to work with us?? We're hiring! https://bit.ly/3A9kOfJ
We are seeking a Sales and Marketing Manager that will create, drive, and execute our sales and marketing strategies.

Apply to join our team
*not all MAKERS are represented ;)

To honor the significance of Juneteenth and to celebrate multiple generations of Black leadership and excellence, the Cr...
06/20/2022

To honor the significance of Juneteenth and to celebrate multiple generations of Black leadership and excellence, the Crispus Attucks Community Center, a program of Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, partnered with us last year to create a series of videos titled “Sincerely, Crispus Attucks.” Here are a few stills, click this link to view the series. https://bit.ly/3n04Dem

Episode 1: Community Voices - Features Qureem, a Lincoln Middle School student, Joshua Hunter, Crispus Attucks Community Center Director, and former Council President Ted Darcus.

Episode 2: Voices in Law - Features Timmy, a J.P. McCaskey High School graduate, attorney Kareemah Mayer of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, and Jennifer Craighead Carey, partner at Barley Snyder.

Episode 3: Voices in Media - Features Tacura, a J.P. McCaskey High School student, Anchor Danielle L. Woods, and retired WGAL News 8 Anchor Ron Martin.

Episode 4: Voices in Government - Features Ashley, a J.P. McCaskey High School student, Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El, and Ron Ford, former Lancaster City Council President, and former Lancaster County Commissioner.

CREW
Producer & Director:
Director of Photography:
AC:
Gaffer: John Draus
PA: Jordan Velez
Audio & MGFX:
Editor:
BTS photographer: Jordan Graff
Produced by

06/18/2022
I HEARD THE BELLS | Coming to Movie Theatres this December

We are proud to be a production partner on this film with Sight and Sound!

We’ve been working with them for the past two years to bring this story to life.

Stay turned to hear more about the making of the film and be sure to watch it in December.

Can’t wait for this one!! We are collaborating with  on something new, and will share more soon!
06/01/2022

Can’t wait for this one!! We are collaborating with on something new, and will share more soon!

05/31/2022

EXTRAS NEEDED!
For the Lancaster Chamber's 150th Anniversary Event video!
June 6, and 7th, details in the comments.

We are focused today on preparing for a full week of shoots! 💪  🎥
03/28/2022

We are focused today on preparing for a full week of shoots! 💪 🎥

Happy 2-year MAKEaversary to Amanda Ebright!! Amanda joined us right before Covid in March of 2022 as Derek's strategic ...
03/25/2022

Happy 2-year MAKEaversary to Amanda Ebright!! Amanda joined us right before Covid in March of 2022 as Derek's strategic assistant, and we are thankful to have her part of the MAKE/ team!!

03/22/2022
Last day of Chemo

"4 years ago, I had his last chemo treatment. This is a portion from my documentary, "The Day I became Alive". Watch the full doc here, https://bit.ly/3txmhdK

Ash surprised me with friends and family to celebrate my last day of chemo.

Looking back at this moment is surreal and feels like a different life, but I'm thankful for every day and for the life that I am able to live. Thank you for supporting me and my family every step of the way.

This month is colorectal cancer awareness month. If you have any symptoms or are delaying a colonoscopy, please don't delay anymore. Talk to your doctor and get screened.

Derek"

Thank you Southern Market for hosting our Film and TV event! Our film community is thriving and growing!
03/16/2022

Thank you Southern Market for hosting our Film and TV event! Our film community is thriving and growing!

“Hostling”, a short film by Jordan Graff. Coming Friday!
03/07/2022

“Hostling”, a short film by Jordan Graff. Coming Friday!

We're thrilled to announce the newest member of our crew: veteran producer Danielle Barr!Danielle brings a wealth of kno...
02/23/2022
MAKE/ Welcomes Producer Danielle Barr - MAKE/FILMS

We're thrilled to announce the newest member of our crew: veteran producer Danielle Barr!

Danielle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her 14+ years in the film industry. A master of project management, Danielle expertly collaborates with her clients and crew, resulting in top notch video production experiences and end products.

What do giant spiders, Coogee Beach, and cilantro have to do with Danielle? You'll have to read her welcome article to find out.

We are thrilled to announce that earlier this month we welcomed veteran producer Danielle Barr to the MAKE/FILMS crew.

A very important rainy day PSA from Producer Grace:
02/23/2022

A very important rainy day PSA from Producer Grace:

And what a beautiful marriage it is.Email Lisbet at hello@makefilms.cc to get started on your next project. 🎬
02/21/2022

And what a beautiful marriage it is.

Email Lisbet at [email protected] to get started on your next project. 🎬

🚨RESTOCK ALERT🚨We have a limited number of our ultra comfy zip ups available! Snag yours before they’re gone at www.shop...
02/21/2022

🚨RESTOCK ALERT🚨

We have a limited number of our ultra comfy zip ups available! Snag yours before they’re gone at www.shopmakefilms.cc.

Hot take from Jordan Graff: Movies are made in edit suites.Read a brief history of editing and find out why you shouldn'...
02/16/2022
Movies Are Made in Edit Suites | A blog from MAKE/FILMS

Hot take from Jordan Graff: Movies are made in edit suites.

Read a brief history of editing and find out why you shouldn't neglect the editing process in Jordan's article.

Acting comes from theater, cinematography has its roots in painting and photography, but the process of editing was born out of filmmaking.

Meet Maxwell DeTurck, MAKE/'s 2022 Spring Intern. Keep an eye out for Max on set with us over the next few months and be...
02/15/2022
MAKE/FILMS Welcomes Maxwell DeTurck as a Production Intern

Meet Maxwell DeTurck, MAKE/'s 2022 Spring Intern. Keep an eye out for Max on set with us over the next few months and be sure to give him a warm welcome!

Student at Kutztown University, Maxwell DeTurck, joins MAKE/FILMS as their 2022 Spring Production Intern.

It shouldn't take you six tries to find the right production company.Learn more about why MAKE/ is the winning choice at...
02/14/2022

It shouldn't take you six tries to find the right production company.

Learn more about why MAKE/ is the winning choice at makefilms.cc/services.

Great article by our partners at Motion House /Jersey Jibs about the jib for Sight & Sound Theatres - Lancaster, PA's DA...
02/10/2022
Jibbing in the round

Great article by our partners at Motion House /Jersey Jibs about the jib for Sight & Sound Theatres - Lancaster, PA's DAVID spot!

Motion House's Jimmy Jib mounted on circle track for a commercial for Make Films & Sight and Sound theaters

There's snow place like a film set❄️🎥Photo of Steve Buckwalter on set with Sight & Sound Theatres - Lancaster, PA by Jor...
02/10/2022

There's snow place like a film set❄️🎥

Photo of Steve Buckwalter on set with Sight & Sound Theatres - Lancaster, PA by Jordan Graff.

ARRI Cooke Optics

Video content that looks good AND works.  Email Lisbet at hello@makefilms.cc to get started.
02/07/2022

Video content that looks good AND works.

Email Lisbet at [email protected] to get started.

02/04/2022
Sight & Sound Theatres® | DAVID 2022

Once again we had the pleasure of collaborating with the talented team at Sight & Sound Theatres - Lancaster, PA to create the trailer for their upcoming show.

Go behind the scenes with DP Steve Buckwalter to learn about the making of the DAVID trailer: makefilms.cc/2022/02/04/sight-and-sound-david

While MAKE / FILMS handled the trailer's production, internal teams at Sight & Sound Theatres® created the concept and storyboards, and handled the post-production along with an outside company.

Learn more about the show and get your ticket: sight-sound.com/shows/lancaster/david/2022

Photos from MAKE / FILMS's post
02/04/2022

Photos from MAKE / FILMS's post

Is it time to step up your commercial game? Our services begin and end with storytelling in mind to effectively (and bea...
02/03/2022

Is it time to step up your commercial game? Our services begin and end with storytelling in mind to effectively (and beautifully) communicate your message.✨

Email Lisbet at [email protected] to get started.

We have some killer merch designs in the making that we can't wait to share with you. Until then, be sure to grab your O...
02/03/2022
SHOP MAKE/

We have some killer merch designs in the making that we can't wait to share with you. Until then, be sure to grab your OG MAKE/ swag from shopmakefilms.cc! And of course your official Brave The Dark tee.

Shop all things MAKE/FILMS from t-shirts, to crewnecks, to beanies. We even have notebooks to help inspire your next big idea.

DP Steve Buckwalter making magic with the ARRI Mini-LF and Cooke Optics Full Frame+ Anamorphic lens for Sight & Sound Th...
01/26/2022

DP Steve Buckwalter making magic with the ARRI Mini-LF and Cooke Optics Full Frame+ Anamorphic lens for Sight & Sound Theatres - Lancaster, PA.

We're looking for freelancers in the Lancaster, Philadelphia, Maryland, and surrounding areas to join our network of tal...
01/25/2022

We're looking for freelancers in the Lancaster, Philadelphia, Maryland, and surrounding areas to join our network of talented freelancers! All production roles are needed. Please note we are not looking for actors at this time.

Submit your portfolio to [email protected] to be considered.

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Lancaster, PA
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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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