It’s been a while since we’ve updated the blog, but we promise that we have an excellent reason. We’ve been busy working! The past 2 months or so have included shooting video on 24 commercials and 12 how-to videos, putting the finishing touches on a promotional piece for a non-profit, continuing to shoot and edit the Proximity documentary, and some still photography jobs, too! Here’s a peek…
On set with the lovely and talented Taniya Nayak for Mohawk Flooring. You might recognize Taniya from the HGTV show “Designed to Sell.” In case you were wondering, she is just as much fun in real life as she appears to be on her show…
Mark recently put the finishing touches on a collaborative project shot with Monkeywhale Productions for the youth fitness program, GO FAR: Go Out For A Run! You can see the full video on their website.
… and that’s just a few of the projects that Mark’s been working on lately! We hope this little taste whets your appetite for even more visual goodness to come. Stay tuned!
Mark’s Fruitcake Cookies
- 1 cup golden raisins
- 1 cup currants
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup dried chopped apricots
- Zest of one lemon
- Zest of one orange
- 1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped
- 1 cup gold rum
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 ounces unsalted butter (1-1/4 sticks)
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup toasted pecans, broken
Combine dried fruits, candied ginger and both zests. Add rum and microwave for 5 minutes to re-hydrate fruit.
Place fruit and liquid in a non-reactive pot with the sugar, butter, apple juice and spices. Bring mixture to a boil stirring often, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for at least 15 minutes.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients and sift into fruit mixture. Mix batter together then stir in eggs one at a time until completely integrated, then mix in nuts.
Spoon batter with a desert-sized spoon onto cookie sheet, bake around 14 minutes. They should look brown on top and lift from the pan when done. Cool on a wire rack and store in a airtight container. Makes around 70 cookies.
We have made a commitment for Mark Wagoner Productions to go green. Yes we are painting our cyc wall “green-screen” green. It will give us 17’w, 14’h, 12’d, of flat Rosco green paint. This is the “official” green color so it should key out nicely. We will have it ready at all times with only the need to touch up the floor. We already have projects that are slated to shoot on our green stage area, nice! Book now, book often.