Located in South Florida, Flying Lobster Productions covers local, state wide, national, and international projects. We are backed by over 36 years of industry experience, and we can take any project from concept to distribution. There is no other credential than having an Oscar winning project under your belt. So there shouldn’t be any more that needs to be said for our ability to produce your project... but wait there’s more! For what we do, there are no holds barred to apply the techniques we use in many different areas of production. Flying Lobster Productions has a proven track record, for the ability to keep films and television shows within budget, without any compromise.
Good camera work is the most important aspect of production, and we specialize in a variety of applications for getting what the client needs, and getting it right. We work in multiple formats, in all aspects of filming including aerials, underwater, jimmy jib crane, perspective and steady cam. We meet your needs no matter how difficult the situation. 2D and 3D animation
is another specialty we do to add in your project.
We cover budgets both large and small.
You tell us where you want to go, and we will take you there. It’s a process. Every project is different, and we do not use cookie cutter or template style production. We take on the challenge of each project individually to get the results that are right for you. In order to get what you want, it is very important to cover all the pre-production planning, and we will walk you through the process for the creative integrity of the project. With our experience in working with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, top advertising agencies, and PR firms, we can give marketing input to you from other perspectives for added value in your production.
Our services are broken down in several ways. We can put together a complete production with many different options for concept, scripting story-boarding, pre-production, location scouting, production (shooting), post production and graphics & animation. Or we can provide ala carte services of shooting packages with or without crew options, sound packages, editing and animation.
We are not your traditional production company. With our experience we also provide our clients with more than production services. We can give you feedback on what you are looking to achieve with your project. From working in Television, a variety of businesses and fortune 500 companies we gain knowledge with every project we produce. This is a bonus to you, giving you more than your moneys worth.
Diversification is a word that was instilled with Ron in his younger years. Starting as a camera operator to working as an animator and graphic artist, an editor, technical director and Video engineer. Ron has not only worked in every aspect of production, but has worked with some of the top professionals in the industry. The greatest asset for Ron, was training and working with long time friend, and Emmy award winning DP, Tom Zannes. Tom's advice and critique gave Ron an edge on the projects that required a unique approach.
In working with the best, he perfected each discipline hands on. His main specialty was camera applications. With experience from ENG to studio, Steady Cam to Jimmy Jib, from underwater to aerials and perspective applications. His philosophy is "if you don't capture the content you need, you've already lost." When you have to "fix it in post" (which is a cliche') it will cost you in time and money.
One of Ron's greatest accomplishment was working with the SHOAH project. He was offered the production coordinator and line-producer positions for the Steven Spielberg Oscar winning documentary "The Last Days." Ron has done work for all the national and cable networks, and has also been sought after by international networks in which his work has been seen world wide. Comfortable in any environment of production Ron's expertise has enabled him to profile sports hero's, from Joe DiMaggio to Mario Andretti, national television and news shows for ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, and most of the national cable networks from Disney to Sci Fi.
Ron has parleyed his life experiences in the broadcast and corporate productions he creates. With his diverse background and working with CEO's of Fortune 100 & 500 companies and national networks, he can better advise his clients needing productions in the manufacturing, construction, and engineering industries, and also applies this knowledge to film and television projects.
"In this industry if you don't understand and practice all the facets of film and television production, you will have a hard time looking in the mirror and calling yourself a professional."
Steve is a three time Emmy award winning cameraman. Steve's lens work has appeared on National Geographic, Discovery, the national networks ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and ESPN.
In the beginning of Steve's career he started as a news cameraman in New York City and had diversified his talents to be one of the best in his field.
One of Steve's specialties is shooting underwater. He was one of the first cameramen in the world to shoot underwater video in High Definition. He is also a PADI certified Dive Master and SCUBA Instructor. Steve has traveled around the world shooting in such exotic locations as Vietnam, Croatia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Caribbean and the list goes on.
When Steve is on location he already knows what the director is looking for as a finished product. Steve just finished a run of episodes covering the Iron Man Competitions from Atlantic City to Hawaii.
Specializing in professional photographic on location, event, studio, architectural, aerial, and many other photographic services.
A professional photographer for over 45 years, Andrew Goldstein is well known throughout the Southeastern United States, particularly Florida. He knows the celebrities, dignitaries, state and national political figures, and captains of industry.
Originally starting his career as a Sports Illustrated photographer, he has photographed the famous and infamous, all of whom live, work and play in the region. He is also well versed in executive portraiture, architectural photography, including interiors, exteriors, construction, aerials, wedding, and event photography.
Andrew's work has been published in countless publications. When a job is completed, it is delivered ready for immediate use, dissemination or distribution. Andrew Goldstein Photography is a corporation’s, executive’s and public relations company dream come true. He is always
Jim Stump has been a television production pioneer in the South Florida market over the last 35 years. An award winning producer, who knows how to talk to an audience through a camera lens, Jim can always tell a story that sells.
Every political spot he has produced ended up "producing" a winning candidate. Jim has a special approach when it comes to training programs and systems. He also owns a training facility for government certified environmental training.
Jim has created a nationwide visual training system that has easy implementation for any type of business. Ask him how to present a project and he will give you a half dozen ways to do it, each one will be a winner.
With a BFA in Illustration from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, it was only a formality due to the inherent talents Christine has.
After having worked in the hospitality, entertainment and apparel industries in graphic design and illustration capacities, Over the years, Christine has published a multitude of comic books and graphic novels, each of which she released at Comicon International.
She has also created a body of whimsical art entitled 'The Cafe Series', which is presently on exhibit at Gallery 101 in Fort Lauderdale. Other projects include a non-fiction book illustrated with cartoons, about dating and deception, and three fiction works in the inspirational romance/thriller genre.
Christine believes that stories can be told in any medium and are most effective when done with technical excellence. With her talents as in-house graphics designer and artist for the one of the largest Sheriff's Office in the country, Christine was sent to FBI Academy for training in Forensic Facial Imaging. That with her talents combined, she continues to help solve a number of major cases that would have otherwise become unsolved homicides.
Presently in production is a documentary by Producer Ron Lowther, about a Bastardized Tank Battalion, and their journey from North Africa to Austria. The main focus of the film is about the men who crewed the M4 Sherman Tanks. From inside their tanks, these men endured grueling, if not horrific experiences.
I have made it my mission to bring to the world, story's from the Veterans who wre still alive from World War II. The 756th Tank Battalion played an integral part to help win the war in Europe.
In being part of an Oscar winning Steven Spielberg documentary I have the experience that will be able to take the viewer through this journey. I knew with my talent as a successful producer and director of photography, in both film and broadcast television, I am creating a visual-history documentary that can make a difference in recognizing some of the people who risked it all for us to be here today.
With the distribution of this film I plan to give back 50% of the net proceeds to veteran's charities and causes, and create a movement for repetitive projects (film & television) that can generate more charitable funds.
The focus will be on what it was like to live in the M4 Sherman tank, while working, and pushing the tank to its limits in fighting the enemy. This was a unique group in which I will talk about the events that these men took part in that no Hollywood writer could ever portray without embellishment or stretching the truth. This project also includes the support personnel who made it possible for the battalion to function. My approach to this film is for people to be able to smell, taste and feel what it was like to be in battle inside the M4 Sherman tank. There will be powerful aspects that will sock audiences in the gut, and history that many have never learned or heard about.
This story is also about the forgotten Army, from North Africa to Italy, Southern France, then into Germany and Austria. Some of the greatest battles that made the plan for the D-Day landings of Normandy possible.
I plan to give this film a perspective unlike any other. There will also be a portion of the film dedicated to the planning and manufacture of the M4 Sherman tank. I want to make a strong portrayal of the U.S. Army and other branches on the military. This film will show how important the decision were to implement armor for the war by incorporating the Sherman, and about the men that risked their lives in them.
This film covers when the United States first entered World War II in Europe.
When you ask most people what they know about World War II, the responses is usually Pearl Harbor, D-Day, Hitler and the Atom bomb. Movies and documentaries about the D-Day Normandy invasion, have always overshadowed all other battles that happened in the European theater.
What most people do not realize is that the war in Europe started in North Africa almost two years prior to D-Day in Normandy, France. The battle alone during the invasion of Salerno, Italy, incurred more American casualties than D-day in France. I am here to tell the story of the forgotten war in its truest form through the eyes of the veterans who were there.
The history is for all to learn and see that there was more to the war than the last 9 months which most believe all there was in Europe. There will be much more to see from this film that will reveal the trials and tribulations to how armor was formed and implemented. In most cases the tankers had to make it up as they went forward into battle. How they lived day to day struggling to stay alive to fight another day will amaze you.
Producing this film has been more than the standard method of script, shoot and edit. First of all it is the subject matter, a tank battalion basically created from scratch, then the elements which have not been easy to obtain, and to put it all together . The challenge has been to find the veterans who were still alive and able to tell their story.
The research is very in depth because of the many avenues needing to be traveled. First was to get the veteran interviews, and since I was running against the clock I had to do this on my own dime. With no budget I was able to both film and cover the interviews with phenomenal results. This is the backbone to the film since it's not like getting information from a book or historian who has heard the story third hand. Years of work at the National Archives, other archives, and various military sources have uncovered documents, film footage and photographs no one has ever seen before. This further enhances the uniqueness of the story.
Based on what I am doing with this project and the subject mater, the U.S. Army had approved the production of this film over night. It has been a great benefit which many people have not been able to accomplish. From the very first step I have taken with this film, many people have crossed my path creating much more to the story and production value. In this stage it will be two to three more years to accomplish.
The editing process will require up to 3 editors due to the work flow, an original music score, and name brand talent for the narration. I will personally be taking on the distribution since 50% or more of every penny made from this film is going to veteran's charities and causes. It's for the welfare, and benefit for those who risked their lives and made sacrifices in which we are able to have the lives we enjoy today.
"The 756th Tank Battalion Project"
Is a documentary about a bastardized tank battalion that helped make a difference in winning World War II. They fought a bloody journey from North Africa to Italy, first into Southern France, then into Germany and Austria. The 756th fought under more designations, incurred the most loses, and had some of the greatest outcomes of the war. The true accounts and stories from the actual veterans who fought with the greatest ground weapon of war America had, the
50% of the net proceeds from this film will be going to veteran's charities.
What the Project is All About
I am looking for sponsors for "The 756th Tank Battalion Project". It is now becoming the end of an era, and time is running out for the surviving veterans of the 756th Tank Battalion. This story is about the men who paved the way for our troops through the battlefields of Europe.
The men and women who served our country, who became scarred physically and emotionally, and paid the ultimate sacrifice, need to be recognized. Everyone seems to forget that these people not only saved the world, but made it possible for us to have the freedoms we enjoy today in the United States of America. It was because of them that we are "United." The 756th Tank Battalion was a unique fighting force that has never been talked about, and were an integral part of the war.
When I started writing a screen play based on a tank crew, I wanted to make sure the film would be true to life in every exact detail. I felt I needed first hand information by interviewing veterans who were tankers, and in doing my research I learned of the 756th Tank Battalion. Instead of going in the direction of a feature, I felt something inside me say that making a documentary on the subject was more important, and I needed to send a message with this project. This is, why we are here today! The screen play is now complete and will be presented at a more appropriate time. The history is much, much more important.
The 756th Tank Battalion was voted by Congress, as the best tank battalion of World War II. They made the most headway and incurred some of the greatest losses throughout their their drive to Germany. Since I was up against the clock in the first two years of the project, I traveled the country interviewing the surviving Veterans from the battalion. I have made this move on my own dime because I could not afford to lose these incredible stories. And they are incredible! Once these people are gone, the true essence of our history will be gone forever. This film is a true visual history of a group of men who made a difference and integral to help win World War II. My tag line has always been: There were millions of stories from the war but only very few have been told!
This project for me is not about the money, but it takes money to produce a project of this magnitude. While working on the screen play, there was no reason to raise money because of how the process works for a theatrical release. Now that I am under the gun with this project, I am looking for sponsors who can feel proud of the efforts that will be made in telling this story. I am presently looking for companies who had won government contracts to supply the war efforts, from World War II, up to the present day conflicts in the world. We are also accepting corporate sponsors who take advantage of holidays like, Memorial Day, and Veteran's day, especially when they advertise sales for these holidays helping their bottom line. Make the meaning of these holidays really mean something by your support of this project.
This is a start for sponsors to be recognized in supporting the Veterans, and a way of paying back to the people who took the oath to defend this great country of ours.
Thank you for your interest and support in the project.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Working in the real life of Law and Order for over 24 years in Video and Audio evidence retrieval and forensics. The processing of video evidence is an art in itself in which Ron's background in television production provides added val. Retrieval, processing and testifying in High profile cases, both State and Federal.
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