John MacGruer works professionally in video production — directing, producing, filming and editing — on projects ranging from dramas and documentaries to commercials and marketing videos. Each job has had its special challenges, and all have added invaluably to his production experience. He has an MFA in film production from Columbia University where he also taught theory and production courses.
The skills he's gained over the years are well suited to filming a wedding. He's particularly good at anticipating moments, then moving quickly and invisibly to the right spot to keep things spontaneous and natural. He's sensitive to people's needs, and gets the right shot without disrupting the mood. While you are celebrating, John is always on the move filming significant moments — ones that you'll be seeing later, often for the first time.
All weddings are captured on High Definition video. Editing is customized to the client’s wishes, and photographs, music and titles can be added to produce the finished DVDs.
Blue Sky Multimedia serves wedding clients in MA, NY, VT and CT, at resorts, hotels, country clubs and private residences. The minimum booking is 5 hours.
John's location list includes – in Berkshire County, Massachusetts: Wheatleigh, Blantyre, Elm Court, Cranwell, Gedney Farm, Seven Hills, and Chesterwood; in New York: Troutbeck in Amenia and the Plaza Hotel in New York City; in Vermont: The Equinox Hotel and Hildene Estate in Manchester, The Pitcher Inn in Warren, and The Joslyn Round Barn in Waitsfield.
"You were truly a joy to work with. From the time we met you we truly appreciated your time, effort and thoughts in creating the picture of the wedding that we had always wanted. Your video is filled with the warmth and joy that we all experienced." — Lawrence Kleinman
"Dealing with you has been one of the easiest parts of planning our wedding. Efficiency, and professionalism like yours seem to be going out of style." — Jayne Marino
"I know you're a big guy, but I don't remember seeing you around. How did you do that, become invisible and get all the right moments? We are amazed at what you accomplished." — Barry Shapiro
"Everyone who has seen the video raves about it. You were especially patient with all of the editing demands that we made, and you have produced a product of which we are most proud." — Charlie Battle