METAL+MATERIALS Event director William Appleby hired Ron Faiola/PBG to produce the staging, lighting and sound for the Metal+Materials event at the Pritzlaff Building in downtown Milwaukee. The event was a fashion and photography competition sponsored by The Richard and Nina Edelman Family Fund for Arts and Education.
Ron Faiola shot this for the Greendale Celebrations Committee's Alumni Village which took place during Greendale's 75th Anniversary/Village Days party in 2013.
In May, 2012 Ron Faiola produced the sold out Lest We Forget concert at Turner Hall, reuniting many bands including Milwaukee punk veterans Die Kreuzen. He also produced and did the packaging artwork for the Lest We Forget Live CD released in 2013.
"Milwaukee's Largest Fish Fry" Made for Event Promoter MilwaukeeFood.com
Wisconsin Supper Clubs
Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old Fashioned Experience is Ron Faiola's follow up to Fish Fry Night Milwaukee. This documentary shows some of Wisconsin's most unique and popular supper clubs, featuring their wonderful food, great drinks, scenic locations and friendly customers. The documentary aired nationwide on PBS and now Agate Publishing has released a book where Faiola visits 50 supper clubs around Wisconsin. Both the book and DVD are available on Amazon.com and local bookstores.
The National Conference of Bar Examiners. The Madison Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) was videotaped by PBG for future review on the web. Two groups were taped in different rooms simultaneously.
The Integer Group. PBG was hired by Integer's Denver's office to document a Milwaukee focus group discussing grocery products. Video and photos were handed over to the agency staff at the end of the half-day session.
Pfizer & Edelman Agency. PBG was hired to videotape media training sessions for a Pfizer product. Sessions took place over the course of one day in Milwaukee.
US Cellular and AMP Agency. Boston based AMP asked PBG to shoot a documentary of their work promoting US Cellular at Milwaukee's Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest). Scenes of festival attendees interacting with AMP employees demonstrating US Cellular products and creating custom t-shirts from text messages were part of the documentary. PBG was also provided AMP with a local artist for another product demonstration at Miller Park.
The Milwaukee Friday Night Fish Fry Tradition
Fish Fry Night Milwaukee, a film produced and directed by Ron Faiola premiered at the Times Cinema on October 11, 2009 to big crowds and rave reviews. The film has since been licensed to Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) Channel 10 WMVS and Wisconsin Public Television (Statewide). In February 2010, Fish Fry Night Milwaukee was nominated for "Best Wisconsin Film" at the Beloit International Film Festival.
A trailer for the film can be seen below.
Deloitte & Touche. Their Milwaukee office hired Ron Faiola to edit the videos of their Wisconsin Top 5 honorees. They wanted the finished videos to be similar to upscale awards show clips. The final product went over very well in front of the live audience of 200 of Wisconsin's biggest corporations and firms and a DVD was sent to each of the Top 5 winners.
A short history of the historic Pabst Theater was produced by Ron Faiola for use on the web. Local voice over personality Pamela Brown and recording engineer William Stace were also part of the project.
PBG worked with Patti Genko in 2005 on the production of "2 Minute Tours" which are now posted on YouTube. Have a look at our Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum and Mitchell Park Domes tours.
The Ambassador Hotel hired PBG along with Patti Genko to create a promotional video on the hotel's new multi-million dollar renovations. 2,000 DVDs were made from this video for their marketing department.
Ron Faiola produced and directed a three song music video for Milwaukee's own Latin orchestra, Punto de Vista, taped live at the Ladybug Club. Their Vengo clip is below
More Successful Projects...
Foley & Lardner once again hired PBG to provide extensive business theater, audio recording and video production for their recent National Directors Institute 2008 in Chicago. PBG had over 90 microphones, a dozen audio mixers, two video projectors, three large plasma screens and miles of cable in place at the Four Seasons Hotel ballroom and 10 breakout rooms.
VJS Construction Services. VJS had PBG produce their business theater show at one of their construction sites, New Berlin West High School auditorium. PBG created a rock star moment for VJS president Craig Jorgensen as he rose up out of the stage floor amidst dramatic lighting, fog and thunderous intro music. The audience loved it and gave Jorgensen a standing ovation.
PBG also created several short videos for VJS which were featured on their website, including a memorial for Tom Schueler, one of the company's founders who had recently passed away.
VJS Construction Services hired PBG's Business Theater consultant Ron Faiola to produce their recent event at Carpenter's Hall in Pewaukee. The event included live sound and video production.
The School Sisters of St. Francis were having a Spirituality Conference at Alverno College and PBG was hired to do a live 3-camera video production for a DVD release. Shooting took place over two days and the three cameras were switched live to save on editing costs. The School Sisters of St. Francis' administrative assistant, David Morris, wrote to PBG president Ron Faiola and said, "I looked at the DVDs and they were excellent. Congratulations! You made several Sisters very happy."
Runzheimer International hired PBG to create two videos for a new service they are offering to clients. The videos were made into Windows Media Videos for use on the web.
Deloitte & Touche needed a NASCAR-Themed video for their firm meeting in Orlando and they turned to PBG for help. We created a high energy clip of a NASCAR race by combining stock racing video with our sound effects library of race cars and upbeat background music. The video was "great" and "very well received" according to Deloitte senior marketing manager Krista Brookman.