The Boeing Co.- Boeing's new C-17 transport aircraft was officially flown to Hickam AFB and Christened by HawaiiÕs Governor, Linda Lingle in February 2006. We covered all photography and video for the entire event, as well as interviews before the main event at Hickam with the
massive support team and Top Brass. A video release was edited in short order, and quickly uploaded to Boeing's team in Long Beach for immediate international release. Click here to view it.
The C-17 is the Air Force's largest transport plane, and it can land on extremely short and rough runways in third world countries. You may recall the many times that the C-17 has been used for disaster relief with unprecedented success. Some time after her Christening at Hickam, Boeing showcased the official portrait of the C-17 flying over Diamond Head. We covered that event at Niihau Room, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.
Resort Development Assoc (ARDA) is the national governing body
for the timeshare industry. They hired us to produce a video to show
at their annual convention. We recommended to utilize a dramatic component
within the video, to which they agreed, and the directors of ARDA were
very pleased with our script and overall production.
Porsche Cars North America- Production and post-production of their national rallye/fundraiser
for Hope foundation & families of New York fire fighters who lost
their lives on 9/11/01. The rallye began in Hawaii. 3 Porsche Turbo's
were immediately air-lifted to Washington State after starting the rallye
here in hawaii. Driving teams nationwide crossed all 50 states, and
Bill Cosby drove the final leg into Manhattan. We were very pleased
to be a part of this magnificent event that originated in Hawaii.
Grand Vacations Club-
The timeshare arm of Hilton Hotels asked us to produce two major year-end
projects to honor the Waikaloa and Honolulu teams. Both projects were
carried out in secrecy, and took everyone by surprise. The Hawaii team
generated over 120 million dollars in sales for 2005, and Mark Wang,
HGVC Senior Vice President for Hawaii & Asia, thanked everyone for
a job well done.
E! Entertainment Television- Coverage of major series premieres for ABC's "Lost",
and NBC's "Hawaii". After those premieres, we spent an entire
day on the set of "Lost" doing intimate coverage and interviews
with Cast, Director and Production Executives.
Starwood Resorts and Hotels- We photographed model couples at the Moana Surfrider, and our graphic designers created eight different photographic presentations which are displayed in each room at every Starwood-affiliated property in Waikiki, inviting guests to explore Starwood's many vacation ownership opportunites.
Carol Beck of Plan B Productions in Atlanta hired us for camera, lighting and audio support at The Gartner Group's 2008 international convention at the Hyatt Resort in Poipu, Kauai. Plan B Productions is an absolute Top-tier design, advertising, special effects and film/video company.
(Tycom)- Scripting, Prod. & post-prod.
of comprehensive training video on every technical area of Tycom's
new fiber optic facility on Oahu. The facility is the largest
in the Pacific basin, offering Government and private industry
total data connectivity via trans-ocean cables, from the US mainland
to many foreign countries. Training included Electrical systems,
Chillers, generators and fuel storage, security systems, Inergen
fire systems and overall facility operations. Our staff is very
experienced in technical and scientific video training production.
National Geographic Television-
We shot a promo for their 2003 television special- "75th anniversary
of Everest", which will be airing in the US and worldwide sometime
in 2003. The promo features the first Thai National woman to ascend
to the summit of Everest, and will be aired worldwide. The show promises
to be an exceptional retrospect of the people, events and history surrounding
this awe inspiring mountain.
The “thousand mule-train” company, famous for their borax
soaps happens to be the world’s leading manufacturer of borite
preparations used to protect wood from termites. You might notice that
the familiar green colored treated lumber is basically a thing of the
past due to borite treatment being less toxic to workers, and more effective
against those dastardly termites. The Borax Co. hired us to photograph
this field test event at The University of Hawaii’s termite research
station in Waimanalo, Hawaii. We documented the various outdoor research
areas where different treatments were tested against termite infestation.
Wouldn’t you know it, but Borax treatments were the most effective!
Honolulu Board of Realtors- We were asked to produce a multi-camera training series dramatizing a realistic and challenging dispute-resolution hearing. We had fun directing these daring non-actors. That is something we are well known for.
Elliot & True- The World-famous Plastic surgery firm hired us
to shoot major segments of their Television pilot for their latest
broadcast TV venture. This pilot showcases the work of Dr. Barry
Miller, unquestionably the finest liposuction surgeon in the
world today. We won't gross you out with all the details, but
it was amazing to see this man at work. His work is so physical
that he must prepare for surgery like a Tri-athlete prepares
for a race. He wears a custom air-conditioned space suit during
the entire operation, and loads up on a frightening amount of
carbs prior to every major surgery.
Bays Deaver Lung Rose
& Baba Attys. - This highly respected,
top-notch legal firm in Hawaii hired us to document a Hotel tower
damaged to the tune of 30 + million dollars. We enjoyed working
with the renowned Scientists, Engineers and Attorneys. There
was a lot riding on this one, and so we were sworn to secrecy
regarding all details of the job.
Wyland Galleries Worldwide- We shot aerial footage of a Yacht entered in the World
Cup. Wyland painted some magnificent marine images on both sides of
the hull of that remarkable Yacht, which were seen worldwide via TV
coverage of the race. In March of 2004, we completed a special sales
training DVD series for Wyland Art Galleries Sales Staff, worldwide.
Ron Martin of Success Dynamics was a key person in that project, and
Wyland shared intimate details of his life and work so the Sales Staff
worldwide could share those intriguing stories with Gallery Customers.
Wyland is a highly accomplished Sculptor, Photographer & Impressionist
Painter in addition to his widely known talents in Marine oil paintings.
The Honolulu Symphony- It was definitely a black-tie affair for the President’s
2005 Birthday Bash at the Halekulani Hotel. Just about everybody was
there, including many of the Honolulu Symphony Musicians, who performed
some magnificent pieces and familiar show tunes. We covered the gala
event and edited together a special commemorative DVD.
Opera Theatre- A few years back, we videotaped the final dress
rehearsals for HOT, including the unannounced Marriage Ceremony between
the two stars of one of the productions. This was a really fun gig!
Aqua Aerobics Unlimited- Internationally renowned water fitness expert
Pauline Ivens approached us to produce a 3-part video series,
specifically geared for water fitness instructors. Pauline is
the most qualified person in the water fitness field, which is
rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing exercise programs
worldwide. A Video Solution was intimately involved in every
aspect of this unique video series, produced soley for water
fitness instructors. This initial series of 3 videos is part
of a 15 part series that we will be producing for Aqua Aerobics
unlimited. Pauline was very pleased with the production value
that we provided for a very modest cost.
Directions Inc.- The World's largest producer of Corporate video
asked us to shoot a story on Gregory Woo, who is a super-achieving
financial planner with AIG/Valic. Greg's story was shown at the
companies annual convention on Maui. A Video Solution documented
an entire day in the life of this inspiring financial planner.
In-flight Media Inc. - The premier Producers of promotional video
shown on commercial flights asked us to direct and shoot this
interesting story of Renowned Plastic Surgeon and Artist Dr.
Robert Flowers. In-flight & Dr. Flowers were very pleased
with our lighting, shot choices and direction.
Success Dynamics, Inc.
Ron Martin- Production and Post-Prod.
of a six-part series on Retail Sales, and also his Success made
easy series, both released on DVD. Ron Martin is far and away
the #1 Sales Training Consultant in the State of Hawaii, and
one of the best in the world. The cost of the entire 2-camera
production as well as the Success series were both significantly
under budget, and well recieved.
Coates & Frey, Attnys.- Created a looping video for Clients to view while
in the reception area. Partners and all Attorneys presented their
specialized areas of expertise in Divorce and Family Law. Coates
& Frey are very established in this area of Law in Hawaii.
Tasty & Meatless- This hot new TV show on OC-16 had us design their
entire website from scratch, and assist them in video production
on many of their episodes. www.TastyandMeatless.com.
St. Jude Research Hospital- Video interviews of some of their larger contributors,
and 2004 Convention coverage.
Inside Triathlon Magazine- Beachside interviews and action footage of top
Triathletes during April 2004 Olympic trials in Honolulu.
AVCOM Productions- We shot a custom ordered, ultra-wide beach/surf
image with 4X5 large format still camera to produce a 40 foot
wide image for a Corporate client of theirs to use on the main
display at their annual convention, held on Maui. We battled
30 MPH winds at Kahuku beach to meet their immediate deadline!
Hawaii Clients- Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel, Aston Hotels,
US Dept of Justice- Federal prison at Honolulu Airport, Carlsmith
Ball Attnys, Kimo Kaloi for Congress, Natl Assoc of Mail Carriers,
Oahu Country Club, PM Realty, Ty Realty, Zen Properties, Artist
Pat Carelli Ebert, US Airforce- Hickam AFB MLWRS, US Navy- USS
Constellation's infamous "Bounty Hunters".