Valley Center, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We arrive with a smile, and early for every shoot (if appropriate). We are well prepared for most any variable, and operate in a highly professional manner. Our editing time and delivery of the final media is typically quicker than the agreed upon timeline, and beyond expectations.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The artistry of lighting, composition, sound and the overall visual experience. We are, indeed, artists, in many aspects well beyond just video.


Valley Center, CA 92082

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8 Reviews
  • Don Alex F. Dec 22, 2014
    We are so grateful to Derek for his work on our massive video project, CoupleTalk. We were novices and Derek was unendingly patient with us during the week of filming on set - with 27 people involved! Many times, our inexperience caused retakes and created a need for extra editing, yet Derek was always encouraging and supportive - never critical. Many innovations in this cutting-edge program were created by Derek: our intro "bumper" (shown at the beginning of each video session), our promotional videos, the countdown clock used during couples practice times, subtitling innovations, etc. The complexity of our project was immense: multiple cameras, editing over 100 hours of video down to 15, a fully-integrated participant workbook, etc. Derek became so familiar with the program that several times he caught mistakes we should have noticed! We've sold CoupleTalk in over 27 states and 7 countries, and consistently hear praise for the video quality. Derek had the ability to take in all this massive data and produce a beautiful product that we are so proud of, and we give him our highest recommendation!
  • Roderick T. Nov 29, 2014
    Meeting Derek and having him produce my video will always be one of the highlights of my life. He did such an amazing job on the video .I have people tell me all the time how much the enjoy it and it has helped my business so much. Thanks again Derek.
  • Bob B. Nov 6, 2014
    Derek did a great video of me for my website! He made me feel comfortable and made the whole experience fun. The video came out looking better than I ever expected and is a great asset to my website. Derek is also very reasonably priced for his level of expertise.
  • Jacquelin B. Nov 5, 2014
    We have had Derek create videos for two events that we have had in the past six months...he is the best! His ability to capture the essence of the events is amazing. He has an artistic eye when videoing and when editing. He is extremely conscientious about the finished product, has excellent suggestions and seems to know just what you want. He is personable and a delight to work with. I highly recommend him.
  • Reiko O. Nov 5, 2014
    My first choice for professional videography! Derek Choice produced 3 videos for us: 2 children's folktales and an instructional video. He cares very much about his work, down to the last detail, so that the product is amazing. Thanks to Derek, the 2 children's DVDs won top awards, beating out Arthur and Thomas the Tank. He exceeds all expectations!
  • Barbara P. Nov 5, 2014
    Derek made our experience of videotaping our show so easy. The end result was everything we hoped it would be. We are a vocal ensemble "Rhapsody" with 12 members and he not only captured the essence of our group but also interviewed audience members with great finesse. He spent way more time with us than I expected which showed his commitment to getting it right. I'm already excited about what new project we can have him work on!!
  • Sue W. Nov 5, 2014
    My husband and I hired Derek to videotape our Two Worlds Connect Ride For Africa 2011 in North San Diego County. Derek's bar is high.....he definitely gives more than 100%. We provided original music that he creatively backed the video with. He also did the voiceover. We could not have asked for more and he gave us the finished product in an amazingly short time following the ride !
  • Josh T. Nov 5, 2014
    Derek is the first person I call when I have to do a video project. He's great at everything from planning production to making it happen. He's a sharp shooter and a great cutter! Good with audio cleaning and whatever else we're working on (even VO).


What types of customers have you worked with?
We do many "interview-style" projects, with very close attention paid to set and lighting quality, sound, fluidity of script, and composition. There are no compromises in the final video quality, and appeal thereof, at any budget.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Earlier this year (2014), we finished up a very large, 14+ month video program (coupletalk.com) consisting of many relationship enhancement workshops spanning a 10 DVD set, including workbooks and a quality brand. This was a wonderful project to have worked on!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How much integrity surrounds every aspect of what we do. Simply put, we are fantastic to work with, and that sentiment is echoed by the many referrals we are happy to provide.