The emergence of the Zoom Mitzvah has become a popular trend in the past year. With large crowds not being allowed to gather, those involved in mitzvah events have been forced to deviate from what has been the tradition. With this particular outlet, mitzvahs have been able to be conducted digitally and shown to the masses, and the Korngold family jumped on board!
The Montage Maven was able to make this a reality with just a two-person crew; one to helm the cameras and live streaming, and the other as a Production Assistant. With proper mask-wearing and social distancing, this allowed for both a safe and effective shoot. The ceremony consisted of Jack (the Bar Mitzvah) and his parents at center-stage, if you will, along with select family members watching from behind. At just over an hour, the shoot was successful and joyous for those attending!
The creative post-production team then took the footage and created a full version of the Zoom Mitzvah, as well as a two-and-a-half-minute highlight consisting of the more notable moments from the event. The use of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects helped to make the process easier and enhance the final product. An in-camera version of the event helped to create a clearer and crisper version of the videos, as it was shot in 4K quality.
We thoroughly enjoyed helping the Korngold family make the Bar Mitzvah for Jack a special one! They were fantastic to work with and gracious with their time. We look forward to more events with the family, l’dor v’dor, and in-person Mitzvahs down the line!