Event Filming Like No Other

People are always saying, “Oh, you should have been there!” Well, the camera in top professional hands puts you there, and the DVD creates a lasting memory. To get the very best simply call us when you have something coming up. We’ll film your event unobtrusively with just cameraman and sound person using no distracting lights or tripod.

"… the dean of documentary filmmakers.” -NY Times, May 6, 2002

The best cameraman in America.” - Jean-Luc Godard


A pioneer of Direct Cinema who was the first to make nonfiction feature films (GIMME SHELTER, SALESMAN, GREY GARDENS) where the drama of life unfolds as is without scripts, sets, interviews or narration. His 36 films include WHAT'S HAPPENING! THE BEATLES IN THE USA (1964), five films of the projects of Christo and Jeanne-Claude (1972 to 1995), and a sixth, THE GATES (2007), MEET MARLON BRANDO (1965) and three award-winning documentaries for HBO. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship (1965), a Peabody, an Emmy, five Lifetime Achievement Awards, the award for best cinematography at Sundance (2002) for LALEE’S KIN, for which he was also nominated in 2001 for an Academy Award; and most recently, the Columbia Dupont Award (2004). In 1999 Eastman Kodak saluted him as one of the world's 100 finest cinematographers.

Here are examples of what we film:

Telling one’s life story as testament

A celebration, corporate or other anniversaries

Life Portraits:

....... On the job activities
....... An occurrence that’s likely to bring great joy
....... Objects in one’s home and the stories behind them
....... An incredible person or story in your life
....... Your pet animal

Returning from or leaving for war or an adventure

Good news or bad news and its aftermath

Important first days:
....... An adoption
....... On the job
....... Moving out of an old home and into a new one

A reunion

A trip to a new place or return to a hometown

A mother being presented her newborn child and what follows

The birth of a child; a child’s birthday

“Out of the Mouth of Babes”: a conversation between precocious children

Cooking, serving, eating, and socializing at the family table

Or whatever else you may come up with.

For more information contact Laura Coxson:
laura@mayslesfilms.com, #212-582-6050