2016 Holiday Video Ideas

2016 holiday videos

It is October. Which means it is almost November. Which also means it is practically the end of the year. Hard to believe, right? 2016 is quickly coming to an end.

With the end in sight, now is the time to begin planning your 2016 holiday video!

Holiday videos are a great way to say ‘Thank You’, celebrate what happened in the past year, and show love to your team, customers, investors, etc.

To help you prepare for the end of the year, we have compiled a list of holiday video ideas to jumpstart your brainstorming.

1. Happy Holidays

The ‘Happy Holidays’ greeting is the most common type of company holiday video card, wishing viewers good wishes […]

2016 Holiday Video Ideas2018-09-17T12:14:46+00:00

Gates’ Family Story: Leaving a Legacy – Sun Valley Community Church

In preparing to capture this story, I went on Facebook to see what more I could learn about Butch Gates and his family. In doing so, I found a video posted by one of his children that was captured from his memorial service a few months ago.

As I sat at my desk and watched his memorial service, tears streamed down my face. I listened to his children share about a father who loved them passionately and made them his first priority. I heard about a man who knew his […]

Gates’ Family Story: Leaving a Legacy – Sun Valley Community Church2018-09-17T12:14:46+00:00

How Long Should My Videos Be?

video on my website?

A while back, a couple had booked us to capture their wedding so we were getting to know them better. I’ll never forget the conversation I had with the groom after asking him about proposing to his fiance. He told me he had created a video to use during the proposal. The moment he asked his girlfriend to watch it (who of course didn’t know he was about to propose to her), she told him she would only watch it because it was short.

I share this story because even though these two were in love, the girlfriend would have refused to watch a long video in […]

How Long Should My Videos Be?2018-09-17T12:14:46+00:00

Do I Need Video On My Website?

video on my website?

Video is a powerful tool. And the truth is, if you currently do not have video on your website, you need it on your website immediately, like yesterday.

Text content is what the Internet was originally built on, and it used to be sufficient. However, the Internet and culture of the Internet has changed.

People now want quick. They want engaging. They want visually stimulating.

They don’t want long pages of black text on a white background.

Video accomplishes these needs.

Video has the ability to keep users engaged and share information is a very quick manner. It has the ability to show your brand personality, and allow the user to experience your product or service in […]

Do I Need Video On My Website?2018-09-17T12:14:46+00:00

Zil & Neil Wedding Trailer – Monarch Beach Resort Wedding

We have had the privilege of capturing some of the most beautiful Indian weddings with some of the most amazing couples.

At one such wedding a while back, we had just captured a beautiful Indian wedding over 3 days and had worked tirelessly to create a Same Day Edit (SDE). After showing the Same Day Edit at the reception, we had the sweetest couple, Zil & Neil, approach us and share with us how much they loved the SDE we had just shown.

As […]

Zil & Neil Wedding Trailer – Monarch Beach Resort Wedding2018-09-17T12:14:46+00:00

Vimeo, YouTube or Facebook?

Vimeo, YouTube or Facebook?

There are many platforms available to post your video to, and it can be overwhelming to know which one is the best for your application.

We are here to help.

The quick answer – all of them.

Each of these three platforms, YouTube / Vimeo / Facebook, have benefits over the other platforms, and by posting your video to each of them, you are getting the combined results of all of them working together.

Let’s break them down.


Vimeo is a powerful and very professional platform. It is a great avenue to host your videos on, especially if you are sending proofs for others to view, or embedding videos into your website. They have very robust tools […]

Vimeo, YouTube or Facebook?2018-09-17T12:14:46+00:00

Is Online Video Growing?

Is online video growing header

Go to Facebook. Right now. Whether on your phone or on your computer. Once it opens, begin scrolling through your feed, and count how long it takes you to encounter a video. Most likely, within 5 seconds, you will scroll over a video. For me, I didn’t even have to scroll. The second item in my feed was a video.

It is incredible the rate at which online video is growing.

Cisco predicts that by 2017, video will make up over 69% of online traffic. According to eMarketer, consumers spent an average of 5.5 hours in front a screen watching video of some sort every day in 2015. Almost 25% of […]

Is Online Video Growing?2018-09-17T12:14:47+00:00

Is Video In Your Social Media & Digital Marketing Strategy?


“Social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined.” – Brightcove

Video has long been thought of as a ‘unique’ feature for a website, something left to those with large budgets, or even a technique that has been segmented to just TV. While video has been around for a long time, it has gained incredible momentum over recent years in the digital realm.

Video used in social media gets 1200% more shares than text and images combined? That is an incredible statistic, and it shows the impact that video has in today’s society.

USA Today recently reported that Facebook has an average of 8 billion daily video […]

Is Video In Your Social Media & Digital Marketing Strategy?2018-09-17T12:14:47+00:00

Sony A7s Mark II – Color Grade Test

One of the things we love most about living in Arizona are the beautiful hiking trails only a short drive from our home. So a few weeks ago after recently purchasing two Sony A7s II cameras, we decided to hike the Peralta trail at the Superstition Mountains and of course had to test out the new gear. When we reached the saddle overlooking Weaver’s needle, we took a break from the heat and rested in the shade for a bit. After a while, we noticed this cute guy, whom I call […]

Sony A7s Mark II – Color Grade Test2018-09-17T12:14:47+00:00

Nicolas’ Story – Sun Valley Community Church & Canyon State Academy

When Nicolas walked into the chapel the day of our video shoot, I was impressed at how he carried himself and how he looked me in the eyes as we talked. I knew enough of his story to know he had a really rough childhood, so I started with asking him questions about Canyon State Academy and what he loves about being there. He lit up as he shared about his passion for horses and becoming a barber.
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Nicolas’ Story – Sun Valley Community Church & Canyon State Academy2018-09-17T12:14:47+00:00
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