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Elizabeth Beskin

Smurfs light up the Green Screen..and the Big Apple!

July 28th, 2011 by | Share Blog

5th avenue digitalAs some of you may know from our previous post – or may have seen in the news – this week was declared Smurf Week in New York City, tying in with the new Smurf movie that features locations in and around the city.  Most of the activities have been organized by NYC & Company, which turned to us to provide green screen photography at their big launch event on Monday, July 25th at Columbus Circle.

Judging by the crowds and the photos, the event was a huge success.  Our photographer, Stavros, said he felt like Santa at Macy’s right before Christmas, with the hoards of people waiting for their turn in front of the green screen.  Stavros reports that the line wound from the tent in Columbus Circle into Central Park.  Hundreds of people waited in the rain to get their photos taken.

It’s clear to see why they waited.  The photos are adorable!  Yet despite the rain and crowds, the event was well organized so everything ran smoothly.  People were friendly and patient, and they loved the photos, T-shirts and other fun swag given away in the tent.  Kudos to NYC & Company for producing another stellar city event! (more…)

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Elizabeth Beskin

It’s Smurf Week in New York City

July 25th, 2011 by | Share Blog

onsite print by 5th avenue digitalIn celebration of the new Smurfs movie, New York City’s tourism agency, NYC & Company, proudly announces this week is Smurf Week in New York.  All are welcome to stop by Columbus Circle and check out the Smurf Village.  Marvel at the 3-D mushroom houses and a 40-foot-tall inflatable Smurf.  Today only (Monday, July 25), visitors can take pictures next to their favorite Smurf until 7pm.  You’ll also find Smurf merchandise giveaways, face painting and much more.  Bring your children and take home a photo of them with the Smurfs!  And be sure to say hello to our photographer, Stavros.
For a list of all the Smurf activities happening in the city go to the NYC & Company website

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