• Port Tampa Bay: In Record Time!

    If you live near Tampa Bay, you’ve probably seen the huge cargo ships transporting goods in and out of Port Tampa Bay. What you may not know, however, is how those ships load and unload with such efficiency. Shooting Stars Post, in partnership with the Port Tampa Bay, was tasked with capturing the dynamics of the MSC Tamara loading and unloading containers to showcase the new Post-Panamex gantry cranes in full operation. The perfect way to showcase this? Time-lapse video.

    Time-lapse cinematography is a motion picture technique by which a naturally slow process, like the blossoming of a flower or the unloading of a cargo ship, can be seen at a greatly accelerated rate. Normal cinematography reproduces movement by recording and displaying it at 24 frames per second, but in time-lapse, single frames are recorded at much greater time intervals and then viewed at the standard 24 frames per second. Therefore, speeding up a slower process that might not be viewed previously in one sitting.

    SSP used high-resolution cameras and motion control dollies at all angles throughout the day to capture the cargo ship unloading and the technology used to enable them to do so efficiently and effectively. Check out the time lapse video below, and follow us on Vimeo for more content!

    TPA MSC Tamara Ship Unloading Web 30 from Shooting Stars Post on Vimeo.

  • Trains, Planes, and Ro-Ro Ships!

    Port Tampa Bay and Tampa International Airport welcomed new trains all the way from the Mitsubishi plant in Japan on June 9th. The twelve trains, delivered by a Ro-Ro, or roll-on/roll-off ship, will make up the SkyConnect people-mover shuttle system currently being built as part of a $1 billion renovation at Tampa International Airport. The shuttle system will connect a new rental car facility and the economy parking garage to the main terminal, and will be operational in early 2018. Shooting Stars Post (SSP) captured the delivery from the moment it reached the port, using drones, ground based video, and time lapse footage of the ship and its cargo to create a unique viewing experience of this historic event.

    Check out the video we created of the trains coming into the port below!

    Port Tampa Bay_TPA Trains_Arrival from Shooting Stars Post on Vimeo.

    SSP also provided video and still photography coverage of the Press Event on Monday the 17th. Governor Scott, Mayor Bob Buckhorn, TPA CEO Joe Lopano, PTB CEO Paul Anderson, and other dignitaries were in attendance to help celebrate the big event. Port Tampa Bay was happy to assist, and is proud to be a trusted partner in delivering this shuttle system to Tampa International Airport and the Bay area.

    Check out more pictures on our Facebook page!


  • Cleaning up the Competition: Evoqua Water Technologies

    Shooting Stars Post recently collaborated with Evoqua Water Technologies, the global leader in helping industrial customers and municipalities both protect, and improve the world’s most fundamental resource: water. Headquartered in Sarasota, FL., Evoqua provides odor and corrosion control solutions that prevent and remove hydrogen sulfide. Evoqua’s treatment systems are not only reliable, but cost-effective, and ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water. SSP produced, shot, and edited the three-minute promotional video, which included testimonials, interviews, and b-roll filmed at the facility in Sarasota County.

    Whether it’s Sarasota, or anywhere else in the Sunshine State, SSP will come to you to shoot your next big commercial! Shooting Stars Post provides a full range of creative content including video production, green screen, corporate videos, TV commercials, video editing/post production, graphics, animation, and web videos. Check us out at www.sspmedia.com.


  • King of Lifestyle Brands: Anna Maria

    Jimmy Buffett, king of lifestyle brands, together with Tampa based Minto Communities, has launched his latest “ Margaritaville” retirement community near Anna Maria, FL. Based on a “state of mind,” a feeling, and a no worries lifestyle, these “Margaritaville” communities encompass the latest in brand marketing trends for 2017.

    Brand values, missions, and visual projections to the public have made a shift toward a more meaningful perspective. Visual trends show that we are seekers, more meaningful consumers, and that we are making purchases that reflect our lifestyle goals, not needless accumulation.

    According to Syndacast, in 2017 as much as 74% of all internet traffic will be video content. Video trends show this emotional connection to products and each other, the changing nature of technology, our spaces, and the need to express ourselves. Brands are shifting to appeal to our sense of worth and the growing popularity of being part of something larger than ourselves. The demand for original, high-quality video content that portrays these feelings is on the rise.

    Check out behind the scenes photographs and the latest commercial for Latitude Margaritaville from Shooting Stars Post.

    Margaritaville_MDT-1092_CBS from Shooting Stars Post on Vimeo.

  • Shooting Stars Post in the News

    More than 5,000 Volkswagen vehicles are parked at Port Tampa Bay due to a worldwide recall because of the emissions scandal, and ABC Action News is taking notice.

    Shooting Stars Post provided aerial drone imagery of the massive group of vehicles to Port Tampa Bay, and the video was featured on a recent news story on the WFTS network, which predicts that the Port could have major potential in the automotive trade industry because of the open space and prime location for import and export of both domestic and foreign vehicles.

    Using drones for aerial video is a dynamic and revealing way to showcase your property. Check out our aerial UAV capabilities at http://www.sspmedia.com/aerial-video/ and give us a call to discuss your next project.

    Check out the story here: http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-hillsborough/5000-vw-recalled-cars-sitting-at-port-tampa-bay

  • We’re Changing Our Latitude: The Margaritaville Project

    Ever wish you could jump into a Jimmy Buffett song and waste away in Margaritaville? This daydream has become a happy reality!


    Minto Communities Florida has teamed up with Margaritaville Holdings to develop “active-adult” communities inspired by the 1977 hit. The estimated one billion dollar community, to be located off of I-95 in Daytona, will include 6,900 homes, shops, and shuttle service to a private beach club.


    Shooting Stars Post, Inc. (SSP) has joined forces with United Landmark Associates (ULA) to set the stage for this high profile brand. ULA has captured the laid back, no worries, Parrothead lifestyle Jimmy Buffett has popularized in their marketing strategy.


    For more information, visit https://www.latitudemargaritaville.com for details and be sure to check back here for more updates on the Margaritaville project!

  • Luxury on Bayshore: The Virage Project

    The renowned and luxurious Bayshore Boulevard has a new resident, Virage – and Shooting Stars Post, Inc. (SSP) has teamed up with leading luxury marketing agency, United Landmark Associates (ULA), to create a video introducing Virage to their potential buyers.


    ULA’s vision for this video was a behind the scenes shoot with Ascentia Development Group’s, Jay Tallman and key creative team members. All key principles were interviewed by Cameron Dilley and Don Niederpruem of ULA, including architectural firm, Curts Gaines Hall Jones; Ascentia Development Group, Beasley & Henley Interior Design, and landscapers, Booth Design Group for the Virage project.


    Shooting began in Orlando, and was a full day of interviews and comraderie. Our SSP team was inspired by the creative minds of ULA’s team, and we look forward to helping ULA turn their ideas into reality in the future!


    Be sure to check back for the finished video!

    For more information on Virage please visit www.viragebayshore.com, www.unitedlandmark.com or www.sspmedia.com.

  • Tile Outlets of America: Where dreams become a reality, for a whole lot less!

    Shooting Stars recently had the opportunity to work with Tile Outlets of America, an employee-owned company stocked with one million square feet of 1st quality tile, stone, and mosaic. The best part? It’s priced lower than anyone else around!

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    While they may sell building materials, their true passion is helping people make their homes beautiful, and we loved helping them portray their passion on screen!


    The commercials, shot on location in their Fort Myers store, star Vice President of Purchasing and Business Development, as well as several enthusiastic Tile Outlet employees.


    Altogether, we created one 1 minute social media video, two branding videos, as well as several sales spots!

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    Check out more behind the scenes pictures on our Facebook page, and visit TileOutlets.com to check out their deals!

    TILE OUTLETS BRANDING from Shooting Stars Post on Vimeo.

  • Deck the Halls!

    Wish your clients and colleagues a happy holiday season with a customized video! Shooting Stars Post creates animated video with custom music, graphics, animation, and colors to meet your company needs. Our videos are created in HD and are ready for use on any media platform. Use our talented Shooting Stars Team to create your customized message. Worried about a deadline? We work fast and make Santa’s delivery schedule look slow! Deck the halls, or the internet, with your company’s holiday video! Check out these three examples below, and give us a call at 813-873-0100.

    HNPR Christmas from Shooting Stars Post on Vimeo.

    Rhoads Christmas from Shooting Stars Post on Vimeo.

    Dailey Christmas from Shooting Stars Post on Vimeo.

  • Florida Gators Square up Against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Outback Bowl

    The Florida Gators and Iowa Hawkwyes will compete in the 2017 Outback Bowl on January 2nd at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Both teams are 8-4 with the SEC East Division Champion Gators ranked 17th in the CFP Ranking and 20th in the AP Poll, while the Hawkeyes are ranked 21st in the AP. It will be the fourth time these teams have played in more than 125 seasons!

    Shooting Stars Post created high energy :15 second and :30 second TV spots, as well as a :30 second radio spot to be aired in anticipation of this incredible match up. The spots were produced in HD using Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Audition, Cinema 4D, and the talents of the Shooting Stars Team.

    It’s college football at its finest! Be there to catch the action! Who do you think will take home the 2017 Outback Bowl Trophy? Check out one of the :30 second commercials below, and be sure to join the Shooting Stars Team at the game!

    OUTBACK BOWL 2017 30 from Shooting Stars Post on Vimeo.

    Shooting Stars Post provides a full range of creative content including video production, green screen, corporate videos, TV commercials, video editing/post production, graphics, animation, and web videos. Check us out at www.sspmedia.com.

    For information on Outback Bowl events leading up to the game go to the bowl web site at www.outbackbowl.com for details.