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Wawa Welcome America Festival: Live aerial coverage for CNN and NBC

Packafoma and Toryville Productions once again teamed up to provide live event video of the 2024 Wawa Welcome America Festival for CNN’s national special, The Fourth in America. Live musical performances from Kesha and Ne-Yo entertained thousands of Philadelphians, who filled the Ben Franklin Parkway from Logan Square to Binswanger Triangle. The concert was followed by a uniquely spectacular fireworks show over the Schuylkill River, Boathouse Row, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. FAA certificated UAS Pilot, Dax Roggio, and producer, Tory Stagnaro, maintained real-time contact with CNN’s Atlanta control room and NBC’s Philadelphia control room simultaneously to provide both outlets with live drone shots of the concert and fireworks.... More »

Tangles in Time: Live performances and short films premiering in September

Tangles in Time is a series of live performances and short documentary films that intimately explore the lives of people suffering from dementia and the life-altering challenges faced by their care partners.... More »

Capturing Kaplan: Alan Kaplan interviews top CEOs

A 12-hour shoot with a 5 AM call time on an icy winter morning in Conshohocken….It could have been a miserable day! But my crew and I actually had a lot of fun working with Alan Kaplan, founder and CEO of Kaplan Partners, as he conducted one-on-one interviews with some of industry’s top movers and shakers.... More »

Another Shea Roggio billboard photo spotted in the wild

If you have ever seen a billboard ad for Drexel University’s business school, you have seen Shea’s photography. This one was discovered on Rt. 1 outside of Philadelphia. Shea was also the Director of Photography for the school’s broadcast television commercial, which aired during Prime Time on ABC and Comcast SportsNet: This is your business lab.... More »

Stronger Together: Convention Week in Philadelphia

From photographer Dax Mackenzie Roggio, photos from the 2016 Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and the post-convention campaign rally in McGonigle Hall at Temple University, featuring images of Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Tim Kaine, Joe Biden, Mayor Jim Kenney, and President Barack Obama. Also included are images of Mat Tomezsko, the Fishtown artist behind the mile-long public art project on Broad Street.... More »

Commercial shoot: Drexel LeBow College of Business

On location in West Philadelphia: Production stills from the Packafoma commercial shoot for Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Shea Roggio and I had a wonderful experience working with our local Philly crew and the excellent LeBow marketing team. Having worked on college campuses before, we found the students and professors at Drexel LeBow to be particularly genuine, intelligent, and passionate about making a difference in the real world.... More »