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2nd20 Productions

2nd20 Productions Full time Performing Arts Video Production specializing in Theatre and Dance. After 20 years in high tech for Apple Computer, I decided to use my love for video production acquired while there to focus on Performing Arts Video Production for my next 20 years.

Hence in 2008 I started my company 2nd20 Productions. My area of specialization is theatre and dance, with the goal to capture the essence of every live performance for documentation or memorial viewing. I also do montage work for both web promotion or grant submittal for either company or individual career needs. My clients range from the most professional ballet companies to beautiful school mus

Hence in 2008 I started my company 2nd20 Productions. My area of specialization is theatre and dance, with the goal to capture the essence of every live performance for documentation or memorial viewing. I also do montage work for both web promotion or grant submittal for either company or individual career needs. My clients range from the most professional ballet companies to beautiful school mus

Operating as usual

02/19/2022

Amazing how cosmic karma works. Before starting performing arts video production full time in 2008, I’d shoot videos of performances anywhere and everywhere I could to practice some new video editing software Apple was introducing called Final Cut Pro and iMovie. Often this was on vacation trips starting in 2000 where I’d be at resorts with casual theater shows, musicians, circus acts and more.

In archives I have around 10 terabytes from 10 years of those shoots and edits. On two of those vacations to Sonora Bay Mexico (2000 and 2001), I happen to have footage shot of other guests on vacation singing in audience participation shows. First was of a young teenager on vacation with her mom. Second was of a musician couple in their early twenties that were on vacation and brought their guitar for casual practice away from everybody while there. Never thought our paths would cross again at the time.

Next week I have tickets to see one perform Thursday in Livermore and the other perform Friday in Santa Cruz as their national tour schedules happen to be nearby at the same time. Amazing how the world works.

12/13/2021
Nieve Malandra - Olives, Las Vegas - Nov. 24, 2021

Thanksgiving eve - after waiting a few years for Todd English’s Olives to reopen in their new Las Vegas location at the Virgin Hotel, was finally able to visit. What could be better than finding the same amazing food and drink as well as discovering that night they had beautiful live music. Even had a chance to thank Todd English in person for 15 years of great family visits & memories at his previous location by Bellagio.

Only had my phone on me for taking videos, but caught a few clips between bites. Thank you Nieve Malandra (vocals) and Todd Simon (piano/sax) for your wonderful live music. If you’re ever in Vegas and want a break from the Strip, I highly recommend both.

For those in the area and interested in dance, Santa Clara University has their Choreographers’ Gallery tonight and tomo...
12/02/2021

For those in the area and interested in dance, Santa Clara University has their Choreographers’ Gallery tonight and tomorrow. Came across this still while reviewing my rehearsal footage today from last night’s shoot.

09/23/2021

For theatre fans, if you’re lucky you’ll find a show with an amazing cast that both brings back memories and gives you new perspectives. Even better if scenes give you chills or bring a tear to your eye. After seeing this show five times I can honestly say this show did all the above for me. If you’re in the Bay Area, the show runs this weekend and next. If you’re not in the area or not yet ready to attend live theatre, my taping of the Opening Night performance will be streamed Sept 30 - Oct 3. Highly recommended.

09/20/2021
Favorite Musical Theater Shots - Filthy Rich - Act II

Enjoying finally shooting musical theatre again onstage this past weekend and this memory from 10 years ago pops up today.

Coincidentally Jomar is in both shows and I happened to tell him after opening night this past Saturday how special it is shooting new shows with cast members from Company One 10-15 years ago.

Almost forgot what an amazing opening night felt like, but beautiful to see musical theatre again without masks on stage...
09/19/2021

Almost forgot what an amazing opening night felt like, but beautiful to see musical theatre again without masks on stage. Cast did an excellent job and so glad it’s captured for posterity. Also great to capture with a nice new camera to kick off more productions coming back to theaters. If you’re in the Bay Area, runs another 2 weeks at Palo Alto Players.

07/25/2021

Always love feedback from my clients. This one came today for a recent dance show shot:

These are fabulous as usual!
Happy Sunday!
Thanks~

Most recent shoot. Photo credit - Chip Krauskopf Thx Chip!!
07/15/2021

Most recent shoot.
Photo credit - Chip Krauskopf
Thx Chip!!

This past year has been a slow recovery for anyone in the performing arts. For me that means taking on many non-traditio...
06/23/2021

This past year has been a slow recovery for anyone in the performing arts. For me that means taking on many non-traditional shows to tape from longstanding clients. This includes shooting shows performed in the rain, in the blistering heat, looking into the sun, shooting outdoors to a huge green screen and shooting scene-by-scene over multiple weeks instead of full shows all in one performance.

Definitely some of the most challenging shoots in my 14 years of Performing Arts Video Production. Also some of the most rewarding. Great feeling helping my clients and the performing arts come back, especially when one loves what they do.

05/01/2021

After a full year away, finally going to see a movie premiere in a theater tonight. Even better, it’s at my local high school PAC and one I was one of 3 camera operators for. Les Miserables. Can’t think of a better way to spend my Friday night.

For those interested in beautiful dance, another free performance from Santa Clara University tonight and tomorrow night...
02/05/2021
Dance - Images 2021

For those interested in beautiful dance, another free performance from Santa Clara University tonight and tomorrow night. For details, see: http://scupresents.org/performances/dance-images-2021

Striking performances that’ll make you want to dance! Our annual Images dance concert features faculty, guest artists' and select student works. Images showcases our dancers overwhelming talent, displayed across genres - from jazz and tap to modern and hip hop. Intriguing collaborations with costu...

For those who miss wonderful humorous theatre shows and want to experience a free one written from scratch this past yea...
01/15/2021
SCU Presents | Santa Clara University Music, Theatre, and Dance

For those who miss wonderful humorous theatre shows and want to experience a free one written from scratch this past year, or who just need a break, Santa Clara University students perform on-line in Despite the Circumstances this weekend and next. Benefit of watching this Friday or Saturday is the live cast Q&A after. Personally I love this show as I’ve helped finalize the student edit so have seen it numerous times and am proud to recommend after all their hard work. For more information or free tickets, see http://www.scupresents.org

For anyone interested in viewing a beautiful free dance performance, Santa Clara University has their Choreographers’ Ga...
12/03/2020
Music Department Ensembles - Choreographers' Gallery 2020

For anyone interested in viewing a beautiful free dance performance, Santa Clara University has their Choreographers’ Gallery this Thursday and Friday at 7pm.

For free tickets for viewing as well as the Q&A after with choreographers see:

http://scupresents.org/performances/music-department-ensembles-choreographers-gallery-2020

Join us for an empowering and radiant virtual performance of dance and movement. Featuring choreographers from Lineage Dance Co., Lauren Baines and student choreographers Abby Nairn and Ciona Bohacek. 

Spending my Valentine’s Day with Morticia.
02/15/2020

Spending my Valentine’s Day with Morticia.

I guess the holiday break is officially over. First taping of the new year. Let’s do this!!
01/19/2020

I guess the holiday break is officially over. First taping of the new year. Let’s do this!!

Always a beautiful show to tape. Such a pleasure to see sjDANCEco’s Etched in Time, which included this namesake piece r...
10/21/2019

Always a beautiful show to tape. Such a pleasure to see sjDANCEco’s Etched in Time, which included this namesake piece representing 3 generations of amazing dancers performing together to live music by the San José Chamber Orchestra.

Congratulations Kelisha Gardeen and Gabriel Mata for giving your mentors so much to be proud of and representing the hundreds of students they’ve mentored over the years. Also I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve had the pleasure to tape Fred in a performance in over 10 years of taping for sjDANCEco. Bravo my friends. (With Maria Basile, Gary Masters, Fred Mathews and Conductor Barbara Day Turner.)

09/20/2019

Another great show by Palo Alto Players with two weeks left for attending. (Video clips by 2nd20 Productions.)

09/19/2019
Santa Cruz Follies 2019 Montage - September 13th, 2019

Once again, another great Follies show put on by the Santa Cruz Seniors. For those unfamiliar, it's a beautiful show put on every year by local seniors in Santa Cruz. This year's show was directed by Jo Luttringer. (For best viewing, select the HD option as Facebook plays lower quality video by default.)

"Rien" Summer Intensive Showcase 2019
08/27/2019
"Rien" Summer Intensive Showcase 2019

"Rien" Summer Intensive Showcase 2019

Dalia Rawson's "Rien" was performed at the Summer Intensive Showcase in August 2019 at the Hammer Theatre Center.

04/15/2019
2nd20 Favorites Over Time - BSJ Gala 2013

Truth be told, I usually end up loving every musical theater or dance show I shoot. That said, we all have our favorites. My favorite group to shoot to date has to be Ballet San Jose, just for the sheer beauty of their productions and breadth I was exposed to.

Of all the shows I taped, my favorite had to be the 2013 Gala. Here’s a glimpse of that show, with a short snippet from all 13 pieces. For fun, see if you can recognize any BSJ dancers, visiting artists or the pieces performed.

Always love shooting a show after taking the time to map choreography and in this case memorize the shot framing desired...
03/10/2019

Always love shooting a show after taking the time to map choreography and in this case memorize the shot framing desired for the final video. For those curious, here is today’s camera notes for my reference. Don’t worry if you can’t read it, key thing is that I can.

Last chance tonight to see these wonderful sjDANCEco artists flying. 8pm at the San Jose California Theatre. With Gabrie...
10/13/2018

Last chance tonight to see these wonderful sjDANCEco artists flying. 8pm at the San Jose California Theatre. With Gabriel Mata

Looking forward to another beautiful sjDANCEco show tonight and tomorrow. With Gabriel Mata
10/12/2018

Looking forward to another beautiful sjDANCEco show tonight and tomorrow. With Gabriel Mata

10/02/2018
Santa Cruz Follies 2018 Montage - September 14th, 2018

America votes and it’s unanimous… Santa Cruz Seniors once again delight with their 2018 Santa Cruz Follies! Great job everyone. For those unfamiliar, it's a beautiful show put on every year by local seniors in Santa Cruz. This year was directed and choreographed by Kris Wheeler. (For best viewing, select the HD option as Facebook plays lower quality video by default.)

09/15/2018

Reviewing Thursday’s footage for today’s main taping of Tarzan at Palo Alto Players and have to say, what an enjoyable show. Family friendly with great acting and choreography by both adults and kids. Highly recommended. Runs this weekend and next. Besides 2nd20 Recommended, also TBA Recommended. Directed by Patrick Klein. Choreography by Claire Alexander. With good representation from SJSU dance program.

End of another busy May/June ballet and dance recital season, with a couple Arangetrams and Musical Theater shows tossed...
07/05/2018

End of another busy May/June ballet and dance recital season, with a couple Arangetrams and Musical Theater shows tossed in. Now time to switch to editing the 33 shows captured.

06/17/2018
SFMAF 2018 - Grace Cathedral

A glimpse at the San Francisco Movement Arts Festival held in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco January 19th, 2018. Beautiful job as always Jim Tobin for organizing such a wonderful event. (For best viewing, select the HD option as Facebook's default view is low resolution.)

05/04/2018
Los Gatos Ballet

Cinderella time coming up May 25-27. Always a great production to see.

Join Cinderella at the ball May 25 ~ 27 at West Valley College!

Tickets: LosGatosBallet.org

Ready to tape another rocking show by Janie Scott!
04/29/2018

Ready to tape another rocking show by Janie Scott!

04/06/2018
The New Ballet

Always a favorite company and production to shoot - performance videography by 2nd20 Productions.

Celebrating Saturday with the cygnets from Swan Lake. This iconic choreography is always a challenge for dancers, and we think those cast in the New Ballet's 2017 production rose to the occasion. Don't mis this year's production of Sleeping Beauty - newballet.com/sleeping-beauty

One of 2nd20’s many favorite pieces to shoot was Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Prism for Silicon Valley Ballet (former Ballet ...
02/23/2018

One of 2nd20’s many favorite pieces to shoot was Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Prism for Silicon Valley Ballet (former Ballet San Jose). For a glimpse of the beauty, here are a couple stills from video. On a rare night off, headed out tonight to see Smuin Ballet’s Dance Series 01 featuring Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Requiem for a Rose.

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The top 3 questions I receive on my company are: “Why performance videos?” “Why the name 2nd20?” “What are your rates?” Q-Why performance videos? A-I decided to specialize in performance videos as it allows me to do what I love (capturing memories) for people who do what they love (theatre, dance, music & sports). To achieve the best video results, I’ve also taken on audio production recording services, either in conjunction with the video shoot or as a stand-alone service, such as for choir, symphony and orchestra performances. Q-Why the name 2nd20 Productions? A-After enjoying a 20 year career at Apple Computer, I decided to pursue my passion and create my own video production company. My goal was to spend the next 20 years capturing and sharing performance videos, hence the name 2nd20 Productions. Q-What are your rates? A-I’ve found that every organization has different needs or situations and I try to work within these. I can price by expected DVD sales, if sales will be allowed, or by the shoot and edit-level desired, with hourly or per-job rates. Besides typical DVDs of performances, I also get regularly asked about options for YouTube/Web uploads, review DVDs, demo reel submissions, access to source files and custom edits from multiple performances over time, all of which I’ve regularly provided. My goal is to provide any service of interest and to do so at a fair price to both your organization and mine. Thank you and feel free to contact me if you know of any upcoming performances that could use professional video and/or audio support. I'm happy to work with all ages and levels of performances and in ways that best fit within your organization’s budget.

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(408) 480-7153

Website

www.2nd20.com

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Getting closer to Nutcracker season. Here's a fun trailer recently completed. Always a fun show to shoot and looking forward to it again this year.