Sometimes saying thanks is just not enough.
As a small business owner, when someone goes the extra mile to help me with my video production company, as in giving me a high value referral that results in a booking, I see it as a golden opportunity to reciprocate and strengthen a relationship. In my case, as a professional videographer who values referrals, I’m in the perfect position to make them a video that they can use for their own marketing. The only criterion is working the same event together so I have a chance to record what they’re doing. With the popularity of videos on websites and in the social media, and the exposure they can create, a marketing video is something that can be used to generate income. It may be as simple as shooting and editing a little extra footage of their work on display at the event that they referred me to. Here are a few of the thank you videos I’ve made for people who have helped me.
Shooting a little extra footage of Redondo Beach caterers, Critics Choice, while setting up for a gala 75th birthday reception at the Norris Pavilion in Palos Verdes is is what I’m talking about.
In addition to appearing in this blog, it’s also seen in the wedding and special events video gallery on my website, on youtube.com, and vimeo.com, where it’s fully optimized for maximum exposure and happily ‘going social’.
My DJ friend, John “Jazzy” Jackson has sent me many video clients over the years. Here’s a great demo of DJ Jazzy performing at Noah’s extraordinary bar mitzvah reception in Orange County, happily given to Jazzy for all his help and steadfast friendship.
Ron and Anouka of West Coast Catering in Torrance, CA. have sent me several beautiful weddings at both their Torrance Woman’s Club facility as well as their San Pedro Harbor Lodge. I made this “thank you” video for them which they use very successfully as a corporate marketing video. That beautiful wedding gazebo, by the way, is by my friend Demetra Cunningham of SBD Events.
My dear friend, Addie, at the Cheesecake Factory in Redondo Beach recently sent us this event, a celebration of life for a local family who lost a loved one, although this highlight doesn’t focus on that aspect of the event, but rather on the services of the CK Factory.
With our Southern California studio in the city of San Pedro, our video productions bring us frequently to the surrounding South Bay Cities for corporate and special event videography:
Carson, CA corporate video for The Letterhead Factory
Torrance, CA instructional video for the Phenomenex Corporation and a corporate identity video for Southbay LeTip networking association
Redondo Beach, CA theater production video for Encore Entertainers, “Shrek the Musical”, “Oliver”, and “Hairspray”
Palos Verdes, CA dance production video for Peninsula School of Performing Arts, ballet and dance recitals
Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, CA Chamber of Commerce corporate event, Spring Mixer
Marina del Rey, CA for Lisa’s 40th birthday bash on board the Fantasea II yacht