Praise for Moving Midway! The reviews keep
coming in! Midway now has an incredible 96% positive
rating at rottentomatoes.com and it has made several critics
"Top 10" lists for 2008.
"a scrupulous mix of memoir,
engineering primer and historical
analysis...tough-minded...funny and occasionally tender"
Ellen Maguire, The Washington Post
"Riveting...an extraordinary picture
that delves into the most painful recess of American racial
Kurt Loder, MTV News
"3 Stars! ...demolishes the myth of
the Southern plantation."
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"...a fascinating and complicated
story of regional identity."
A.O. Scott, New York Times
June 8, 2010
the cgroup produces streaming video - behind-the-scenes of
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Williams Family build in Pine
Mountain Valley, GA - for Nationwide Homes of Martinsville, VA
and Palm Harbor Homes of Dallas, TX. "We are especially happy
to partner in this project with the builders" says Jay Spain,
the cgroup, director. "and the fact that we are able to help
raise money for ALS in the name of Coach Jeremy Williams is
wonderful." "Maury Kennedy of Palm Harbor Homes lined up 100
companies to contribute one penny every time the "Move that Bus"
music video (posted below) is clicked to watch on You Tube."
Spain continues, "You can be a sponsor too by going to this link
http://www.nationwide-homes.com/extreme/ and signing up. We
want to give Coach Williams and his family all the support we
can in helping find a cure for this horrible illness."
The cgroup edited a behind-the-scenes campaign then delivered the videos to You Tube. "We also created videos showing the Nationwide approved builders working on the set so they could use it on their own websites. They graciously contributed their time and money. We optimized and loaded all the videos to You Tube for them."
The cgroup is available to help you produce video for your
May 27, 2010
the cgroup is hosting an Open House for "Inside 919" on June 3,
2010. Please join us and become a member of "Inside 919" at
2121 Atlantic Ave, Suite 106, Raleigh, NC 27604.
May 16, 2010
the cgroup launches behind-the scenes web videos of Extreme
Makeover Home Edition's Williams Family build in Pine Mountain
Valley, Georgia on the Nationwide Homes website and on You
Tube. The build features the first modular home to be built on
September 28 14th, 2009
the cgroup produces streaming video with Thomas Crowder for
Raleigh City Council. "Thomas has a great message for Raleigh
voters and we are happy to present it" says Jay Spain, the
cgroup, director. "We filmed him and a group of his supporters
individually in HD Video at PEP Studio on Atlantic Ave against a
white background." "Some of the folks used our teleprompter
while most did not " noted J.D. Whitmire, prompter
operator/assistant director. He continues, "We want to give each
individual a level of comfort whether they just need a few notes
or assistance in preparing a statement." David Iversen edited
four videos for the campaign, three with supporters and one with
Thomas, "I worked closely with his campaign manager to craft the
message from extemporaneous statements to prepared ones then
delivered the video electronically posting to campaign website
and for You Tube." The cgroup is available to help you produce
video for your website. PEP Studio is available for rent to
professional photographers, businesses and individuals for
stills and video, empty or with lights, camera, and crew if
needed for reasonable rates from 2 hours to full days to create
your streaming video for your web site.
march 14th, 2009
We're going into our Spring season with lots of projects.
Our studio space is shaping up nicely and soon we'll have a
green-screen capable area to shoot in. Our post-production
and editing room are nearly complete and soon we will have our
lobby and conference room complete. It's been a long road
and lots of hard work, but we're nearing the end! Watch
this space for news of our Open House party coming soon.
Pre-production and fund-raising is still underway for
the Family, our latest doc project. Jon's been to New
Orleans again and got some more great interviews.
Moving Midway is preparing for its European release
after much critical acclaim here.
Here's hoping the Europeans take to it just as well!