Carly is a photographer. She is passionate, talented, and inspiring. We spent a few hours with her during her boudoir session with her client Mackenzie and we were blown away with her style. She really knows how to make the client feel not only comfortable but confident in who they are. Carly likes to empower women to feel confident in who they are. What we loved about her was that she has great energy and an infectious smile, AND her photos are gorgeous! She really takes the time and care into her sessions, and it shows in her work.
We loved being able to make videos for her! This is the 'sneak peek', stay tuned for the longer edit.
To book with Carly, check out her website www.someplaceimages.com
Last spring, I had the pleasure of filming (and enjoying!) the Latin Nights show, New Mambo Kings! It was a high-energy show, packed with fun songs and dance. I enjoyed putting together this promotional video for their show.
If you have a show or performance you would like captured, please reach out to us, I absolutely love filming and editing performances and shows!
Have you heard that vertical video is all the rage? Well, cinematically it can be a little claustrophobic in my personal opinion.... HOWEVER.... Many apps are run in a format that require vertical videos and it is more viewer-friendly in this situation. I was hired to create content for Airbnb in the vertical format for their "experiences". While I was not hired to edit for Airbnb, I decided to do my own version of the experience in vertical format. Enjoy!!
In September, I was contacted to start doing photography for the Airbnb Plus program. I have really enjoyed the journey, experiencing all the different types of interior design and architecture.
Enjoy this lovely home I shot in Yucca Valley, just down the road from Joshua Tree! They had a fun sense of style and a beautiful view of the desert.
Professional photography and video really helps increase your bookings, so if you have a vacation rental, please contact me directly to come get your property covered!
We love working with all types of businesses. Often times, we are asked to make an "about us" video that encompasses not only who the company is, but what they stand for and a more in-depth look at what they do.
We were delighted to work with Radio Mobile, because they were enthusiastic about making a company video, and they were very organized.
Normally, I like to meet with clients and get a sense of their vision. If they don't have a vision, I draft some potential video ideas and we go over them together. With Radio Mobile, they knew what they wanted and presented me with a power point that went over all the aspects they wanted to include. This made it such a smooth process. I made suggestions based on my experience and helped them polish the script.
The day of the shoot, we set up the teleprompter with their scripts already loaded, set up our 3-point lighting, and were ready to shoot within 30 minutes. A quick set-up time is one of our strong suits!
We finished in less time than we anticipated and were able to sit and discuss the next projects that Radio Mobile would like to focus on.
It was a very successful shoot, stress-free on all counts, and the edit turned out perfectly! Enjoy!
One of our favorite places in the world to be and to film, is in Sayulita, located just about 45 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport in Nayarit, Mexico. Sayulita is filled with lovely homes for rent. We found Casa Primo on www.sayulitalife.com and contacted them to stay and to film a promotional video to help people get a better sense for how the house is laid out.
We enjoyed staying in Casa Primo, it was SO lovely, and close to the beach. Literally steps from the beach! We also enjoyed its many amenities which you can see highlighted in the video.
When creating promotional videos for real estate or for vacation rentals, staging is a MUST. We like to make sure the home looks inviting and welcoming so that potential renters click that link and request to book it RIGHT away. We absolutely believe that video helps our clients get more rentals.
Transport yourself to Casa Primo now - check out the video! Then head on over to Sayulita Life and book it for a lovely vacation!
Trade shows can be an important way to generate business and connect with new clients in just about every industry! One of our clients, Sport Build, creates running tracks for schools and sports teams. We put together this slideshow for them to have on a loop in their booth during an upcoming show!
When creating slideshows, we can do a variety of things for our clients.
1. We can create a slideshow using existing footage. This can even be cell-phone shots! We mix it up and use titles and a font that matches your branding so that everything looks cohesive and professional. No one has to know some of those shots weren't professionally taken. If it is professionally presented, that goes a long way.
2. We can create a slideshow from start to finish - meaning, we can come out and take a series of photos, and videos and create a high production value slideshow. We can typically get this done in a half day shoot, keeping your budget reasonable.
If you are looking to take your booth to the next level at your next tradeshow, hire us to create a slideshow for your with photo and video so that it makes people stop and watch - AND connect with you.
When planning a vacation, it is important to know all about where you will be staying! The best way to do this is to look through a variety of websites, like airbnb, VRBO, and specific sites to where you will be traveling. Our client, www.sayulitalife.com, has an extensive section on their website in which you can browse vacation rental homes and request to book. We have filmed several homes in the area, including this home, Casa Romantica. Designed by architect Estella Gayosso, Casa Romantica is just breathtaking.
When filming homes, it is important to film at the perfect time of day, so that all the colors really pop. This may vary depending on the location, and time of year. We also encourage staging (flowers, glasses of wine, etc), so that the home looks inviting and people can imagine themselves there. Appeal to the emotions!
We love to create promo videos in addition to the photos, because the videos really make it feel like you are there. It's an extra thing that may "sell" the potential renter. The reason we got into doing promotional videos for vacation rentals in the first place is because we were trying to rent a home, and we couldn't envision the layout. That prompted a phone call to the property manager, which lead to the idea of making a video to really "explain" the home.
If you have a vacation rental - increase your bookings by hiring Classic Commercial Media to create your walk through / promotional video, as well as take some update photos! We will also promote you through our own social media channels.
Want more info? Call us today!
Recently on business making promo videos in Sayulita, our team had the chance to film and enjoy a trail ride with Painted Ponies Equestrian Center. It was so much fun for the kids to get to ride horses and enjoy the scenery, while we rode alongside in a truck and hopped out getting shots of them along the way. Then we flew our DJI Mavic Pro at the beach to finish up the shoot! It was a gorgeous day.
When creating promo videos, there are a few options for getting the call-to-action, and the "point" of the video across.
1. We can use voiceover. Our team can record, or someone from the business can record a script that tells exactly what you want people to know. Who you are, what you offer, and how to find you.
2. We can use interview style. We interview the business owner or manager and ask the questions to get the information we need. This style is a little more personal, however not everyone feels comfortable being on camera, so people may opt. out of this type.
3. We can use graphics. Instead of having talking on the video, we use different graphics on the screen to tell everyone what they need to know. This is often a good option when the videos are being viewed on mobile devices because not everyone uses the sound on these videos.
Whichever style you choose, you will be happy with the engagement it brings to your social media channels. So, like, share and comment away!
Last fall, we had the pleasure of shooting for a lovely boutique in Carlsbad, CA. Aranelle is a charming store, with many unique pieces of clothing, accessories, and shoes. The day of the shoot, the store was putting on a fall fashion show, so we had lovely models there wearing some of the clothing!
We love how the video turned out! Tell us what you think! What is your favorite item in the video? Doesn't this make you want to go shopping? I am a big shopper so store promotional videos is just up my alley.
Nikki is the director & founder of Classic Commercial Media. Prior to opening CCM, Nikki worked as a cinematographer for Classic Filmworks part-time while working in education management & sales.