Late nights in the edit room

Ok, first let me explain… you know how when you get tired you can get a little punchy and start laughing at just about anything? Well here’s one of our absurd rambling’s that we actually decided to do something with. Comedy Central’s is sponsoring a contest called Operation Olivia with actress/host Olivia Munn to [...]

Birthday at the Ad Council Golf Tournament

The Crystal Pix crew recently participated in the Advertising Council of Rochester’s annual fundraising golf tournament on August 18th. After just having completed my rookie season on the team, this was the first time I was able to attend the tournament… Anne, Rob, Jim Hughes, and I all played together on a team against Ray, [...]

Signs of the Time Goes to Iowa

  Corn … miles and miles of corn.  The plane’s 200 feet off the ground and I still see corn.  Yeah, you guessed it.  There’s a lot of corn in Iowa. But anyways, our documentary, Signs of the Time hit the road with it’s first out of New York State film festival, the Hardacre Film [...]

Coming Home Shorts Contest

Crystal Pix worked with the High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY to produce this video featuring Rochester’s Mayor unveiling a short film competition. For any and all that are interested…visit: Go make a film… there might be a thousand smackers in it for you!

The Birthday Surprise

Watch out, it’s that time again…. Celebrating a birthday at Crystal Pix has proven to be another way for us to show just how creative we can get here at Crystal Pix. Since I began working at Crystal Pix, which was 13 years ago, we have always celebrated our employees birthdays. Typically, we would get [...]

A People Person

Over the years being in this business, I’ve been forced to become a ‘people person’, which I never thought I would become.  Growing up, I was a relatively shy person. But you know, I’ve met so many people on productions, from all different walks of life and it’s really one of the reasons that I [...]

Rochester High Falls International Film Festival

Back in May, our first independent feature documentary, Signs of the Time,  played at the Rochester High Falls International Film Festival ( It was a very interesting and eye-opening experience for me. First of all, it was great to showcase our film in my hometown of Rochester, NY. But secondly, the theme of the film [...]

The Crystal Pix Diner – Part 1 of 4

It began something like this… When we initially posted the most recent version of the Crystal Pix website we knew we wanted to do something a little more interesting with the “Our People” section. We needed an entertaining way to show the various personalities and backgrounds of the people at Crystal Pix. Our work isn’t [...]

The Crystal Pix Diner – Part 2 of 4

Shooting Day! … Awesome! At this point we’ve figured out who our characters are, and where they’re going to stand. With camera, coffee, and MacBook Pro in tow we headed on over to Carol Cieslinski’s studio, Powerhouse27. Ray set out early that morning to get the lights set up with shooting partner, Eric McMaster (McMaster [...]

The Crystal Pix Diner – Part 3 of 4

Part 3 – Post Production This is where the real magic happens in every project, the spit and polish! We have our 14 photographs (2 for each character) selected and everyone’s agreed that they are acceptable representations of their likeness.  This part of the process was surprisingly easy.  Thankfully we’ve got a talented group of [...]