150th Lancaster Chamber Open

Derek Dienner

September 16, 2022

2022 marks the 150th year anniversary of the Lancaster Chamber. Through many brainstorming and development meetings, we dreamed big and created a vision to kick off the momentous occasion; the opening of the 150th Annual Dinner.

The video’s concept is a whimsical ‘walk through history’, showcasing the evolution of Lancaster County’s business community over the past 150 years. We brought the concept to life on screen through performance, choreography, period-esque wardrobe and set design, carefully planned camera movements, and transitions to give a continuous feel to the edit.

The night of the Annual Dinner, the opening video was bookended by live performances that transitioned into and out of the video.

MAKE/FILMS was honored to contribute to such a momentous milestone in the Lancaster Chamber’s history. We are grateful for their continued collaboration and for all that they do for the Lancaster business community.

This ambitious production allowed us to stretch our creativity and collaborate with some incredibly talented people. A huge “thank you” to all of the crew, cast, client, and local companies who helped bring this idea to life!

Special Thanks:
Lancaster Chamber
Shumaker PDT
American Music Theatre
Strasburg Rail Road
Lancaster Airport
Woodstream Corporation
Dutch Wonderland
Michael’s Motor Cars
Franklin & Marshall College
Clair Global
Kinsey Audio
Willow Valley Communities
Sophie Stargazer Boutique
Four Seasons Produce
All volunteer extras

Director: Derek Dienner
Producer & Creative Director: Catlin Baksa
AD, Choreographer & Costume Designer: Andrea McCormick
DP: Steve Buckwalter
AC: Derek Sander
Steadicam Op: Adam Smith
Gaffer: Jim Hollenbaugh
Grip: Mike Souder
Art Director: Tiffany Echo Wolf
HMU: Liz Teaman
Wardrobe: Cassidy Colmary
Wardrobe PA: Dan Radle
Art PA: Jaden Drew Keyser
PA: Jordan Velez
PA: Paul Alan Lowrie
Coordinator: Danielle Barr
Editor: Aaron Dienner
MGFX Artist: Seth Bortner

From Steve Buckwalter, the Director of Photogoraphy

This was a challenging project, with dancers and steadicam combining to great effect to keep the flow of the video moving. The lighting was a huge challenge, since we didn’t have a lot of time at any of the locations, and most places we weren’t able to really do a lot. In the end it all came together in a fun way.