Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. I have always had an interest in movies and making videos. I also have done some acting. One time I did a show and bought the official video. It was expensive and a total disaster. The picture was dark, badly framed, and totally missed the action numerous times.
I knew I could do better and that the people who paid good money for the video deserved a much better product.
Since then I have expanded my services to include documentary and independent film making, graphic design and event videography for stage, film, training, product demonstration, and concerts.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I was brought on-board for a documentary film project on open-wheel formula-one style car racing. The film has been very well received by a major auto manufacturer and has won awards at film festivals, including Best Documentary and Best Cinematography. Negotiations are currently underway for distribution.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
A. Buying and using a video camera is cheap and easy. What really counts is the skill and experience a professional brings to the project. There is more to it than just having a camera. You have to know about lighting, audio, composition, editing, and many more subtle nuances.
If you want a professional looking result, hire a professional. You will be glad that you did.