A post to store some assets for weddingful.
A post to store some assets for weddingful.
Some b+w white event samples which we have taken. These are representative of our creative philosophy. We believe in capturing genuine emotions, being in the moment with our subjects, and creating images with feeling.
Re: Multimedia Specialist Position at Dilawri Auto Group
With my training and experience in Information Technology and proven excellence in advanced web, photographic and video production, I am the ideal candidate who will not only meet but also exceed all expectations for your Multimedia Specialist Position at Dilawri auto group.
Immediately after my graduation from the University of British Columbia’s Bachelor of Science program – majoring in Computer Science – I have worked for the University of British Columbia’s Information Technology department. As a full time Systems Administrator, assigned to the complex and business-focused Student Housing & Hospitality Service (SHHS) department, I bring advanced IT and multimedia solutions to a multi-million dollar business-focused operation. This is my current day occupation.
With my degree, as well as additional certification as a Microsoft MCSE and MCITP, I am tasked with advanced network infrastructure design including VLAN provisioning, firewall configuration and ensuring network security and intrusion prevention, which is especially challenging for an operation that maintains Payment Card Industry SAQ D compliance.
This demonstrates my technical abilities and education in IT, but what you really want to know about is my web and multimedia creative skills.
On the multimedia front as a Sys. Admin, I am tasked with the administration of our Linux Apache web servers as well as the design, installation and deployment of all of our enterprise websites in the SHHS portfolio. This includes UBC Food, UBC Housing, UBC Childcare, UBC Conferences, and Wescadia. I also administrate internal intranet sites. These sites are all multimedia rich, built on CMS systems (Joomla and WordPress) and updated by a number of users, whom are all trained and supported directly by me. I am tasked with providing technical solutions along with training and support for all of SHHS senior management’s marketing, service, business and creative endeavours related to web.
Now for the even more exciting stuff.
I also have my own photo and video production company, Picture and Color Media, specializing in high end video production. I was commissioned by UBC Athletics to market their summer camp program, boutique developer MOSAIC homes to shoot all of their video tours, Colliers International to produce a variety of their marketing materials for multi-million dollar commercial listings (including aerial cinematography from helicopter) and the Canadian Real Estate Association to produce web films marketing their new ICX platform. All of my clients have been extremely satisfied with my work and my customer oriented service. I also provide productions for small businesses and excited couples on their wedding days. My professional production processes, high production values, and customer care have set me apart in the industry.
I am intimately familiar with every aspect of high end video production, including:
I am also a passionate car guy.
In fact, Porsche is my passion. I’ve owned an ‘06 Porsche Cayman S as well as an ’01 Carrera Cab. My father bought his very first Porsche – a ’01 Carrera 4 in Mirage Metallic – from William Fong back in year 2000. He currently drives a 997 C4S. We are a Porsche family and I love the marque for its pedigree, passionate design, dedication to tradition and most of all, it’s constant evolution. “To change is easy, but to improve is difficult.” This is how I view my own work and passions. I am always looking for actual, measurable improvement in my work and I never settle for ‘good enough’.
In fact, you may not realize this, but I’ve done work for Dilawri already. I was invited to test drive the current Porsche Boxster at launch, through the winding roads of West Vancouver. I brought my camera along, and shot away. It was not commissioned and I did it for my own pleasure, but I was told it was circulated and well-received. The full gallery is here below:
I am passionate, hard-working, personable and very confident about my abilities. However, I am also a team player with an open ear for input from coworkers and management alike.
I understand the importance of good relationships in both a vendor-client dynamic as well as a management-and-employee dynamic. I am responsive and sensitive to both relationship dynamics and deliver excellence in all manner of service and employment. I value trust, loyalty and friendship in everything that I do.
With my talents, abilities, experience, passion, and ideas specifically for Dilawri (which I will happily divulge when we meet in person), I intend to thoroughly energize your marketing campaign as well as help obliterate your competition.
Here’s how to contact me:
Photo, HD Video and Web Marketing Specialist
Oh, and I shoot motorsports and track days too.
About 9 months ago I started my own company – Picture and Color Media – to challenge my own boundaries with photography and cinematography. I knew very little at the time about either. In fact, I barely knew how to use an SLR camera.
Though a combination of obsessive learning, hard work, and good timing, I’m proud to say that I’ve now done about a dozen cinematography projects, both wedding and commercial. Somewhere along the way, I learned about Patrick Moreau and his team at stillmotion. From watching their various tutorials and reading their blog, I absorbed an enormous amount of knowledge about cameras, audio, lighting, logistics and visual storytelling. These tutorials accelerated my learning process tremendously.
So when they announced their KNOW filmmaking tour and Vancouver appeared on the map, I had to go. In fact, I actually turned down a gig to go attend KNOW instead.
For me, going to a workshop put on by stillmotion is like going to a sold out concert put on by my favorite rockband. Seeing Amina, Ray, Joyce, Evan and Patrick set up that morning, I was a little star struck! Here was Patrick Moreau in the flesh… the most successful events cinematographer in the world. This guy went from shooting weddings to shooting feature length television documentaries and AT&T Olympic commercials. How is that even possible?
The answer became obvious soon enough. Patrick is supremely confident, speaks flawlessly and his content is packed full of knowledge. There is purpose to every word and every demonstration. The impression you get immediately is that this guy knows exactly what the hell he’s talking about and his films only further this impression.
I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me, the most valuable part of the KNOW workshop happened in the first 3 or so hours. This is where they break down their philosophy and their approach and challenge you to rethink what you think you know about cinema.
During the break, I managed to pull Patrick aside for a quick one-on-one. I wanted to know how to distinguish my business from my competition, how to market myself better and how to grow as a filmmaker.
Truth is, I learned more from having that 10-minute conversation with him about this business than I have in 9 months of trying to figure it out on my own. But he spoke so quickly, so intensely and with such passion that it was difficult to absorb anything right away.
The 10 minutes went by in a flash, with me mostly sitting there dumbly answering his questions and waiting for him to challenge me on anything and everything I said. I never had a good answer ready for why I did things or even where I wanted to go with my business and ended up feeling very stupid. This was not a fun conversation!
Patrick will challenge anything and everything you say or do. He’ll ask you a question and you’ll give him an answer. Then he’ll ask you why. Trouble is, I didn’t have any good answers.
It took me until late that evening, lying in bed trying to fall asleep, for a light bulb to go off and I figured out exactly what he was doing. I realized that any time I did or said anything… whether it is the camera I use or the lens I select or the composition of a frame, I need to have a reason for it. This further extends into my business decisions and my marketing ethos. I did not sleep that night… I was furiously writing down new ideas and started the process of rebuilding my entire website from the ground up because I realized it didn’t match what I wanted to accomplish. This frenzy devoured me for an entire week and the result is the website you now see here!
Stillmotion’s entire approach to storytelling is that everything needs to further the story. If it doesn’t, it’s gone. You may not agree with all the choices they make – or even the reasons they give to justify those choices – but the idea is to have a conscious effort for everything. This is the message of KNOW.
Not the cameras, not the gear, none of that.
It is not about Canon or Manfrotto or Steadicam or Profoto. Those are just tools to further your message. But tools change every year and are entirely replaceable. Once you KNOW what you want to do with yourself, KNOW the message you wish to get across, and KNOW how to leverage your tools to help you get there, you as a storyteller become irreplaceable and that’s when you become priceless. The same principle applies whether you are shooting a 1000 dollar project or a 100,000 dollar production.
This – ladies and gentlemen – is how you go from shooting weddings to shooting for the Superbowl.
Here’s some recent work we did for one of the listings at Keith Roy and Associates.
While this is an owner occupied, older home, I highlight this shoot because it illustrates beautifully how our high production value, detailed oriented approach can make the best of any piece of real estate.
Our lens selection, high dynamic range technique (notice all the perfectly exposed details outside the windows?) and creative post processing decisions make listings look their very best. We are not distorting reality — this is an accurate representation of the real estate — just one that shows it at its finest. We were told some of these shots look like they belong in a magazine spread. This makes us very happy!