**AUTHOR’S NOTE** Originally posted on August 22, 2016. As we approach the new year, this article is particularly relevant to companies looking for excellent quality video. Hiring employees is expensive and I submit First Impressions Video for your consideration as an effective alternative.
Companies in Orange County (CA): If you are looking for an in-house video producer, give me a call! Why incur the expense of salaries and benefits associated with hiring production employees, when for less investment, you can have access to a video professional with thousands of hours of experience shooting corporate “talking heads,” conferences and seminars, training sessions and countless others.
Think about it: If you hire employees to do video production, you have to keep them constantly busy. Now for some companies, that may not be a problem, but for many that just want to shoot an occasional project, that can be more of a financial outlay than is necessary. In instances like that, a quality independent videographer can fit the bill quite nicely. By the way I can also take on assignments in LA, “Inland Empire” (including Palm Springs area) and San Diego County.
And non-profits, this applies to you, as well.
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Although I haven’t done one of these in a while, it is not for a lack of wonderful compliments from satisfied clients, which can be seen on this site, on Yelp, Thumbtack, Google+ and elsewhere. This one was neat because it represented the second instance in which I’ve served the Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors’ Group, videotaping their City Council Candidate Forum. Here are those comments:
“This is the second time we have used Terry’s services for our Candidates’ Forum. Very professional and friendly. We had absolutely no worries with Terry taping the event. What a find – and trust us – we tried taping our own event many years ago only to realize this required a professional at the helm. We anticipate that we have many more years of business with First Impressions Video.”
Thanks to Syndy, Kerry, Denise, Jeff and others at ECMNG for those kind words! First Impressions Video is standing by to make a happy customer out of YOU!
P.S. If you’d like to see the Forum video, click here.
Jim Duncan is a friend and fellow member in the West Orange County chapter of LeTip. Jim has been active in both Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa communities for two decades and one of his passions is helping kids. Every year, Jim partners with Estancia High School (Costa Mesa), Costa Mesa High School and Huntington Beach High School to recognize kids who have demonstrated excellence in their studies, while working at least 10 hours a week. Each student that is selected receives a cash award, lunch for the student and parents and a certificate of achievement.
Jim has been bugging me to participate for a couple of years now and this time I decided to join in. It was a very inspiring day! These kids had aspirations that ranged from being a military pilot to a child psychiatrist, and everything in between, and I am privileged to have been a participant. Needless to say, I’ll be doing again in future years.
My “student” was Ms. Vivianna Almanza Merida, the aforementioned aspiring child psychiatrist. With her GPA and work ethic, there is no doubt that she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to.
I wish her every success!
As many people know, I spent the last decade or so before starting First Impressions Video in digital marketing. During those years, I had the pleasure of meeting Pete Gombert, who, at the time, was CEO of Balihoo. Pete has been wildly successful over the years and took an extraordinarily bold step a little over a year ago, by stepping away from Balihoo. Some might call it a sabbatical, others might call it a leave of absence, and a few might even call it crazy (see below). Whatever one chooses to call it, Pete returned with a new vision for an organization that, by its commission, would help to leave the world a better place. That vision is GoodWell.
I wouldn’t dare to explain more about GoodWell, since no one can do it justice but Pete, so I will simply point you to the GoodWell website, and ask that you learn all you can about this worthwhile organization. I would also invite you to become a Founding Member, and then ask three people you know to do the same. It’s only 50 bucks, but leveraged across thousands of–dare I say one million–people, we CAN make a difference.
Please join me and Pete, and become one of “the crazy ones!” Or as Pete might say it:
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Thanks for reading.
GoodWell Founding Member #117
…I have a question: Got video?
Let’s get something on the schedule this year!
Filmed on October 2 at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center. This was the last of three “forum-type” events for local City Council candidates to express why they should be elected to office. Included in the group is council member and current mayor, Jim Righeimer.