We partnered up with Avenir Thinking and Stepping Stone of San Diego to promote the Recovery Ride, an annual charity cycling event where proceeds benefit the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative in their mission to fight AIDS. For more information about the event visit www.therecoveryride.org
We had a great time with Canyonside Cages owner, David Ring, shooting for his promo video. As he quickly learned, it's not easy being on the hot seat. Here's a fun bloopers reel we put together. Full video coming soon. Enjoy!
Rolling Shutter was in Encinitas, CA to cover a 2-Day Event featuring Anna Naturalista and Marci Lock. The workshop highlighted spiritual teachings of the Federation Damanhur which included guest speakers, communal teachings, meditation, and spiritual well-being. We had the pleasure of covering the retreat and working with the two ladies.
Make sure to follow our blog to see highlights of the retreat. For more information on the the spiritual teachings, visit their website at www.annanaturalista.com, as well as their YouTube Channel Naturalista TV to see their videos.
Last week we did a Q&A with former Padres DJ, DJ Artform. Now check out this highlight video of him in action. Enjoy!
As wedding season vastly approaches, many engaged couples are starting to plan out their special day. From searching venues to finding that right cake, all the little details matter. Last time I wrote about the value of hiring a videographer to capture your wedding day. Today I will be offering some helpful tips in what to look for when choosing the right videographer.
1. Look at their portfolio/ previous works. Know what their style is like and see if it matches what you are looking for.
2. If you like what they have to offer, meet with the videographer. Having a sit down with your videographer(s), or any vendor for that matter, is a good way to see if you both parties are compatible. It allows for each party to be comfortable around each other and build a relationship prior to the wedding. The better the relationship, the easier things will be come the day of the wedding.
3. Ask them what services or packages they offer. Each videographer will have a base packages with a certain price point attached to it. Ask in details what each package includes such as hours of coverage, how many cameras or videographers are included, what final product do you get? (documentary edit, highlight, teaser, etc) and what kind of format will you be getting them in? (digital file, dvd, blu-ray etc). Find out any extra costs or add-ons such as extra hours, video love stories, or other services that aren't in the packages.
4. If you have a specific budget in mind, communicate that with the videographer. A lot of videographers will have packages available but if there is a specific budget the client has in mind then they can tailor it to fit their needs. Be mindful of your timelines as this is the biggest factor in how much video coverage they will charge their clients (i.e. 6 hour, 8 hours, or 10 hours).
5. Ask the videographer if they will be shooting your wedding or will it be someone else. During the busy season many studios will book more than one wedding on the same day due to high demand. If that's the case, ask if that particular videographer is available on your wedding date. Be clear on who you are expecting to film on your wedding day. Companies will disclose if it will be them or another member of the company.
6. Be aware of the turnaround time for your video. Depending on the high volume of projects they have, make sure you are clear on how long your video will take to be completed. Some companies offer 4-8 weeks turnaround, while others may take as long as 6 months or longer. I have talked to some videographers that are a year behind! Just take this into consideration so you aren't anxiously waiting for your keepsake to be ready.
Whether you are an established business or a start-up company, client testimonials is a good way for business to showcase their products through their customers. As a society we tend to be influenced with what people say about certain places, products, or services. YELP is a prime example of how reviews and ratings from consumers can influence the success of a company. The better the ratings, the more popular the business. That is why the power of customer testimonial is important in the large landscape of a business. It shows to their target audience that their product works from people who have used it firsthand.
Many companies are incorporating video testimonials as a marketing tool. It can be used as a stand alone video or be incorporated as a soundbites in a promotional video. By presenting prospective clients with situations of your services improving your customers’ lives or asking them to speak for themselves adds an element of credibility to your business, which in turn will generate more traffic leads, convert customers and ultimately lead to increase sales. If your company is interested in creating a video for your company feel free to email us and we can help you create the perfect video that suits your needs.
Last week we had a pleasure working on a client testimonial with Tonkean, a company specializing in project management tools with offices in Tel Aviv and San Francisco. On this particular shoot, I was working CEO & Founder Sagi Eliyahu to interview one of their clients on their experiences using their product. Our interview subject was Wes Goldstein, Director of Client Engagement atJCS Consulting Group.
I was excited for this shoot because it allowed me to test out the new Canon 70-200mm f2.8 mkII lens that I rented from a local photography store. I have been looking to getting this lens and read reviews online about it. My initial thought of the lens is that it was HEAVY! I was extremely impressed with the build quality being robust. There was nothing plastic about this lens as some others might tend to feel. Attached with my c100, this was a setup a dream come true for me. As far as the image quality, it has to be the sharpest lens I've used so far. The contrast and sharpness of the image is superior, even at an aperture of f2.8.
Overall, I had a great time working with both Tonkean and JCS Consulting. I would personally like to thank Sagi and Wes for allowing me to shoot at their office. Please stay tuned as the video will be coming out soon. Make sure to also follow us on Instagram and on Facebook to see what we are up to next.