Stage Event Video and Streaming
Merelis Productions is a boutique videography company serving schools, performance groups, and corporate clients in the New York Tri-state area. We specialize in professional multi-camera recordings of onstage events and presentations. Our services include videography, live streaming, and custom videos.
Years in Business: 20+ Clients Served: 275+ Events Recorded: 4,000+
Meet Andrew Merelis
My passion for videography began at age nine when I first laid hands on a video camera. Instantly fascinated by the ability to capture the world on tape, I honed my skills by turning every school assignment into a video project. At this time, my mother, a local stage actress, used to share her archival performance videos with the family. Disheartened by the poor quality of these videos, I realized that I could combine my knowledge of video and theater to make a high quality two-camera video of any type of performance or presentation. I used this technique to make a successful and well-received video of my high school musical. When neighboring schools started calling me to videotape their productions, I knew I had found my niche. I founded Merelis Productions in 2002 while pursuing my BFA in Film and Television Production at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Today, I am proud to employ a team of talented New York City artists who share my passion and dedication to this rewarding work.
“Merelis Productions is by far the best video production team we have ever worked with in New York City. You get the highest quality from trained professionals. They offered us different pricing choices and worked with our school to determine the best option based on our needs. The final product is superbly impressive and rivals any Broadway show recording. Reliable. Hassle-free. Friendly.”
Rodeph Sholom School
Middle School Drama Director
“Out of the many companies I have used over the years, no one compares to Merelis Productions! The customer service, quality and turn around time is definitely 5 stars! Thank you for excellent service. Looking forward to another seamless year of working together!”
Owner, Perfect Pointe Performing Arts Studio
"Merelis Productions is the best you will ever get when it comes to quality service! They are professional in every way, and get the job done right!"
Theatre By The Bay, NY
MEET THE TEAM
Owner & Chief Videographer
Andrew fuses his passions for business, technology, logistics, and navigating the city to keep all of the gears of Merelis Productions spinning every day. When not in the office or on a gig, he loves to bike the Bronx with his wife and two children.
Senior Editor & Videographer
Soren has a passion for all things cinema, and has been a videographer and editor for Merelis Productions since 2006. He brings his affability and easygoing charm to all of his assignments. In his free time, he makes short films and takes care of his two kids, and sometimes makes short films with his two kids.
Staff Videographer & Editor
Conner brings his passion for photography, love of cinema, and experience in the film and television world to his work as camera operator for Merelis Productions. He regails us with his zany stories of his work as prop master on various reality TV productions.
Morgan loves performing in musical theatre and once wrote a musical in 24 hours while in college. She is currently trying to train her little diva dog to be a service dog, and is teaching herself violin, thanks to Brooklyn's Instrument Lending Library.
Laura joins Merelis Productions as a skilled dance videographer. She is also a talented mixologist and bartender. An avid theater fan, she enjoys attending shows in her spare time.
You might catch Sanders working at a bar and coffee shop in Inwood, stage managing, taking photos on actual film, enjoying cars and motorcycles, hiking, or playing guitar. We recommend you ask him about his collection of World War II Russian soldier uniforms and battle reenactments.
Natalie is thrilled to be able to lend her myriad skills, talents, and heart to the company and the team on a daily basis. She is also kept quite busy bringing up the next generation of Merelis videographers.
Aleah's many passions include photo shoots with friends, producing lo-fi music, editing videos of family gatherings, and writing silly rap songs just for fun. Her three dogs are her biggest fans! When not in NYC, Aleah helps run a small boutique hotel in upstate New York.
Nicole is a Midwest transplant who came to NYC for musical theatre. Outside of performing, she loves backpacking and hiking the tallest peaks in New York. She has worked in documentary filmmaking and wedding videography, and enjoys baking complicated pastries like Kouign-amann.
Company Manager, Senior Editor
Vivian has worked as an opera singer, stage technician, and transcriptionist, but her real love is musical theatre. After touring through China in The Sound of Music, she joined Merelis Productions full-time. Her diligent work behind the scenes keeps the company running smoothly.
Staff Videographer & Editor
Francesca discovered her skill for videography while performing in NYC as a singer and dancer, and more recently as a church musician and cantor. In her spare time she loves baking, fiber crafts, and sewing clothing with pockets.
Kevin is a musician, educator, composer, avid backpacker, and amateur food-lover from a small town in Wisconsin. His video editing career was sparked after he staged – and videotaped – a mock Hunger Games that lasted overnight on 40 acres of land. Kevin's passions include traveling, sound design, and fermenting foods (on purpose!).
Staff Videographer & Editor
Elana is our most veteran team member. Not only a fabulous videographer and meticulous video editor, Elana is also a celebrated member of the NYC Improv community, and runs team-building workshops for major corporations.
Louie is a guru of all things counter-culture. He has been a producer, director, performer and teaching artist with The Story Pirates for over a decade, and is currently co-writing a musical in the style of 1950's bubble gum rock. You may already know Louie, for he is the most famous not-famous person we know.
Another Merelis Productions veteran, Mariah produces television for PBS & National Geographic and directs independent documentaries, most recently on the subject of illegal elephant poaching. She is an adventure traveler who feels equally at home with armed park rangers in the African jungle, eating sushi in Kabul, or videotaping wonderful performances at local schools.
Samantha is a filmographer with a passion for storytelling and art. She holds two degrees in computer science and worked as a software engineer before transitioning to film. Samantha grew up in Hong Kong and is an avid world traveler.
Sydney's love of the performing arts is rooted in her own career as a professional dancer. She holds a BFA in Dance and a minor in Video Arts from the Ohio State University. Sydney enjoys exploring NYC with her mini goldendoodle, who loves city living and travels in style via doggie backpack.
Kevin hails from Baltimore, MD and has a Master's degree in Theology. When he's not behind our cameras or working at Lincoln Center, he's learning Modern Greek while pursuing his passion for filmmaking. He has written and directed three short films, with a fourth one shot on location in Greece! Opa!
“We love your company and the friendliness of the staff that comes to videotape our shows. Each member is professional, kind, and detailed in their work. You make it easy for us!”
St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's School
Director of Theater
“You guys have been amazing - we LOVE working with you. You always turn out a beautiful, professional job. We receive compliments each year on the quality of the recorded production!!!”
Northern Highlands Regional High School
Merelis Productions, Inc.
1316 Waring Ave
Bronx, NY 10469
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