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GENERATIONS cinemastories

Boston , MA
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134 Beach Street
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617-233-9874

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ABOUT US

Every Film is a New Story. We keep our productions Intimate. Intelligent. Real.
Jack and Naomi (partners in life as well as in business) created GENERATIONS cinemastories with an... Read more
Every Film is a New Story. We keep our productions Intimate. Intelligent. Real.
Jack and Naomi (partners in life as well as in business) created GENERATIONS cinemastories with an eye and ear focused on making wedding, mtizvah and special event films that would grow in value with the passage of time.

Filming with multiple, hd/dslr cameras (no lights ever on top of cameras!) GENERATIONS makes wedding and event films about people, feelings and reflections. GENERATIONS believes that your wedding is NOT a Hollywood set - and works hard to make sure that the crew and equipment are never in the way.

"We want to make an event film in the style of the client and the event. For some that will mean modern, for others, retro. Some projects will be heavy on the music, others stronger in dialogue". Their work is not about the latest camera or the newest tripod. While they use small, professional cams and mics, for discreet yet full capture, the team focuses on the people and the stories they tell rather than on fancy camera work.

During a wedding or event, the film team is ever-present, but rarely seen. That strategy has won the studio the well-deserved reputation of being truly unobtrusive while capturing emotionally compelling moments that often go by unseen during the actual wedding or event.

Awarded Best of Boston by Boston Magazine in 2008 (the first wedding videographers to have had that honor!), board member of the National Association of Catering and Events, the studio has made a name for itself offering the best in unpretentious, emotionally sensitive wedding, mitzvah and event documentation. In 2011 and 2012 GENERATIONS cinemastories was a finalst on Boston's A-list, and the sole videographers to be awarded the Editor's Choice from Brides Boston Magazine. in 2011, GENERATIONS cinemastories was featured in the premiere issue of Southern New England Destination Weddings as well as Southern New England Magazine.

In 2012, the studio was featured in Southern New England Weddings and appeared on blogposts and facebook for The Catered Affair at Boston Public Library, The Mandarin Oriental in Boston and others. The studio debuted its first video-wallpaper project creating a moving wall display to coordinate with the event's decor. GENERATIONS also streamed several weddings live so that guests unable to attend in person were able to watch the ceremony as it happened.

Specializing in honoring tradition while beng creative innovators, founders Jack Brotman and Naomi Raiselle are artists who continue to experiment with film narrative as well as montage and the broader medium of moving image and sound.

An in-person meeting will allow prospective clients to understand what makes this studio so special. Read less
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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
8mm Movie Film, Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
studio
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
We direct clients to our website and our Vimeo page where we have many wedding videos.
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
wedding films, bar-bat Mitzvah photo-video montages, bar-bat Mitzvah ceremony and reception coverage, anniversary photo-video montages, and marriage retrospectives, birthday personal documentaries, wedding filmshorts, love stories, wedding music videos, unedited footage, black and white, super 8.
Describe any special editing services you offer:
highly detailed, complex editing of stories, textures, personalities and details. Custom styled. Sophisticated montages and love stories
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Yes. Off-camera
How many videographers do you work with?
From 2-4 at each event
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
Always.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
At least one of our senior film makers will be at every event.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Rarely.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes. Several.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Everything we need. Several hd/dslr cameras with various lenses, standing lights, wireless and lav microphones.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We work as a team, with one member taking a few minutes off now and then when action is slow or non-existent. During meals, if nothing (other than eating) is happening, we'll all take 15-20 minutes off to eat, too.
Do you charge overtime?
Yes. It's part of our contract, and we only charge for event coverage that runs more than 20 minutes past our agreement.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
We can include raw footage as part of a package.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Yes, unless the client indicates otherwise in our contract.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
When we meet with our clients we talk about style, and who and what is most important to them. We are happy to meet to watch the raw footage, and always include music direction from our clients.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
Usually we have a trailer for the couple within a month or so of the event. The full-length film takes up to 7 months to be completed.
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
In prime season (May thru October), on a Saturday, our minimum time would be 6 hours. In off season, or on a Friday or Sunday, we can be more flexible.

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Mallory
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I was on the fence about having video at our wedding. It seemed like an unnecessary expense – something that wouldn’t really impact our wedding. We ultimately decided to do it because we knew that we would want to have something to go back and remember our special day. And we figured if we were going to do video, we were going to go with the best – and that’s how we found Jack & Naomi!

Jack & Naomi are absolutely delightful to work with. They are professional, creative and relaxed. We did a “love story” engagement shoot and showed it at our rehearsal dinner – and it was absolutely perfect! It captured our story perfectly, and it was so fun to share this with our family and friends.

On the wedding day, Jack & Naomi did an amazing job of capturing the action without disrupting it. They were proactive in finding quiet moments to talk to guests and to interview the wedding party. We are SO excited to see our wedding video – and I have a feeling this will be one that we watch over and over again, and not just sit around collecting dust.
I was on the fence about having video at our wedding. It seemed like an unnecessary expense – something that wouldn’t Read more...
I was on the fence about having video at our wedding. It seemed like an unnecessary expense – something that wouldn’t really impact our wedding. We ultimately decided to do it because we knew that we would want to have something to go back and remember our special day. And we figured if we were going to do video, we were going to go with the best – and that’s how we found Jack & Naomi!

Jack & Naomi are absolutely delightful to work with. They are professional, creative and relaxed. We did a “love story” engagement shoot and showed it at our rehearsal dinner – and it was absolutely perfect! It captured our story perfectly, and it was so fun to share this with our family and friends.

On the wedding day, Jack & Naomi did an amazing job of capturing the action without disrupting it. They were proactive in finding quiet moments to talk to guests and to interview the wedding party. We are SO excited to see our wedding video – and I have a feeling this will be one that we watch over and over again, and not just sit around collecting dust. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Naomi and Jack were a pleasure to work with! We had the great opportunity to meet them a few months prior at my brother's wedding and they felt like family by the time they shot our wedding. We barely knew they were there but they were able to capture all the best moments.
Naomi and Jack were a pleasure to work with! We had the great opportunity to meet them a few months prior at my brother's Read more...
Naomi and Jack were a pleasure to work with! We had the great opportunity to meet them a few months prior at my brother's wedding and they felt like family by the time they shot our wedding. We barely knew they were there but they were able to capture all the best moments. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Naomi, Jack and team were fantastic! They pulled together all the best elements of our wedding and created a beautiful film that feels like a hollywood production. They captured all the emotions and joy of the day and we could not be happier with their services. And while the end product is exceptional, it was great to work with Naomi and Jack as well. They were super easy to talk to and work with - they made us feel comfortable right away (no easy feat if you're not use to being in front of a camera.) We'd highly recommend Generations Cinemastories, and a video in general. It is worth every penny!
Naomi, Jack and team were fantastic! They pulled together all the best elements of our wedding and created a beautiful Read more...
Naomi, Jack and team were fantastic! They pulled together all the best elements of our wedding and created a beautiful film that feels like a hollywood production. They captured all the emotions and joy of the day and we could not be happier with their services. And while the end product is exceptional, it was great to work with Naomi and Jack as well. They were super easy to talk to and work with - they made us feel comfortable right away (no easy feat if you're not use to being in front of a camera.) We'd highly recommend Generations Cinemastories, and a video in general. It is worth every penny! Read less
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Mara
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I feel so lucky to have had Naomi and Generations Cinemastories video my sons Bar Mitzvah- For my first sons Bar Mitzvah I decided to forgo the expense and as soon as the celebration was over, I realized what a hugh mistake that was- I will never again get to seamy son at that stage of life- such a little boy still- but reading from the Torah and speaking to the Congregation like a man. The first thing I did was ire Naomi when I had the date for my 2nd sons Bar Mitzvah- I was thrilled that they came to to the dress rehearsal an took video there ( our temple would nit allow them there on Saturday)- They interviewed the family members and made the video so special and personal- I am thrilled and tell all of my friends not to skimp on the video, find something else to save on but the video, photos and the invitations are the few tangible items yo can save and treasure forever- everything else is just a memory- Thanks GC!
I feel so lucky to have had Naomi and Generations Cinemastories video my sons Bar Mitzvah- For my first sons Bar Mitzvah I Read more...
I feel so lucky to have had Naomi and Generations Cinemastories video my sons Bar Mitzvah- For my first sons Bar Mitzvah I decided to forgo the expense and as soon as the celebration was over, I realized what a hugh mistake that was- I will never again get to seamy son at that stage of life- such a little boy still- but reading from the Torah and speaking to the Congregation like a man. The first thing I did was ire Naomi when I had the date for my 2nd sons Bar Mitzvah- I was thrilled that they came to to the dress rehearsal an took video there ( our temple would nit allow them there on Saturday)- They interviewed the family members and made the video so special and personal- I am thrilled and tell all of my friends not to skimp on the video, find something else to save on but the video, photos and the invitations are the few tangible items yo can save and treasure forever- everything else is just a memory- Thanks GC! Read less
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stefanie
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Oh my god it is the most amazing video and I love it so much! I can't even explain how much I love it and everything is in there. It's so funny to see it and I don't even remember some of that stuff. So thank you so much for capturing all those great moments. I was laughing and crying it's so great. We really appreciate all the effort and care you put into the video and making our wedding so memorable forever. And those beautiful cases I had no idea they came like that. Thank you so much for making my wedding video!
Oh my god it is the most amazing video and I love it so much! I can't even explain how much I love it and everything is in Read more...
Oh my god it is the most amazing video and I love it so much! I can't even explain how much I love it and everything is in there. It's so funny to see it and I don't even remember some of that stuff. So thank you so much for capturing all those great moments. I was laughing and crying it's so great. We really appreciate all the effort and care you put into the video and making our wedding so memorable forever. And those beautiful cases I had no idea they came like that. Thank you so much for making my wedding video! Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Naomi and Jack!!! We literally cannot say enough good things about the job they did. What they caught and captured is unreal. You seldom see them the day of the wedding, but they are always there and somehow always in the right place to capture a moment. They did such a great job capturing the energy and spirit of the day. You can see the serious and silly parts of our personalities in what they provided. We love it. It brings us right back to the day of the event every time I watch it. We simply can't say enough good things about GENERATIONS cinemastories and Jack and Naomi. We hope we have other events we can work with them on in the future.
We loved working with Naomi and Jack!!! We literally cannot say enough good things about the job they did. What they Read more...
We loved working with Naomi and Jack!!! We literally cannot say enough good things about the job they did. What they caught and captured is unreal. You seldom see them the day of the wedding, but they are always there and somehow always in the right place to capture a moment. They did such a great job capturing the energy and spirit of the day. You can see the serious and silly parts of our personalities in what they provided. We love it. It brings us right back to the day of the event every time I watch it. We simply can't say enough good things about GENERATIONS cinemastories and Jack and Naomi. We hope we have other events we can work with them on in the future. Read less
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Maressa
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Just caught a look at the trailer.. looking forward to the finished product etc in a few months time but WOW!!! So glad we did this with Naomi and her crew. Fabulous.

Now we have the finished product and WOW superb, wonderful and completely spot on perfect.
Just caught a look at the trailer.. looking forward to the finished product etc in a few months time but WOW!!! So glad we Read more...
Just caught a look at the trailer.. looking forward to the finished product etc in a few months time but WOW!!! So glad we did this with Naomi and her crew. Fabulous.

Now we have the finished product and WOW superb, wonderful and completely spot on perfect. Read less
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Lucia
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Where do we begin? Words alone do not do the team justice. Naomi, Jack and Tess were fantastic to work with and the quality of their pieces is outstanding. As we said after having watched the video -- bucketfulls of awesomeness. We laughed, we cried and when it was over, we watched the video again. In fact, we were so excited with their work that we immediately shared our video with friends and family, and it was an immediate post onto our Facebook walls.

During the hubbub of planning a wedding, there often comes a time when you wonder if/how to cut expenses - when you question if all of the things you sign up for "make sense". Well, it absolutely made sense for us to include videography, and we are thrilled that we chose to include it as a way to help us celebrate our marriage.

The team at Generations cinemastories is gracious and professional - all of the things you'd expect from a top-notch crew. But more than anything else, having them film our wedding was such a natural process - they were part of the family.

Consider them recommended a thousand times over. Thanks, Naomi, Jack and Tess!
Where do we begin? Words alone do not do the team justice. Naomi, Jack and Tess were fantastic to work with and the Read more...
Where do we begin? Words alone do not do the team justice. Naomi, Jack and Tess were fantastic to work with and the quality of their pieces is outstanding. As we said after having watched the video -- bucketfulls of awesomeness. We laughed, we cried and when it was over, we watched the video again. In fact, we were so excited with their work that we immediately shared our video with friends and family, and it was an immediate post onto our Facebook walls.

During the hubbub of planning a wedding, there often comes a time when you wonder if/how to cut expenses - when you question if all of the things you sign up for "make sense". Well, it absolutely made sense for us to include videography, and we are thrilled that we chose to include it as a way to help us celebrate our marriage.

The team at Generations cinemastories is gracious and professional - all of the things you'd expect from a top-notch crew. But more than anything else, having them film our wedding was such a natural process - they were part of the family.

Consider them recommended a thousand times over. Thanks, Naomi, Jack and Tess! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and it has now because a tradition of ours to watch our wedding film each year. It's a prized possession that I will cherish forever. I'm so glad that we decided to have our wedding documented on film because it is the best way to relive our wedding day and all the emotions that everyone was feeling that day. Naomi & Jack are the best and we couldn't be happier with the film we received!
My husband and I just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and it has now because a tradition of ours to watch our Read more...
My husband and I just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and it has now because a tradition of ours to watch our wedding film each year. It's a prized possession that I will cherish forever. I'm so glad that we decided to have our wedding documented on film because it is the best way to relive our wedding day and all the emotions that everyone was feeling that day. Naomi & Jack are the best and we couldn't be happier with the film we received! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Naomi, Jack and the GC team: Thank you, thank you for the amazing documentation of our wedding day! The final product is just perfect and we couldn't be happier! You truly captured all of the emotions of the day! I love hearing the commentary of our family and friends and reliving what was going through everyone's minds that day. So often the memories become faint over the years but this video allows us to remember all of the tiny details of that day. We are so grateful for everyone's hard work and talent! You guys rock!!
Naomi, Jack and the GC team: Thank you, thank you for the amazing documentation of our wedding day! The final product is Read more...
Naomi, Jack and the GC team: Thank you, thank you for the amazing documentation of our wedding day! The final product is just perfect and we couldn't be happier! You truly captured all of the emotions of the day! I love hearing the commentary of our family and friends and reliving what was going through everyone's minds that day. So often the memories become faint over the years but this video allows us to remember all of the tiny details of that day. We are so grateful for everyone's hard work and talent! You guys rock!! Read less
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