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. Some extra shots provided by Eric Brown. “Joshua & his crew were excellent! They listened to our requests and helped make the process easy. We are thrilled with the […]

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Small Business

Narrow Gauge Inn

This was my first time working with a slider and Glidecam. I had just bought the Canon C100 mark I camera and I took a little road trip with my friend Eric Brown. We stayed overnight here and filmed a little Yelp spot for it in the morning. Very cozy little getaway in Yosemite!  

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Event

City Of Refuge

This is a church located in the heart of Oakland, servicing the local LGBT community with strength and pride.   “Joshua is an amazing storyteller. He takes his work seriously and is able to bing a unique perspective on even the most mundane topics. I would highly recommend working with Joshua and will work with […]

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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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