Monday, September 30, 2013

Thirty Years Ago Today!

Today marks an event that I must say never really crossed my mind when I started Mark Wagoner Productions, then known as Mark Wagoner Fotografie. That was 30 years ago -- strange to even write that. 
In the summer of 1983, I had just returned from working in the Middle East and was planning my next move. It turned out that I met Lynn Jaffe that summer, who in time would become Lynn Wagoner. Also, I already had some business contacts in North Carolina, so I decided to look for a studio space in Greensboro. October 1st was the day that I moved into 12-H Wendy Court, the space that I still use as home base.
Before the cyc-wall, and what's that under the black cloth?
Back then, there was a darkroom instead of a kitchen, and they only computers in the studio were ones I photographed for Compute! Magazine. (I remember shooting a story about the very first Macintosh, which showed families with their home computers!)

A souvenir from the 10th anniversary.
I have been supported by a wealth of great team members, clients and friends. I find it really exciting that 30 years on I am in the middle of one of the busiest periods I have ever had! Thanks to everyone for contributing to the success of these first 30 years.

I am looking forward to many more great shoots with all the enthusiasm of that day in 1983, but with a hell of a lot more experience.

How many changes can you spot?




Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Win 2 Tickets to "Wait Until Dark" at Triad Stage!

We've been fans of Triad Stage since the beginning, so when our friends at Bluezoom invited us to team up in creating promotional materials for their Lucky 13th Season, we jumped at the chance! We will be filming and editing trailers for each of the six MainStage productions this season. We've just completed the first piece for the thriller "Wait Until Dark", on stage from September 1 - 29. (See it here!

With help from the folks at Triad Stage & Bluezoom, Mark created a trailer that we hope will send a chill down your spine. We had a lot of fun working on the creepy visuals for the video. The trailers will be shown to audiences at local movie theaters throughout the season, as well as online - at a social media venue near you.

Mark Wagoner Productions is excited to continue our support of local arts groups with this partnership, and "Wait Until Dark" is going to be a great show. In fact, we're giving away a pair of tickets to the official Opening Night performance on Friday, September 6! Just leave a comment here on the blog or send Mark an email, and you're entered! Act fast, because we will randomly select a winner from all the entries we receive tomorrow morning, Wednesday, September 4. (You can also purchase tickets online!)

Enjoy the show!