Moving Circle Pictures, LLC (“MCP”) is a Maine-based video production and filmmaking company offering a full range of production services to help you effectively communicate and reach your audience. From concept to creation, whatever your video needs – marketing, educational, broadcast, web, documentary – MCP wants to partner with you. We do more than just make videos – we help create momentum for your story.
MCP is helmed by Jennifer Widor Smith. Jen is a producer, director, videographer and editor – she loves inspiring and thought-provoking cinematic stories and the transformative effect they can have on an individual. Jen began her film career in 2001 working in various positions on feature films, documentaries, commercials, corporate videos and non-profit videos, predominantly in Maine and California. In the early 2000s, she was involved with the Maine theater community as director, actor and stage manager; she credits her experience in theater as enhancing her filmmaking career. She worked ten years for a well-respected Maine-based production company learning the ins and outs of international and local video production before creating MCP. Along with running MCP, Jen enjoys collaborating with other film professionals on their own independent films, documentaries and videos.
We partner with all sorts of creative professionals – The size and expertise of the team depends upon each project’s needs. From scriptwriters and animators to costumers and set designers, our creative collaborators are the best!
Filming has begun on our year-long project with The Orton Family Foundation in Laconia,... Read more
Getting creative on a new project for the Maine Mineral and Gem... Read more
New release of Penelope: Once Upon a Time in the Woods to screen at Emerge Film Festival June 14, 2014 Penelope from Jennifer Widor Smith on... Read more
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What a privilege to be part of the editing team for our good friends at Trade-mark R, The Peloton Project, Feature-length... Read more
Jen and her camera with Strongpaw Productions and Jeremiah McDonald, Corkscrew Etiquette, Short... Read more
Moving Circle Pictures teamed up with Eveningstar Cinema of Brunswick, Maine to create and help manage their monthly pre-show program. The pre-show program is a combination of advertisement and entertainment which is shown prior to every movie and is a great way to reach a captive audience. Eveningstar Cinema is an independently owned theater located in the Tontine Mall on Maine Street – the heart of downtown Brunswick. The Cinema has a loyal local following and appeals to many people outside the area being one of the few art houses still around and screening movies that aren’t typically shown at the bigger cineplexes.
Contact us for more information regarding monthly ad rates and special ad production offers through MCP!
From the circle of life to the orbiting planets, from rolling ocean waves to spinning wheels, circular motion is all around us, even in us. We can harness this powerful energy to create momentum for ourselves personally and professionally. The result – unlimited possibilities.
The name, “Moving Circle Pictures”, originated from the following reading in The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba:
Keep your movements circular. Imagine a circle with a cross drawn through it. Place yourself in the center and stand there confidently in a triangular stance. Link yourself to the ki of heaven and earth, pivot around the front foot, and guide your partner around that center.
By finding one’s own circle and rooting oneself in the center of it, it is possible to move in continual and consistent circular motion, creating gravity and a better understanding of where to go and how to achieve one’s goals. A linear perspective becomes a 360º point of view with an ability to see the big picture. Circular motion is ubiquitous – It can be found in astronomy, biology, oceanography, kinesiology, geometry, in weather systems, martial arts, trends and moods, just to name a few.
What do you see when you look at the world around you? What is your perspective, and how do you draw meaning, common threads, underlying truths or essence? The observation that moving circles underlie everything is one such example.