Phil Shvartsman

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Phillip Shvartsman has been working as a camera operator for Hurricane Productions for the several months, but he's known some of our staff for much longer than that.

He first fell in love with videography at age 17, when he began filming summer adventures and BMX bike rides with his friends. Today, he creates films for a variety of clients through his company Philm Media. Phillip loves nature and traveling, and it's often reflected in his work.

"I have a passion for images that make me feel something," he says.

Sivon Pichoto

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Sivon Pichoto has been editing videos for Hurricane Productions since June 2018. She is naturally creative and has worked in graphic design most of her life, so learning video was an easy leap – but it was one she made somewhat accidentally.

In 2016, Sivon stepped in to film a wedding when a cinematographer for her then-boyfriend's entertainment company cancelled at the last minute. Despite knowing nothing about video, she filmed the entire wedding on her own (with a little help). She had a lot of fun, made a great video, and the rest is history.

"I knew from that first wedding that I could only get better from there," Sivon says.

Sivon loves being a part of people's special moments and making them come alive through video. She aims to treat every family as if they were her own, so whenever she shoots or edits, she makes sure that it's something she would want to watch if it were her own family.

What Sivon likes most about working with Hurricane is the friendly and flexible team that's always willing to share their expertise.

"You feel like a family right away, even if you only work with them part-time," Sivon adds.

Aside from her passion for videography, Sivon also loves snowboarding, and aspires to be an author one day.

Club Inspired Sweet 16 at The Spring Lake Manor

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Sophie wanted to dance the night away at her Club Inspired Sweet 16 and that's exactly what she did!

Co-founder and DJ Strato Doumanis provided high-energy club music for the party while MC Robbie "Maserobbiee" Padovano brought his party energy to the dance floor.

Sophie's Sweet 16 was held at the Spring Lake Manor. From Weddings to Sweet 16's, Spring Lake Manor is a great choice for any event. There is a raised platform in the main ballroom which adds some height and depth to the DJ area. Spring Lake Manor also has a beautiful wall of windows perfect for drapery to display a custom name-in-lights. The attentive waitstaff at Spring Lake combined with the planning materials and timeline provided by Hurricane Productions online planner ensured a flawless event.

Hurricane Productions provided LED TVs, custom graphics, name-in-lights gobos, uplighting, photography and videography services.

Sophie turned Spring Lake Manor into a serious party venue. By maximizing her time spent dancing and utilizing Hurricane's lighting design, Sophie was able to turn her Sweet 16 into a nightclub. MC Robbie Padovano's is an experienced club MC and helped complete the theme to fully transform Spring Lake Manor.

Hurricane Productions provides a full suite of media and entertainment services for the special events.

To view pricing information and details for our all-inclusive Sweet 16 packages, click here.

Brandon Perera

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Brandon is a multi-faceted talent at Hurricane. You may find him at your event either behind the lens or behind the DJ booth. He can film and edit video just as well as he can DJ.
He started his film career in high school, filming various music videos, event recap videos, commercials and more. He is currently pursuing a career in Film & Digital Media.

Branches Catering holds Halloween themed Sweet 16

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Planning a Sweet 16 can be scary. This was definitely not the case for Alexa's spooky Halloween themed party. The planning process was panic-free thanks to Hurricane Productions.  Accommodations were provided by Branches Catering in West Long Branch, NJ.

Hurricane Productions entertained guests and provided design workvideo services and photo booth. Host Robbie “Maserobbiee” Padovano delivered a grand introduction for Alexa, who was escorted by “ghoul” dancer Ahmed Emara. DJ Strato Doumanis mixed all of Alexa’s requests.

professional graphic designer, exclusive to Hurricane Productions, designed a custom step and repeat backdrop for the event. As each guest arrived at the event, a photo was snapped, framed and given to them as a favor.

Screens with a custom animation matched the design from the step and repeat, as did the “name in lights” gobo. Photos of family and friends were shown on the screens, as well as home videos.

Briel's Victoria's Secret Themed Sweet 16

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Since Briel's Sweet 16, at Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, we've had a host of reactions to the photo and video content. Some can't believe it was a Sweet 16, others are convinced the Victoria's Secret marketing department was hired for the design work.

Just to settle this, once and for all – Yes, it was a Sweet 16. And no, the Victoria's Secret brand did not play a part in bringing Briel's theme to life.

Sweet Sixteen

Five important details were needed to make Briel's Victoria's Secret theme a reality:

  1. Lighting – Briel's ballroom was blanked with bright pink lighting and club lighting provided by Hurricane Productions. The room featured custom name in lights projections, also designed by Hurricane. The name in lights, or gobo projections, mimicked Victoria's Secret branding including font treatments and graphic style. To top it off, the dance floor had it's own dedicated lighting system to create an authentic night club experience.
  2. Custom Graphics – TV screens around the event space displayed personalized motion graphics incorporating Briel's name and Victoria's Secret theme elements.
  3. The Cake – Briel's cake looked like it was pulled right out of a Victoria's Secret catalog. The lettering, color scheme, and design perfectly complimented the theme.
  4. The Dress – Any confusion regarding the theme of this party was put to rest as Briel entered the room. Her dress was absolutely stunning.
  5. The Party Favors – Briel's family went to great lengths to solidify this theme. They even bought Victoria's Secret gift bags from stores around the state for guest party favors.

Combining these design elements with pink uplighting around the room and incredible entertainment delivered the Sweet Sixteen experience Briel was hoping for.

For more information about Hurricane Productions Sweet 16 and event services, please click here.

Selena's Quinceanera at The Palace at Somerset Park

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Fireworks, interactive entertainment and custom signature enhancements helped Selena celebrate her Quinceanera at the Palace at Somerset Park with unforgettable elegance. All spectrums of music including salsa, meregenue, bachata, and top 40 kept the dance floor invigorated throughout the evening.

Hurricane Productions provided videography, photography, DJ entertainment, montage services, uplighting, design enhancements and more. Selena and her family received photographs in high-resolution and video in DVD format just a few weeks following the event.

Hurricane's photo/video department is exclusive to the company and cannot be found elsewhere.

A wedding on a picturesque summer day

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The day before an outdoor wedding celebration is stressful. Especially if it rains.

But following a day of showers, the sun held up the weekend after Memorial Day for Brian and Elizabeth.

The couple celebrated a tented wedding on a summer day in New Jersey - devoid of humidity or a cloud in the sky. Guests congregated in the garden for the wedding ceremony, enjoyed cocktail hour during dusk and danced together into moonlight.

The weather coincided with Brian and Liz's music selection - a perfect mix of oldies, Spanish music, and top 40 to keep all ages socializing and dancing together throughout the evening.

Isabella's Sweet 16 at The Grand Marquis

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'Winter in Moscow' - a unique, beautiful theme that fit the guest of honor to a tee.

But that's not all, we made it snow in the ballroom with the help of our snow machine enhancement.

Isabella and her family celebrated her Sweet 16 at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge, NJ.

This represents a classic Sweet 16 - one with emphasis on family, ceremonies and presentation.

Danielle's Sweet 16 at The Bethwood

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From nightclub-inspired events to families who have a deep heritage in Spanish music, to other cultures that rely on ceremonies to carry their events - Hurricane Productions has interactive and experience entertainers for any environment.

This recent Sweet 16 at The Bethwood in Totowa, NJ features a family who wanted both Spanish and Top 40 music.

Julya's Sweet 16 at The Rosewood

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Julya's Sweet 16 featured all the traditional elements of what would typically be celebrated at a Quinceanera - waltz, changing of the shoes, tiara presentation and more.

From formal introductions to traditional dances, Spanish music and more, the Hurricane Productions staff is able to adapt to any setting and entertain all guests.

Lauren's Sweet 16 at Sterling Gardens

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Hosted by Hurricane Productions and Sterling Gardens, Lauren's Sweet 16 featured all the entertainment elements that make a complete event - a fun and loving family, club-inspired music, and interactive entertainment.

Lauren's family opted for a full-service experience from Hurricane. Although they initially just considered Hurricane a 'DJ company,' Lauren and her family quickly realized that they could find a professional photography and videography service from the company as well.

Hurricane guided Lauren through all of her special events, event animations, visual displays and more.

Katherine's Sweet 16 at The Heldrich Hotel

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Hurricane Productions' Sweet 16 entertainment featuring emcee Benny K.

Katherine's Sweet 16 - hosted by the Heldrich Hotel - featured a beautiful 'Name in Lights' display, custom video graphics, uplighting and more.

Special custom snowflake gobos and lighting design around the room helped accentuate Katherine's 'Winter Wonderland' theme.

From her Sweet 16 to her Wedding

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Nicole met Vincent and Strato in high school while the two entrepreneurs were starting their DJ business. At age 16, she asked them to entertain her Sweet 16 in Colts Neck.

Almost eight years later, she called Vincent and told her that she would love for Hurricane Productions to entertain her wedding at the Lakeside Manor in Hazlet, NJ.  Nicole is one of the original Hurricane Productions Sweet 16 clients. She stayed connected with the company through Facebook. This video interview gives insight on the relationship that Nicole developed with Vincent and Strato over the years plus tells the story of her wedding day.

Camille's Sweet 16 at Forsgate Country Club

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Hurricane Productions hosted a traditional Filipino Sweet 16 for the Caballar family. The event featured a number of traditional dances and ceremonies including a choreographed waltz, candle and rose ceremony.

Aside from the traditional elements of the event, Hurricane Productions kept both friends and family dancing throughout the night.

The music selection and ability to work with so many special ceremonies during any given party is what separates Hurricane Productions from other DJ entertainment companies.

Briana's Sweet 16 at PNC Arts Center

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Want a nightclub-infused Sweet 16? Briana explained that she wanted all the class and elegance that comes with a Sweet 16 celebration but she also wanted her friends to feel like they were at a night out in New York City.

Hurricane creates a nightlife environment by utilizing professional, intelligent lighting, personalized animations for multiple plasma screens, personalized lighting monograms, color coordinated uplighting, QSC sound, and exclusive entertainers.

Ashley and Benjamin's Wedding at The Berkeley Plaza

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Ashley is a familiar face on HurricaneProductions.com

Ashley worked at Hurricane as a party motivator and event planner.

She danced at events, helped at Dance Marathon, and watched the company grow during her two years with Vincent and Strato.

When it came time for her wedding, there was no question as to who she would choose for entertainment.

Benjamin’s family-owned company – Scalzo Maintenance – is also a client of Hurricane Innovation – the company’s multimedia division.

Oak Tree LLC ~ NY, NJ Real Estate

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Nicky Guzzone, principle broker and founder of Oak Tree LLC, moved right down the hall from Hurricane Productions at 3 White St.  It wasn't long before a friendship grew into a healthy business relationship between two entrepreneurial enterprises.  Hurricane now provides complete web development and design for both the New York and New Jersey divisions of www.oaktreeliving.com.

Nicky has complete control over his entire website from an easy to use admin panel including everything from posting and updating real estate listings to adding new agent profiles.

By combining unique opening logo animations (logo stings) and high quality video content we are helping Oak Tree present its properties in an efficient and impressive way.

Harrah's ~ The Pool After Dark, Atlantic City

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Atlantic City nightlife is a competitive industry where multimedia and sexy visuals reign supreme. When "The Pool After Dark" needs media coverage, they call upon Hurricane to capture special events and promotions. Being heavily involved in event production and creating nightlife atmosphere, Hurricane is perfectly suited for capturing the essence of Atlantic City's biggest nightclub.

If you frequent the Atlantic City night-life scene, you know The Pool is the place to be on Wednesday nights. Sindustry Wednesdays host some of the areas most experienced DJs as well as special guest appearances like DJ Jazzy Jeff, Nelly, and more.

 

A Kneaded Vacation Massage Therapy ~ Promotional Video

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Hurricane Innovation is dedicated to creating affordable, media solutions for small and medium sized businesses. Services include web design, promotional video, and logo design.

Nicole Lelario, massage therapist and owner of "A Kneaded Vacation" approached Vincent and Strato after exchanging information at a Northern Monthmouth Chamber of Commerce event.

Nicole maintains report with her clients and delivers a massage style consisting of elements of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trager, Shiatsu and Sports Massage. After receiving massages, Nicole's clients always have such wonderful things to say about their experiences with her, but rarely do these compliments reach a wide audience.

Nicole turned to Hurricane to capture authentic testimonials from recipients of Nicole's massage therapy and to create a promotional video for "A Kneaded Vacation" including a logo sting, interviews, and b-roll of the event.

HurricaneProductions.com ~ The 3rd Generation

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The current form of HurricaneProductions.com is the third iteration of the website and represents the final piece of a wider re-branding process including the Wedding by Hurricane brand as well as the Sweet 16 by Hurricane brand.  All three sites, including this one, were developed by Hurricane Innovation, mainly Vincent and Strato.

The coolest thing about this website is that it looks great no matter what device you view it on.  And you're not receiving different websites on different devices.  It's all the same content, delivered at different resolutions and arrangements for different devices.  Just try resizing your browser and see how the site responds to the smaller view-port.

Responsive website technology is the latest in making sure web content reaches the widest possible audience, while still looking great and remaining easy to update.

Anthony's Figaro ~ Old Bridge, NJ

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Some great friendships can start in the barber chair. For the longest time, Vincent and Strato's have been loyal clients of the Mazzola family. And once Anthony and his family readied to open another barbershop, they called upon Hurricane to help grow the online presence for Anthony's Figaro.  Hurricane is responsible for web, photo, and video content on the Anthony's Figaro website and is continually working to improve the success of the barbershop.

Hurricane periodically updates the media on anthonysfigaro.com, site-wide, freshening up pictures and video.  Original, high-quality content is great - changing up this content and redelivering greatness is even better.  As Anthony's staff size increases and client base evolves, as does the content Hurricane delivers on his website.

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Rutgers Derby Days 2014

Sigma Chi Fraternity and several Rutgers University National Panhellenic Conference sororities continue to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for the Children's Miracle Network and other philanthropies through an event known as Derby Days. Although Derby Days is a nationwide event hosted by Sigma Chi brothers at many different universities, Rutgers hosts the largest in the country.

Each year, the Greek organizations raise record-breaking totals during the week-long competition. Derby Days culminates with a 'Lip Sync' performance where each organization choreographs a routine and puts on a show for family and friends.

Hurricane Productions provides sound, lighting, projection mapping, stage direction, and social media integration.

Rutgers Derby Days Lip Sync 2016


Rutgers Derby Days 2016 Total Raised


Rutgers Derby Days 2016 Results


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2011-2015 Lip Sync Videos

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Full Perfomances - Rutgers Derby Days Lip Sync 2015

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Full Perfomances - Rutgers Derby Days Lip Sync 2013

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Full Perfomances - Rutgers Derby Days Lip Sync 2011

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Full Perfomances - Rutgers Derby Days Lip Sync 2014

RUTGERS DERBY DAYS 2012


Full Perfomances - Rutgers Derby Days Lip Sync 2012

Prom

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Innovative, young, and fresh - those are adjectives to describe Hurricane Productions. But you can watch this video and say the same thing.

From listening to the prom committee and class advisers prior to the event and then delivering a high-end production at the prom, no one puts on a prom show quite like Hurricane Productions.

Make sure to watch all the way until the end for a fun clip.

Shoutout to Brick Memorial and Bishop Ahr high school's for their fun and enthusiastic students.

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