Personality, Small Business

The Law Office of William Metke

Every lawyer should have a video on their profile to give clients a sense of their personality. Its an easy way to increase SEO and engage with your potential clients. For the law office of William Metke, we shot some b-roll of him going about his day in the office and did a quick interview in […]

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Small Business

DC Tattoo

Sometimes I do projects just for fun. DC Tattoo is a small business located in Daly City. I brought my Rokinon 100 Macro to get close up detail shots and used my Dracast 1000 with soft chimera to get the best skin tones. I was nervous, going in, about the skin looking good. Typically, we […]

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Small Business

Cucina Verona

When I make small business profile videos, I like to place them in context of the community they serve. And this little Italian joint, Cecina Verona, is very much a member of its community. The bar is regularly crowded with locals and local musicians take to the stage to entertain diners. [ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]101033808[/ylwm_vimeo]

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Small Business

E&B Auto Repair

Some locations are just difficult to light. A mechanic’s garage, for example, is tricky because you don’t want to be swinging a bunch of cable everywhere. There are a million ways to hurt yourself in a garage so you try to minimize your exposure to risk.  That’s why I brought out the Westcott Icelight.  Its […]

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Small Business

Hookah Palace

This is pretty much an experiment with lighting. I think every cinematographer loves to play with smoke. Its just really cool when the light hits it right. This is the first video I shot with the Westcott Icelight. Can’t recommend that product enough because its easy to hold in your hand and it puts out a […]

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Small Business

Miller’s Landing

I could have spent a whole weekend here. Great weather, great people, surrounded by fantastic natural beauty! The hospitality industry has great opportunity for video storytelling. [ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]95478235[/ylwm_vimeo]   “Joshua & his crew were excellent! They listened to our requests and helped make the process easy. We are thrilled with the outcome, it’s a […]

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Company Values, Small Business

Psychic Reality

When you walk into a psychic shop, you’re probably not looking to buy some material things. You’re looking for a metaphysical experience. And this non-material value proposition isn’t exclusive to the psychic shops, either. A bakery could also possess some of these existential assets. I had Twin Peaks on the brain when I shot this. […]

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Small Business

Sudden Impact

My profession gives me opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people. And Frank was a pleasure to hang out with. He told me about how he breeds dogs for hunting. Frank’s Windshield Repair & Bloodhound Kennel sounds like a Tom Wait’s song doesn’t it? And like me, his profession allows for him to meet […]

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Small Business

Boar’s Breath Inn

[ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]73591750[/ylwm_vimeo] This is a Yelp video I did for Hog’s Breath Inn. I guess Clint Eastwood used to own it and he still comes by now and then so they hung up a bunch of Clint Eastwood pictures.

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Small Business

Cafe Amigo

What I loved most about making this video was Esau’s passion and creativity for transforming the old transit station into a beautiful little community center. [ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]73576697[/ylwm_vimeo]

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Small Business

Jade Bistro

All video is a collaborative effort. This truth is especially true with these low budget projects. With Jade Bistro, one of the co-owners doubled as the food stylist and I think his efforts really paid off! [ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]70301141[/ylwm_vimeo]

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Small Business

Boston Frame Works

This was a frustrating video to edit because I had so much good stuff to work with and, in this short video, a limited amount of screen time to show it all. So a lot of video gets cut. [ylwm_vimeo height=”270″ width=”495″]68453188[/ylwm_vimeo] It really aches me when I have to choose between the shot that […]

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