World Premiere of Cancer? Seriously? at the Madison Art Cinemas

Directed & Produced by Pat Lore

Written & Produced by Melissa Burns

Edited & Produced by Ryan Darst

Madison, CT– Thursday evening, in front of a packed theatre filled with doctors, survivors, and long-time supporters, we debuted our feature film, Cancer? Seriously?  The film follows the lives of 6 women from Connecticut who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  It explores the aftermath of breast cancer, which can be the most difficult part of the journey. This is an honest, uplifting and heartbreaking film. We are trying to get into several film festivals at the moment. Please help us spread the word this powerful film.  Please take a few minutes to view our trailer.  Http://cancerseriously.strikingly.com

To donate money so that we can travel to more film festivals:  gofundme.com/cancerseriously

Cancer?Seriously? Producer & Director Pat Lore featured on “Just Sayin” talk show

Pat Lore, Director & Producer of the Breast Cancer Documentary, Cancer? Seriously? was featured this month on the Branford, CT series ‘Just Sayin’. Click the link to see the segment.   https://vimeo.com/142305700#t=10m34sec

We are currently looking to distribute our feature length documentary, which follows the lives of six Connecticut women who are battling breast cancer. Contact pat@headlineproductions.com for more information.

Cue the eye candy please!

I’ve spent more than my fair share of time in the corporate cubicle. Not as an employee, but as a video producer.  I’m way too impulsive to sit still.  I need to keep moving. Don’t get me wrong. I deal with boring (not PC I know) quite a bit. In fact, you might even say, I specialize in it.  Need me to do  a story on internet telephony?  I’m on it.  I’ll tackle that data center. I’ll transform it into a field of sexy racks with pulsating green lights.  Okay, I’m exaggerating.  I mean, does anyone really get that excited about a data center?  I actually do.  You see, I’ve learned to visualize many topics in my day . I crave the challenge of bringing non-visual topics to life. I want to make you care about internet telephony.  So what happens when a fundamentally visual story comes my way?  The drooling begins.  This  was the case when  How 2 Design approached Headline Productions (https://headlineproductions.com) to tell the story of 85wishes.org.  We had a short timeframe. Turned this one around quickly.  There were no cubicles.  No blinking lights.  Just the neurons in my brain rapidly firing.

Go Pro. Not just for the Adventurous.

I like to think of myself as an adventurous girl. I’m into skiing, biking, hiking and getting into all kinds of dangerous situations (more on that later).  I’m also curious.  I do tend to question the conventional and try new things out.  So when the opportunity came for me to shoot a reality home makeover series, (“Shack Attack”)  I was all in.  The only challenge was what to shoot it with?  I wanted to use a camera that was very portable, and could allow me to get great shots and follow the action.  I didn’t want to use any of my professional cameras, because they work with prime lenses, and it would simply take too long for me to change the lens and risk missing the shot.  So I turned to my Go Pro Hero 4 Black camera.  I really wasn’t sure if it would work.  It was definitely a case study in trial and error.  After the footage was shot for the first episode, I learned that the audio was sub par.  It was too hollow sounding and muffled.  I wanted to keep going with the Go Pro, however, because the footage was working.  The wide angle lens really allows for great coverage of the entire room (which was essential in a home makeover series).  I was also entirely impressed with the cameras ability to lighten shots that appeared dark while shooting.  For episode 2, of “Shack Attack” I made a few modifications.  I bought an external mic and it improved the audio ten fold! I also used a handheld tripod/steadicam, so that I could easily follow the action. In our final episode, I did break out my Panasonic AF 100 to shoot the after shots (3:45-4:15) in the shack.  You can really tell the difference in quality.  Using the Go Pro allowed me to singlehandedly follow two great gals around to capture their talent at decorating and remodeling.  I even got to make a cameo appearance at the very end.  Shooting with the Go Pro Hero 4 Black brought me back to my news days when I used to rush out in the station issued car and literally chase people down for comments.  It is portable, and with a few modifications, totally capable of producing reality content.  If I had this camera in 1995, I would have used it to help break up a phony fortune telling ring in Connecticut… but that’s another story. Let me know what you think of our final Shack Attack episode.  Post your experiences so that we can compare notes. (Http://headlineproductions.com).

Giving Burn Victims an Authentic Summer Camp Experience

Union, CT– This week, children from all over the country will attend a typical summer camp in Union, Connecticut.  There will be rock climbing, archery, swimming and fishing. The kids will learn arts & crafts.  The food will be just as you’d expect at an overnight camp.  But the attendees, and the counselors will give you pause.  When I started to hear the stories from this special camp at the annual Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp fundraiser, nothing was going to keep me from checking it out.  I wanted to learn about the kids, and talk to the firefighters and police who volunteer their time to make this happen. The camp is funded entirely from donations. Click Here to see video or to make a donation.

Pat Lore is the creative director at Headline Productions, a full-service video production facility based in Guilford, CT. Headline Productions has been servicing corporate, non-profit, & small businesses since 1996. Pat is also the Director & Producer of “Cancer? Seriously?” a documentary following the lives of young breast cancer survivors. Headline Productions is proud to give back to the community each year, by partnering with a charity. For more information, contact pat@headlineproductions.com