Capitol File: High Class Video For DC’s Elite

Client Name: Capitol File
Type of Project: Video Production and Editing
Project Goal: Produce Star-Studded Highlight Videos
Tools Used: Nikon DSLRs and Adobe Premiere
Crew: Jim Folliard, Don Napoleon, Katarina Smith
Date of project: 2009-Present
Location: Washington D.C. 
Price Range: $2000-$5000
Results: Professional Quality Highlight Reels

Red Carpet Video

Capitol File is a high-end magazine that focuses on social events, high fashion, and all that is posh and fabulous in and around the DC area. Their large, glossy magazine is a must-read for socialites and movers and shakers, and I’ve had the honor of working with them on multiple occasions. And while I’ve shot many videos for them, as well as still photography, my favorite gig with Capitol File is filming the White House Correspondent’s Dinner after-party that they throw each year.

Big Names, Big Video

Each year, Capitol File’s welcome- and after-parties are bigger and better. There is a red carpet, entertainment and, of course, a steady flow of amazing food and drink. My job is not only to capture the stars, ambassadors, and politicians who arrive in their finery (only to loosen their ties and kick off their heels), but to give viewers an idea of exactly how fabulous the party is.

Effective Highlight Video

I relish the challenge of representing each detail of the event, of crafting a video that captures the feel of this start-studded party. The video I create each year is displayed not only on Capitol File’s website but is shown to prospective sponsors. The goal is to show sponsors exactly how popular the event is—to convince them that the after-party is worthy of their time and money.

And does it work? Most definitely! I have been shooting, editing, and producing the event video for five years, and will shoot it again next year.


All Types Of Events

While the White House Correspondents' Dinner is always fun, Capitol File has hosted many parties and I have had the good fortune to cover many of them! In 2011, Capitol File hired Gearshift to cover the VIP afterparty for the premiere of Robert Redford's The Conspirator. Even though it's D.C., we still know how to roll out the red carpet!

What’s To Love About This Shoot?

Everything. I look forward to this event each year, and over time have built many relationships thanks to the work I have done with Capitol File. I love seeing all of the foreign ambassadors and celebrities, love seeing how the event comes together, and love that I get to be a part of this dynamic party year after year. Do you have a high end event that you would like filmed and photographed? Gearshift.TV knows that your event deserves one-of-a-kind video, and we will deliver a video worthy of your event. Call 703.962.1270 today to see what we can do for you.