As you can see in the above picture, I’ve had a camera slung around my neck since my wee years and have been around video and film for most of my adult life. I started with still photography which I studied while in the Marine Corps and learned—sometimes through trial and error—about the power of visual imagery as a compelling medium. I have spilled my (un)fair share of slide trays over the years, producing those now notorious 3-screen presentations for companies like Eastern Airlines and Norwegian Cruise Lines. During my tenure at NCL, I produced my first video to promote the line’s incentive and meetings capabilities, which contributed significantly to revenue increasing from $6 million to $23 million. While running my own travel company in Florida, I had the wonderful opportunity to produce and co-host a travel video in conjunction with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines which ran for two seasons on The Travel Channel.
Moving back to California in 1993 (chasing a girl, by the way, that I caught and married!), I served as sound technician for three churches before moving into video production. At Newport Mesa Church, I became technical director for the services, leading a 3-camera crew recording Sunday services, which were streamed to the web and captured on DVD for distribution. Following a stint on the video team at Beachcities Church in Huntington Beach, I moved to Mariners Church in Irvine, where I continue to serve on the video production crew. Through these experiences, I developed a keen understanding of the value of a well produced video; an understanding that is the cornerstone of the business model.
With so many requests to take on projects outside the church, and after over a decade producing video as an avocation, it was a natural evolution, resulting in the launch of First Impressions Video as a full time endeavor.
Thanks for visiting today…come back again, as we’ll keep the blog fresh with great information about all aspects of motion–and even still–pictures!
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