Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Music: Tyler Walker
Producers: Alan Aisenberg, Andrew Soltys
Director of Photography: Ilya Smelansky
Camera: Alan Aisenberg, Eric Laplante, Gabe Chai, Sarah Harrison, Andrew Soltys, Charlie Todd
Aerial Photography: Ilya Smelansky of NYC Aerial Video
Photography: David Bledsoe, Meredith Hutchison, Vitaly Levin, yi-ching lin, Arin Sang-urai, Ari Scott
Editor: Ilya Smelansky
Production Assistants: Cody Kostro
Equipment Provided by: Rode Microphones
For the Fifth Annual Black Tie Beach, hundreds of participants spent a day at the beach in black tie attire. We covered Coney Island with a diverse group of people of all ages laying out, playing games, and swimming in the ocean in formal wear. Agents were instructed to find cheap tuxedos and ball gowns at thrift stores for the occasion. The event also happened on the same day in several other cities around the world, including Boston and Jacksonville. Watch the video first, and then check out the photos and report below.
Black Tie Beach happened in other cities around the world on the same day. If you have any photos from your city, leave them in the comments!
See you next summer!
Last year’s Black Tie Beach video: