about GLJ Media Group…

Welcome to The GLJ Media Group Daily Blog

Since 2009, Jeff Riegel has been posting interesting articles on the GLJ Media Group daily blog site.  “My bookmarks in my favorite browser were becoming much too long!  At first, I made this for myself.  When I discovered more and more people around the world had the same interests as me, I knew I had to open it up for all to see.”  Since then, we have over 528,000 views, 3,200 posts and near 500 daily email subscribers.

The GLJ Media Group is a culmination of dozens of highly trained and educated video professionals in the Washington DC Metro area who have combined our many years of experience and networking to create our media group.

We can absolutely help you with your production.  We handle all aspects of video production including corporate communications and strategies, written press releases, websites, marketing and social networking and, of course, media production.  We have access to several dozen multimedia experts in the Washington DC metro region at a moment’s notice.

We’re always in the process of re-vamping our WordPress Vlog.  We’re testing designs and logos, taglines and social networks to create the best experience and quality we can for you.  Your feedback, as always, is more than welcome!
This is an exciting time for us.  Our partners would be most happy to speak with you at your convenience to discuss your requirements and time-frame. Feel free to contact us, anytime.  We look forward to speaking with you soon, and thank you for the opportunity to help you.


The GLJ Media Group

BTW:  Below, please find a few projects we’ve been working on that might interest you…

“The Great Realisation” A Poem by Tomos Roberts

“The Great Realisation” by Tomos Roberts is a simple rhyming tale read as a daddy-daughter bedtime story taking on heavy themes such as fevered capitalism, digital addiction and, of course, the current global Covid-19 blight.

Set in an unspecified future, the poem reflects back on pre-pandemic life and imagines a “Great Realisation” triggered by the pestilence and yet, in the end, introduces something possibly even better: a global society in which people are hopefully kinder and more mindful of our environment and of each other, who spend more time outdoors and with their families than on screens or at the office. (Washington Post)

  • This film was created entirely of stock footage.
  • Winner at 18 international film festivals
  • A film by Jeffrey A. Riegel
  • Voice talents: Preston Lough and Lily Bowie
  • Awards: – Silk Road Film Awards Cannes, Best Ecological Film Award Winner 2021 – Hollywood Gold Awards, Super Short Film Award Winner 2021 – San Francisco Indie Short Festival, Best Covid Video Award Winner 2021 – Hollywood International Golden Age Festival, Best Covid-19 Short Film Award Winner 2021 – Tokyo International Short Film Festival, Best Message of Hope Honorable Mention 2021 – Vancouver Independent Film Festival, Best Covid Short Finalist 2021 – Rotterdam Independent Film Festival, Best Covid Film Finalist 2021 – Paris International Short Festival, Best Micro Short Film Finalist 2021 – Cairo Indie Short Festival, Best Covid Film Semi-Finalist 2021 – Alexandria Film Festival, Selected in the Shorts category, 2021 – Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival, Best Short Film 2021 – Anatolia International Film Festival, Best Micro Short Film Finalist, 2021 – Pandemic Film Fest, Microshort Finalist, 2021 – OTB | Only The Best Film Awards, Only The Best COVID Film | Short Award Winner, 2021 – Stockholm Short Festival, Best Covid Film Semi-Finalist, 2021 – Havelock International Film Festival, Best Micro Short Film Award Winner, 2021 – New Fort International Film Festival, Best Micro Short Film Award Winner, 2021 Telly Awards 2021: SILVER Online General – Social Impact SILVER Social Video Craft – Use of Stock Footage BRONZE Social Video Craft – Editing

A Journey of Education and Remembrance

It’s more important than ever to share the stories of Holocaust survivors. The urgency of keeping Holocaust memory alive and accessible is greater than ever. The Holocaust is now an event “on the edge of living memory.” Soon there will be no first-hand witnesses to share their stories.

The lessons from the Holocaust can guide us to a better tomorrow where no marginalized minority will ever stand alone in their fight for human rights.

AWARDS: 2020 National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter Awarded two Emmy Awards on Saturday, June 26 2021 in the Education/Schools Short Form Content and Video Essay categories. This project was nominated for a 2020 Historical/Cultural Short Form Emmy as well. https://www.capitalemmys.tv/wp-conten… 2020 Gold Telly Award, Educational Category: https://www.tellyawards.com/winners/2… 2021 Gold TIVA Peer Award, Documentary under $50K. “Best of Peer” Nomination: https://www.tivadc.org/peer-award-win…

#WeRemember, #NeverAgain

2020 Gold Telly Award, Educational Category

“Home” by Guy Noffsinger

Home is a very short yet hopefully inspirational two minute film to celebrate America and the everyday heroes that will make her recover and rebound from the Covid-19 Virus. Created and produced by Guy Noffsinger.

May God Bless America and all who call her Home. The excellent narration was provided Gratis by mega-talented voice over actor Jeff McNeal: http://www.jeffmcneal.com

Winner of one Silver and three Bronze 2020 Promotional Video Telly Awards.

Just A Common Soldier

Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. Please enjoy this tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country. Co-produced and edited by Guy Noffsinger and winner of two Emmy Awards.

Netflix DEA NARCOS Teams with The Lost Clipper

Lead investigators Javier Pena and Steve Murphy of Netflix’s hit show, NARCOS, teams with The Lost Clipper documentarians, Guy Noffsinger and Jeff Riegel. Javier and Steve talk about their thoughts to uncover the truths behind the disappearance of the M-130 Hawaii Clipper in 1938.

Kindly see http://www.LostClipper.com for more details.

The Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project

The long weekend of May 3-5, 2013 brought together over three dozen video production specialists from Spectrum Prime and The GLJ Media Group, including several interns from George Mason University.  We received our genre, Drama, at 7pm Friday May 4th and had our four writers, including GLJ’s Guy Noffsinger, got right to work.  Three hours later, the production team was ready to go setting up lights and set.  By 1am, the RED camera DP’d by Matt Gottchalk was rolling.

After a four hour “nap,” production began again Saturday at 7am in time to catch the morning light for octocopter establishing shots over the mansion and Lamborghini we were shooting in Great Falls, VA.  Production continued the rest of the day until about 4pm.  Of course, editing was being done as the media cards were being filled, but continued well into the night until another break at 3am.  By 7am Sunday, we were up again putting finishing touches and firming up the edit, the color correction with Resolve, and the opening and ending title credits, done by GLJ’s Jeff Riegel.  The film was submitted 90 minutes before the actual deadline, Sunday evening.

A couple dozen films from The 48 were screened the following Saturday evening at The AFI Silver Theatre Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD.

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The Final Flight of NASA’s DISCOVERY…

April 17, 2012

To the thrill of large crowds below, Discovery made several passes over the Washington, DC area between 10:00 and 11:00 am on April 17 before landing safely at Washington-Dulles International Airport.

Photo by Jeff Riegel

Approximately 10:40am: This was the second (of three) fly-overs over Dulles Airport on April 17, 2012.  We listened to the Control Tower as they talked the 747 down.  Upon final approach, the follow-plane was said to be low on fuel and happy to be landing, since a second fly-over at approximately 2500-3000 feet was not previously planned.  The shuttle and 747 landed on it’s final third approach.  I could smell the rubber from the braking tires of the 747 within 90 seconds after landing from my vantage point across Rt 28 in Herndon, VA

Photo by Kevin Burtnett

Photo by Guy Noffsinger April 18, 2012 at 5pm, Dulles Airport

Produced, filmed and edited by Jeff Riegel

This is an inspirational piece about the current USA Women’s Middleweight Boxing Champion and triple Golden Glove recipient, Tori Nelson, and her fight for sponsorship against the odds. She is a single mother of two children, holds three minimum paying jobs, and a devout Christian looking to raise enough money to box internationally. She won an International WBC Middleweight title in late July 2011, won the WIBA World Title belt in February 2012,  and fought twice in Bermuda to defend her belts.

Tori Nelson has fought her way to become the #1 Middleweight boxer in the world along with 13 World Title belts across three weight classes.

(Jeff Riegel: Cameraman Canon 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV, editor, and producer)

For Sponsorship Information, kindly contact Craig Fladager at 703-969-1812.

Thank-you for watching.

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