Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's been a busy few months, here's why:

So much has been happening over at the knot lately. Not only have I had the opportunity to create some new and creative shows for, The Knot Live, but I've been able to work on a team with some of my closest friends, Annie and Nil.

Annie's come up with some really great concepts this season, and Nil and I have had the pleasure of seeing them come to life, Nil through sound and myself, through the camera lens, but I think I've had the most fun in post production, watching it all piece together.

Take "Bri(de) Code" for example. It was by far the easiest one to shoot, and maybe one of the most fun days I've had in the studio as of late. Those funny ladies had me laughing the entire day, and still have me laughing as I add quirky backgrounds and comical graphics to go along with their stories. If you haven't watched any of them yet, please take a moment to do so, right now! (Just kidding, you can watch whenever you want)

I'm a sucker for a good love story (who isn't) and so shooting and editing the "Wedding of the Week" series has been so much fun.  It was really great to meet these amazing couples and here a little bit of how they met, got engaged and then to hear about their weddings.  It was also so sweet to watch them relive their special day all over again, and I'm glad we were able to give them that small gift.  Watch Anja and Ben's story about their amazing Arizona wedding weekend, I really want to go to Arizona now!

It's also been really cool meeting some truly talented vendors!  We got to hang out with the hip ladies over at Flower Girl NYC and learned how to make a winter flower arrangement, we met up with Amy of Sugar Flower Cake Shop and saw the intricate details that go into making realistic sugar flowers, we hung out with Jove Meyer and got to shadow him as he created a magical NYC wedding and we learned some amazing tips from the cool dudes of Dexter Lake Club Band, Tim and Jamie.  Check out the DLCB episode of "Wedding Wizards" below:

And that's just some of the things going on over at The Knot right now.  I've also been working with the amazing guys at XY Content to edit a behinds the scenes look at what went into creating a really awesome Rube Goldberg machine that makes bread!  Check back in for that when it goes live on the internet!

That's all for now, but check back soon for more updates!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Baby Astrology for The Bump

Last week my friend Annie and I over at the Bump finished up one of our favorite video projects thus far: Baby Astrology! It was so much fun shooting and editing these little stars, I needed to share it with all of you too.  Here's a few of my favorites, although it was hard to choose:

See the rest of them here: (click on baby astrology)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Elsie Q Clothes - Logo Design

My dear friend Angela and owner of Elsie Q Clothing recently asked me to re-do her logo and create some business cards and hang tags for her:
Visit or find her on etsy

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Labor Day Photo Shoot

This past Monday I got to spend some time with Maria and her adorable family over at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo. I had so much fun taking photos of them, we even took a ride on the Carousel! Check 'em out!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Knot, The Nest and The Bump

Here are some of my favorite videos I've worked on for the The Knot, The Nest and The Bump this past season, I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I enjoyed putting them together and working with the awesome team at The Knot!

Secret Ways to Save on Your Venue

David Tutera's Dos and Dont's

Fun Food Options for Weddings - Food Trucks

 (my little niece makes a guest appearance in this one which made it even more fun to edit!)

10 Secret Ways to Save $500

Well, that's just a tip of the iceberg of all the work I've been doing over at The Knot this past year, can't wait to see what's next!

Thanks for watching...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What Inspires You?

It's hard working in a creative field and being forced to constantly be creative on demand. Sometimes it can be stifling and actually detrimental to my creative flow, causing a "writer's block" if you will.  A few weeks ago I was working on a pile of about 15 2-3 minute web videos that needed to be completed in one day, at feat I've conquered many a times, but this time I just found it hard to get through it.  I was disappointed at the lack of energy and time that I could allot for each piece, and it made me both frustrated and sad.  That ugly word, deadline, seemed to be mocking me and creating road blocks along my way to completion and satisfaction of this project.  I truly love what I do, but it's not always a cake walk of finger painting rainbows and unicorns, it's hard work being a working artist.  At other times, I find it amazingly easy to put a project together, not only quickly but with great finesse and ease.  As if the Muses were all smiling upon me as I completed my project. (Doesn't that image make you feel all warm and gooey inside?)  The reason for this is complicated, having to do with a combination of my mood, subject matter I'm working, timeline I have to complete it and in general, my inspiration for the project.

With that said, I've been thinking a lot about inspiration lately, where it comes from and how I can harness my creative energy. Most often, my creativity comes from an inexplicable urge to suddenly draw or paint, take a photograph or write a poem.  It seems to have arrived out of nowhere, and I just accept it and try to ride out the creative energy wave that has suddenly struck me for as long as it will last.  I also notice that at times I am being creative all the time and at others, I find it hard to find any inspiration at all.  I think in order to keep a more even flow going, I need to take a step back and check out what sparked that urge to create to begin with, rather than just accept it as fate. I'm sure it came from somewhere....hmmm.

So, where does inspiration come from?  I often find it comes from the people I choose to surround myself with, the media I fill my head and heart with, and the physical activities I take part in.  To be more clear, I find inspiration can come from a phone conversation with my boyfriend, a gchat with a good friend, a blog I'm reading, a song I'm listening to or a youtube video I happen upon or a really awesome yoga class.

So in no particular order I present to you a grade school-esque list, "Things that Inspire Sharon"

One of my very best friends and traveling buddy: Megan, check out her blog:

One of the most inspirational living artists/archetypes out there: David Bowie

 The amazing instructors at Om Yoga, NYC

La Blogotheque's Take Away Shows cinematography and love of music, always inspires. Personally, my favorite is this one with Iron and Wine

Iron and Wine | Tree by the river | A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

A new blog I'm into and inspiring lady, Sarah Von

So tell me, what inspires you?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Karina Dresstimonials™

Hey all!

I know it's been a while since I made a blog post. That's because I've been BUSY working on a lot of awesome projects, like The Knot Live, a weekly live web show on, Dexter Lake Club Band new videos for the upcoming wedding season, and very recently I had the pleasure of working with Karina Cousineau, an amazingly inspirational entrepreneur, dress designer, brooklynite and a very cool lady in general.

Karina designs 'dresses for every-body'. It's not just a tagline, it's true. Her dresses are also perfect for travel, easy to care for, and super cute. I personally own 4 dresses and 2 skirts, and I love wearing them. They're just amazing, and I've seen them fit every female figure out there, first-hand. Well, just see for yourself:

I'm looking forward to continuing to work with Karina and create more inspirational videos with her. In the mean time, check out her online store: or watch the Dresstimonials on her site:

That's all for now!