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Oakland, CA 94601


Specializing in wedding cinematography and corporate spots. 

The Blog Life

DJI OSMO...Patiently I Wait For This New Gimbal Tool!

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I went back and forth on whether or not to buy this and finally I decided to pull the trigger! Now B&H Photo holds my OSMO captive! I'm being hyperbolic, it's on backorder but patience has never been my thing. 

I've heard great things about those lucky enough to have had an Osmo on hand before the rest of the world and then there are the naysayers. I obviously have no room to talk as of now but I know I'm not expecting RED quality footage since I will be using the Zenumuse X3 Camera that comes onboard.  

My plan is to use this as a B Roll camera for those pretty sweeping shots or long takes while brides stroll through those pretty shady glens. One of the biggest reasons for this purchase is to not stress myself out with Merlins or Ronins or whatever other sophisticated high priced gimbal tools are out there.

All in all, I'm excited about this new tool coming my way!

....I should grab a Snickers. 


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It is probably one of the most important things a videographer or photographer can do, backup the footage...at least once or why not twice! I have a photographer friend that actually drives her backup drive to another location and keeps another drive with her for editing purposes, just in case of a fire or whatever other catastrophe could happen at home. 

When selecting your videographer, it would be wise to ask just how many times they back up the data and where it is stored cause even if a meteor doesn't crash through the roof, a drive could always fail. 

Happy hunting!

The Time Lapse

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For this shoot I used:




I setup for it to snap every 3 seconds. 

Check out the video featuring music by Ghost Knife! Also featured on:


Filmed at: Barrow Salon in San Francisco, CA. 

A Day in the Life

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This is basically a mini documentary that I'm working on revolving around my niece, Ellie.

Basically trying to capture her activities throughout the day and how a child enjoys many of the simple things in life...something we tend to forget as we grow up. 


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My first venture into 2D. I had never considered shooting in this way but it was a lot of fun and allows my imagination to really take over. 

I had an idea for the story but the materials I picked up at East Bay Creative Depot in Oakland, CA definitely finalized it! The colored chips, the patterns, the window cutout...all of those things simply caught my eye and once I began shooting, the story began to unfold through these items. 

I love the idea of surrealism because it really demands your imagination to run wild! The process is very arduous but being in a room full of junk and having it take form is pretty damn awesome. You're not limited whatsoever. 

I have one more 2D project on my plate, we shall see where it goes.  

Goodbye - An Alameda Sunset

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Him: I know you have to go but these sunsets...our home...nothing will be the same until you return.

Her: I know...I promise that I'll come back. This is just something I have to do. Wait for me cause I'll never stop loving you.

Him: I already miss you.

Her: My plane is boarding...goodbye.

Him: Goodbye honey...

Him: Wait...

Her: (Phone Hangs Up)

Love Was In The Air!

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Slowly mowing through all of the editing projects that I have on my plate. 

I had the pleasure of filming this beautiful couple's wedding at the Marc Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco. The climate proved to be a bit of challenge for those pesky outside pictures; it was a tad on the windy side. Aside from that little hurdle, the entire evening was amazing! Love was in the air, friends and family from everywhere and many beautiful memories were made & captured! 


Natalie & Michael - Mark III: Magic Lantern Edition - Video Still 

Natalie & Michael - Mark III: Magic Lantern Edition - Video Still 


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I love rummaging through old shots and finding something new and interesting. Again, I could not decide which color scheme works best. 

Another Trip to Yosemite

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No matter how many times one goes to Yosemite, the spectacular views will always leave you in awe. 

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep." Robert Frost


Get...That...Dirt Off My Folders

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While running a search for recent images to edit, I came across a couple of old files that I had snapped while working with a friend of mine months ago. I was pleased with the results after some editing in Photoshop.

We snapped these in the studio with a single strobe and a beauty dish. The camera used was a Canon 7D with a 30MM Sigma. 

A Finished Product

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There is nothing more rewarding than completing a personal project. This is definitely a project that I'm pretty content with minus the presence of me onscreen, haha. Overall, the shots worked out pretty well and I think the story is clear or clear enough. I think more could have been done but with limited resources and time, this is what we ended up with.