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  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
    Working with a new client typically involves the following steps: 1. Initial Consultation: We start with a consultation to discuss your needs, objectives, and budget. This helps us understand what you're looking for and how we can best serve you. 2. Proposal: Based on our consultation, we provide a detailed proposal outlining the scope of work, deliverables, and estimated timeline. 3. Agreement and Deposit: Once you're satisfied with the proposal, we'll finalize the agreement and request an initial deposit to secure your booking. 4. Planning and Preparation: We'll work closely with you to plan the specifics, such as location, style, and any special requests you may have. 5. Execution: On the day of the shoot or event, we'll arrive prepared and ready to capture high-quality media according to the plan. 6. Post-Production: After capturing the media, we'll move on to editing, which includes features like touch-ups, resizing, and color enhancement. 7. Review: We'll provide a draft for your review and make any necessary revisions based on your feedback. 8. Final Delivery: Once approved, the final deliverables are prepared and made available for download or sent to you as agreed upon. 9. Final Payment: The remaining balance is due upon completion of the project. 10. Feedback and Follow-Up: We always appreciate feedback to understand your level of satisfaction and discuss any future collaborations. By following this process, we aim to ensure a streamlined and enjoyable experience for our new clients.
  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
    With over seven years in the media industry, I have progressed from an initial role as a camera assistant on commercial sets to a seasoned camera operator. Equipped with a Bachelor's degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University, I bring a unique blend of practical experience and academic insight to my work. My additional certification as a licensed drone pilot allows me to provide expansive aerial perspectives that enrich each project's narrative scope. Though I am often the driving force, I am far from a solo act. As the owner and operator of my own media company, I understand the value of collective expertise. To that end, I collaborate with a select group of the industry's most capable creatives, photographers, videographers, and editors. This high-caliber team works in unison to realize our client's visions with a level of excellence that sets us apart. My portfolio reflects diverse projects, demonstrating both versatility and a keen understanding of storytelling across multiple genres and formats. This comprehensive skill ensures that I can meet each client's unique needs, delivering tailored, high-quality media that exceeds expectations.
  • How did you get started doing this type of work?
    With a longstanding love for storytelling and capturing life's special moments, I decided to channel my passion into a fulfilling career. After garnering valuable experience on commercial sets, I established my own media company to offer comprehensive, top-tier services. My academic credentials include a Bachelor's degree in Cinema, and my certification as a licensed drone pilot further expands my services. Combining professional expertise with a genuine commitment to quality, my team and I are dedicated to bringing your vision to life in the most compelling way possible.
  • What types of customers have you worked with?
    As a versatile media provider specializing in photography, video, events, and more, I’ve had the privilege of serving a diverse range of clientele. • Families: Capturing cherished moments, from family portraits to special occasions like weddings and anniversaries. • Business Professionals: Providing headshots, corporate event coverage, and branding materials to help professionals stand out in their industry. • Owner-Operators: Working closely with small business owners to produce compelling visual content that elevates their brand and drives customer engagement. • Corporations: Partnering with larger enterprises to handle media needs on a bigger scale, including product launches, conferences, and internal events. • Religious Organizations: Documenting spiritual and community events, creating promotional videos, and offering tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of faith-based groups. Each client category has allowed me to adapt and fine-tune my skill set, making me a comprehensive media solution for a wide array of needs.
  • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
    Recently, I worked on a documentary project that explored socio economic issues in Fu Long, China. What makes this project special to me is the profound impact it had, both creatively and socially. Utilizing my diverse skill set—from ground-level videography to aerial drone shots—I was able to capture the essence of the community's transformation. The final product not only showcased my technical abilities but also told a compelling story that inspired change and garnered positive attention for the area. It's projects like these that remind me why I entered this field in the first place—to make a meaningful difference through storytelling.
  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
    If you're considering hiring me as your media service provider, here are some tips to ensure a successful collaboration: 1. Clearly Define Objectives: Have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve with the project. This will help me align my services with your goals. 2. Review Portfolio: Take some time to review my diverse portfolio. This will give you an idea of my style and capabilities. 3. Discuss Budget: Be upfront about your budget constraints, if any, so I can tailor a solution that maximizes value for your investment. 4. Ask About Timeline: If you have a specific deadline, make sure to discuss this early on to ensure I can meet your timeframe. 5. Consider the Full Package: Remember that I offer a range of services, from photography and videography to drone footage and post-production editing. Consider leveraging multiple services for a more comprehensive result. 6. Open Communication: Feel free to ask questions and provide feedback throughout the process. Open communication ensures that your vision is fully realized. By taking these steps, you'll not only make an informed decision but also facilitate a smooth and effective working relationship.
  • What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
    Before booking a project with us as your media service provider, it's crucial to consider the following questions to ensure a smooth and successful collaboration: 1. Scope of Work: What specific services do you require? (e.g., photography, videography, event coverage, etc.) 2. Deliverables: What final products are you expecting to receive? (e.g., edited photos, a highlight reel, a full event video, etc.) 3. Style: Do you have a preferred aesthetic or style for the media? (e.g., formal, casual, cinematic, etc.) 4. Turnaround Time: What is your deadline for receiving the final deliverables? 5. Expectations: What are your key objectives and expectations from this project? (e.g., boost engagement, capture memories, professional branding, etc.) Clarifying these points in advance will help us align our services with your needs, ensuring a mutually beneficial partnership.
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