With wedding season beginning, many couples are either on the beginning phases or the final stages of planning their wedding. If so, make sure to have videography included to capture your special day. Check out this video on why its important to have Rolling Shutter Imagery for your wedding video needs.
We had the pleasure of being a vendor at the Ultimate Bridal Extravaganza on Sunday, May 7th. We had a great time meeting newly engaged brides who are ready to plan their wedding, as well as, other vendors in the industry. Below is a photo of us at the event.
While at the show, we took a poll of the brides to find out how long the couples plan to be engaged before officially getting married. Below are the results of our poll.
Less than 6 months - 23%
6 - 12 months - 23%
12 - 18 moths - 38.5%
Greater than 18 moths - 15.5%
In honor of national puppy day, allow me to introduce you to the head of security at Rolling Shutter Imagery.
Meet Kato, the puggle.
Kato was born July 24, 2014. He is a mix of a pug and a beagle. Kato's hobbies include long walks with mom and dad, stealing other dogs toys at the dog park and then playing keep away with said toy and taking log naps.
Kato has taken on his roll of security at Rolling Shutter very seriously as he always on alert and quick to bark if there is any sign of unexpected visitors. He does a great job and we couldn't be prouder of this handsome devil.
Happy national puppy day to all! Let's give our companions some extra love today.
I've been reading study upon study on how 2017 is the year for videos and how people are spending more time watching videos online than any ever before. The availability of videos and new information through videos at our fingertips is changing how we spend our spare time. While this is a great thing and it highlights how far generations have come with technology, it can lessen the amount of time we spending talking and mingling with our own family and friends. Is it possible we are spending more time learning about strangers through video than celebrating our own successes and spending time with our own family members?
I remember the days growing up when Mom or Dad or Grandparents would pull out the old camera and take pictures on special occasions. We would wait a few days while the film was developed at the local drug store. It was so exciting to re-live those moments once the film was ready. I hold special memories dear to my heart when the family would get together to look at the newly developed pictures. Pictures are timeless; its nice to know they are available to reflect on at any time. How fun would it be if we brought the family back together for moments like this with film?
Most people, only think to hire videographers for weddings, mitzvah, quinces or milestone birthdays. There are so many other great memorable moments that are worth documenting and maybe hiring a videographer (for a fraction of the cost because less time is required and video much less elaborate than a wedding) or capturing via film yourself. I've composed a list of film worthy moments in any individuals life that I encourage everyone to capture via film to cherish for years to come.
- Any birthday party (especially a 1st birthday party)
- Engagement / love story / video save the date
- Sports games (ex. child's soccer or basketball game)
- Fun day at the park with a pet or children
- Family vacation
- Family reunion
- New Home Purchase (First home purchase)
- Active duty military home from deployment
- Celebration of life
- Photo montage
Capturing any of these special events is a great way to get together with the family to relive memories and ensure your legacy lives on for generations to come. I have to say I LOVE the idea of getting grandma or grandpas video memoir for the family to have. I wish I would have known more about my great grandparents. Celebrities do it all the time, but wouldn't your parents' parents' parents video memoir be so much more interesting to watch?
I hope this inspires many to document and build memories now for generations to come. It'll be a fun process along the way and will be great to have when you are finished.
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Tim next time! - Delisa
After over a decade in the industry, I have begun to reflect back on where my journey as taken me so far. Now, I can't speak for everyone and what I am writing is through my own personal experience. Take it for a grain of salt because everyone has different paths to their own destination. This article is intended for those who might be interested doing video/ or film work, or would just like an insider's perspective.
After graduating college, I knew what I wanted to do but didn't know where to start. During my senior year at California State University, a documentary I was working on was selected to be viewed at our Student Showcase. During the showcase, I was fortunate enough to meet a representative from a PEG (Public, Education, Government) station who saw the piece and introduced herself to me. I eventually interned at the station and then got a full-time job there where I learned the ins and outs of television broadcasting. Which leads my to my first point of emphasis when trying to break into the industry: NETWORKING IS ESSENTIAL. Regardless if you are an intern or someone who has been doing video/ films for 10+ years, networking is an important part in being successful and having longevity. I am a firm believer in making a good impression and being professional at all times. Introduce yourself and start having a conversation. This is an important life skill to have. If you don't, make a point to do it. Get of out that comfort zone because you never know if that person you meet or work with will need you again or will refer work to you later down the road.
As I began working at the PEG Station, I quickly learned that this wasn't a classroom anymore. There was no teacher or classroom setting to act a safety net; this was the real world. An environment like that can quickly overwhelm a recent college graduate. It's easy to be overwhelmed by meetings with project managers, making tight deadlines, edit reviews with the production supervisor and keeping on budget when faced with it all at once. This brings me to my second point: Develop your own voice, your own style and your own workflow. During that time, at least for me, was when I began to develop my voice. Every editor/ shooter/ production crew member/ etc. will have their own way of doing things. We develop a workflow that makes it easy for us to get things done when we are in a crunch. Not every editor "edits" the same way, not every videographer/cinematographer will shoot alike, and so forth. I can't stress this enough for beginners. Experiment with new things, learn new technology, produce different content. JUST DO IT! It is important to not get lost in all the information, but to adapt it into your overall style. Ultimately, this will be the foundation of things going forward: how you proceed with work, the different angles of your shots, the different softwares using when editing, and ultimately how the final piece will look. Use all the skills you've learned to highlight your style.
Hopefully with these two points I have covered, someone who is interested in pursuing will have some insight on this career field. Everyone will have different experiences so my story will differ from someone else reading this. The words may not resonate with the reader and it's totally ok. The biggest thing I want someone starting in the industry is to just step out of your comfort zone and experience new things, meet new people, and continually grow as a person.
Founder of Rolling Shutter Imagery, Tristan Sagun, graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2006 with a degree in Visual Performing Arts with an emphasis in Multimedia Arts. Upon graduation, he began his career in video production at a PEG television station in Oceanside, CA. Since then, he perfected his craft by filming a range of events from corporate and small businesses, to weddings and special events. With over ten years experience, Tristan launched Rolling Shutter Imagery, which serves the Southern California Region.
Tristan has experience ranging from live broadcasting events from city council meetings, fashion shows, to fast pace live events like paintball tournaments and drag racing competitions. He has filmed and produced corporate videos for many growing businesses to add to their websites and marketing channels. Additionally, Tristan has also filmed and edited numerous special events from weddings to mitzvahs and birthday parties.
Delisa, co-founder of Rolling Shutter Imagery, has experience in product management and event planning and coordination. Delisa has worked with brides to plan their dream weddings and wedding weekend events. With Delisa and Tristan's expertise combined, we are creating the perfect platform to assist businesses and brides alike in fulfilling their video needs.
Both individuals work together with assisting clients. By contacting Rolling Shutter Imagery, your main video editor will be Tristan, but you may be in contact with both individuals. In addition, either Delisa or Tristan may post a blog depending on who the best fit for the topic is, and will sign off accordingly.
Thank you for taking the time in visiting our website. Please feel free to contact us for any and all inquiries. We look forward to working with you. Our team of highly trained video professionals will work together to leave you with a memento to cherish and share for years to come.
Tristan and Delisa